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News & Events Archives 2008


12/18/2008 Oregon Reads 2009 Kick-Off at Portland State University
Oregon Reads 2009 Kick-Off at Portland State University Lauren Kessler at 11am & 7 pm Thursday, January 15, 2009 Smith Memorial Union Ballroom, 3rd floor What if everyone in Oregon read the same book?...
12/04/2008 Free coffee!
Feeling stressed during finals? The Library and Starbucks want to make your life easier! Bring your cup to the Library on Sunday night, 12/7, at 9:30 p.m. for free coffee, tea, and cookies sponsored...
11/20/2008 Out at the Library
The Portland State University Library is hosting Out at the Library: Celebrating the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, a traveling panel exhibition gleaned from the archives of the Hormel Center...
11/14/2008 LibQUAL+ Survey Closes
Thank you to everyone who participated in our "quality of service" survey! Your feedback and comments will help us improve Library services, policies and spaces to more effectively serve you. We will...
10/31/2008 Video from Dark Horse Comics Celebration!
Portland State University Library celebrated the gift of the Dark Horse Comics collection on October 16. Video of the event is now available online. Mike Richardson's talk about the history of comics...
10/30/2008 Thomas Doulis reading
Thomas Doulis, Professor Emeritus, will read from his new novel, The City of Brotherly Love, in Room 160, Branford P. Millar Library, Wednesday November 5 at 3:30 pm to discuss this World War II...
10/27/2008 New Library Survey
You are invited to participate in a survey of library service quality at Portland State University. This 10-minute survey, known as LibQUAL+, assesses satisfaction with collections, services, access and...
10/21/2008 Portland State Library's Dark Horse Collection in the News
Portland State Library's Dark Horse celebration on October 16 was covered by a number of news organizations: KGW News Channel 8 video: PSU receives Dark Horse Comics collection Oregonian: Hellboy...
10/15/2008 William Soltman wins iPod at Convocation
Soltman won the iPod that the Portland State Library contributed to this special event. Helen H. Spalding, University Librarian, presented the iPod (an 8gb nano with video) to William,...
10/13/2008 Complete Chronicle of Higher Education now available online through the Library
Portland State University Library now offers comprehensive online access to the weekly Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) to members of the Portland State University community. If you currently subscribe...
10/03/2008 Dark Horse Comics Celebration!
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10/03/2008 Writing Assistance Now Available in the Library
The Portland State Library and the Writing Center are collaborating to provide students with drop-in writing assistance at the Library Research Center (Millar Library 2nd floor). Writing Center consultants...
09/29/2008 Library Workshops and Drop-in Sessions!
Learning about library resources now will help you work more efficiently and effectively later in the term. We offer a variety of drop-in sessions and workshops about how to use the library and its resources....
09/26/2008 Dark Horse Comics Archives Featured in Portland Monthly
Portland State University Library's Dark Horse Comics archive received a full-page feature in the October issue of Portland Monthly. While we are not the "the country's first comic book archive" it is...
09/18/2008 ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System - New Login Method
On Tuesday, September 23, 2008, the Library will be implementing a change to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System, the system used for requesting materials held by other libraries. On this date, after...
09/17/2008 Gordon Hunter endowment for library special collections
The late A. Gordon Hunter (1937-2006), an active Portland State University alumnus, former president of the Friends of the Branford P. Millar Library, and a well-respected used bookseller in Portland,...
09/10/2008 Measuring the Quality of Services and Resources
Does the Library meet the needs of Portland State students, faculty and staff? Do we adequately support research and provide enough instruction? Are our study spaces user-friendly? Do we keep the PSU...
09/02/2008 Library Tours Available During New Student Week
During New Student Week, September 22-26, 2008, we're offering tours of the Library every day. Monday - Thursday there are tours at 10:00-10:30 am and 5:30-6:00 pm. On Friday there is a tour at 10:00-10:30...
08/28/2008 Improved access to Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
The Library provides access to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), a Gale resource which contains digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. With full-text...
