Our fall book sale features used fiction and non-fiction books at bargain prices—paperbacks for $1 and hardbacks for $2. 

When: Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 to Friday, November 18th, 2022


Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Where: The first floor in the Hannon Library near the service desk.


Why: Our regular fall term sale provides you with low-cost books and frees up space in the Library for new books. 95% of the proceeds benefit the Hannon Library, money we use to expand our collection.


Hope to see you all there!

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After a hiatus of almost three years, the Long Night Against Procrastination is back (LNAP)! What is this event, lovingly referred to as LNAP by generations of students past? In a nutshell, the library stays open late with food, fun, and services to help you get an early start on term projects and set yourself up for success.

If you’re feeling stressed as due dates and deadlines creep ever closer—or you just like staying up late and eating pizza—this is the event for you.

2022 Fall LNAP

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Hannon Library, First Floor

What to expect:

• Free pizza and drinks to fuel your late night study session (while supplies last)
• Extended hours in the Tutoring Center
• Research assistance
• A chance to win a raffle for a special item
• Special guests from across campus to help with advising and other topics
• And much more!

If you would like more information about the Long Night Against Procrastination, email Hannon Library at library@sou.edu. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

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Starting this fall, the Hannon Library will launch its initial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) survey. The purpose of the survey is to receive student, staff, faculty, and community feedback regarding EDI efforts at the library and how to improve them.

The project is spearheaded by the Hannon Library EDI committee, which will also collect and present the data to the library community at large following the survey’s conclusion.

Those interested in contributing to the survey can complete it online, or visit the library in person to fill out a physical copy. Questions can be directed to the Hannon Library EDI Committee at library@sou.edu.

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As you know, the cost of textbooks and course materials continues to rise, adding a financial barrier for our students to enroll in courses and successfully complete their degree. Using open educational resources is one way in which instructors can have a direct impact on the cost of textbooks and on their students’ ability to have the course materials by the first day of class.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use, allowing anyone to freely use, revise, and share the resource. OER range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio clips and video clips.

Benefits of OER Include

  • Academic freedom
    • Freedom to choose your course materials
    • Adopt materials to fit the needs of your course
    • Easily update content with most current information
  • Many OER are peer-reviewed and offer ancillary materials with quiz questions, slides, and lesson plans
  • Access to materials
    • Access on day 1 of class and for as long as you want them
    • Convenient 24/7 digital access
    • Option to print for a low cost
  • Open pedagogy
    • Ability to customize materials in support of equity, diversity, and inclusion
    • Students have an active role in creating information for others rather than just consumers of information
  • Support student success
    • OER specifically support Pell Grant recipients, first generation students, and part-time students
    • OER improve retention rates and reduce drop, failure, & withdrawal rates

Support is Available

  • Hannon Library and the OER Advisory Group promote textbook affordability on campus
    Holly Gabriel, Open Access & Government Information Librarian, is available to assist instructors
  • Holly Gabriel, Open Access & Government Information Librarian, is available to assist instructors with locating OER. She can be reached at gabrielh@sou.edu or by phone at 541-552-6595
  • For more information, please visit our OER Guide, which includes information about stipends for instructors, collections of open textbooks, and using library materials to support your courses

The Hannon Library will host a book sale this week, from May 25th-May 27th. Hours on the 25th and 26th are 8am-7pm, and hours on the 27th are 8am-5pm. Hardcovers are $2, paperbacks are $1. Cash and credit cards are accepted, and there will be new stock daily. For any questions, please contact 541-552-6023 or libraryevents@sou.edu.