Friday, March 24, 2006

OhioLINK services down early Sunday morning

From around midnight on Saturday March 25th until 8 a.m. Sunday morning OhioLINK will be taking all equipment offline for maintenance. This means that all central OhioLINK services will be unavailable. This includes their website which list of databases by name and by subject, as well as many OSearch databases, ISI, the central catalog, and the Electronic Journal Center.
OhioLINK will be back up and running as soon as possible on Sunday morning.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Have you heard the news about RAE?

Our very own Ray English has been named the Academic/Research Librarian of the Year by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)! The man behind the RAE board and the QTND will receive the award at the American Library Association's conference in New Orleans this June. Learn more about Ray's library feats and the ACRL.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Calling all bibliophiles!

The Student Friends of the Library are sponsoring a student book collection competition -- win fame and cash prizes! Check out the contest rules or contact Teresa Collins for more info. Entries are due by April 7th.

Monday, March 13, 2006

It's Party Time!

We're celebrating Clarence Ward's Birthday! Come to the Art Library on Tuesday, March 14th at 4:o0 pm to hear Ken Leslie talk about artists' books and see the grand unveiling of our very own Artists' Books Imagebase.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Are We Safer in the Dark?

In celebration of Sunshine Week, a panel of national experts will discuss open government and secrecy – the problems, the impact on communities, and what the public can do—in a program broadcast by satellite at 1 p.m. Monday, March 13 in Mudd Room 443.

Speakers for the satellite broadcast include moderator Geneva Overholser from the Missouri School of Journalism’s Washington bureau and panelists Thomas S. Blanton, National Security Archive, Georgetown University; Thomas M. Susman, Ropes & Gray; and Barbara Petersen, Florida First Amendment Foundation. More information is available on the Open the Government web site.

Audience members will be able to submit questions and comments by phone and e-mail. The 90-minute national conversation will be followed by a local discussion facilitated by Reid Wood of local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The satellite broadcast, co-sponsored by the Oberlin College Library, the local League of Women Voters, the Oberlin Public Library, and the local ACLU, is free and open to the public.