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News & Events Archives 2013


12/17/2013 Summit & Interlibrary Loan During Winter Closure
The Library's Resource Sharing Department, which processes Summit and Interlibrary Loan requests, will be closed from December 21 - January 1....
12/12/2013 Winter Break Hours
The Library will be closed to the public from Saturday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 1....
12/06/2013 Late Night Study Break
Need a study break? Join us for coffee, tea, snacks, and button-making on Sunday night at 11:30pm in Room 160....
12/02/2013 24-Hour Library
The Library is open 24 hours until midnight on Thursday, December 12. Good luck on finals!...
11/20/2013 Library Schedule for Thanksgiving & Finals
We will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving. We will be open 24 hours from the morning of Monday, December 2 through midnight on Thursday, December 12....
11/18/2013 Returning to Learn: A Survey to Understand the Research Needs of Returning Students
Did you have a gap of four years or more in your education before coming to PSU? Take our survey on returning students' research needs and challenges for chance to win prizes including an iTunes gift...
11/18/2013 Screening of Prince Among Slaves
This 2007 film shows Monday, November 18 at 7:00pm in SMSU 238 and is co-sponsored by PSU Library as part of the Muslim Journeys Project....
11/13/2013 Get Ready for 24/7 Library
The Library will be open 24 hours during Dead and Finals Week. New this Fall: overnight access will be by PSU Student Key Card. If you only have a PSU OneCard, please visit ID Services in Neuberger for...
11/06/2013 Beyond Convention: Women of the Portland Japanese American Citizens League
Our current exhibit is on display in the first floor elevator lobby through March 2014....
10/24/2013 Connect to Library Reserves through D2L
The D2L library widget is updated and improved! Now students can access their course reserves directly from their course home pages in D2L....
10/22/2013 Database Trial: Scopus
Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. The Library is trialing this database through November 19....
10/18/2013 Open Access Week
Join the Library and researchers across the world and learn about Open Access during International Open Access Week, October 21-26, 2013....
10/16/2013 Reducing Student Textbook Costs
The Library is pleased to announce PDXOpen, a reTHINK PSU-funded project to reduce the cost of textbooks for students. Faculty are encouraged to apply for $2500 grants to create open access textbooks...
10/11/2013 Do It Yourself Research Help
Quick research help when you need it! Find it at Library DIY....
10/10/2013 New Look & Features for PDXScholar
Our institutional repository has a new look and some new features, including improved search functions....
10/04/2013 Some Basement Stacks Closed
Because of major leaks, we have closed book stacks in call number ranges BR115.H through HA42.I....
10/04/2013 Upcoming Library Workshops
Coming up in October at the Library: tour the library, learn the basics of Zotero and Mendeley, and manage information. Grad students, get a library orientation and learn how to conduct a lit review....
10/01/2013 Government Shutdown and Library Resources
How will the federal government shutdown affect your access to resources? Find out here....
09/24/2013 Job Openings for Student Workers
Are you a student looking for a job for fall term? Find us Wednesday at the On Campus Job Fair!...
09/23/2013 Viking Days at the Library
The Library is offering tours and workshops for new and returning students on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week....
09/19/2013 Library Website Refresh
We have refreshed the library website for the new school year. Take a look and let us know what you think!...
09/17/2013 Welcome Barbara Glackin!
The Library's new Assistant University Librarian for Resource Services & Technology started this month....
09/16/2013 Database Offers Free Grad School Test Prep Materials
The library database LearningExpress provides PSU students, faculty, and staff with free course materials and practice tests for the most common graduate school entrance exams....
08/30/2013 Oregonian Features Library Digital Gallery
Article highlights new online collection of photographs from Portland State's history....
08/29/2013 PSU Authors Win Award
Award-winning Stedman article available in PDXScholar, PSU's open access institutional repository....
07/29/2013 Library Welcomes More than 1 Million Visitors
The Library is bustling! Over the past year, more than one million people entered the Millar Library building....
07/26/2013 Proposed Hanford 300 Area clean up plan - Public Comment solicited
The Hanford Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies invite public comments on the proposed plans for cleaning up contaminated soils and groundwater in Hanford's 300 Area. The 300 Area is a few miles from Richland,...
