Happy Holidays and 2020 Year in Review

A dark and light blue digital holiday card features abstract snowball images. One snowball contains a black-and-white photograph of students engaged in a snowball fight. Another snowball, at left, includes the text: "Happy Holidays: Warmest wishes for the season from the OHSU Library. Image of the Old Library from OHSU Digital Collections."

We at the OHSU Library hope that you are staying safe, healthy, and connected.

Events globally and locally have brought many changes to our lives. Through it all, Library faculty and staff have worked to meet the needs of our communities by keeping everyone connected to resources, programming and services that sustain scholarship and a sense of belonging here at OHSU. Since March, we have adapted our services to a remote environment, with such initiatives as:

At the Library, we recognize the critical need to engage proactively in the struggle to better serve our marginalized community members and to help OHSU become an anti-racist institution.  We have a long way to go, but this ongoing work includes:

  • Collaborating with the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion on a race, racism and health disparities resource guide
  • Eliminating fines for most items, and instituting automatic renewals for many materials, keeping books in the hands of those who need them
  • Initiating an equity audit on our statements, services and policies to identify ways to more equitably enrich the lives of those we support in learning, care and discovery

We appreciate your continued engagement with the Library. To support our work, please visit our Support the Library page to learn how you can help.

With best wishes for the New Year,

Kris Alpi, University Librarian and all of us at the OHSU Library