Hello OCAC Community!! We are super pumped about this weekend! We will be joining Portland State University this Saturday for their Wikipedia Meetup, addressing art and feminism.

“Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: in a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1] The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality…” -Wikipedia

“We invite you to help address this absence at a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m. at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street, New York City. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and light refreshments.” -Wikipedia

If you have the pleasure of being in New York this weekend, please go attend their event. For those of us in Portland, you can still participate by joining your fellow Portlanders THIS Saturday (Feb. 1st) at PSU. The event will be held from 9am to 3pm so that it takes place in conjunction with the New York event. It will be held in Neuberger Hall room 293 (second floor). Bring your laptop.

If you are  not in the area, please participate from home by logging in and editing some articles. Any participation helps.

Your OCAC Librarian Elsa Loftis and Library Circulation Supervisor Ash Ward plan to represent OCAC from 12pm to 3pm. Please come by if you can, or participate at home if you cannot make it. For more information about the event  check out the links below. We hope to see you there.

Welcome to Spring Term!

The library hopes that you all had a wonderful holiday vacation. We certainly did. Over the break we moved our entire collection around, reorganizing to better fit our space. That’s over 11,000 books moved by only six employees!!! Come admire our hard work if you have time and enjoy a cup of coffee while you browse our new layout. Be sure to ask our staff about the changes.

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This term we are really excited to have more students in the library. With our online databases and soon to be purchased new-books, we are a hub of information for your craft needs. But more than that we have something that other libraries don’t, a sense of community. We want the library to be your space to hang out whether you want to gab with your friends, or write your thesis. We hope that our soft comfy seats and the subtle scent of coffee make the library feel more like home while still meeting your academic needs.