Thursday, November 29, 2007

Basbanes to Speak at Friends Event

Nicholas A. Basbanes, America's foremost writer about book culture and book collecting, will be the featured speaker at the annual Friends of the Library Dinner on Saturday, December 1st.

His talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8pm in the Root Room of the Carnegie Building.

For more information about the Friends, visit their web site.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Join the Student Friends of the Library

For only $2, you can join the Student Friends of the Library.

When you join the Student Friends, you'll get access to the Library book sales before the rest of the student body, exclusive receptions with Student Friends Guest Lecturers, and reading period study breaks held in Azariah's Cafe. More importantly, you'll be supporting your library!

For upcoming events and lectures, visit the Student Friends' blog So Many Books ... So Little Time

Contact David Matchim if you're interested in joining!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Has OhioLINK saved your academic life?

If so, share your story! Testimonials from students, faculty and staff about the difference OhioLINK services and resources make in learning and teaching go a long way to make the case for continued financial support from the state coffers. Read what others have written or submit your story here.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Upgraded Video Viewing Rooms in Mudd

For your video viewing pleasure, AV Services has upgraded the facilities in Mudd 205 (consult map for exact location). There are 5 viewing stations and headsets now available. Four of the five workstations have new LCD panels and DVD players that handle multi-regional discs.

Need help citing sources?

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Spotlight on the Collection: The Gene Woodling Collection of Gay Fiction

The Gene Woodling Collection of Gay Fiction consists of over 1,200 volumes focused on the male homosexual experience. Works of fiction from 1900 up to the present time are included in this unique collection. Presses seminal to the gay rights movement such as Alyson, Fortune (London), Knight's Press, Gay Men's Press (London), Gay Sunshine, and Grove Press form the heart of the collection. Also included are poetry and non-fiction by and about both gay and lesbian authors and experiences.

The Woodling collection has been donated to Oberlin College Library by Mr. Gene Woodling of Akron, Ohio. Mr. Woodling, a Stonewall survivor whose collecting interests span many areas within the arts, began collecting materials relating to gay fiction in the 1950's. The initial donation of books arrived in April 1990, and the collection continues to grow. In addition to book materials, Mr. Woodling will soon be donating a collection of over 600 films on gay themes. Many of the titles in the Woodling collection are held nowhere else in Ohio, and in relatively few libraries nationwide. Gene Woodling's great wish for this unique collection is that it be well known and used by the Oberlin community.

Selected titles are now on display outside Azariah's Cafe.

To see a complete list of titles in the Woodling Collection, which are intershelved throughout the Main Library, simply do an OBIS search for Woodling as keyword.