08/26/2008 Congratulations to Dark Horse Comics on 2008 Eisner Awards
Portland State University Library is home to the Dark Horse Comics archives. We would like to congratulate Dark Horse Comics for their 2008 Eisner awards. The Eisner Awards were created to honor...
08/06/2008 Grant Awarded to Library for "Connecting to Collections Bookshelf"
Portland State Library is one of 776 museums, libraries and archives selected to receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a collection which “includes...
07/29/2008 Over 400 Dissertations and Theses added to the Library Catalog-Vikat
More full-text dissertations and theses (a total of 415 titles) from 1972-1996 recently acquired by the Library have been added to the Library Catalog-Vikat, in addition to our existing 452 titles added...
07/22/2008 Congratulations to Sherry Buchanan, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator and member of the Portland State Library Ereference Team!
The L-net Quality Team has reviewed nominations for transcripts which display outstanding quality and is recognizing Portland State University Library's Sherry Buchanan for high quality digital reference...
07/18/2008 SHERPA's RoMEO: Important resource for authors
Are you engaged in academic publishing? It's helpful to know the various policies around copyright and self-archiving of different publishers. To learn about your rights as an author and the restrictions...
07/11/2008 ARTstor Image Library Now Available!
PSU Library has just begun a three-year subscription to the digital images library ARTstor. This library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social...
07/02/2008 New Design - Grove Music Online!
Have you tried to use Grove Music Online since it was redesigned earlier this year? This important resource, offered by the Portland State Library, contains improved search capabilities and provides...
07/02/2008 The Changing Face of Medicine - Portland State University’s Contribution
Dolores Leon, M.D. Karen Eden, Ph.D. The exhibit "The Changing Face of Medicine - Portland State University’s Contribution" presents photographs and biographical sketches of two women doctors in the...
07/01/2008 Professor Emeritus Frank S. Cater Establishes Library Endowment
Professor Emeritus Frank S. Cater has generously established a Portland State University Library endowment to purchase journals and mathematics materials for the Library collection. Dr. Cater is the...
06/23/2008 NEW! Queer Essentials Video Collection
Now available at PSU Library: ten new videos covering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender experiences made by award-winning directors: Black Nations/Queer Nations? I Exist: voices from the lesbian...
06/23/2008 Public Services Quarterly
"Libraries and Graduate Students: Building Connections," a special thematic edition of Public Services Quarterly, guest edited by PSU Science Librarian, Gretta Siegel, gathers together a variety of perspectives...
06/16/2008 Web of Science - Range of Access Extended Back to 1977
The PSU Library has purchased an additional 10-year backfile for Web of Science, taking our range of access back to 1977. In spite of its name, the purchase includes the backfiles for Social Sciences...
06/13/2008 Improved Scholarly Communication Website
Did you know that PSU Library has launched an improved faculty-focused Scholarly Communication website to support your work? The site aims to keep faculty from all disciplines informed about publishing...
05/27/2008 Kenneth W. and Elsie W. Butler Award for Library Faculty Service 2008
Kenneth W. and Elsie W. Butler Award for Library Faculty Service 2008 Linda Absher Linda Absher, assistant professor, Humanities Reference Librarian, and Interim Public Access Services Librarian, has...
05/13/2008 Hundreds of Safari eBooks Added to Library's Collection
What do the 2008 books Google Web Toolkit Applications and How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work & Everything: 44 1/2 Steps to Lasting Underachievement! have in common? They are both part...
04/30/2008 CLEAR Project Exhibit in the Library, May 1-30, 2008
The Community and Language Enhancement through Arts Resources (CLEAR) Project is a pilot program that engages Portland State students in community-based learning with Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish...
04/25/2008 Oregon Authors Bibliography, 2006-2007
Philip Ratliff, Circulations Coordinator, and Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Public Relations Coordinator, co-edited the/ Oregon Authors Bibliography, 2006-2007/, an Oregon Library Association publication....
