Monday, August 24, 2015

Come explore the libraries!

WHEN: August 28, 2015 from 10am - 3pm
WHERE: Mudd Center

Get a running start on your first semester by exploring all that Mudd has to offer. Pick up your passport at the ramp and follow the footsteps to earn your stamps. Along the way, scope out the best study spaces, explore the Media Center, discover how to get tech help, and meet your First Year Library Advisor. Afterwards, enjoy snacks in Azariah’s Café and pick up some awesome prizes. All in about 20 minutes! Drop in any time after 10:00 a.m. Last departure is at 2:30 p.m. Highly recommended for all students in the Arts and Sciences.

You can visit other campus libraries, too! Tours will be held in Art from 1-3pm, Conservatory from 11am-2pm and Science from 1-3pm.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Architecture of Oberlin College: A Digital Exhibition by the OC Archives

The Oberlin College Archives is proud to unveil Architecture of Oberlin College, with images and historical information for over 190 College buildings, monuments, memorials and construction projects.

Each entry is linked to a current Google map;  structures no longer standing are linked to  an historical campus map. The site also includes in index of architects who have worked on campus.

The exhibit is culmination of a Winter Term project by Eva Fineberg '15 and Anne Salsich, Associate Archivist. 

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

OC Network Outage

The CIT will perform network maintenance on Saturday, August 8th from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  

During this time, there will be NO network access. 
This includes OBIS, the library website, and borrowing materials from OhioLINK.  

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Need something good to read?

Summer is a perfect time to catch up on all those books you meant to read last semester but were too busy. If you're still on campus for the summer and want some good reading material, scout out the selection of our new books and recreational reading in the Current Reading area in Azariah's and curl up on a comfy sofa (sorry, no counter service in the cafe until September!).

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best Wishes & Congratulations to Ray English!

Ray English retires at the end of this month, after serving for 25 years as Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries.  Ray came to Oberlin in 1979 as Head Reference Librarian, then served as Associate Director of Libraries from 1986-1990.  He has led the college libraries through a period of enormous change.  Under his leadership, Oberlin earned the 2002 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  In presenting him the Academic Research Librarian of the Year award in 2006, ACRL praised his "advocacy for open access to the results of scholarly research" and acknowledged his leadership of its Scholarly Communications Program and with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).  In 2009 Ray received the Hugh Atkinson Memorial Award that recognizes “an eminent librarian and leader” in the academic library profession.  More about Ray’s many accomplishments as library director can be found in the Fall 2014 issue of the Library Perspectives newsletter.  His last day in the office will be Thursday, June 25.  The library staff wishes Ray a well-deserved and productive retirement!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

OhioLINK services down for maintenance June 12-13

All OhioLINK hosted services will be down Friday, June 12, 6 p.m. – Saturday, June 13, 12 p.m. (noon) during a move to a new data center at the State of Ohio Computing Center.  

The following services / site will be affected:  the Central Catalog, the Electronic Journal Center, the Electronic Book Center, the ETD Center and the OhioLINK web site. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mudd's sun deck awaits!

Now that the weather has (finally) warmed up, soak up some sun and enjoy the newly refurbished sun deck up on the 4th floor of Mudd.  We have new tables, chairs, and a reading bench, plus lots of planters with interesting greenery.  The entrance is at the deck's southeast corner, just across from the womb chairs.  Watch your step as you go in and out.