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News & Events Archives 2011


12/19/2011 Art History Textbooks Available for Winter Quarter
The University Library is piloting a textbook reserve program with funding from a generous alumna for Winter Quarter 2012. The program will provide multiple copies of Art History required texts for borrowing...
12/15/2011 PSU Learning Center to Move to Library’s 2nd Floor
Construction has started to transform the northwest corner of Millar Library’s 2nd floor into the new home for PSU’s Learning Center. The University Library’s new strategic vision emphasizes the importance...
12/06/2011 PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY EXHIBIT IN THE STATE CAPITOL
Oregon’s First African American State Legislator’s Papers Featured on Display December 8-22 Oregon State Capitol Portland State University’s Library will unveil an exhibit of photographs, letters,...
12/01/2011 The Digital Repository and the Library's New Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Portland State University Library has a new Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Karen Bjork, who comes to PSU from North Dakota State University. In this role, Karen will provide leadership, project management,...
11/28/2011 Extended hours: Fall Quarter 2011
Getting ready for finals? The Library will be open extra hours for part of dead week and finals week to help you. Find a quiet place to study on the fourth and fifth floors. Check out a group study...
11/22/2011 Librarian Partners with Applied Linguistics Faculty to Support Research Grant
Kimberly Pendell, Social Sciences Librarian / Assistant Professor, will serve as a project advisor to PSU's newly awarded grant “Tutor-facilitated Digital Literacy Acquisition in Hard-to-Serve Populations:...
11/14/2011 Ebook Pilot at the Library
As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Portland State University Library is taking part in a year-long pilot to acquire electronic books that will be accessible to and jointly-owned by all 37 member...
11/02/2011 $68,344 Awarded for the Cooperative Governor’s Papers Project
Portland State University Library’s Special Collections is pleased to announce the award of an Oregon Library Services and Technology (LSTA) implementation grant for $68,344 to support the cooperative...
11/01/2011 Film Screening Featuring Living Together, November 13
Public History Graduates (PHiG) is proud to present "Lens on the Community," a series of free public programs presenting films from the Center for the Moving Image (CMI) held in the Tom T. Taylor collection...
10/28/2011 Joan Petit, Nathan Mealey, and Amy Hofer to Present at EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference
Three University Library faculty and staff will present at the EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference February 2012. Joan Petit, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, and Nathan Mealey, Manager...
10/27/2011 PSU Takes Part in National Study of Information Literacy Assessment
By Margaret Spillett, Communications Director, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University Portland State University is one of only five institutions nationwide selected to participate in the...
10/26/2011 Open Access Week
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what...
10/18/2011 PSU Librarian Amy Hofer Honored by Oregon's Statewide Digital Reference Service
Reposted with permission from the Oregon Library Association's newsletter Hotline. Original: http://olahotline.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/october-15-2011-vol-17-no-18-people/ L-net, Oregon's Statewide...
10/11/2011 Search for a New University Librarian
Portland State University’s Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has started the search process for a new University Librarian. OAA and search committee members will work with the executive search firm Isaacson...
10/10/2011 2nd Annual Oregon Archives Crawl
Saturday, October 15, 201110am-3pm Free and Open to the PublicPrintable Flier (pdf)Complete list of Participating Organizations, Locations, and Activities Portland State University Library has joined...
10/03/2011 Film Screening Featuring Riches of the City, October 9
Public History Graduates (PHiG) is screening "Lens on the Community," a series of free public programs presenting films from the Center for the Moving Image (CMI) from the Tom T. Taylor collection at...
09/30/2011 The Library is checking out laptops!
Can't find a computer in the Library? Want to use a computer in a quiet section of the Library but don't have your own laptop? Want work together on a document with some of your colleagues? If the answer...
09/30/2011 Graduate Student Library Workshop Series
The University Library, funded by the Office of Graduate Studies, has launched a new series of workshops aimed at helping grad students gain the knowledge and skills to use Library resources and services...
09/29/2011 The Library Goes Mobile
Check out our new Library mobile Web site: http://library.pdx.edu/m. The mobile Web site includes a great set of features including library hours, library account information, ability to search the PSU...
09/26/2011 Better, Faster Research and Managing Citations
This Fall, the Library is offering live online instruction sessions for students, faculty and staff interested in learning more about library research and/or about using citation management tools. Library...
