Friday, January 30, 2009

Extended hours/late night access to Mudd via card swipe

We're pleased to announce that this semester the A-Level and Scholar Studies will remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. The rest of the building still closes at 10 pm. Access is limited to holders of OCIDs, using the card swipe at the front entrance.

We've also decided to activate card swipe access Sunday - Thursday nights after 11:45 pm. The whole building is still open until 2 am, but access is limited to those with OCIDs.

Thanks so much for your cooperation with these safety measures.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Library closed at noon, Wednesday, January 28

The library will close with the college at noon on Wednesday January 28th.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Young adults reading more

According to a recently released report from the National Endowment for the Arts, literary reading has risen among adult Americans for the first time in over a quarter-century. “Literary” reading refers to the reading of any novels, short stories, poems, or plays in print or online. After decades of declining trends, the report, Reading on the Rise, documents a decisive increase among virtually every group measured in this comprehensive national survey. The most significant growth has been among young adults (ages 18-24), the group that had shown the largest declines in earlier surveys. This group went from a 20 percent decline in 2002 to a 21 percent increase in 2008–a startling level of change. During their high school years, this group was the target of the largest literary initiatives in the NEA’s history, a possible explanation for at least some of the change. Read the press release, or download the full report (16-pp. pdf).


Friday, January 23, 2009

Network to be down Sat. 1/24

Note that CIT's planned downtime for the campus network will affect the library's web site, too. Plan ahead (or just sleep in)! As a stand-in for OBIS, off-campus users can search the OhioLINK Catalog, then use Limit/Sort and choose Oberlin under the "WHERE Item is located" pull-down option.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Join us for coverage of the Inauguration in Azariah's

If you can't make it to the celebration in the Root Room today, pop in to Azariah's to see history in the making!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Extend hours for A-Level/Scholar Studies with card swipe

We are pleased to offer extended hours for the A-Level study areas and the Scholar Studies for some evenings during Winter Term. These areas will be open until 10 p.m. on the following nights:

Tuesday - Thursday, January 13-15
Tuesday - Thursday, January 20-22
Monday, January 26

Access requires an OCID, and the card swipe will be activated around 7:45 pm each evening.

In addition, the A-Level and Scholar Studies will be accessible on Monday, January 19 with card swipe access from 8 am - 10 pm. The rest of the building is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy Winter Term

This is a perfect time to catch up on all those books you meant to read last semester but were too busy ... scout out the selection of our new books and recreational reading in the Current Reading area in Azariah's and curl up on a comfy sofa (sorry, no counter service in the cafe until February).