Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New restroom locks help prevent embarrassing moments

New locks were recently installed on the gender-neutral restroom doors in the Main Library Academic Commons that make it much easier to tell whether they're occupied.  No more squinting or trying to decipher what the slant of the lock's screw head means!

Our theory is that these are the two most heavily-used restrooms on campus.  Any other nominations for that honor?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Once in a Blue Mudd

Mudd will be lit up in blue from floodlights in Wilder Bowl this evening at 8 pm as part of Autism Awareness Month.    Light It Up Blue is a global initiative that kicks off Autism Awareness Month.  In addition, from 7-10 tonight students will be tabling in Mudd, handing out wristbands and information cards.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 unlimited campus access

The library is pleased to provide unlimited access to the news magazine The Economist via online.  Point your browser to

Off-campus access to requires installation of Oberlin CIT's Virtual Private Network (VPN); information and instructions are available from the CIT.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vanessa Davidson to Speak About Artist Edgardo Vigo April 1st

Vanessa Davidson, the Shawn and Joe Lampe Curator of Latin American Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, will explore the multifaceted career of the Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo (1927-1997).  Vigo was a pioneer of the mail art movement, active during Argentina’s Dirty Wars (1980s – 1990s), when the country’s military junta “disappeared” suspected opponents, including Vigo’s son Palomo.

Join the Friends of the Library at this event on Wednesday, April 1 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm in the Moffett Auditorium (Mudd 050).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

International Women's Day, and GSFS Scholarship!

Sunday was International Women's Day.  Come take a look at the March "Spotlight on the Collections" display  featuring books that further the conversation around gender and feminism, authored by our very own Oberlin faculty and alums!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Azariah's closed due to boil alert

Due to a water main break early Sunday morning, there is a city-wide boil alert in effect, including the Oberlin College campus.  As a result, Azariah's Café is closed on Sunday, Mar. 8, and will likely remain so until the boil alert is lifted.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exhibit and talk by Emerita Prof. Linda Grimm Monday, March 2

On Monday March 2 at 12p Emerita Professor Linda Grimm will give a talk "Princehorn's Sioux Photographs: an unknown collection from the early 20th century” about Oberlin's first official photographer, Arthur L. Princehorn, who served from 1917 to 1931.  Her talk coincides with the  opening of her exhibit: "Princehorn: Oberlin's Pioneer Photographer.  An Emblematic Record of the Sioux at Glen Island” which will be on display in the Academic Commons from March 2-22.

The talk, sponsored by the Oberlin College Archives, will be in Azariah’s Café in Mudd Center.

Fair is fair, right?

This is Fair Use Week.  Test your understanding of what constitutes fair use of images by reading these scenarios.

Learn more about this issue in the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, a collaboration between the College Art Association and professors of communication and law from American University.