In honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, Hannon Library is currently presenting two displays that celebrate the LGBTQ community. The display on the first floor, closest to the reference desk, is the LGBTQ Monuments and National Historic Places in the United States Display. This display includes information on the Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, Vicksburg National Military Park, Stonewall National Monument, Governor’s Island National Monument, Eleanor Roosevelt Historical Site and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Students and Patrons who are interested in the National Parks Service and learning more about LGBTQ historic locations in the U.S. can view the display in the Hannon Library Research Lab. The display is put on by the Hannon Library Government Publications office.

The first-floor display near the library’s Humanitarians for Justice, Nonviolence, and Peace art collection showcases books with LGBTQ themes and characters from Hannon Library’s collections. Featuring titles included on 2018’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books list including George by Alex Gino and This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitmanthis exhibit curates books from the library’s collections that are available to borrow. The display also highlights items on loan from Southern Oregon University’s Queer Resource Center.

The displays will be available for viewing for the next few weeks. If you have a question about the Pride Month exhibits, please email Hannon Library at If you need disability accommodations to visit and view the displays, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or

Hannon Library has a new costume on display, on loan from the Southern Oregon University theatre program.

Designed by Brandon McGowan, the costume is from the 2018 production of Into the Woods by James Lapine. Gracie Jurczyk wore the garment as The Transformed Witch, and it was draped and built by Madison Queen.

To view the costume, visit the second floor of the library. For disability accommodations, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or

Are you working on your final research project of the year? Did you know that Hannon Library’s Special Collections and University Archives contain many sources that can elevate your research on a variety of different topics? Special Collections and University Archives is an area within the library that contains materials of significant historical and research value that are too valuable, rare, or fragile to place in the open stacks.

Special Collections Research Assistant, Julia Janson, has created a digital document that can provide you with information all about regional watersheds. The Scalar ‘book’ provides brief overviews of several watersheds and includes a list of select resources in Special Collections. Discover 50 years of research, photography, and maps produced by the federal government, local watershed councils, environmental scholars and alumni from Southern Oregon University. You can view the document, which provides a starting point for novice researchers curious about the watersheds in this area, at

Tincup Creek at Chetco River Confluence

Chetco River Watershed

The physical resources noted in the Scalar ‘book’ are located in Special Collections on the 2nd floor of Hannon Library, but many resources are included as links to the SODA digital version. Additionally, copies of some of the materials referenced may be available in Hannon Library’s circulating collection.


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Little Butte Creek Watershed

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Special Collections, email, call 541-552-6841 or visit To view Special Collections’ hours before visiting, go to

For disability accommodations, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or

Join SOU and Hannon Library librarian, Jim Rible, for the Campus Theme PresentationDon’t Believe Everything You Read: A View from 30 years at the Library Research Desk. 

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The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 22, from 7 to 8 pm in Hannon Library, Room 117.

Rible will discuss how the sources we use for pursuing knowledge have dramatically evolved over the past 20 years. He will cover the fact that what is considered an authority has changed from something taking place among the relative few in the hallowed halls of universities, labs, and libraries amongst serious scholars to include anyone, anywhere with a mobile device and a Wi-Fi connection. Rible will offer his perspective on this shift and how it affects the way we pursue wisdom.


If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213. For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at or 541- 552-6816.

Terry Skibby: A Life with Camera is the newest collection available in the Southern Oregon Digital Archives. The collection recognizes Ashland Historic Commissioner and photographer Terry Skibby for his lifetime of photography here in Ashland.


Celebrate the public release of the Terry Skibby Photograph Collection on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 4-6 pm in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. The event, which kicks off Ashland’s 2019 Heritage Preservation Week, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

See some of Skibby’s photographic work at the event and also recognize the many individuals and agencies that are important to Ashland’s historic preservation initiative. Current and previous Historic Commission board members will be recognized as well as the architects who have made historic preservation a core priority in design and restoration. Land use planner Mark Knox of KDA Homes is the keynote speaker.


For more information on the Southern Oregon Digital Archives and the Terry Skibby: A Life with Camera event on Tuesday, May 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University, please call 541-552-6816. If you need disability accommodations to attend this event, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or