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.
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!).
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!
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.