07/24/2013 Kimberly Pendell Wins Butler Award
Kimberly Pendell, Assistant Professor and Social Work and Social Sciences Librarian, is the winner of the 2013 Butler Award for Library Faculty Service....
07/18/2013 Librarian Tom Larsen Promoted to Professor
Congratulations to Head of Monographic Cataloging Tom Larsen, recently promoted to Professor. Colleagues praised Dr. Larsen's expert contributions in the field of library cataloging, particularly his...
07/02/2013 Marti Clemmons, Library Volunteer, Is PCC Diamond Alum
The Library is proud of recent PSU graduate Marti Clemmons, recently named a Diamond Alum by Portland Community College. Marti's involvement with the Library began when she took two history classes with...
06/25/2013 Chinese Librarians Visit PSU
The Horner Library Staff Exchange Project is an exchange of library staff between Fujian Province, China, and Oregon, for the purpose of sharing professional knowledge about library and information science....
06/12/2013 New Digital Exhibit on Yizkor Books
"Of Place and Memory: The Yizkor Book as a Window into a World Destroyed" is the digital edition of the Portland State University Library's 2011 exhibit featuring selections from its Yizkor collection....
06/05/2013 Library Featured in PSU Video
The University's new video, "Beyond the Books," takes a look at the many services offered by PSU Library, including The Sandbox, our Family Friendly Study Room, group study rooms, The Learning Center,...
06/03/2013 Thanks to all who participated in Library Card Sort!
The Library would like to thank the more than 100 PSU students, faculty, and staff who participated in the Library Card Sort, a survey to help improve the Library website. We appreciate your time and...
06/03/2013 Library Streams 'Albina Murals'
In July, 1977, seven local artists of color began collaborating on a mural project in in Portland's historically African American Albina neighborhood; the five murals, which were revealed in February,...
05/31/2013 Late Night Study Break, Sunday, June 9 at 11:30pm
Join us for the first ever PSU Library Late Night Study Break. Come for the coffee, tea, and snacks; stay for the button-making! That's right, we're bringing out the Library's brand new button-maker!...
05/30/2013 24/7 Library During Dead and Finals Weeks
The Library will be open 24/7 during Spring 2013 Dead Week and Finals Week. On Monday, June 3, the Library will open at 7:30 am, and remain open until midnight on Thursday, June 13. Only Portland State...
05/24/2013 Library Closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. We will be open regular hours on Saturday (10am to 7pm) and Sunday (Noon to Midnight). We re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30am....
05/21/2013 Library Announces Free Alumni Borrowing
The University Library is pleased to announce that all Portland State University Alumni with an alumni card are eligible for free borrowing from the University Library’s print collection, as well as...
05/17/2013 Thanks for participating in LibQUAL!
The Library would like to thank the more than 800 PSU students, faculty, and staff who participated in LibQUAL, a survey about library services at Portland State University. We appreciate your time and...
05/15/2013 Help Improve the Library Website!
Portland State University Library wants to improve our website based on what you think! And one lucky participant will win a $50 gift card to Powell’s Books! We are conducting an online card-sorting...
05/14/2013 Welcome to Jeanne Davidson!
PSU Library is pleased to welcome new Associate Professor and Assistant University Librarian for Public Services Jeanne Davidson, who started on March 29. In this position, Jeanne oversees library services...
04/29/2013 Summit Unavailable 11pm on 4/30 to 11am on 5/1
The Summit system will be unavailable starting on Tuesday, April 30th at 11pm until Wednesday, May 1st at 11 am (at the latest), while important upgrades are being made. If you need to request materials...
04/17/2013 McNair Scholars Online Journal
The 2013 McNair Scholars Online Journal, Exploring Transformation: An Analysis of Culture, Identity & Borderlands, is now available in PDXScholar, the university's institutional repository. The McNair...
04/12/2013 PSU Archives Digital Gallery
Portland State University Library is happy to debut its University Archives Digital Gallery. This new online resource makes over 6000 historic Portland State images available anytime anywhere. The Digital...
