Events

Explore the Library’s Manga Collection at the Manga Café, May 22-June 4

Portland State University Library is pleased to present the Manga Café on the Library’s third floor from May 22-June 4.

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Artwork by Chihiro Howe

Our collection of manga will be on display in the southwest corner, overlooking Stott Field.

On Friday, May 25, manga artist Chihiro Howe will offer a free drawing session to PSU students. Supplies will be provided. After the drawing session, the Library will serve snacks.

 

Workshop: Manage Citations with Zotero and Mendeley

""Citation management software allows you to download citations and articles from various websites and databases, electronically store and organize the citations, annotate and highlight articles, and format the citations for your paper and bibliography. This workshop covers the advantages and disadvantages of Zotero and Mendeley, helping you decide which one is right for you.

Date Offered
Wednesday, May 2, 4–5:30 p.m.

Location
Library, Room 160
1st Floor, Across from the elevators

Instructor
Stephen Fadel

No RSVP required. This is a drop-in workshop.

Bring Your Kids to Campus on Friday, April 13

The University Library is pleased to participate in Bring Your Kids to Campus Day, sponsored by the PSU Resource Center for Students with Children, on Friday, April 13.

""PSU’s Bring Your Kids to Campus Day is a day-long, campus-wide celebration inviting students, staff, faculty, and their children to campus for events and activities. As a non-instructional day for Portland Public Schools, it’s the perfect opportunity for PSU parents to spend the day with their children.

Lounge at the Library

Stop by Room 160 in the Library in the afternoon, anytime from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., to see some highlights from our collection of children’s books. We’ll also have coloring, button-making, and healthy snacks.

More Information

Bring Your Kids to Campus Day

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This event is FREE for all students, staff, and faculty.

Digital Social Justice: Editing Wikipedia with Your Students

The Office of Academic Innovation and the University Library invite PSU instructors to a workshop on developing assignments using Wikipedia.

Discover how Wikipedia can be a catalyst for creating engaging research projects in this interactive, half-day workshop where you will learn how to…

  • Discuss the context and implications of Wikipedia demographics with your students
  • Identify bias in Wikipedia editing and publishing
  • Use Wikipedia in your assignment creation
  • Design assignments that are authentic and espouse Open Educational Practices
  • Edit Wikipedia with your students

Wednesday, April 18
8:30 am to Noon
Office of Academic Innovation, SMSU

A light breakfast will be provided. Please bring your laptop.

Register for this free workshop.

Library Workshop: Manage Citations with Zotero and Mendeley

Citation management software allows you to download citations and articles from various websites and databases, electronically store and organize the citations, annotate and highlight articles, and format the citations for your paper and bibliography. This workshop covers the advantages and disadvantages of Zotero and Mendeley, helping you decide which one is right for you.

This winter term librarian Michael Bowman is offering this workshop at two times:

  • Tuesday, January 30, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 4-5:30 p.m.

Both workshops are located in Room 160 near the elevators on the Library’s first floor.

Learn more about Library workshops.

Comics & Adaptations: A Conversation with Kelly Sue DeConnick and David F. Walker

The University Library and Comics Studies Program at Portland State University invite you to attend a conversation with two of Portland’s most accomplished comics writers, Kelly Sue DeConnick and David F. Walker. Kelly Sue and David will discuss adapting stories and characters from other media, especially movies and books, into comic book form, and having comics they’ve created adapted into other media by others.

Wednesday, November 29
6:00 p.m.
Cramer Hall 53
Portland State University
Free and open to the public

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnickKelly Sue DeConnick is best known for surprise hits like Carol Danvers’ rebranding as Captain Marvel and the Eisner-nominated mythological western, Pretty Deadly; the latter was co-created with artist Emma Ríos. DeConnick’s most recent venture, the sci-fi kidney-punch called Bitch Planet, co-created with Valentine De Landro, launched to rave reviews in December 2014 and has since been nominated for an Eisner. DeConnick lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Matt Fraction, and their two children. Under their company Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, Inc., DeConnick and Fraction are currently developing television for NBC/Universal.

David F. Walker

David F. WalkerDavid F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes Shaft (Dynamite Entertainment), winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Story of the Year, Power Man and Iron Fist, Nighthawk, Fury, Secret Wars: Battleworld (Marvel Comics), Cyborg (DC Comics), The Army of Dr. Moreau (IDW/Monkeybrain Comics), and Number 13 (Dark Horse Comics). In 2015, he wrote the novel Shaft’s Revenge, the first new novel starring private detective John Shaft in nearly 40 years. He is also the creator of the critically-acclaimed YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan. Recognized as a leading scholar expert of African-American cinema, Walker produced one of the definitive documentaries on the topic of Blaxploitation films, Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered, and Shafted.

Nov 1 Workshop: Manage Citations with Zotero and Mendeley

""Citation management software allows you to download citations and articles from various websites and databases, electronically store and organize the citations, annotate and highlight articles, and format the citations for your paper and bibliography. This workshop covers the advantages and disadvantages of Zotero and Mendeley, helping you decide which one is right for you.

Join librarian Michael Bowman for this workshop on Wednesday, November 1, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., in Library Room 160 (near the elevators on the first floor).