Friends of the Oviatt Library
Cindy Ventuleth, contact (818) 677-2638
Community members may obtain borrowing privileges from the Library’s collection by joining the Friends of the Oviatt Library. Friends also are invited to the many cultural events and exhibitions sponsored by the Library. Membership is available to individuals and businesses, with dues varying.
Special Collections and Archives
Tony Gardner, curator, (818) 677-2832
- Preserves photographs, manuscripts, rare and fine press books, maps and other unusual printed materials in the Oviatt Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
- Prepares and organizes materials from the collections for exhibitions in the Oviatt Library.
- General collecting areas are American literature, arts & Antiquities, California studies, children's literature, history of printing and publishing, human sexuality, Japanese-American internment, 1942-1945, music, 19th and 20th century Europe, radio and television scripts, religion, theater, plays and motion pictures, United States history, world history.
Teacher Curriculum Center
Karin Duran, librarian, (818) 677-2501
- The Teacher’s Curriculum Center (TCC) is one of many campus efforts available for prospective teachers at CSUN. The TCC provides classroom and curriculum support using a wide variety of instructional materials. TCC resources help credential students, teachers, and parents to initiate ideas, expand on their lessons and guide their curriculum planning.
- The TCC is the circulating collection of K-12 curriculum materials and juvenile literature and as such, serves as a resource for instructional materials to CSUN students, faculty, and community educators. The TCC specializes in providing access to both print and non-print materials that would actually be used within a preschool, elementary or secondary school environment.
- The instructional materials in the TCC collection include student textbooks with accompanying teacher resource materials such as teacher’s editions and workbooks, curriculum guides and lesson plans, sound recordings, games, kits, picture sets, computer software, DVDs, and videocassettes. Supplemental resources such as idea books for lesson planning and classroom strategies with diverse student populations are also an integral part of the collection. All TCC materials are indexed in the Library’s online catalog and circulate under regular University Library policies and procedures.
- In addition, the TCC has an audio video equipment area for the preview of TCC materials and/or the creation of instructional material. This area includes personal computers, CD players, sound filmstrip viewers, and letter and paper cutters.
- The University Library’s collection of young adult/children’s fiction and non-fiction is also housed in the TCC. This collection includes national award-winning titles as well as a representative collection of various genres for juvenile literature. These materials are also indexed on the CSUN online catalog and circulate like other Library materials.
- The TCC is located on the garden level of the Oviatt Library. The entrance is from the main floor near the Reference Desk.
Urban Archives Center
Robert G. Marshall, head archivist, (818) 677-2832
The San Fernando Valley History Digital Library—CSUN Oviatt Library
- Focuses on collecting historically significant records on voluntary associations, local political figures and prominent citizens connected with the growth and development of Los Angeles County.
- Major themes include: Urban Development - Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, Educational Issues, Journalism in Southern California, Labor & Guild History, Minority & Ethnic Studies, Political Movement & Politicians, Social Service Agencies in Los Angeles and Women of Los Angeles.