04/12/2013 PSU Archives Digital Gallery
Portland State University Library is happy to debut its University Archives Digital Gallery. This new online resource makes over 6000 historic Portland State images available anytime anywhere. The Digital...
04/09/2013 Explore Library Subscriptions through BrowZine
The Library has instituted a 2-month trial for BrowZine. BrowZine is an iPad app (coming to Android tablets later this month and to smartphones late in the year) that brings together online journals from...
04/08/2013 Tell us what you think!
Portland State University Library wants to know what you think about our services and resources. LibQUAL® Lite is a confidential online survey which takes only 10 minutes to complete. It has been used...
04/04/2013 New loaner laptops and calculators
The Library has expanded its successful student loaner laptop program with the purchase of 40 new laptops. The new laptops are Dell models running the same software as the lab computers, including Adobe...
03/28/2013 PSU Librarian Amy Hofer and her co-authors honored by ACRL
CHICAGO - Korey Brunetti, associate librarian and collections coordinator at California State University, East Bay; Amy R. Hofer, distance learning librarian at Portland State University; and Lori Townsend,...
03/22/2013 Pardon Our Mess: Construction in the Library during Spring Term
Starting over spring break and continuing through spring term, there will be some construction and renovation projects throughout the building. 2nd Floor Reference Desk Update and Temporary Relocation The...
03/14/2013 Oxford Islamic Studies Online Now Available
Oxford Islamic Studies Online is now available to the PSU community. It features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices,...
03/11/2013 New England Journal of Medicine Now Available Online
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is now available to the PSU community online. The library’s online subscription to NEJM includes access to research articles from 1990 to the present, as well...
03/06/2013 Winter 2013 Extended Hours at Millar Library
Millar Library will be open 24/7 during Winter 2013 Dead Week and Finals Week. We will stay open from Monday, March 11, when we open at 7:30 am, until Thursday, March 21, when we close at midnight. On...
02/25/2013 Grant Makes Possible Family Friendly Study Room’s Renovation and Redesign
Thanks to a generous grant from Juan Young Trust, the University Library has renovated and redesigned the Family Friendly Study Room. Established under the will of Juan Young, the Juan Young Trust is...
02/18/2013 Open Access Social Work Guide
When School of Social Work students graduate, they lose off-campus access to the Library's subscription databases and full text journals. But, as practicing social workers they still need the latest research,...
02/15/2013 JAMA Now Available Online
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is now available to the PSU community online. The library’s online subscription to JAMA includes access to research articles from 1998 to the present,...
02/15/2013 PDXScholar Contains 1,000 Faculty Publications
PDXScholar, Portland State University's institutional repository, now contains over 1,000 Faculty publications. Congratulations to Associate Professor Kristi Yuthas (School of Business Administration),...
02/12/2013 EBL Ebooks Available Only In Vikat 2/12-2/14
From Tuesday 2/12 through Thursday 2/14, the Library's collection of DDA books in EBook Library will be accessible only through Vikat (vikat.pdx.edu). These ebooks will be unavailable in Portland State...
02/12/2013 Bonneville Power Administration - Public Comment Materials - Updated
The comment period for the Bonneville Power Administration's draft environmental impact statement for its proposed I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project available has been extended to noon on Monday, March...
01/24/2013 PSU Library awarded Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection from the NEH, ALA
Portland, OR – Portland State University Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the...
01/24/2013 PSU Library Awarded $2,000 from the US Institute of Peace to Support Public Education for Peacebuilding
Portland, OR – The Portland State University Library has received $2,000 in funding support from the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)....
01/10/2013 Library Workshops for Faculty and Graduate Students for Winter Term
The library is offering a variety of workshops this term to support faculty in their teaching and research. These workshops will help faculty design effective research assignments, use library resources...
01/07/2013 McNair Scholars Online Journal
We are delighted to announce that the McNair Scholars Online Journal (2004-2012) is now available in PDXScholar. The McNair Scholars represent majors in many fields across the arts and sciences, and that...
01/02/2013 William Stafford Birthday Celebration Poetry Reading
Join Portland State at the annual celebration of the life and poetry of the late William Stafford, Oregon's poet laureate. Several poets will be reading their favorite Stafford poems plus one or two of...


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