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News & Events Archives 2012


12/20/2012 Cascadia Ecolopois, A New Collection in PDXScholar
PSU Library is pleased to announce a new collection in PDXScholar, Cascadia Ecolopois (http://dr.archives.pdx.edu/xmlui/handle/psu/8756). This collection contains reports of term-long projects conducted...
12/05/2012 Winter Break Closure at the Library
The Millar Library building will be closed during the University’s Winter Closure, Saturday, December 22, 2012 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Some of our services will be unavailable. Returning Books During...
12/04/2012 Celebrating Student Work in Regional Planning
Have you ever wondered how changes in your neighborhood happen? It’s possible that some of these changes are related to PSU student work. Students in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning...
11/28/2012 Notice of Release of the Hanford Natural Resource Damage Assessment Injury Assessment Plan
The Draft Injury Assessment Plan has been released for public comment and will be discussed Dec. 12, 2012 at the Richland Library (955 Northgate Dr., Richland, WA 99352), Gallery Room from 6:00 pm to...
11/26/2012 Fall 2012 Extended Hours at Millar Library
Millar Library will be open 24/7 during Fall 2012 Dead Week and Final Week. We will stay open until Thursday, December 6, when we close at midnight. On Friday, December 7, the library will be open 7:30am...
11/15/2012 Bonneville Power Administration - Public Comment Materials
From November 13, 2012 to March 1, 2013, the Portland State Library will have the Bonneville Power Administration's draft environmental impact statement for its proposed I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project...
11/08/2012 Additional Zotero and Mendeley workshops for faculty and students
Due to high demand and the network outage yesterday, the library will be offering two additional Zotero and Mendeley workshops next week: Managing Resources with Zotero and Mendeley 11/14/12: 3-4 p.m....
11/06/2012 Volunteers wanted for a library study of student research habits.
Returning to Learn: Research and the Prodigal Student Did you have a gap of four years or more in your formal education? Researchers at the Portland State University Library are looking for students...
11/05/2012 New Database: Cambridge Histories Online
Photo of King's College Library at Cambridge University courtesy of Cornell University Library via Flickr Commons. Cambridge University Press has long published a renowned series of histories on...
10/24/2012 Open Access Week
A global event now entering its sixth year, Open Access Week (October 22 to 28) is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to...
10/09/2012 Jill Emery Collaborates on E-Resource Management Best Practices
Library Assistant Professor Jill Emery and Graham Stone, Information Resources Manager in Computing and Library Services at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, are collaborating on a...
10/08/2012 Experiences of LGBTQ People of Color - A Display in Honor of National Coming Out Day
The University Library is partnering with PSU’s Queer Resource Center to present a display of books and films in honor of National Coming Out Day (October 11). The materials will be on display October...
10/05/2012 The Basement Reopens!
The new compact shelving has been installed and the Library has finished moving the books and journals around. The Basement is open and now houses books and journals with call numbers A through HN. The...
10/01/2012 Oct. 6 is the 3rd Annual Oregon Archives Crawl
The Library is happy to serve as a host site for this year's Archives Crawl. Check out our schedule of programs and on-site film screenings "from the vault" to see what's happening at the Library this...
09/26/2012 New Service: Book Retrieval
The Portland State University Library is excited to offer a new, convenient service to our students and faculty. This new feature allows you to place a request on any available book in the library and...
09/26/2012 Reserve a Study Room Online
The Portland State University Library now offers an online booking system for students to reserve study space. Rooms may be reserved in three hour blocks of time, up to a week in advance. There are 27...
09/11/2012 Public Opinion Research Made Easier
“Public opinion in this country is everything.” Abraham Lincoln. September 16, 1859 And what would President Lincoln think of public opinion now? Whether opinion is related to personal technology use...
09/11/2012 Fall 2012 Library Hours
Check out the Library hours for Fall 2012 below. You can always see current hours at http://library.pdx.edu/hours.html. Hours: Millar Library Building Monday, September 24 – Sunday, November 25 Monday–Thursday:...
09/06/2012 Finding Portland State Past Catalogs, Annuals and Schedules
The Library’s University Archives regularly receives requests for yearbooks, course catalogs, and schedules from Portland State's past. While anyone is welcome to make an appointment to visit the archives...
09/04/2012 Portland State University Library Awarded Oregon Cultural Trust Grant
The Oregon Cultural Trust has awarded the University Library $5,000 to support the Portland JACL historical records project. The University Library’s Special Collections is the steward of over 23 boxes...
08/31/2012 Welcome Marilyn Moody, New University Librarian
This week, the University Library welcomes our new leader Marilyn Moody. Following a 6-month-long national search, Portland State University appointed Moody, former Dean of the Library at Boise State...
08/31/2012 Books on the Move: August 30
The basement will remain closed through early October. New compact shelving will be installed in the basement during the first two weeks of fall term. Once books have been placed on the new shelves, we’ll...
08/28/2012 Help Us Improve Our Website!
Help the Library improve its website by participating in our ongoing usability testing. Each participant will help us test a specific part of our website, and this feedback will inform our decisions on...
