Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thanks for the memories!

After 10+ years this is our final post on this blog.  As we mentioned earlier in the spring, we're focusing our online outreach efforts in other venues.

We hope you'll follow the Oberlin College Library on Tumblr, Twitter, or Facebook - we've still got lots to share with you!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 !

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We'll keep you posted on what we're up to.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Read Hi-o-His, the Oberlin Alumni Magazines and the Review Online!

Graduates and Reunion Class Members get your fix of Oberlin nostalgia from wherever your paths lead.

The Library (with help of the College Archives!) provides online access to the Hi-o-Hi yearbooks (1960-1991), the Oberlin Alumni Magazine (1904-1960), and the Oberlin Review (1874-2012).

Friday, May 13, 2016

And the winners are ...

Winners of the Student Book Collection Competition were honored in a brief ceremony in the Academic Commons on May 9th.   Congratulations to:  Cole Burchiel, who won first prize for his collection, "Bringing Nature into my Home;"  Kinsey Denney, who won second prize for "Queer Women and the Books We Write;" and Tory Sparks, who won third prize for "The Personal, the Political, the Academic."   Thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding the awards and the Student Friends for soliciting entries and coordinating the judging.

Selections from these collections are on view in the Academic Commons though Commencement.  Come take a look!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Do you collect books?

The Student Book Collection Competition is open to current Oberlin College students. This competition is meant to recognize the efforts of students who collect books, as well as inspire others to start collecting. The top three entries will be awarded cash prizes (top prize is $300!) and will be invited to display their collections in the Mudd Main Academic Commons near the end of the semester. Collections are evaluated for their cohesiveness and unity, as well as originality and creativity

Submissions are due by noon on Wednesday, April 27th.

For more information please visit or contact the student friends of the library at

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Manga! Spotlight on the Collections

The new Spotlight on the Collections display in Mudd features Japanese comic books in translation. With titles such as Pretty Guardian, Sailor Moon, Assassination Classroom, and Fullmetal Alchemist, this display brings attention to the surprising and delightful collection of Manga at Oberlin College Library. Display by Joseph Maiville.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah to deliver 2016 Jantz Lecture Thurs 4/14

Kwame Anthony Appiah 
Book display in Mudd Apr 11-14

Internationally renowned philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver the 2016 Harold Jantz Memorial Lecture.  His lecture "Of our Spiritual Strivings: W.E.B. DuBois as a German Philosopher" draws from his recent book Lines of Descent:  W.E.B. DuBois and the Emergence of Identity.  See the entry in Oberlin Calendar of Events for more info. 
Library Student Assistant Isabela Espinal OC'16 put together this welcoming book display in Mudd to highlight works by Appiah and scholarship on African-Amercans in Germany, as well as Afro-German experiences.