Wednesday, September 30, 2009

OhioLINK resources UNavailable Saturday

Due to emergency electrical repairs, ALL OhioLINK systems will be unavailable on Saturday, October 3rd from approximately 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., or until the work is completed.

Access to remote databases not located on an OhioLINK server (Ebsco, OCLC, Lexis-Nexis, ISI, etc.) should still be available to on-campus users via OBIS.

(If it is raining in Columbus the repairs will be rescheduled)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What would you like to read?

We need your input on the next round of books for our recreational reading collection. Visit the current reading area in Azariah's and pick up the folder (on the octagonal book shelf) with the list of books that we can choose from. Just make a note next to titles that you are interested in and we'll get them in the pipeline!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Coffee with Krislov tonight at 10pm

Join President Krislov for cookies, coffee, and conversation in Azariah's Cafe!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did you sign up for a carrel yet?

It's not too late! Here's the scoop.

Dan Chaon Reading Today

National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon will read from his new novel for ""Await Your Reply," on Thursday, September 17th at 4:45pm in Craig Auditorium.

This event is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Library, the Creative Writing Program, and the Main Street Reading Series.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fashion Forward OBIS

With its new color palette and a few new features OBIS is ready for fall!

Music lovers on the go can take advantage of the ability to limit recordings searches to streaming music and cinema fans will appreciate improvements in the video/dvd searching.

Everyone can keep track of or share their research discoveries with others using the "Bookmark and Share" tool that's been added to every record in OBIS.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Spotlight on the Collections: Science Fiction

The Joseph Sanders Collection & Science Fiction at Oberlin College Library

On display as the current "Spotlight on the Collections" in the Academic Commons are selected works from the Joseph Sanders Collection, as well as a number of reference books and representative critical and historical studies of science fiction.

While the literary genre of science fiction has long been studied in an academic context, most academic libraries do not collect widely the “primary sources” themselves, beyond perhaps a handful of well-known authors (think Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin). So in 2006 when Oberlin College Library was approached by Joseph L. Sanders – a well-known scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature based in the Cleveland area – about accepting a large collection of science fiction materials we were eager to do so. There are currently over 1000 titles fully cataloged in OBIS that are part of the Joseph Sanders Collection, and many more titles are being added over time (he has donated over 3000 books thus far).

To view everything in the Joseph Sanders Collection, do a keyword OBIS search for “Joseph Sanders collection”.

Please address any questions about “Spotlight on the Collections” to We’re always eager to hear ideas for future exhibits!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

“Re-Making History: A Dynamic Learning Experience”

Learn about the making of the current exhibition in a talk by Rick and Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio and the Massachusetts College of Art

Wednesday, September 2, 4:30 p.m.
Mudd113, Academic Commons, Mudd Center

After the talk, join the Friends of the Library for a wine and cheese reception in Azariah’s Café to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Wooden Synagogues: Recovering History through Art and Architecture.