09/23/2011 Saving Money on Textbooks
The University Library recognizes how expensive textbooks can be. We've compiled a fact sheet to help students save money when purchasing textbooks. Check it out!...
09/15/2011 Of Place and Memory: The Yizkor Book as a Window into a World Destroyed
September 16 - December 16, 2011Millar Library, 1st Floor Elevator Lobby  The exhibit “Of Place and Memory: The Yizkor Book as a Window into a World Destroyed” at the Portland State...
09/09/2011 1st Floor Construction Updates
Looking for updates about the Library’s current construction project on the first floor? Check out the new Learning Ground Web page with all the details about our new Learning Ground. Keep an eye on...
09/07/2011 New MyAccounts System Now Available
This week, the PSU Library takes a big step forward in making it easier for students, staff, and faculty to keep track of the items that they have borrowed and requested from the Library. The new MyAccounts...
07/28/2011 PSU Librarian to Visit Libraries in Uzbekistan
Claudia Weston, Government Information Librarian at Portland State University Library, was selected by the U.S. Department of State to conduct an American Speaker Program in Uzbekistan. Through this program,...
07/26/2011 Construction Phase Begins for Library’s Learning Ground
On August 1, 2011, contractors will begin active construction on the north wing of Millar Library’s 1st floor. The area will become the Library’s new Learning Ground, a collaborative learning environment...
07/20/2011 Latest Edition of the Portland State Library Newsletter
Check out the spring edition of the Portland State Library Update, a newsletter for supporters and friends of the University Library. Issue Highlights Focus on Service: Library Technologies Focus on...
07/20/2011 PSU Librarians Honored in LIRT's Top 20 of 2010
Two PSU Librarians have been honored by the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT). Adriene Lim, Associate University Librarian and former Interim University Librarian, and Bob Schroeder, Education &...
07/11/2011 Laptop Loan Periods Extended, Now 3 Hours
Computer Lab full? Need a laptop? The University Library now offers laptops for borrowing at the Circulation Desk. Borrowing laptops is restricted to currently enrolled students. Laptops may be checked...
06/24/2011 1st Floor Computer Lab Under Construction
The University Library in collaboration with OIT has begun renovation of the north wing of Millar Library’s 1st floor. Thanks to the support from the Student Building Fee along with additional funding...
06/14/2011 Borrow a Library Laptop
Computer Lab full? Need a laptop? The University Library now offers laptops for borrowing at the Circulation Desk. Borrowing laptops is restricted to currently enrolled students. Laptops may be checked...
06/02/2011 New Faculty Reading Room Available
The Faculty Reading Room, a joint project of the Portland State University Library and the PSU AAUP chapter, is for the use and enjoyment of all Portland State faculty. The room is envisioned as a well-equipped...
05/23/2011 Sprucing Up the Library
Renovation plans are under way for Millar Library’s 3rd Floor. The popular south side study area will get carpeting, comfortable seating, and new tables. To complete the work, the area will be temporarily...
05/16/2011 History Research Lab
Taking a history class and still need some primary or secondary sources for your research paper? Come to the History Research Lab and get immediate help from the History Librarian! Drop in for a few minutes...
04/25/2011 Seeking Students with Smart Phones
Have a smart phone? Like coffee and snacks? We're looking for students with smart phones to help us test the Library mobile Web site. The test will take about 30 minutes, and you'll get a $10 giftcard...
04/12/2011 Wireless Access Improved
The best wireless network on campus just got better. The University Library has added 33 new wireless network access points to the first three floors of Millar Library. The additional access points will...
03/18/2011 Library Survey Winner
Congratulations to library survey grand prize winner Jillian Sherrod! Jillian won a Kindle Wireless Reader for simply participating in a short survey about our library's services. She plans to graduate...
03/07/2011 American West - New Database
The American West: Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago This collection includes manuscripts, broadsides, books, maps, photos, and other...
02/28/2011  New Database - Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1823-1979)
The Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1823-1979) merges published and unpublished hearings into one database so users can utilize both types of materials together in their research. Published...
01/28/2011 Portland State Library Faculty Publications 2010
The Portland State University Library faculty consistently contributes to the scholarly journals in the field of Library and Information Science. Their scholarship covers topics such as instruction assessment,...
01/28/2011 Hessler Book Talk
Portland State International Studies with Portland State Library and the Columbia River Peace Corps Association invite you to a book discussion with Peter Hessler, author of River Town. Monday, February...


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