loggers from early 1900s

Jeff LaLande presents “When Timber Was King: The Rise and Decline of Southern Oregon’s Timber Industry” on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4 pm at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library (Meese Room). This event is free and open to the public.

In the early days, men felled the big trees with just an axe and dragged timber out of the forest with mules and oxen. Steam donkeys, two-handled saws, railroad lines and trucks changed the landscape and Rogue Valley mills ran 24×7. Today, most of Southern Oregon’s mills are silent, and a truck with a three-log load is rare indeed.

In this unusual presentation, LaLande describes the legislation, corporate powers and political changes that have altered the Oregon landscape forever.

About Jeff LaLande

Forest historian and archaeologist Dr. Jeffrey LaLande, now retired, worked with the U.S. Forest Service for nearly 50 years. He has traipsed the land, seeking out the equipment and traces of the timber industry’s history from long ago to more contemporary times. He photographed his findings for the Forest Service, cataloging places that few know of and fewer even have seen. LaLande also wrote narrative and scientific histories of the region’s great timber industry that drove Southern Oregon’s economy for a hundred years.

LaLande’s wide-ranging research interests include Southern Oregon’s Good Government movement, early Oregon political history, the Oregon Trail migration and the Rogue Valley’s donation land claims among other topics.

Thanks to a 2017 Library Services and Technology Act grant to Hannon Library, LaLande’s collection of historic timber industry photos are being digitized and will made available through the Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA) in the Stories of Southern Oregon Collection. LaLande’s earlier SODA contribution, a set of 647 images in the Rogue River National Forest Historic Images Collection, is available now.

Southern Oregon Digital Archives

Hannon Library’s Southern Oregon Digital Archives display eighteen collections that present a rich set of images, text and video on topics that range from locally discovered Chinese material culture, butterflies, First Nations, musical instruments, wine, agriculture and more. The Southern Oregon Digital Archives can be accessed at http://soda.sou.edu.

More Info

For more information on the March 7, 2018 program or the Southern Oregon Digital Archives, call 541-552-6442. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

a cappella singing ensemble

Hannon Library’s Music in the Library series will bring the sweet sound of music to the library with a free performance by Dulcet: A Cappella.

Tuesday, February 20
12:30-1 pm
Library Rotunda

Dulcet: A Cappella is Southern Oregon University’s premiere pop a cappella group. All members of the campus and general community are invited to stop by the library and check out this free music performance.

About Dulcet

Dulcet: A Cappella is comprised of 17 members from various majors on campus. Dulcet regularly competes each year at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. The ensemble has opened for the renowned British a cappella group Semi-Toned and performed with other SOU groups.

Dulcet was founded in the Fall of 2005 by freshmen Russell Kamp and Jesse Theissen and started with just nine singers, most of whom were brand new to a cappella music. Since then, the group has gone through a remarkable amount of growth and change, transforming into the accredited music ensemble. They have produced and been involved in benefit performances for both national causes and local organizations, and we continue to make appearances around Oregon’s Rogue Valley.

The performance is free to all.

More Information

For more information about this performance, contact Dale Vidmar at 541-552- 6842

For more information about Dulcet, visit https://www.facebook.com/dulcetSOU/

If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

book pages folded to form a heart

It’s Valentine’s Day! And to show all of our patrons some love on this loveliest of days, Hannon Library is bringing back Blind Date with a Book!

Today only, patrons visiting the library can take a chance on literary love by stopping by the Blind Date display table located in the Main Lobby on the first floor. Choose a book from the display—any book! Whichever one speaks to your heart. Will you find a new love? Rediscover an old flame? Don’t miss your shot to find out! And the book is free for you to keep, so you have nothing to lose. Hurry, though, before they’re all gone.

Valentine's Day book display

Today only! While supplies last!

Blind Date books are donated by library staff, as a token of our appreciation for all of our wonderful patrons.

mosaic floor art from library rotunda entrance

The Winter 2018 issue of the library’s BookMarks newsletter is available! Read it here, and don’t forget to subscribe for updates about future issues: Winter 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue

Quiet Areas — Curious about all those new signs around the building? Or maybe you’ve been frustrated by trying to find a quiet corner in the library for your work. Well, we have an answer for that. At the start of the term, Hannon Library introduced designated Quiet and Community Areas. Learn more about them in this issue.

Featured Fiction — We love reading for education purposes, but we also know that sometimes you just want to curl up with a good novel. Fortunately, the library is making it easier to find quality fiction with our new Featured Fiction Section.

Upcoming Events — February is Love Your Library Month, and what better way to show your appreciation and support of the library than by checking out one of our upcoming events. For students, we have the Long Night Against Procrastination, which is the perfect opportunity to get ahead of those projects and final papers. And everyone is invited to join us for a special event, Hannon Library Celebrates 65 Years as a Federal Depository Library: Stories of the Cascade-Siskiyou.

Read the Winter 2018 Newsletter online to get more information about these exciting updates and events.

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clock image on a starry background

Long Night Against Procrastination

Is it really February already? Some of us are feeling the days counting down as due dates and deadlines creep ever closer. Fortunately, Hannon Library can help students make headway in those to-do lists. That’s right; the Long Night Against Procrastination returns!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
8 pm to midnight
Hannon Library, First Floor

New Features

We’re offering some new features at this term’s LNAP event including “Build a Better Bibliography” drop-in help for students working on annotated bibliographies. For stress relief and breaks between bouts of productivity, the Video Gamer’s Coalition will host an inclusive, self-care promoting environment with casual video game relaxation in Room 117. And, maybe most exciting of all, free pizza! While supplies last, of course, so don’t be late—this is an anti-procrastination event, after all.

In addition, this event will include:

  • Research assistance
  • Academic advising with Student Success Coordinators
  • Financial Aid advising
  • Career advising
  • Math, science, and writing tutoring
  • Free coffee and popcorn
  • A chance to win $25 campus dining gift cards

About the VGC

The Video Gamer’s Coalition is an inclusive atmosphere for students to relax, socialize, compete, cooperate, and have fun with all video games on the SOU campus! The club is a self-care environment that is relaxed about attendance, casual in demeanor, and encourages students to prioritize scholastic or non-scholastic obligations over video games. Win prizes distributed at the end of each term through attendance, activity participation, and sharing their own games and equipment during club hours! Join the club on SOUConnect and contact the VGC to get on our emailing list, Facebook, and Discord server for club information, meetings, and socializing!
Contact email: vgc1337@gmail.com

More Information

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