Last week I was visited by Bob Oster from the Provost's Office. Bob is a great support of HC&A and his role within the Provost's Office provides a solid pipeline of materials to the archives. Most recently Bob dropped off a box that somehow contained a plethora of records which I had been seeking since starting here last August.
|Promotion and Tenure documents|
|Proposal for a PHD in Neuroscience and Neuroscience Graduate Program|
|Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes|
Oh yeah, and have I mentioned that I am diligently working as one of the members of the Library's Strategic Planning Task Force? Well, imagine our surprise when within this acquisition were not one, but two strategic plans (one for OHSU, a draft version for discussion and one for the Oregon System of Higher Education)! It's like some kind of archival gold mine. The smoking gun or the silver bullet as it is referred to from time to time. This is when you find exactly what you were looking for, in the form you anticipate and it solves a major problem or need. In a sense, both the OHSU strategic plan draft and the Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes were like an accession of silver bullets. Really useful both internally for our staff and, most importantly, our patrons.
|Who doesn't like a well written strategic plan?|
As always, even if not fully processed, these records are available for inspection and research upon request.
All the best,
*Not a comprehensive list of collection contents
**I know, I called it a "collection" but technically it's a records group.