Want to learn more about government information? Are you an educator struggling to help your students navigate the wealth of online documents out there? Hannon Library’s own Dotty Ormes, Government Information & Instruction Librarian, has written a book to help librarians promote online government information to youth.


Free Government E-Resources for Youth by Dorothy Ormes

The federal government provides much online information on diverse subjects accessible to both adults and children. This book supports teachers, librarians and homeschoolers in K-12 education with a breadth of government resources linked to national education standards and applicable to subjects in the sciences, arts and humanities.

Find this book at Hannon Library, call number Z688.G6 O76 2016

Ormes, Dorothy. Free Government E-Resources for Youth: Inform, Inspire, and Activate. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2016.
ISBN 9781440841316

If you hear the roar of wheels being shoved across pavement tomorrow, don’t be alarmed. June 21 is Go Skate Day, a holiday where the only rule is to go out and skateboard.

“read the latest issue of Thrasher and Skateboarder Magazine through our online access portal”

The holiday started 12 years ago as a global celebration of skateboarding. Here on the west coast, the observance means a lot to some folks. The west coast is widely known as the Capital of Skateboarding, and Oregon certainly plays a hand in that. The enthusiasm Oregonians have for Skateboarding can be seen in towns like Eugene, which has 5 different skate parks despite only having a population of 159,190 people. Here in Jackson County, we have skate parks in almost every city, even in tiny towns like Talent and Gold Hill. Although many cities ban skateboarding in downtown districts, Portland, Oregon’s largest city, not only permits skateboarding but even marks special “skate routes” throughout the city.

While skateboarding is popular here in Oregon, not everyone on the staff at Hannon Library has the ability to spend the day kickflipping the Hannon Library 10 stair or mctwisting the Ashland Skate Park bowl. Despite this, we offer a cool space that skateboarders can use to relax and take a break.

So if you’re out skating tomorrow, come chill out here with us in between skate spots. At Hannon Library you can read the latest issue of Thrasher and Skateboarder Magazine through our online access portal, check out some of our incredible books on skateboarding like Slam (editor’s choice), or Skateboarding, Space and the City, or just take drink out of our water fountains and surf the web. We here at Hannon Library want to wish you a happy Go Skate Day.

By Alex Mesadieu


Photo by Steven Dominguez

In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, SOU’s Hannon Library will host an afternoon of Shakespearean highlights, featuring Geoff Ridden.

April 20, 2016
4:00 PM
Meese Room
free parking

Geoff Ridden is an actor, musician, and Shakespeare scholar. Ridden will discuss and perform music from Shakespeare’s plays. Following the presentation, Hannon Library’s Special Collections will offer a viewing of Shakespeare’s Second Folio of 1632 and Fourth Folio of 1685. Other treasures from the Margery Bailey Collection will be displayed, including sixteenth-century histories of the British Isles. Also on display will be a costume from an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of As You Like It.

Shakespeare folio 4thSponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library, this event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the lot behind the library. For more information, contact Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.


Fulcrum Press, 2008

John Trudell (b. Feb. 15, 1946 – d. Dec. 8, 2015) was a Native activist and poet that made history in 1969 when he and a group of Native American activists occupied Alcatraz Island for over a year. This action led to the American Indian Movement (AIM) and other prominent Native American rights initiatives.

Trudell was also an extensive writer, recording artist, actor, and the creator of the Hempstead Project Heart.  He has written three poetry chapbooks and has recorded numerous albums of his poetry set to traditional Native music.

“Our responsibility is to use our intelligence as clearly and coherently as we possibly can.” ~John Trudell

You can find a number of works by or about Trudell here at Hannon Library, including his most recent book Lines From a Mined Mind: The Words of John Trudell. Visit the library today and learn more about this intrepid man.

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Hannon Library’s DVD collection reaches 5,000 items.


Gifts from Dale Luciano (SOU Emeritus, Theater) account for over half of Hannon Library’s extensive film collection. For many years, at regular intervals, Dale has delivered batches of 100 DVDs for donation. Every year, he also he purchases Academy Award-winning films that Hannon Library requests. Our collection of feature films contains great depth and breadth in genre and time period, from film classics to horror, westerns, independent media, and more.

Check out our DVD collection, located on the 2nd floor. You can also search for DVDs on the library’s online catalog.

DVD sign