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What's the library staff reading?

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Check out some recommended books from the people who can give you the best advice - Oregon State's librarians!

OSU Authors Strut Their Stuff!

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:30:14 PDT

Embrace the opportunity to show your support for those OSU authors who were published in 2009. On May 6 at 3:00 pm in The Valley Library Rotunda, selected OSU authors will read from their works and all will receive recognition for their literary accomplishments! Books will be available for purchase and signing and light refreshments will be offered.

Oregon State's Valley Library offers e-book readers to patrons

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Wander around Oregon State University's Valley Library and there are plenty of students browsing for books, or curled up in cozy chairs with a stack of hardbound novels. But as information technology advances, so does the library's range of offerings.(image)

OSU Press launches new nature series

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Oregon State University Press is launching a series focused on nature and the environment, a project supported by a donation from ConocoPhillips, facilitated by former OSU President John Byrne and his wife, Shirley.

Just in time for Oscar season!

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:34:00 PST

The current display at The Guin Library (at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport) highlights movies that started as books and that include the sea as a crucial element in the plotline. (image)

Staff Picks - books by OSU authors

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

Check out these books by Oregon State authors.

OSU Library earns grants to support digitization of key pieces of Oregon history

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

Oregon State University's Valley Library is the recipient of two new grants that will support digitization of key images from the state's past, a new Web-based portal where the images will be publicly accessible and digital archive assistance for cultural institutions around the state that otherwise might not be able to afford such services.

Vanished and yet ever accessible

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:53:25 PST

The Valley Library's reference books, which used to be housed on the second floor, have been integrated with the rest of the collection, put in storage where you can get them by request, or withdrawn if out-of-date. Many of these items, previously not allowed off library premises, can now be checked out and consulted at your convenience!

Open Access Week - Participate and Learn!

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:21:36 PDT

Open Access Week, October 19-23, highlights the importance of freely available scholarship and research. Learn more about how you are affected and how you can become involved! Open to the OSU community and the general public. (image)

OSU Authors Tell It All...

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:33:14 PDT

Celebrate the breadth of knowledge that OSU authors contribute to our society's body of literature! Browse through the nearly 200 books listed on LibraryThing to find related recommendations and reviews.(image)

Scholars Archive gives global access to OSU research

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Harvard University may have the cachet, but OSU has the cache-a digital archive for scholarly writings. Last year when Harvard passed a faculty mandate to deposit their articles in the university's archive, there was just one problem: the archive hadn't yet been created.

Understanding Linus Pauling's Legacy

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:28:42 PDT

Interested in learning more about Linus Pauling and the impact of his work? Check out the proceedings from a two-day conference at OSU in 2007, "The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and His Era." Video, with full transcriptions, is available of all the speakers. (image)

Mortarboards Off!

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:07:51 PDT

Before we move on from Commencement 2009 to the rest of summer, OSU Archives salutes graduates from years past. Browse through our new Flicker set, "Commencement at OSU" for a look at graduating classes from 1870 through 1970!(image)

Keep in Touch with OSU Libraries While You're on the Go!

Mon, 18 May 2009 12:28:12 PDT

MobileLib, launched in April, makes the Libraries' Web site available to a variety of mobile devices. This customized version includes basic OSU Library information such as hours, call numbers, and floor maps. Text-messaging services can also send contact info and directions right to your phone.(image)

New Book by OSU Press Examines Environmentalism of William O. Douglas

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

In his judicial opinions and in his popular books, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was a passionate advocate for conservation of wilderness and its importance to the American people. Now a new book by the Oregon State University Press explores how Douglas's passion for nature helped define the modern environmental movement.(image)

Widen the Scope of Your Historical Research Today!

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:49:34 PDT

ArchiveGrid is an international source of collection descriptions and contact information from the archives of thousands of libraries, museums, and other institutions, including OSU Archives. Just enter your search terms to access nearly 1,000,000 entries.

OSU Archives Brings the Visual History of Oregon to the Online World!

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:20:53 PST

On Feb 14, the OSU Archives was welcomed into Flickr Commons and OSU became the twenty-first institution to join this endeavor, along with the Smithsonion, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. Notably, OSU is also the first university to participate in this project.(image)

Library Search Capabilities Increase Dramatically

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:20:12 PST

The integration of the Summit catalog system with WorldCat Navigator is now complete. OSU Libraries users, previously able to request materials from regional academic libraries, can now search for and request delivery of more than 100 million items from libraries around the world.

