Former Friends of Hannon Library president and board member, Judi Drais, died on August 28. A longtime Rogue Valley educator, the indomitable Judi dedicated her life to learning, teaching, and service.

Judi’s friends have created a memorial fund for purchasing books for Hannon Library. To contribute: mail checks to Hannon Library, Attn: Becca Evans, made out to Hannon Library with Judi Drais Memorial Fund in the memo line.

JudiDraisJudi’s obituary in the Medford Mail Tribune can be read here.

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Back for its 4th annual year, the Ashland Book and Author Festival celebrates the literary arts of Southern Oregon. Hosted by Hannon Library, the festival brings together many facets of the community, including authors of all genres, publishers, booksellers, and media outlets. Enjoy presentations, exhibits, book signings, and more!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

10 AM – 4 PM

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Southern Oregon University

Looking to get involved? There are many ways to participate in the festival. If you’re an author or organization, join our Reader’s Circle and showcase your work at the all-day exhibit fair. Sign up to give readings, host workshops, or present your brand. Community members—become a festival volunteer and be a part of the behind-the-scenes fun. Or take your involvement to the next level and become an official festival sponsor.

For more information, visit the festival website at hanlib.sou.edu/bookfest

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By Alex Mesadieu

Last weekend the staff of Hannon Library hit the streets, marching in the 2015 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, an event that has been celebrated in Ashland for over 100 years.

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration begins every year at the crack of dawn, with a morning run, and ends with a massive parade. The parade attracts an estimated 20,000 spectators according to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.

Hannon Library staff marched in the parade surrounded by over 100 representatives of the different programs and departments at Southern Oregon University. SOU’s entry in the parade had everything from a rock band playing music from the back of a truck, to SOU President Roy Saigo waving to thousands of audience members.

SOU is indispensable to the economic and cultural framework of Ashland. Because of SOU’s important role in the region, university employees love to participate in the events and traditions that make Ashland great.

See video coverage of the parade, courtesy of RVTV, here: https://youtu.be/U6R848Kt7q8?t=19m18s4thofJuly

By Alex Mesadieu

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Usually, hundreds of insects would not make a building better, but this is not the case with Hannon Library’s latest digital collection. Hannon Library has teamed up with students, researchers, and amateur collectors to create the Southern Oregon University Insect Museum—Butterfly Collection.

Butterfly CollectionThe digital collection displays over 300 butterflies from the Oregon and Northern California regions. Visitors to the library’s website can see every kind of local butterfly imaginable, from Anglewings to Tortoiseshells.

Whether you have a passion for nature, insects, or just love beautiful photos, check out this great new collection on our website.

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By Alex Mesadieu

comm202Last week, Hannon Library had the bittersweet task of saying goodbye to ten of our student employees—Steven Beatty, Emily Borman, Hannah Gogulski, Mariah Gonzales, Kelsie Lawson, Edward Pay, Haley Petty, Cristian Ramirez, Elizabeth Williams, and Kaiwen Zhang, who have all graduated from SOU.

Student workers play a major role in how the library operates. WithHappy Grad over 16 departments and just 28 non-student employees, student workers are essential to making the library run seven days a week. In exchange for their dedicated service, Hannon Library gives university students unique opportunities for developing skills outside of the classroom experience. Library student workers receive practical training in office management, computing, event planning, customer service, tutoring, and many more skills that are essential for graduates entering the work force.

The staff at Hannon Library wish nothing but success for all of our graduating students. Congratulations class of 2015!