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There will be a guided walking tour of campus offered this Sunday, May 8, in conjunction with Mother’s Day. The two-hour tour begins at 2:00 p.m. on the east side of Benton Hall, located at 14th Street near Monroe Street. The tour is limited to 20 persons; for reservations, call 541-737-0540. 

OSU is Corvallis's newest historic district with more than 80 contributing structures, and it’s the only Oregon campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the development of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads and view sheds. Appreciate the most comprehensive collection of distinctive John V. Bennes-designed buildings anywhere. 

The tour guide is Larry Landis, OSU Archivist and author of "A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University," published in 2015 by OSU Press. The tour is sponsored by OSU and the Benton County Historic Resources Commission.

In conjunction with other related events on campus, the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library is having a Moms and Families Weekend open house this Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Here's what's on the docket for moms visiting this weekend: 
  • Learning more about Moms Weekend and the Moms Club. 
  • Watching old films about OSU.
  • Commenting on hairstyles in yearbooks from 1990. 
  • Coloring historic photos!
  • Looking out the window. 
  • And a life-sized Ida Kidder for photos.

Anne Bahde, rare books and history of science librarian at OSU's Valley Library, is one of the winners of an award from the Center for Research Libraries. The 2016 Primary Source Award in Research recognizes the book “Using Primary Sources, Hands-On Instructional Exercises,” published in 2015. Anne Bahde is one of three co-editors. This monograph, aimed at special collections librarians, archivists, faculty, and museum professionals, surveyed innovative methods to promote the successful use of primary sources in student research. 

After noticing a dearth of tools to assist in effectively teaching the use of special collections, the three academic librarians solicited a broad range of examples from their peers. They selected 30 exercises for this study, representing a variety of materials formats (including postcards, maps, legal documents, and digital files), designated audiences (K–12 to college students), and instructors’ roles (librarians, professors, museum professionals). The book is divided into two sections: the first part provides examples of “classic” primary source materials (asking students to identify the type of primary source, its provenance, and intended audience); and the second part explores innovative exercises “that delve deeper into the sources.”

Anne Bahde, rare books and history of science librarian at OSU's Valley Library, is one of the winners of an award from the Center for Research Libraries. The 2016 Primary Source Award in Research recognizes the book “Using Primary Sources, Hands-On Instructional Exercises,” published in 2015. Anne Bahde is one of three co-editors. This monograph, aimed at special collections librarians, archivists, faculty, and museum professionals, surveyed innovative methods to promote the successful use of primary sources in student research. 

After noticing a dearth of tools to assist in effectively teaching the use of special collections, the three academic librarians solicited a broad range of examples from their peers. They selected 30 exercises for this study, representing a variety of materials formats (including postcards, maps, legal documents, and digital files), designated audiences (K–12 to college students), and instructors’ roles (librarians, professors, museum professionals). The book is divided into two sections: the first part provides examples of “classic” primary source materials (asking students to identify the type of primary source, its provenance, and intended audience); and the second part explores innovative exercises “that delve deeper into the sources.”

Anne Bahde, rare books and history of science librarian at OSU's Valley Library, is one of the winners of an award from the Center for Research Libraries. The 2016 Primary Source Award in Research recognizes the book “Using Primary Sources, Hands-On Instructional Exercises,” published in 2015. Anne Bahde is one of three co-editors. This monograph, aimed at special collections librarians, archivists, faculty, and museum professionals, surveyed innovative methods to promote the successful use of primary sources in student research. 

After noticing a dearth of tools to assist in effectively teaching the use of special collections, the three academic librarians solicited a broad range of examples from their peers. They selected 30 exercises for this study, representing a variety of materials formats (including postcards, maps, legal documents, and digital files), designated audiences (K–12 to college students), and instructors’ roles (librarians, professors, museum professionals). The book is divided into two sections: the first part provides examples of “classic” primary source materials (asking students to identify the type of primary source, its provenance, and intended audience); and the second part explores innovative exercises “that delve deeper into the sources.”

The library’s spring workshops wind down with a repeat of Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced) on May 2; Zotero is an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. 

Registration is encouraged but not required: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Stay tuned for the summer workshop schedule. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

The library’s spring workshops wind down with a repeat of Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced) on May 2; Zotero is an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. 

Registration is encouraged but not required: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Stay tuned for the summer workshop schedule. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

The library’s spring workshops wind down with a repeat of Zotero (Intro and Intermediate/Advanced) on May 2; Zotero is an excellent online tool for capturing, managing and citing your research sources. 

Registration is encouraged but not required: http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Stay tuned for the summer workshop schedule. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

Satisfy your curiosity about 3-D Printing and Scanning on April 27. Check out Scalar, a platform for digital publishing, on April 28. 

View all the offerings in the library’s spring workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

 

Satisfy your curiosity about 3-D Printing and Scanning on April 27. Check out Scalar, a platform for digital publishing, on April 28. 

View all the offerings in the library’s spring workshop series at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops. Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

 

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