Library News

We’ve (almost) come to the end of the 2022 Governor’s Food Drive! You have until 11:59pm tonight to contribute to this campus-wide effort, raising funds and collecting food for our food insecure community members and neighbors. Help feed a neighbor in need today! Learn more and donate here.
Joe Williams and Le Yang will join the University of Oregon Libraries in senior leadership roles, accelerating the development of UO Libraries as a center for research development, student engagement, and knowledge stewardship, with local and global impact.
Seeking proposals for three site-specific installations! The Tiny Galleries will repurpose obsolete phone booths in the historic Knight Library entrance halls. We invite proposals for installations that showcase an interesting project, transform the phone booths into immersive or interactive experiences, display your own creative works in a traditional gallery format, or other engaging experiences.
The Libraries' Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE) recognizes students who demonstrate high-quality academic work and excellent library research skills. Awards of $1,000 - $1,500 are given to single term papers and projects from a 200 level or above, and to theses or multi-term papers and projects. For consideration for this award cycle, all entries must be submitted prior to your graduation date and by June 15, 2022. Find out more and how to apply here!
You can help make education more affordable for students through the UO’s Open Educational Resources (OER) program at the UO Libraries. Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed course materials, such as free textbooks, that can help ensure that all students, regardless of their financial situation, have free access to required course materials on the first day of class. Read more about it here!
Deadline extended! The UO Libraries/Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) Poetry Prize awards two undergraduate student prizes every other year for high-quality works of poetry. Awards are $500 and deposited into the winning student’s campus account. Winning poems will be published in the OPA Journal, "Verseweavers." The deadline to apply is Friday, May 27, 2022. Read more about the prize and how to apply in Special Collections & University Archives' blog, "Unbound."
A traveling exhibition from the National Archives, “One Half of the People: Advancing Equality for Women,” finally arrives at the Knight Library this month after being postponed two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition, which opens April 6 and runs through May 25, is free and open to the public. Read about it in Around the O here!
We want to hear from you! Follow this link for more information. Faculty members and graduate students are invited to participate in a survey by UO Libraries this this spring term. Survey launch date is April 19th and will be open for four weeks. Survey data will help the Libraries gain insights into how faculty and graduate students access and use library resources, teach, and engage in research and scholarship. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Feedback will help the Libraries create new services and programs and results will be shared widely.
With the University of Oregon’s current access to Elsevier journals set to expire at year’s end, the UO Libraries, in coordination with the university libraries of Oregon State University and Portland State University, are entering into contract negotiations for continued access in 2023 and beyond. How will the outcome of these negotiations impact you? What questions do you have? Help us by weighing in.
In partnership with the University of Idaho Libraries and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the UO Libraries is excited to offer the remote 3-week workshop series — “Building Digital Archives & Storytelling with CollectionBuilder“ to the University of Oregon and University of Idaho academic communities. Read all about it on the DREAM Lab blog here!
This guide brings together UO Libraries resources to support Black Studies research including journals, archival materials, audiovisual media, news sources, and more.
Join us in celebrating Black History Month with this year's theme of: "Nuance Noir(e)." Discover stories, find resources, and learn more about events on campus and the how we are celebrating Black History Month here.
The DREAM Lab is excited to announce the list of a wide variety of remote workshops happening this winter term. Workshops will support web and data development skills building in different technical areas including, JavaScript, Wordpress, HTML/CSS, GitHub, and more! Search the schedule and register here!
Drawing primarily from the library’s Special Collections and University Archives, "Our Impact through Images" foregrounds photography, documents, art and ephemera telling the often-untold stories and hidden histories of underrepresented communities at the UO. Read about it in "Around the O" here!
We are pleased to announce that the Open-ONI project at UO Libraries and University of Nebraska has received an NEH Research and Development tier II grant! Grant awards support humanities initiatives at college campuses, innovative digital resources, conservation, research, and infrastructure projects at cultural institutions. Read more about the Open-ONI project here!
Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce the publication of a newly revised finding aid for the Kurt Wiese papers (Ax 445). This is one in a series of posts related to our NHPRC-sponsored project: Twentieth Century Children’s Literature: Exploring the Past, Understanding the Present. Read more about it and start exploring the collection here!
Together with a team at the University of Idaho, librarians at the UO received a $49,919 digital humanities advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop new technology-focused teaching plans for humanities courses. The grant project will support the teaching of basic coding, data documentation, presentation and website development through tutorials and classroom workshops throughout the rest of the current academic year.
UO Libraries follows all campus COVID-19 safety policies, including face covering requirement. Face coverings are required indoors in all UO facilities regardless of vaccination status. You may briefly remove your mask while actively eating and drinking, but please limit the time you have your mask off. Learn more about your responsibilities here.
Explore the six digital exhibits created in collaboration between University of Oregon Faculty, UO Libraries faculty and staff, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art curators and museum specialists, UO graduate students, and Mellon GLAM post-doctoral scholars, and the unique collections housed at the university.
Read more about how Kate Thornhill and Gabriele Hayden, UO digital and data librarians, are partnering with the University of Idaho on the project “Powering Digital Humanities Teaching and Learning with Static Web Approaches" funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Whether you’d like to visit a pop-up exhibit in the Design Library, attend a virtual DREAM Lab workshop to learn how to make an interactive website, join the Data Services book club, explore a digital exhibition about ghosts and monsters in Japanese votive slips, or learn how to use a free citation manger for your research. We’ve got you covered!
Read about how to access previously unavailable material related to Oregon landscape architects Chester E. Corry, Barbara Fealy, Elizabeth Lord, and Edith Schryver. Explore the finding aids for each of the collections and learn more about this project made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.
Announcing online access to the Oregon Daily Emerald through the Historic Oregon Newspapers website. Browse "Oregon Emerald" issues from 1909-1920 and "Oregon Daily Emerald" issues from 1920-1952 with more forthcoming!
On behalf of our entire library team, I extend a warm welcome to our new and returning students, faculty members, staff, neighbors, and friends.
“Data Stories” is part of the annual UO Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students present on this track to discuss their journey with data. The focus is on how they located, collected, and analyzed the data.
Learn about this exciting new acquisition on the Special Collections and University Archives' blog, "Unbound".
We are thrilled to recognize our graduating employees and celebrate all of your accomplishments throughout your time at UO. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the library—we can’t wait to see what you do in your future! Go Ducks!
Calling all students! The UO Libraries is creating a UO COVID-19 Pandemic Collection comprised of official university communications that document administrative and faculty efforts to pivot to online teaching. But, we need student voices to tell the rest of this important part of history. This is where you come in! Tell us how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted you, your friends, and your family.
Join UO Libraries for the next 24 hours in making a difference for all future ducks to come. This year, our focus for #DucksGive 2021 is on preserving 100+ years of UO’s past through digitization of the Oregon Daily Emerald (ODE) via the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program.
A new digital humanities project led by UO researchers and Libraries shares and validates the Afro-Indigenous knowledge of Caribbean women healers. Read more about this project in Around the O, here!