08/27/2012 Good-bye and Thanks to Lynn Chmelir, Interim University Librarian
Library faculty and staff would like to thank Lynn Chmelir for her service to the Library and the University as Interim University Librarian during the past year. Lynn’s leadership helped guide the Library...
08/20/2012 Library faculty Tom Larsen wins $3,000 award to work in Vietnam
Tom Larsen, Library faculty, has been awarded a grant from the Library Education Assistance Foundation for Vietnam (LEAF-VN) for $3,000 to conduct cataloging training in a new program in Vietnam. Larsen...
08/15/2012 Books on the Move: August 13, 2012
The Library continues to shift materials to make room for the new home of the Center for Online Learning (COL) and the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE). Here is a list of what is moving between...
08/03/2012 State Stats - A New Resource for State Statistics
Students who are writing term papers frequently ask librarians for help finding statistics that help strengthen their arguments. This has just gotten a bit easier for students since the Portland State...
08/03/2012 Politics and Policy eBooks Now Available from the Portland State Library
Portland State University students, faculty, and staff can now read and download 477 scholarly ebooks from Project MUSE in the areas of Public Policy and Political Science. Books such as Activists in...
08/03/2012 Just in time for Elections, New Political Reference Sources
According to Exit Polls: Surveying the American Electorate 1972-2010, President George W. Bush had an exit poll approval rating of 65% in 2002. In 2008 exit polls, his approval rating was at 27.5%. This...
08/02/2012 Books on the Move: August 2, 2012
Over the next several weeks, Library materials will be shifted to make room for the new home of the Center for Online Learning (COL) and the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE). Here is a list of what...
07/24/2012 The Center for Online Learning and the Center for Academic Excellence are moving to Millar Library!
The Center for Online Learning and the Center for Academic Excellence are moving to Millar Library! Millar Library will soon be welcoming a new unit on the third floor of Millar Library. Though the unit’s...
07/06/2012 Special Collections Research Fellowship
The University Library announces that the first-ever Special Collections Research Fellowship (SCRF) has been established by donors Corey and Stacy Lohman. The SCRF is available to one full-time graduate...
07/06/2012 Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible
University Library’s Special Collections invites you to visit the Collins Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Multnomah County Central Library to view the local exhibition of "Manifold Greatness: The Creation...
07/06/2012 New Search Interface for Selected Library Databases
The Library has recently switched to a new search interface for 17 databases. ProQuest, the provider of these databases, is retiring the CSA Illumina search interface that was previously available. The...
07/02/2012 Summer Exhibit: The Art of Ornithology
The Art of Ornithology : A Century of Bird Illustration June 25 - September 7, 2012Millar Library, 1st Floor Elevator Lobby  The PSU Library presents a collection of avian art, including the iconic...
06/13/2012 Congrats to Librarian Kerry Wu, 2012 winner of the Butler Award!
The University Library is delighted to congratulate Kerry Wu, winner of the 2012 Butler Award for Library Faculty Service. Professor Wu joined the Library in 2005 as the Reference and Instruction Librarian...
06/01/2012 Extended hours: Spring 2012
Thanks to funding from the ASPSU Student Fee Committee, the Library will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 13th. For dead week and finals week we'll open...
05/29/2012 Marilyn Moody named new head librarian
Following a national search, Portland State University has appointed Marilyn Moody, dean of the library at Boise State University, as PSU's new University Librarian. Moody, who has more than three decades...
05/18/2012 Jill Emery Awarded NASIG's Marcia Tuttle International Award
Congratulations to Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, who has been awarded the Marcia Tuttle International Award from the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)! The award provides...
05/10/2012 Grad Student Workshop on Friday: Data Sets for the Social Sciences
Friday, May 11, 12:00-1:00pm Room 170 You've read the theories and articles, and you know it must be true, but sometimes finding concrete data to back it up can be difficult. This hour-long workshop...
05/02/2012 Friday Grad Student Workshop: Library Skills Refresh
Feeling a bit rusty after a few years out of school? Or ready to take the next step in your research but not quite sure how to best conduct library research? This confidence-building workshop will improve...
05/02/2012 UPDATED: Book Scanning: A trial demo at Millar Library
A book scanning station is now available for demonstration. It is now located on the 1st floor in the public copier area. (Previously, it was on the 2nd floor.) The book-edge scanner will be available...
04/27/2012 Headed to the Library? Need a computer?
Check computer and laptop availability quickly using "Find a Computer" on our mobile website!...
04/20/2012 Spring Exhibit: Gift of the Word
April 2 to June 20, 2012 Millar Library, 1st Floor Elevator Lobby The Spring 2012 exhibit, "The Gift of the Word: An Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions to PSU Library Special Collections," celebrates...
04/19/2012 Stanford Economist Gavin Wright to present, “The Civil Rights Revolution in the South: Who Won, Who Lost?”
The American Civil Rights revolution has been an inspiration to oppressed minorities around the world and is now an essential component of both national and regional civic culture. But was it also a...
