Friday, October 17, 2014

Check out the refreshed sun deck

It's a nice warm October day, a perfect day to test out the new furniture and tables on the Mudd 4th floor Sun Deck!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Going away for break? Still need to do research?

Never fear ... you can still jump right in to research, and access Oberlin's electronic resources even when you're away from campus. Just follow these instructions. If you've not yet activated your barcode number on the back of your ID, email us with the information and we'll update our records. You need this to be validated as an Oberlin student when you're off-campus. Enjoy your break! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Privacy concerns with Adobe Digital Editions (ADE 4)

OhioLINK issued a statement regarding the discovery that there are concerns about data security with Adobe Digital Editions version 4, software used for reading electronic books. 

If you have questions about using ebooks at Oberlin contact the research help desk.

Koffee with Krislov--Monday, Oct. 13 @ 10pm!

Time for a study break with President Krislov and Dean Eric Estes at Azariah's Café in Mudd!  Coffee and cookies will be served.  A don't-miss event on Monday, Oct. 13 from 10-11 pm. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fuel your mid-term studying in Azariah's!

Check out the selection of cookies, muffins, yogurt, and other snacks in Azariah's from 2-11 pm Sunday through Thursday.  Also serving coffee, tea, espresso beverages, and hand-dipped ice cream.  Get that sugar high and caffeine blast you crave while studying for mid-terms!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friends of the Oberlin Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Oberlin Public Library's Fall 2014 book sale is going on this weekend! Also for sale are records, DVDs, and CDs. Low prices: most items are just 50¢ to $1.  Proceeds support the library's excellent programs and services.

Sat. Oct. 11, 10am-5:30pm (all items 1/2 price)
Sun. Oct. 12, 1-3:30pm (all items just 10¢!)

The public library is located at 65 S. Main St., across the street from the post office. The book sale is in the community room, to the right after you enter the lobby.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Thursday at 4:30 - Claire Solomon will talk about her new book "Fictions of Bad Life"

Claire Solomon ’98, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies will speak about her new book: 
“Fictions of the Bad Life: The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin American Literature”

Thursday, October 9, 4:30 p.m., Moffett Auditorium, Mudd 050

The first comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of the prostitute in Latin American literature, Solomon’s book shows the gender, ethnic, and racial identities that emerge in the literary figure of the prostitute during the consolidation of modern Latin American states in the late nineteenth century in the literary genre of Naturalism.  [Publisher summary]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

“Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism"

Join us on Monday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Moffett Auditorium (Mudd 050) for a lecture by J. Brent Morris, Assistant Professor of History from the University of South Carolina, Beaufort.  His talk on Oberlin's anti-slavery movement is jointly sponsored by Friends of the Oberlin College Library; the College Archives; department of History, Oberlin African American Genealogy and Research Group; and Oberlin Heritage Center.

Milt Hinton on the Road - exhibition in the Academic Commons

 Milton J. Hinton (1910-2000) enjoyed a long and influential career as a bass player.  His professional musical activities can be divided into three general phases: his time on the road, primarily with Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong (up to 1954), his time as a studio musician in New York City (mid-1950s through 1970s), and his time after the studios, where he combined touring, festival appearances, and work as an educator (1970s through 2000).

This exhibit, which focuses on Hinton’s early life and time on the road through the mid-1950s, is on display in the Academic Commons through November 6th.