OSU Press Book is Selected for the "Oregon Reads 2009" Program, Celebrating Oregon's 150th!

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:08:06 PST

"Stubborn Twig" is one of three books chosen for the "Oregon Reads 2009" program. Read all three with friends and colleagues in honor of Oregon's sesquicentennial! (image)

OSU Press Garners Accolades

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:31:29 PST

The OSU Press, in its new home at The Valley Library, has received recognition for several of the books published in 2008. Stubborn Twig, for example, published in the Fall with a new forward by Governor Kulongoski, has been selected for the 2009 Oregon Reads program.(image)

Study in Peace: Online Room Reservations Now Available!

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:50:57 PST

You can now reserve one of The Valley Library's 3-hour study rooms online, booking up to 14 days in advance. The majority of these rooms (available on the 1st, 5th, and 6th floors) have 4-6 seats around a study table, with multiple outlets available for laptop adapters. Secure card keys are handled through the Circulation desk.(image)

Learn about the U.S. Forest Service from a Native Oregonian

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:05:30 PDT

Browse through historic photographs, personal papers, and the research library of Gerald "Jerry" Williams, former national historian for the U.S. Forest Service. Many items from this collection focus on the Pacific Northwest. Fascinating material for research and education!(image)

Help Us Help You...Find the Information You Need Most

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:30:56 PDT

OSU Libraries is currently involved in an active trial of several specialized databases that are valuable for research. Try some of them out! Your feedback will let us weigh the value of each of these resources to OSU. Look for the blog entries prefaced with "Database Trial," and don't forget to check how long the trial runs!

Search the World Over...From Your OSU Libraries Web Site

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:02:03 PDT

With the upcoming implementation of WorldCat Navigator, OSU Libraries users will be able to locate and request materials from libraries around the world, all in one search. This revolutionary new library catalog system is being developed thanks to a partnership between the Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). Keep watching for updates!(image)

Location, Location, Location!

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:09:38 PDT

(image) The next time you need information about a particular spot - local or remote - remember the Maps Collection at the Valley Library. As a federal repository library, we house a large and varied collection of maps covering all parts of the world and even other planets and star charts. A useful resource for student and faculty research!

Controversial and Historic: Five Decades of Pauling Peace Activism

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:45:08 PDT

(image) This extensive and well-organized web resource includes over 500 scanned documents, photographs, audio clips and video excerpts, most of which are held within Oregon State University Libraries' Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers.

Middle East Water Collection

Mon, 19 May 2008 13:27:21 PDT

(image) The Valley Library's Middle East Water Collection provides access to roughly 9,000 items on political, soci-economic, demographic, and legal issues of water in the Middle East.The collection is held in University Archives physically, but much of the public domain text is linked here.

Middle East Water Collection

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 10:06:27 PDT

The Valley Library's Middle East Water Collection provides access to roughly 9000 items on political, soci-economic, demographic, and legal issues of water in the Middle East.The collection is held in University Archives physically, but much of the public domain text is linked here.

OSU Libraries' Digital Archive Ranked Seventh Nationally

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:46:53 PDT

Oregon State University's innovative digital archive, ScholarsArchive@OSU, has been ranked seventh among all digital repositories housed at American universities - and 29th in the world.

The U.S. Postal Service Honors Linus Pauling

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Postal Service recently honored Linus Pauling's lifetime of achievement, which included two Nobels, with a new set of "American Scientists" stamps honoring Pauling, biochemist Gerti Cory, astronomer Edwin Hubble and physicist John Bardeen. (image)

OSU Library's Digital Repository Ranks 29th Worldwide

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:18:07 PST

ScholarsArchive@OSU, OSU's digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community, was recently ranked 29th among the world's digital repositories. OSU ranks 7th among repositories housed at American universities.

Oregon Wildlife Explorer

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:17:39 PST

(image) The Oregon Wildlife Explorer is a digital natural resources library that provides easy access to information on wildlife in Oregon, whether you're a management agency, landowner, land manager or wildlife enthusiast.

Support the Library, support all students

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 00:00:00 PST

Thinking about giving to the OSU campaign but not sure where you can make the most impact? You can give easily by payroll deduction and support the university through the OSU Libraries.

OSU Creates Childcare Center For Student Parents

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:44:31 PST

In order to help Oregon State University student parents in need of care for their children, the Associated Students of OSU and the Valley Library have teamed up to create Our Little Village-Library. Our Little Village-Library, a short-term childcare center for student parents, is located in Valley Library Room 3564, directly behind University Archives.

Linus Pauling Conference scheduled for Oct. 29-30

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 12:02:40 PDT

(image) A two-day conference celebrating OSU alumnus and two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, "The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and His Era," will be Oct. 29-30. The event, at OSU's LaSells Stewart Center, is free and open to the public.

Looking for something to read?

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 00:00:00 PDT

Check out award winning books and read reviews online.

The OSU Press is moving

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 13:52:50 PDT

The OSU Press is making a move to The Valley Library, and Karyle Butcher will become director of the press. Check out new and recent press book reviews online.

We can help!

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 00:00:00 PDT

Need an answer fast? Can't get to the library? You can send a message to a librarian instantly using one of these services.

$1,000 awarded for using library resources

Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:10:06 PDT

The OSU Libraries Advisory Council began a new student award this year. Three students nominated by faculty in their disciplines were awarded $1,000 for using a variety of library resources to complete their papers.

How to use social technologies

Fri, 11 May 2007 00:00:00 PDT

A new multimedia tutorial, Introduction to Endnote, is now available online. It is part of OSU Libraries collection designed to help keep current with technologies that can assist with research.

Take me out to the ballgame!

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 15:33:28 PDT

University Archives has worked hard to get a wonderful collection of baseball memorabilia online and just in time for the season. Check out the old and new.

Pauling Collection catalog now available

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:43:40 PDT

The OSU Libraries Special Collections has released the completed "Pauling Catalogue," a six-volume reference work of nearly 1,800 pages. The product of some 20 years of work, the catalog describes in detail the 500,000 items in the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers.

E-resources for you!

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:23:51 PST

With just one click you can access the OSU Libraries E-Journal Database, where there are currently 116 journals available to you, without leaving your office.

A new year, a new look

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:52:40 PST

Check out OSU Libraries new Web page. Scroll through our digital collections, play our three-minute movie or ask a librarian a question from the chat box.

The rain came down and the Willamette rose up

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:17:58 PST

Visit OSU Libraries Digital Collections for a birds-eye view back in time to 1964 when flood waters rose up into the streets of Corvallis.

Online research databases available

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:30:04 PST

Looking for an article you saw in the Wall Street Journal back in 1986? You can find it here using the OSU Libraries research databases.

We'll bring the library to you

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:50:16 PDT

The Virtual Valley Library provides online resources for extended campus students and off-campus faculty, delivering just what you need to your door or desktop.

Rain rain, go away . . .

Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:44:08 PDT

Summer is almost over and it's time to look for some rainy day books. Check our new-book list.

Let your mouse do the walking

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:02:33 PDT

Don't have time to go to the library? Visit our digital collections from your own office. You'll find hundreds of photographs of plant specimens from the Herbarium, some of our award-winning Linus Pauling Web sites and much more.

Where can I post my research papers?

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 09:41:29 PDT

OSU Libraries has a place for you to store your final research papers, theses, dissertations and teaching output for its historical record. Check out what's available to search.

Give the gift that keeps on giving

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 14:21:42 PDT

When you give to the library you give to the entire student body. Become a friend today!

Lost treasure? We hope not!

Thu, 18 May 2006 15:02:39 PDT

The OSU Libraries hold many treasures. Take a look at what's buried in the vault in Special Collections. You need no secretly coded map here.

What's new?

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about new books, electronic resources and database trials at the OSU Libraries web page.....

Want to know more about birds?

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 14:42:11 PST

Want to find out more about what birds do during the winter? Check out the newest exhibit at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Guin Library in Newport. The site also features many other resources.

24/7 access to librarians

Fri, 10 Feb 2006 14:09:26 PST

OSU Libraries has joined L-Net, a statewide online help system where you can e-mail a librarian day or night for answers to your questions. Help is just one click away.

Interested in history? Check Archives

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:26:07 PST

From "Fighters on the Farm Front" and "Braceros in Oregon" to "Nine Decades of Beaver Nines," OSU Archives has developed numerous exhibits and displays and assists units in creating their own. Check some of them out.

Need to keep visitors busy during the holidays?

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 15:12:39 PST

Worried about keeping your visiting friends and relatives busy while they visit Corvallis? Drop them off at the Valley Library for a self-guided tour of the largest collection of Northwest art.