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OSU Library October 2010 Update

October 20, 2010

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Library Updates will be forwarded to OSU faculty each month; an archive of these updates can be found at http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean. Faculty who do not wish to receive future Library Updates via email should send a message to valerie.trammell@okstate.edu with the subject line containing one word: remove.

In this Update:

National Book Award winner Charles Johnson to speak at Friends dinner
BOSS Search System Expands
Ghost State Stories & Smartie Pants trivia night: United Way fundraisers

National Book Award winner Charles Johnson to speak at Friends dinner

Author Charles Johnson will speak at the 2010 Cobb Speaker Series dinner on Nov. 5. The event will also serve to celebrate the Library’s 3-Millionth Volume. Johnson won the National Book Award in 1990 for his novel Middle Passage.

The event begins at 6pm in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room at the Edmon Low Library. Dinner, program and booksigning reception will follow. Tickets are $100 each. Visit our website for additional information.

BOSS Search System Expands

The Library has expanded its BOSS search system as part of a beta testing with Summon. The new search offers Google-like searching from a single search box, and the material included covers nearly everything the Library contains, even photographs and oral histories. The new system is still in beta testing, so look for the "Click Here to Try our New BOSS Search!" link on our homepage to try it out.

Ghost State Stories & Smartie Pants trivia night: United Way fundraisers

Ghost State Stories
Join the OSU Library for Ghost State Stories, a ghoulish United Way fundraising event. The event features open mic campus ghost storytelling, a costume contest and a special after-hours ghost walk in the Edmon Low Library.

Concession sales begin at 9:30pm and doors close at 10:15. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to the Stillwater United Way. Purchase tickets in advance at 405-744-7331 or at the door. More information is available here.

Smartie Pants Trivia Night

Join the OSU Library and Parking & Transit for the 5th-Annual Smartie Pants Trivia Night, a United Way fundraising event. Teams of 8 will compete for a trophy, prizes and bragging rights. Hideaway pizza, soda and desserts will be available for purchase.

Teams can enter for $40, or enter as a single participant for $5 and we'll complete your team. For more information, contact Janet Ahrberg at 405-744-2373 or by email at janet.ahrberg@okstate.edu.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/oct2010.htm
Last Updated: 9 November 2010

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Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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