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Table of Contents
- Study 24/7 in Knight Library!
- Put Your Brain to Work This Summer
- Research Made Easier
- Technology for Art's Sake
- 2007 Undergraduate Research Award Winners Announced
- Fight for Your Rights
- Think Links
1. Study 24/7 in Knight Library, 6/5 to 6/15!
Knight Library remains open around the clock at the end of each term during Dead Week and Finals Week to accommodate UO students, faculty, and staff who need extended hours for study and research.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, and running until 7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, Knight Library will be open continuously. A UO current ID is required during some hours. All branch libraries will maintain their usual academic term hours throughout Dead Week and Finals Week.
2. Put Your Brain to Work This Summer
Looking for a technology-related summer job? Look no further than the UO Libraries! We are currently hiring for two technological support positions: Systems Technical Consultant and ITC Lab Assistant. Both positions require experience with and knowledge of computers. Apply today!
3. Research Made Easier
Endnote, a software tool for publishing and creating bibliographies, is now available in a web-based version to UO students and faculty free of charge, thanks to a purchase made by the library. Endnote is used by researchers to manage citations and will automatically create lists of references in any style. Endnote is a great tool to use for writing research papers but it is normally quite expensive, so take advantage of the web-based library version and make writing your bibliographies a snap!
4. Technology for Art's Sake
Beginning in November, UO students and faculty gained access to more than 500,000 digital images via the ARTstor database, a nonprofit initiative with a mission to encourage the use of of digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts and other fields. In a new initiative designed to assist scholars with teaching, study, and the publication of academic works, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will now use ARTstor to distribute, free of charge, high-resolution digital images from its collection for scholarly publication. Thanks to ARTstor, you can illustrate your research projects with the click of a button!
5. 2007 Undergraduate Research Award Winners Announced
The UO Libraries recently announced the recipients of its 2007 Undergraduate Research Awards. This annual competitive program honors UO undergraduates who produced outstanding original research and scholarship during the 2006 calendar year using resources available in the UO Libraries. This year's winners were Cristina Cruz-Uribe (first place, $1,000 scholarship), Alison Becker (honorable mention, $500 scholarship), Adam Stamp (honorable mention, $500 scholarship) and Erica Stevenson (honorable mention, $500 scholarship). The UO Libraries will continue the Undergraduate Research Awards program next year, so don't forget to submit your paper by the deadline next winter term. Review the guidelines here.
6. Fight for Your Rights
An exhibit in the Knight Library helps remind us all of the history of civil rights at the University of Oregon and sheds light on continuing civil rights struggles. The exhibit, entitled "Civil Rights at the University of Oregon, Past and Present,\" was mounted by graduating senior Daniel Keller and is now on display in the east and west corridors of Knight Library.
7. Think Links
Your library has a number of services and resources designed to help you study and conduct research. Here are some useful links: