Friday, April 18, 2014

Anu Needham on Ankur - Monday and Tuesday

Join the Friends of the Library for “New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India:  The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films,” a talk by Anuradha “Anu” Needham, Donald R. Longman Professor of English, on Tuesday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Moffett Auditorium.  

The film will be screened at 4:30pm on Monday April 21 in Moffett Auditorium.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Do You Collect Books?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring is in the Air - and New Library Materials are Bustin' Out!

Make sure to save a little time in your busy April to take a look at the great new books, videos, scores, etc. that have been added to the Library collections in the last couple months!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Library Haiku Contest open for submissions

To celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19) and National Poetry Month (April) the library is holding a library-themed haiku contest! Write your haiku on the entry form provided at the display in Mudd and submit it by posting on the board.  The top 3 entries will win Amazon gift cards ($75/$50/$25). The entry deadline is 10am on Monday, April 28. Winners will be announced by Friday, May 2.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Spotlight on the Collections: Baseball

Baseball season is in full swing!  Mudd has a surprisingly rich collection of books on the history and culture of baseball in America and the world.  Check out a book on baseball, then go catch a game!  Get out there and cheer for OC baseball and softball teams or see a Lake Erie Crushers or Cleveland Indians game!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Exhibit of recent Archives acquisitions

Wool sweater
Richard Berridge '43
Head up to the Goodrich Reading Room (4th floor of Mudd) to view an exhibit of new items added to the Archives over the past year. Among the items displayed is a scrapbook of Richard F. Marshall, Class of 1943, which contains clippings, dance cards, programs and other ephemera from the 1942-43 school year. Also featured is a bamboo cane used by Janet McKelvey Swift, Class of 1883, during the 75th anniversary of her graduation at commencement weekend in 1958.

The holdings of the College Archives document the history of Oberlin College and the community of Oberlin from their founding in 1833.  It acquires a wide range of unique and interesting items, including institutional records; materials related to student life, athletics, and campus events; and papers of former faculty, staff, graduates, and other individuals affiliated with the College.

The exhibit will be up until May 1, 2014.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring break library info

Staying in town? Library hours are shorter over spring break.

Doing research while away?  Follow these instructions to access restricted online resources (databases, e-books, online journals, etc.) when you're not on campus.

Be sure to take some time relax, recover, and recharge... and have some fun, too!  Here's hoping the Ohio winter will be gone for good by the time you return.