As I am writing this, week 6 of the term is winding down.  OSU has a ten-week term, so that means midterms! It’s a busy time for Beaver Nation and the energy level in our libraries is off the charts. Our public services workers are working hard to anticipate what every student’s needs to study effectively. Behind the scenes our technical services workers are busy ordering books and doing all of the work they do to make them findable and available. Up in the special collections librarians and archivists are processing collections of rare and unique materials, digitizing them and sharing them with the world. We do all of these things all of the time, but at this time of year, we really see how much all of these things matter to student success. 


Need a textbook?  Forgot your charger?  Looking for a quiet room?  We’ve got you covered.  


In the new year, we are going to be assessing the Valley Library Learning Commons – our busiest study space –  and the OSU Libraries’ website. It is essential to us that both of these spaces, physical and virtual, are welcoming and useful.  We are working to engage all of the communities we serve in these projects, and we would love to hear from you. 

Posted - November 14, 2023