The library is offering a variety of workshops this term to support faculty in their teaching and research. These workshops will help faculty design effective research assignments, use library resources and other materials in their classes while respecting copyright, organize their research sources, understand their rights to their published works, and make their own publications more visible.
The library is also offering workshops specifically tailored to graduate students. These are designed to introduce them to library research, help them find data sets, do lit reviews, organize their research and more!
With the exception of two online sessions, all of the classes will be held in the Millar Library and require no advanced registration. To see all of the workshops the library is offering this term, visit http://library.pdx.edu/workshops/workshops_calendar.php
We are delighted to announce that the McNair Scholars Online Journal (2004-2012) is now available in PDXScholar. The McNair Scholars represent majors in many fields across the arts and sciences, and that breadth of interest is reflected in each volume’s variety of topics.
Browse the volumes by author, title, subject or date.
Join Portland State at the annual celebration of the life and poetry of the late William Stafford, Oregon's poet laureate. Several poets will be reading their favorite Stafford poems plus one or two of their own. Readers will include Professor Emeritus Shelley Reece, Don Colburn and Portland State MFA graduate students. There will be an open microphone for you to read your favorite Stafford poem and one of your own poems. Refreshments will be served at the reading.
William Stafford Birthday Celebration Poetry Reading
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 333
Free and Open to the Public
For more information about William Stafford, please visit the Friends of William Stafford web site.
PSU Library is pleased to announce a new collection in PDXScholar, Cascadia Ecolopois (http://dr.archives.pdx.edu/xmlui/handle/psu/8756).
This collection contains reports of term-long projects conducted by graduate classes in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. They stem from a report created by Regional Plan Association in New York and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA, along with students at the University of Pennsylvania on the emerging "megaregions" in the US. A megaregion refers to a networked group of metropolitan regions, and is modeled on the notion of "megalopolis," a territory of continuous urbanization usually associated with the corridor from Boston on the north to Richmond on the south. One of the emerging megaregions identified through this work is "Cascadia," the territory from northern California through British Columbia, and centered on the Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC metropolitan regions. Unlike its eastern counterpart, the megalopolis, the ecolopolis refers to networking of the three principle metropolitan regions in Cascadia but calls for maintaining their separation by working and wild landscapes. In this way, Cascadia would develop its own distinctive megaregion, tied intimately to the culture and "brand" of the Pacific Northwest, and avoiding the continuous urbanization associated with more sprawling examples of megaregion development.
The Millar Library building will be closed during the University’s Winter Closure, Saturday, December 22, 2012 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Some of our services will be unavailable.
During the closure, you may return library materials to the outside book drops. There are two book drops to choose from: one is located above the south stairs at the front of the Library and the other is on the corner of Harrison and 10th.
Borrowing Books through Summit and Interlibrary Loan
Students and faculty may submit borrowing requests for library materials through Summit and Interlibrary Loan, but requests will not be processed until the library re-opens on Wednesday, January 2nd. You will not be able to pick up Summit or Interlibrary Loan books during the closure.
Phone and email reference will be closed, however you may ask questions through the Library's 24/7 chat and text reference service, which will be open through the closure except Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1.
Library Catalog and Databases
The library catalog and databases should be functioning normally throughout the closure.
Have you ever wondered how changes in your neighborhood happen? It’s possible that some of these changes are related to PSU student work. Students in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program all complete client-focused community-based planning projects in their culminating course, the MURP Workshop. Many of these projects have won state and national awards for the quality and creative problem-solving evident in the work.
The PSU Library has just received a collection of MURP Workshop Projects and made them available in PDXScholar, the library’s digital repository. These projects are an excellent example of how PSU and the library engage with PSU's motto: Let knowledge serve the city. Over time these project documents will show how our area has grown and changed, and how PSU students have been a part of that.
Have MURP students impacted your community? Peruse the collection by author, title, subject, or date to find out!
The Draft Injury Assessment Plan has been released for public comment and will be discussed Dec. 12, 2012 at the Richland Library (955 Northgate Dr., Richland, WA 99352), Gallery Room from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The Draft Injury Assessment Plan is a guiding document for the Hanford Natural Resource Damage Assessment. It describes the types of assessment activities needed to quantify the extent of injury to natural resources from releases of hazardous contaminants.
You may download the Injury Assessment Plan at www.hanfordnrda.org.
Print copies of the Injury Assessment Plan are available for public review on the wall of the fifth floor curve of the Portland State University Library.
Millar Library will be open 24/7 during Fall 2012 Dead Week and Final Week. We will stay open until Thursday, December 6, when we close at midnight. On Friday, December 7, the library will be open 7:30am – 7pm.
During 24/7 hours, Library services will be available all through the night: study rooms, laptops, practice presentation rooms, both computer labs, and the Sandbox.
Note that from 11pm until 7:30am each day only people with PSU ID cards will be allowed to be in the building.
From November 13, 2012 to March 1, 2013, the Portland State Library will have the Bonneville Power Administration's draft environmental impact statement for its proposed I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project available for review for public comment. This multi-volume set is located along the curve on the fifth floor in Millar Library. The draft also can be found on the Bonneville Power Administration's website at: http://www.bpa.gov/Projects/Projects/I-5/Pages/Draft-EIS.aspx.
Due to high demand and the network outage yesterday, the library will be offering two additional Zotero and Mendeley workshops next week:
Managing Resources with Zotero and Mendeley
Zotero and Mendeley are web-based and desktop citation management tools that make it easy to collect, organize and cite research materials. Both are terrific tools for anyone working on a research project, as they can help you manage your research materials from multiple sources and insert them into your publications with ease.
For more information about these workshops, please see the workshop calendar: http://library.pdx.edu/workshops
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