Welcome to the OSU Libraries News and Events page!

The Valley Library Circulation Desk has 12 Dell Latitude laptops available for long term borrowing. These laptops are intended to be term-long laptop substitutes for students without computers. As such, we are prioritizing students in need of a laptop due to hardship or unexpected misfortune.

For more information or to fill out the online application, go to bit.ly/valley-laptops

Applications are due by Friday, April 7th. Laptop recipients will be notified by Wednesday, April 12th. If you are not contacted by this date, you may be contacted at a later date as laptops are returned and become available. You may apply in all terms that you need a laptop.

If you have any questions, please contact the Valley Library Circulation Desk at valley.circ@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-7254.

Kelly McElroy of OSU Libraries and Press is being honored as one of the 50 Movers and Shakers for 2017 among the world’s librarians by Library Journal magazine. She is also a winner of the Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). McElroy is the Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at OSU Libraries and Press. 

The Movers and Shakers awards from Library Journal acknowledge 50 or more emerging library leaders from around the world who are innovative, creative and making a difference in shaping the future of libraries. According to Library Journal, McElroy was selected because of her commitment to the profession and her work as a community builder at OSU and within librarianship. 

McElroy also just received the 2017 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award for the two-volume Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook that McElroy coedited in 2016 with Nicole Pagowsky, an Associate Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona Libraries. This annual award recognizes an outstanding new publication related to instruction in a library environment. The two co-authors share a $3,000 award that will be presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June. 

About her award-winning efforts, McElroy says, “My work is inherently collaborative in nature. The ‘community’ piece of my job title is really core to the work I do, both at OSU and in librarianship.”

"Professor McElroy is well-deserving of these awards,” says Jane Nichols, Head of the Teaching and Engagement Department at OSU Libraries and Press. “She is exceptionally skilled at building intentional and lasting relationships to create a more just environment that supports students, whether through direct service or by creating opportunities for colleagues to do the same." 

Oral history work is the subject of the current exhibit at OSU’s Valley Library. The exhibit, called “Catching Stories: The Oral History Tradition at Oregon State University,” has been curated by library faculty of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) and mounted in the foyer of the library’s Douglas Strain Reading Room. The exhibit on the Valley Library’s fifth floor traces how oral history interviews have been collected on campus over time as well as the major subject areas that OSU’s oral historians have emphasized through the decades. 

Since 2011, faculty and staff in the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center have completed more than 400 oral history interviews, and the department is home to more than 30 processed oral history collections, with another half dozen collections currently being populated and described. The library has nearly 1,000 oral histories in total going back to 1949.

The exhibit is organized into five categories – Horner Museum, OSU’s 150th, Cultural Communities, History of Science, and Oregon Agriculture – and features text quotes, photos of people who have provided oral interviews, video clips, a selection of audio interviews, and vintage recording equipment loaned from the Benton County Historical Museum. 

“We are grateful for the work our past colleagues did to record these stories,” states library archivist Tiah Edmunson-Morton, “and proud of the work we continue to do to document the voices of our communities and creators. Our hope is that this exhibit inspires people to explore our collections or conduct their own interviews, but also to spend time talking with their families and friends about the lives they’ve led.” 

The current exhibit will be on display until March, and there will be events in conjunction with the exhibit happening during winter term. Many of the collections highlighted in this exhibit are available in digital form, either online or upon request. For links to collections that are online, visit the SCARC Oral History Program website at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oralhistory.html.

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the library can also facilitate the work of OSU students who would like to pursue oral history interviews for academic credit. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at scarc@oregonstate.edu. 

The oral history exhibit was curated by Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Natalia Fernández and Chris Petersen, with the assistance of OSU students Estefania Arellana, Gillian Bergmann, Emily Brown, Aimee Hisey, Christopher Russell and Sydney Wisner. The iPad app used to display selections from our video recorded oral history collections was created by Mike Eaton of the OSU Libraries’ Emerging Technology Services department.

The Oregon State University Libraries are once again soliciting applications for their Resident Scholar Program. Now celebrating its tenth year, the program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

SCARC collects in five primary areas: the history of science; the history of OSU; natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing, but also forestry, marine resources, and Northwest agriculture); multicultural communities of Oregon; and rare books. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply for a research grant for research that they propose to do at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library. 

Much more about the program, including its application form, is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/residentscholar.html

Applications must be received by April 30.

For more information, please contact scarc@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon State University Libraries are once again soliciting applications for their Resident Scholar Program. Now celebrating its tenth year, the program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

SCARC collects in five primary areas: the history of science; the history of OSU; natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing, but also forestry, marine resources, and Northwest agriculture); multicultural communities of Oregon; and rare books. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply for a research grant for research that they propose to do at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library. 

Much more about the program, including its application form, is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/residentscholar.html

Applications must be received by April 30.

For more information, please contact scarc@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon State University Libraries are once again soliciting applications for their Resident Scholar Program. Now celebrating its tenth year, the program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

SCARC collects in five primary areas: the history of science; the history of OSU; natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing, but also forestry, marine resources, and Northwest agriculture); multicultural communities of Oregon; and rare books. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply for a research grant for research that they propose to do at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library. 

Much more about the program, including its application form, is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/residentscholar.html

Applications must be received by April 30.

For more information, please contact scarc@oregonstate.edu.

Don't leave your backpack or electronics unattended in the library or in other public areas on campus as thefts do occur. 

If you’d like to store your items in a secure place at the library, lockers are located throughout the Valley Library and may be reserved at the Circulation counter on the second floor near the library’s main entrance. 

If you see a theft or other crime in progress, immediately call 541-737-7000. For non-emergencies, such as to report a theft after it has occurred, call OSU Security at 541-737-3010.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

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