Friday, September 29, 2006

Food for Thought

As we approach the "Eat Local Challenge" on October 3 sink your teeth into a few good books. For starters, try the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and finish with Food for Thought, just one of more than 26,000 ebrary electronic books available through OBIS.

Monday, September 25, 2006

QUIET PLEASE! (on Mudd 3rd Level)

In recent web surveys many students bemoaned the increasing noise levels throughout Mudd. In an effort to improve the situation, the 3rd Level of the Main Library has been designated a "high quiet zone". We hope everybody will respect the needs of many to have that extra quiet place to read, write, study, or ... zzzzzzzzzzz....

Monday, September 18, 2006

Steven H. Miles to Speak to Friends of the Library

Steven H. Miles, an expert in medical ethics, human rights, and international health care, and author of Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror will speak at 4:30pm on Friday, September 22nd in Moffett Auditorium in Mudd Center.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Need books? Come and get 'em!

The Oberlin College Library Book Sale will be held this Friday and Saturday, September 15 & 16, in the A level student study lounge. Members of the Friends of the Library get a sneak preview on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Students can join the Friends at the door by paying $2. The sale is open to all from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Most hardcovers cost $1, paperbacks $.50.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Main Library carrel sign-up starts Saturday, Sept. 16

What is a carrel and why would I want one?

From Wikipedia: A carrel desk is a small desk (usually) featuring high sides meant to visually isolate its user from any surroundings either partially or totally.

From A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.

From encarta: private space for individual study: a bay, cubicle, or small room where one person can study in private, e.g. in a library

You may sign up for your own private study space in the Main Library beginning September 16 at the Main Library Circulation Desk. Carrels are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be shared with one other person.

All you need to sign up is your OCID and a list of preferred carrel numbers. We can provide maps of the carrels at the circulation desk. For more information, consult our webpage or ask the circulation staff.