The University of Oregon Libraries is pleased to announce that the UO LMS Task Force has selected Canvas by Instructure as the university’s new enterprise Learning Management System (LMS). Following a transition period, Canvas will replace Blackboard, the UO's current LMS. Both Blackboard and Canvas will be fully supported throughout the transition period. We anticipate that Canvas will be available for live courses beginning spring quarter 2015.
Award-winning author Molly Gloss will give a public reading from her new novel, Falling from Horses, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, in the Knight Library Browsing Room on the UO Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
It’s a Wonderful Life Screening and Source Manuscript Display on Tap for Dec. 3
Wednesday, December 3, 6:00 p.m.
Among the many fascinating collections in the University of Oregon Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives are the papers of author, editor, and historian Philip Van Doren Stern. And among Stern’s papers is a rare and special item: the very first draft of the short story “The Greatest Gift,” whose plot became the storyline for the holiday film classic It’s a Wonderful Life.
The University of Oregon Libraries is pleased to announce that Annie Zeidman-Karpinski has been named the first Singer Science Librarian.
Kenneth M. and Kenda H. Singer established the Endowed Science Librarian fund, which is dedicated to promoting and enhancing science scholarship through library teaching and service. Their generous gift will support a librarian position and program expenditures in the forthcoming Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library.
Villa Medici in Fiesole image from it.wiki.org [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immagine:Villa_Medici_a_Fiesole_1.jpg]
Saturdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 9:30 a.m.-noon
The UO Insight Seminar series launches winter term with a course focusing on the architecture and history of the villa in Renaissance Italy. Sponsored by the UO Libraries, UO Insight Seminars are noncredit and ungraded, and are intended for those who wish to continue college-level reading and study in a more casual learning environment.
As part of the University of Oregon’s recently announced comprehensive capital campaign, the UO Libraries endeavors to raise $36 million to support its mission of enriching learning, facilitating research, and promoting access to scholarly resources across all media. According to Dean of Libraries Adriene Lim, the campaign is of vital importance to advancing the library’s long-term vision of excellence.
An exhibit entitled “Hooks, Yarns & Bars” mounted by the Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) is now on display in Knight Library. The exhibit showcases items crocheted by a group of incarcerated men at the Oregon State Correctional Institute. The group formed a crochet club call Crocheting 4 Community and produces toys, hats, scarves, and blankets that are subsequently donated to nonprofit and charitable causes.
Last years URA winners, Kimberly Lerner, Natalie Brezack, Kyle Swartzlender, Amber Bryan, and Gabriel Sanchez. Not pictured, Lindsay Thane.
Each year through its Undergraduate Research Awards program, the UO Libraries recognizes UO students who complete outstanding research projects using library resources and services. Students can earn up to $1,500 for their award-winning papers, projects, and theses.