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Book outline with text that reads Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award 2024 Clark Library Earns Diversity & Access Award

Congratulations to the Clark Library! Insight Into Diversity has announced that our library is a recipient of the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award, the only private university in Oregon to receive it. This award honors academic libraries' programs and initiatives that encourage and support DEI across their campus through research, technology, accessibility, outreach, and more. The Clark Library team is proud to be recognized for our DEI work and is dedicated to advancing the University’s efforts to create an inclusive environment where our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can flourish.

Two Black students from UP yearbook 1969 Liberated Archives: Memory Work Partnership with Don't Shoot PDX

Covert Gallery Exhibit, January - May 2024

Mark your calendars for a reception with exhibit collaborators on March 21, 4-6pm in the Covert Gallery!

What is UP's role today when it comes to realizing racial and economic justice in North Portland? Visit the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery on the main floor of the library for an exhibit that hopes to spark consideration about these important questions. The exhibit is a collaboration by students and faculty in UP's Social Justice Capstone course, Public Research Fellows, and local community organization Don't Shoot Portland, with additional support from UP Ethnic Studies. It highlights themes of systemic oppression, displacement, and collective resistance in Portland, with an emphasis on the lived experiences of minoritized communities on UP's campus and North Portland. Can't make it to the library? Check out the online exhibit

Image: Black Student Union yearbook photo from The LOG , 1969.

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More Student Spaces!

Change was afoot during Winter Break -- check out these new student spaces:

  • The Digital Lab has moved to the Shiley-Marcos Center for Design & Innovation, Room 301. Same great services, new and improved space and equipment!
  • Find your new favorite study space in the Quiet Study Lounge on the upper floor of the library in the former lab area. It has couches, tables, and three Mac workstations for quiet study. It's also reservable for UP-sponsored groups!
  • The former Digital Lab office is now reservable as Group Study Room 224, and the old studios are now open group study spaces.

Have questions or comments? Get in touch!

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New Platform for Digital Collections and Pilot Scholars

Clark Library is pleased to announce the soft launch of a new platform for the Library’s digital collections and institutional repository (Pilot Scholars). The new URLs are:

Digital Collections:  https://digital.up.edu
Pilot Scholars:  https://pilotscholars.up.edu

What’s different?

The new platform provides a better user experience. Among the changes are a modern and responsive interface, easier browsing, full-text searching, and better in-platform viewing.  

What’s staying the same?

We are committed to providing access to UP’s historical records and scholarly works for teaching, learning, and research. All previous digital collections and institutional repository works will be available on the new platform. The data migration is in process and will be completed by the early half of Fall semester. Currently available digital collections include The Log yearbooks, Student Newspapers, and University History. Graduate Theses and Dissertations are available in Pilot Scholars.  


Any questions or comments can be directed to Philip Vue, Digital Services Librarian, vue@up.edu.