04/22/2008 University of Washington Begins Lending Some Bound/Unbound Periodicals Through Summit
As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest, the Library gains access to the collections of 35 member libraries. This translates into access...
04/16/2008 Library Ranked Highest in First-Year Undergraduates Survey
During the Winter 2008 term, Portland State University surveyed first-year undergraduate students who entered the University with a high-school GPA greater than 3.0 and who earned at least a 3.0 GPA in...
04/11/2008 Spring Faculty Symposium 2008: Copy Rights Matter
Event: Spring Faculty Symposium 2008 - Copy Rights Matter Date and Location: Friday, April 25 in Smith Memorial Ballroom Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Have you ever had to ask for permission to use your...
04/10/2008 Library's Spring Book Sale, May 1-4, 2008
Don't miss the thousands of bargains at the Library's Spring Book Sale, May 1 - May 4, 2008. Hardcover books $2 - Paperbacks $1 - Records, sheet music, cds, tapes, videos, maps, and magazines are...
04/04/2008 NEW Psychotherapy DVDs & Videos!
This brief dynamic therapy video is one of 80+ new psychotherapy DVDs & videos produced by the American Psychological Association now available at the Library. Topics include in the set include: see a...
03/24/2008 ZoomUganda Exhibit
The exhibit, ZoomUganda, shares the journey of 12 girls given 12 cameras and 24 hours in which to tell their own stories through their own lenses, empowering its participants to stand in the centers of...
03/20/2008 Full Text Dissertations from 1997 to the Present
PSU Library’s coverage of dissertations has taken two big steps forward. We have upgraded from the Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) database to the Dissertations and Masters Theses database....
03/18/2008 Author and Cuban Musicologist Ned Sublette Talks About His New Book
With a unique culture born of a strange and tragic past, New Orleans remains one of the most elusive of American cities. This mysterious swamp town, so recently devastated, has a complex cultural inheritance,...
02/26/2008 Available Now: New Practice Presentation Room for Students!
Getting ready for an in-class presentation? Starting on Monday, March 3, you can use the new Practice Presentation Room in the Library to gain confidence with campus-standard classroom equipment! Check...
02/25/2008 New Library RSS Feeds Available
More Library-related content is available to you now through RSS Feeds. Once you subscribe to our RSS feeds, you can obtain automatic updates about the Library's workshops, new electronic resources, and...
02/19/2008 Exhibit in the Library - Sierra Leone: Portraits of War Affected Children
Dr. David L. Parker visited the World Hope Center in Freetown, Sierra Leone in March, 2000. His stunning black & white photographs of children in recovery from the ravages of war are on display in the...
02/13/2008 Web of Science Improves its Look!
The database Web of Science improved its look or interface on Sunday, February 3, 2008. Cited reference searching across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities is easier than ever with...
02/11/2008 Pilot Project: Writing Center Outpost in the Library!
As part of a limited pilot project that will last until the end of Winter Term 2008, the Library and the Writing Center at Portland State are working together to provide Portland State students with...
02/05/2008 Picasso's Guernica: No Bombs, No Planes
The Portland State Library, in partnership with the Art Department, is displaying facsimiles of Pablo Picasso's preliminary sketches for Guernica at the Littman Gallery, Smith Union, form February...
02/01/2008 New ISI Databases Available, Focusing on Regional Economic Statistics and Analyses
The Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new suite of databases focusing on regional economic statistics and analyses. The suite includes three databases: ISI Emerging Markets (EMIS):...
01/29/2008 Everybody Reads lecture at Portland State Library: "Like Beasts in the Bush"
An Everybody Reads event will be held at the Portland State Library on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm on the Library's second floor (1875 SW Park). Examine the role of youth and militarism in the Sierra...
01/29/2008 New design released for Ovid databases: PsycInfo, Medline, Biosis
The new OvidSP interfaces for PsycInfo, Medline and Biosis include great new features that streamline searching for novice and advanced researchers alike. If you are searching for articles on human behavior,...


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