Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Passport to Mudd : Libraries and more

WHEN: August 29, 2014 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 Mudd Center ramp to begin your journey. Follow the footsteps to earn stamps for your passport. Along the way, scope out the best study spaces, explore the media center, discover how to get tech help, and learn about the variety of resources available to you. Afterwards, enjoy snacks in Azariah’s and pick up some awesome finishing prizes. It all takes 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.

Monday, August 11, 2014

R5 plays Oberlin

For a few days in June, the campus provided the setting for an Office Max/Office Depot video shoot featuring the band R5.  Can you find your favorite places in Mudd in this collection of videos?

Monday, July 28, 2014

3 database trials from EBSCO

We have trials for 3 EBSCOhost databases until Sept. 25, 2014:
  • Race Relations Abstracts -- includes citations and summaries of journal articles covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Urban Studies Abstracts -- covers essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies -- covers research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, including political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs, business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history & archaeology.
Use this link to access each of the databases.  

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Catch RAE on the Small Screen

Catch RAE on the small screen and think of the Library when you're making a donation to the College. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

New URL for ILL service, ILLiad

If you're a regular user of interlibrary loan, you may have bookmarked the welcome page for ILLiad.  Please note that the URL has changed due to a recent server upgrade.  The correct logon page is  We are still finding some places that are referring to the old logon, and apologize if you're misdirected.  Do let us know if you sent on a wild goose chase so we can correct the references.  And watch for a much needed refresh of the ILLiad pages this summer, now that we have a new machine.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Have you read anything by Charles Wright?

Now's the time!  He's the new poet laureate of the United States, appointed by James Billington, Librarian of Congress.  See OBIS for a selection of his work.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Westwood Cemetery exhibit (through Fri. June 27)

The Oberlin College Archives presents an exhibit to commemorate Oberlin’s First Cemetery (established 1836) and the Westwood Cemetery (dedicated in 1864). The exhibit is part of the Juneteenth celebration of the 150th anniversary of Westwood Cemetery.  The exhibit will be on display June 9-27 in the Goodrich Room, located on the 4th floor of Mudd Center.

Milt Hinton festival (Thur. June 12)

The inaugural Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass will feature a daylong festival on Thursday, June 12, called "Celebrating Milt Hinton.”  A highlight of the day will be a guided tour of the Oberlin Conservatory Library's special collection of Hinton’s papers and photographs, which document a 70-year career during the golden age of American jazz.  The tour, which begins at 2:30 pm in the Conservatory main lounge, will be led by Conservatory Special Collections Librarian Jeremy Smith.  More details and a full schedule of festival events, which include a film screening, talks, and musical performances, are available online.  The day's events are also covered in an interesting article with interviews and background information at
Milt Hinton (left) performs with Cab Calloway, Havana, 1951.  (The Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection)