Thursday, April 24, 2008

Closing Reception: trans-masculine self-representations: images of identity

Join us for the closing reception of the exhibition at 7pm on Friday, April 25th in Azariah's cafe.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Work with us this summer or next fall!

The library currently has a number of openings for student summer positions, as well as jobs for next year. We generally post openings in the Oberlin Online Classifieds; there's also a job bulletin board near the Circulation Desk in the Main Library. Check these out!

Summer (some summer jobs may lead to employment in the fall!):
Audiovisual Equipment Assistant
Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Serials Assistant, Main Library
Reference & Academic Commons Assistant

Fall (jobs usually last all year):
Science Library Circulation Assistant [no longer accepting applications]
Art Library Student Assistant
Conservatory Library-Circulation Desk

Monday, April 21, 2008

Hey Folks! Come hear Joe Hickerson, OC '57

Joe Hickerson '57, folksinger, songwriter, and former Folk Music/Culture Librarian at the Library of Congress, will discuss vintage folk music and play examples from the Library of Congress Folk Archive and a few vintage Oberlin College recordings from the 1950s.

The talk will be in Mudd 113 from 4 to 5pm.

Reception to follow in Azariah's Cafe!

This event is sponsored by the OSCA, Student Friends of the Library, and the Mellon Librarian Recruitment Program.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Shansi exhibit in Main Library

Check out the fascinating exhibit 100 Years in the Life of Oberlin Shansi on the main level of Mudd. A series of panels depicting the history of Shansi from its founding in 1908 to the present day are accompanied by three cases filled with interesting cultural artifacts, memorabilia, and travel documents. Also included are numerous photographs from all decades of Shansi's programs at different sites in Asia. The exhibit is one of many events planned for Shansi's centennial celebration.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Check out 19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Oberlin College Commencement, occurs August 24th and 25th

The Daily Cleveland Herald, (Cleveland, OH) Monday, August 09, 1858; Issue 186; col B

You can read all about the event when you search the 19th Century U. S. Newspapers database. (keyword" Oberlin College commencement" in title)

19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a searchable full text database of nearly 200 newspapers from states and cities in 19th century America. You will find over 17,000,000 articles in these papers covering social events, sports, politics, news and entertainment. The database contains scans of full pages and clippings from these historic newspapers including the advertisements and illustrations. All of this is searchable by keyword and advance keyword searching. You can easily retrieve all types of articles containing references to the topic you are researching. The keywords you use to search will be highlighted in the article where they appear.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Academic Commons just keeps getting better

Due to the high usage level the new Academic Commons in Mudd receives, this week the library added more seating capacity. Come check out the new comfy red sofas in the Azariah's café, additional tables in the collaborative work area, and more chairs everywhere! There's now also a big, fat dictionary in the current reading area for your definitional delight.


What DID the Library Acquire in March?

New Art Exhibit in Azariah's

trans-masculine self-representations: images of identity
Azariah's Cafe April 4 - 28, 2008

Exhibiting the work of eddie gesso, Melsen Carlsen and Cobi Moules, each of whom explores identity through diverse visual media.

This project displays the ways in which individual artists use self-representations as a means of exploring negotiating trans-masculine identities. In addition, this project works to place these images in a social and artistic memory by presenting works in a public forum, and recording this exhibit in print form. By focusing on self-representations, this project centers gender identity formations and the ways in which discourses of gender shape artists' patterns of representation.