04/19/2012 Book Scanning: A trial demo at Millar Library
A book scanning station is now available for demonstration in the Library Research Center (LRC), 2nd floor ML220 lab. The book-edge scanner will be available until April 27, 2012, for use by staff,...
04/17/2012 Earth is Home
In recognition of the 42nd Earth Day, PSU Library’s Green Team is devoting a week (April 16-21, 2012) to encouraging visitors to honor our shared home, the astonishingly beautiful and resilient planet...
04/10/2012 University Librarian Candidate Open Sessions
Portland State University is searching for a new University Librarian, and there will be two more candidates on campus, one this week and one next. Each candidate will be giving an open presentation addressing...
04/03/2012 Spring Term Workshops at the Library
How do you keep up with the latest research in your area? How do you use Zotero and Mendeley to manage your citations and create bibliographies? How can you find data to use in your social sciences research?...
03/22/2012 Learning Center Moves to Millar Library's 2nd Floor
Construction is compete on the Learning Center's new home on the second floor of Millar Library, and they will begin providing services here on April 2nd, 2012. The University Library’s new strategic...
02/28/2012 Lecture: Invoking the Secret Names of God
Invoking the Secret Names of God: How Ethiopian Magic Scrolls Work for Protection & Healing A lecture by Steve Delamarter Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 4pm Millar Library Sandbox, First Floor Free & open...
02/27/2012 Open Access Resolution
On February 14, 2012, the PSU Library faculty adopted an open access resolution....
02/21/2012 Grad Student Workshop this Friday: The Literature Review
How do you find the best articles for your literature review? How do you know when to stop? Set the stage for success in your thesis, dissertation, grant proposal, or other research project by learning...
02/21/2012 Research Workshops
This winter term the Portland State University Library is offering an array of workshops for students, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about library research. Many of these are live online...
02/20/2012 Special Collections and University Archives Are on Twitter!
Follow @PSULibArchives on Twitter for a Picture of the Day from the University Archives, along with related news and announcements. Special Collections and University Archives is home to Portland State’s...
02/17/2012 History Research Lab
Need help finding primary and secondary sources for your upcoming History paper? Librarian Joan Petit will be available in the library in Room 170 on Monday, February 20, from 3-5pm to help. Students...
02/17/2012 Tuesday: Everybody Reads Panel on "Child-Rearing and Identity"
Tuesday, February 21, 6pmMillar Library, Room 160  Portland State University professors Martha Balshem (Sociology) and Alma Trinidad (Social Work) and psychologist Cheryl Forster (Student Health...
02/09/2012 Everybody Reads at PSU Library: CAE Civic Engagement Discussion
Center for Academic Excellence Civic Engagement Discussion: Diverse Human Landscape in Metropolitan Portland, the Global Marketplace, Our Workforce Needs and PSU's Innovative Classroom Responses Tuesday,...
02/06/2012 Tonight at PSU Library! The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Literary Round Table
Portland State University is a co-sponsor of Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads 2012. Everybody Reads is a community reading project to encourage discussion of issues that matter and celebrate...
02/03/2012 Films on Demand: Digital Educational Video
Portland State University Library offers instant access to about 6,500 streaming videos with Films on Demand. This extensive collection contains educational films and video segments in: Humanities & Social...
02/01/2012 Expanding the Reach of PSU Research
We’re happy to announce the continuous growth of our Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Open (2005, 2008-Current) and Restricted Access (1973-1996, 2010-Current) Collections. The ETD collections...
01/25/2012 Workshops on Library Research & Citation Management
This winter term the Portland State University Library is offering an array of workshops for students, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about library research and citation management tools....
01/20/2012 Winter Exhibit: "The Envious Tooth of Time": Early Printed Works from the PSU Library Special Collections
January 13 - March 23, 2012Millar Library, 1st Floor Elevator Lobby  In early modern Europe, Time was seen as a destructive figure, relentlessly gnawing away at the works of man. The remnants of...
01/17/2012 William Stafford Birthday Celebration Poetry Reading
Wednesday, January 18, 20127pmSmith Memorial Student Union, Room 333 Free and Open to the Public  Join Portland State at the annual celebration of the life and poetry of the late William Stafford,...
01/11/2012 Wiley Blackwell Electronic Journal Collection Now Available
The PSU Library, with a significant funding assist from Research & Strategic Partnerships (RSP) and the Budget Office, is now subscribing to the complete Wiley Blackwell Electronic Journal Collection...
01/10/2012 Everybody Reads 2012
Portland State University is a co-sponsor of Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads 2012. Everybody Reads is a community reading project to encourage discussion of issues that matter and celebrate...
01/10/2012 The Library's New Collaborative Technology Space Is Open
On Tuesday, January 10th, Portland State University Library opened up its new collaborative technology space, the appropriately named "Sandbox." This exciting new space is part of the redesigned Learning...
01/09/2012 Text us your questions!
PSU Librarians can now respond to your questions via text message. Text Us @ 66746 Start with the word PDX the first time you text us. Example: PDX what time does the library close? Usage charges from...


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