Library Lowdown

 

A Newsletter for UO Students from the UO Libraries


Welcome to Library Lowdown, an e-newsletter that offers the inside track about the UO Libraries for University of Oregon students. Library Lowdown keeps you informed of new and improved library services, resources, programs, and events that further the university's mission of teaching, research, and service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New! Join us on Facebook and Twitter.



Fall 2010

1.    Win $$ for Your Undergraduate Thesis or Research Project. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2011
2.    Gardner Campbell to Speak on Digital Citizenship in a Networked World, Fri., Nov. 5
3.    Knight at Night: Drop-In Academic Advising, Available Wed. During Fall Term
4.    Author Diana Abu-Jaber to Present “Notes on a Writer’s Life,” Wed., Nov. 10
5.    Latest and Greatest Technology Upgrades at the UO Libraries
6.    Library Opens 24 Hours Sunday-Friday Starting Sun., Oct. 10
7.    So You Want My Job? Liberal Arts Panel Discussion Thurs. Nov. 4.
8.    Douglas Muchoney to Present Observations on Forests and Water, Wed., Nov. 17
9.    Community Conversations: Living-Learning Series Events for Fall 2010
10.  UO Libraries Cinema Studies Lab Open to Campus Community
11.  Russian-English Musical to Be Staged Fri., Nov. 19
12.  Social Network: The UO Libraries on Facebook + Twitter



1. Win $$ for Your Undergraduate Thesis or Research Project. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2011
Did you know you that using the UO Libraries to prepare your thesis or class project can help you win up to $1,500? Each year, through its Undergraduate Research Awards program, the library recognizes UO undergraduates who produce high-quality research projects using the library's extensive resources and services. More.

 

2. Gardner Campbell to Speak on Digital Citizenship in a Networked World, Fri., Nov. 5
The notion that we live in an age of “cognitive surplus”—and the idea that cognitive surplus gives us the potential to improve the human condition through the wise use of increased free time, expanded brain function, and ever-advancing technologies—have recently sparked much conversation and controversy. In the 2010 Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries Lecture, Gardner Campbell will offer his perspective on these ideas as they relate to a university environment in a talk entitled “Universities in an Age of Cognitive Surplus.” The lecture is scheduled for Friday, November 5, at 4 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room. More.


3. Knight at Night: Drop-In Academic Advising Available Wednesdays During Fall Term Starting Oct. 27. 7:30-9:00 P.M.
If you're a UO student who wants valuable, expert advice on your academic status and progress, visit Room 147A in Knight Library on Wednesday, Oct 27, 7:30-9:00 P.M. The UO's Office of Academic Advising offers the Knight at Night advising and the UO Libraries provides the space. The Knight at Night drop-in advising service is available on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 P.M. during weeks 5, 6, 7, and 8 of fall, winter, and spring academic terms. Fall term 2010 dates are October 27, November 3, November 10, and November 17. Advisers can help answer questions about current classes, degree audits, possible majors, and schedule planning. More.
 

4. Author Diana Abu-Jaber to Present “Notes on a Writer’s Life,” Wed., Nov. 10
Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Origin and Crescent, which was awarded the 2004 PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction, will present a reading and talk entitled “Notes on a Writer’s Life,” on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 7 p.m. in Gerlinger Lounge. More.


5. Latest and Greatest Technology Upgrades at the UO Libraries
The Systems Staff at the UO Libraries has been busy this summer completing fresh technology upgrades in preparation for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students and faculty will benefit from improved speed and efficiency including the following: More.


6. Library Opens 24 Hours Sunday-Friday Starting Sun., Oct. 10
Beginning the third week of spring term, on Sunday, October 10, Knight Library will be open around the clock from 11 A.M. on Sunday through 7 P.M. on Friday during the 2010 fall term. Saturday hours are 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. Special thanks to the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) for its financial support of the 24/5 program. More.


7. So You Want My Job? Liberal Arts Panel Discussion Thurs. Nov. 4
Considering a Liberal Arts major? Join the Career Center for So You Want My Job?, a panel discussion featuring recent UO alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences. Find out where their degrees have taken them and where your degree can take you. The panel takes place on Thursday, November 4, 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. in the Browsing Room of Knight Library. More.
 

8. Douglas Muchoney to Present Observations on Forests and Water, Wed., Nov. 17
Douglas M. Muchoney, senior scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey, will present “Earth Observations on Forests and Water,” on Wednesday, November 17, at 4 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room. Muchoney will explain recent trends in conditions of forests and water in a global context. His talk is part of GIS Day events being held throughout the world on November 17. More.


9. Community Conversations: Living-Learning Series Events For Fall 2010
Community Conversations, produced by UO Housing and co-sponsored by UO Libraries, is the flagship living-learning series within the residential co-curriculum of University Housing. Continuing the fall 2010 topics of interest to university and community members is Taking Back the Tap: World Water Crisis, Growing Up Disney, Searching for Sasquatch, Why Do We Laugh?, and a Handwriting Analysis Workshop. More.
 

10. UO Libraries Cinema Studies Lab Open to Campus Community
UO Libraries is pleased to announce that the new Cinema Studies Lab on the second floor of Knight Library is now open to the university community for digital editing and image creation. The lab was created by the UO Cinema Studies Program, the first interdisciplinary major on campus to span the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and School of Journalism and Communication. Thanks to donor support, the space offers a new media workroom that is well equipped with tools for creative digital production capabilities. The lab is stocked with 24-inch screen iMac Apple computers complete with Final Cut Pro Studio 7 and Adobe Creative Suite 4, including After Effects. More.


11. Russian-English Musical to Be Staged Fri., Nov. 19.
The Russian and East European Studies Center, in collaboration with University of Oregon Libraries, will present its annual Russian theater production entitled Suicide: A Russian Comedy on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 7:30 P.M. in Agate Hall, 1791 Agate Street, in Eugene. The event is free and open to public. More.

 

12. Social Network: The UO Libraries on Facebook + Twitter
Keep up with Library happenings by joining the UO Libraries Facebook and Twitter pages! By connecting your social network to the Library’s, it’s easy to stay up to date with new information. More.
 

Think Links

Your library has a number of services and resources designed to help you study and conduct research. Here are some useful links: