French Comics Artists at PSU Library

The PSU Comics Studies Program, PSU French Department, and the French American Cultural society present a talk with French comics artists Antoine Maillard and Mélek Zertal.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Library Room 170

Paywall Film Screening

Just when you’ve found the perfect article for your paper, you hit it: the paywall. Academic publishing is big business. More than $25 billion a year flows into for-profit academic publishers like Elsevier, some of whom have profit margins of 35%, bigger than Apple, Facebook, and Google. The documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship explores the high dollars in this industry and the possible solution of open access publishing. 

Join PSU Library for a free screening of Paywall during Open Access Week. 

Monday, October 22
4:00-5:30 p.m.
PSU Library Room 170
Light refreshments available

PSU Library Special Collections Participates in Oregon Archives Crawl

Join PSU Library Special Collections and University Archives and more than 30 other local archives, special collections, and heritage organizations on Saturday, October 20, 2018 for the Oregon Archives Crawl

Start the Crawl at any of these locations: City of Portland Archives & Records Center, the Oregon Historical Society or the Multnomah County Library. At each site you’ll find representatives from archives, special collections, and heritage organizations. “Passports” are available at each site to help guide you and provide a list of organizations. From young, old, and in-between to vintage photo lover to history buff to scholar to student to genealogist to building researcher to those who are just curious to learn something new: everyone is welcome.

This event is free and open to the public. 

More information: Oregon Archives Crawl

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.

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.


Library, Room 160

1st Floor, Across from the elevators


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

Register for Bring Your Kids to Campus Day

See the full schedule for Bring Your Kids to Campus Day

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.