Workshop: Keys to Research Success: Keeping Your Data Organized

Next week, the Research Commons is hosting a workshop that may be of interest:

Keys to Research Success:  Keeping Your Data Organized

Tired of searching for lost files?  Worried the spreadsheet you’re editing isn’t the most recent version of your data?  Looking for a better way to keep track of your methods and results?  Join the Libraries’ Data Management Services and the Undergraduate Research Office to learn more about creating a file naming system, tracking versions, and maintaining meaningful metadata for your research projects.

Who: OSU graduates and undergraduates

When: Friday, October 17, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Thompson Library, Room 150A/B


Visit the Research Commons Events page to see descriptions of each of the fall workshops and to register to attend.

If you have questions or comments, please email


Group Study Rooms

One of the Vet Med Library's study roomsNeed a space to work with your group?  You can now reserve the two group study rooms in the Veterinary Medicine Library online.  From the Library’s website, click the Rooms link.  Scroll down for information about the Veterinary Medicine Library’s rooms and a link to the reservation system.

Each room includes a white board and a large flat-panel monitor you can connect to with your laptop or tablet.  Remote controls and video cables can be checked out from the circulation desk.

Students can request a group reservation for one of two study rooms for 30 minutes to 4 hours. Rooms accommodate 2 to 10 people. When not reserved, the rooms are open for use on a first-come first-serve basis.  A group that is more than 15 minutes late forfeits the reservation.

Summer hours

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be open during break hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) from April 30 through August 26.

Extended Finals Week Hours 4/22-4/29

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be open the following hours during finals week:

Tuesday 4/22 (Reading Day):     8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4/23:    7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 4/24:    7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 4/25:    7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 4/26:    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 4/27:    12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday 4/28:     7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4/29:     7:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will be open during break hours (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) from April 30 through August 26.

Spring Break Hours

The Veterinary Medicine Library will close at 5pm on Friday, March 7.  It be open for break hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday and closed weekends through Sunday, March 16.  Normal semester hours will resume on Monday, March 17.

Library closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MLK day In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Veterinary Medicine Library will be closed on Sunday, January 19 and Monday, January 20.  Regular quarter hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

Library closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Mmm, turkey!

© Dr. C v Horst,

The Veterinary Medicine Library will close at 5pm on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27. It will be closed from Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, November 30 and will reopen on Sunday, December 1 at the usual time of 2pm.

Library closed on Veterans Day

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be closed on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at the usual time of 8am.

New monitors in group study rooms

Group Study RoomWe’ve updated the A/V equipment in the group study rooms at the Veterinary Medicine Library!  We have new widescreen, flat-panel monitors which will let you you plug your laptop or tablet into the wall so your group can view your desktop together.  (Ask for a VGA or HDMI cable at the circulation desk.)  You can still view DVDs and VHS tapes in the group study rooms, too.

New food policy!

Pack food in, pack waste outAs we welcome the incoming Class of 2017 and our returning graduate and professional students, we’re introducing a new food policy for the Veterinary Medicine Library.

  1. Food waste and trash MUST be disposed of in a trashcan in the hallway, not in the Library itself, to prevent overflowing trashcans, odors, and infestations of pests that can damage library materials.
  2. Food is prohibited at all computer workstations and near anatomical specimens or models.
  3. Beverages must be in containers with lids.
  4. You are responsible for cleaning up your space before you leave.  All food and beverage crumbs and spills must be removed from tabletops, chairs and floors.  Cleaning wipes are located at the circulation desk. Spills that you cannot remove on your own must be reported to the Library’s employees, who will provide additional cleaning products and report the spill to housekeeping, if necessary.
  5. Be considerate when selecting the foods you eat in the library:
    • Avoid foods that stain fabrics or that are particularly messy.
    • Avoid strongly aromatic food.
    • Avoid especially noisy foods or packaging.


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