Wednesday, February 23, 2011

History of the Book lecture series - first talk Thursday!

Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton University, will give a talk: "Humanists with Inky Fingers: The Invention of Editing in Renaissance Europe” in King 306 at 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 24.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Academy Awards -- Spotlight on the Collection

The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 27. Do you have favorites? Do you want to catch up on your OSCAR-nominated viewing? Check out our Spotlight on the Collection, where we've gathered books about the OSCARs, a collection of screenplays and, when available, their original source material, and some recent additions to the print collection on American cinema. Interested in watching films? All of our Best Picture and Best Documentary, Feature holdings, plus anything 2010 nominees that we already own are listed here (unless the item is on reserve for a specific course). Enjoy!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Do you have the creative Spark?

Do you believe that information wants to be free and have a flair with film?

Then create a video advocating for open access to scholarship. The Association of College and Research Libraries is now accepting entries for the Sparky Awards. In addition to fame and glory you would win an iPad, iPhone or iPod.

Students interested in entering should check out the efforts of previous winners or talk to Ray English, Director of Libraries, who is a nationally recognized leader in the Open Access movement.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Memoirs of a Grandmother" - A Talk by Shulamit Magnus

Shulamit Magnus, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, will speak about her book “Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century”
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Academic Commons Classroom, Mudd 113

Pauline Wengeroff was the only nineteenth-century Russian Jewish woman to publish a memoir. Shulamit Magnus’s new book, a translation of Wengeroff’s memoir, published by Stanford Unversity Press, recently won the National Jewish Book Award in the Women's Studies Category.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Oberlin College Library.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Study carrel sign-up in Mudd starts February 12!

Sometimes you want to party in Mudd....sometimes you want to study. If it's studying that's on your mind, consider signing up for a study carrel, starting this Saturday. Just bring your OCID to the circulation desk in the Main Library, starting on Saturday, February 12, and get yourself settled.

All the carrels are numbered, so please scope out the ones you like in advance and make a note of the numbers. If someone got to your favorite first, you may have to accept a alternate. We allow up to 2 people to be assigned to each carrel, so you might have to share. See all the details here.


Monday, February 07, 2011

Valentine puzzle hunt in Mudd!

Start the semester off right... here's your chance to reunite five famous pairs of lovers in honor of Valentine's Day. Solve the Mudd Puzzle Hunt, brought to you courtesy of the Student Friends of the Library. Pick up an instruction sheet just inside the front entrance to Mudd, pull out your Sherlock Holmes gear, and get going! Questions? Contact Amelea Kim.

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Paper cup art installation in Mudd (BYOMug!)

Last semester, Rachel Saudek '11 collected approximately 1,122 used paper cups in Mudd Library. Now you can view the art installation she created with these discarded objects and read her statement about what it means. On display in the Academic Commons on the main level of Mudd from now until Feb. 13; after you enter, look straight ahead--you can't miss it.

Oberlin's library in the blogosphere

Read what Oberlin's students and faculty are writing about the library! Patrick Doherty '11 blogs about using the library from his perspective as a history major in his post titled Mudd: Love it, hate it, use it. Eli Goldberg '12 blogs on about his experience with the winter term letterpress printing project in his post titled The Dissociated Press: An Antique Adventure. Sebastiaan Faber, Professor of Hispanic Studies, blogs about Oberlin's open access resolution on the Townsend Humanities Lab site at Berkeley in his guest post titled Open Access, a Faculty Viewpoint.


Friday, February 04, 2011

Fahrenheit 451 book discussion (and pizza lunch) Feb 21

Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to join a book discussion of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 on Mon 2/21 noon-1:30. All participants will get a free book and a lunch of pizza, salad and cookies. Read a synopsis of the book. Participation is limited to 20 people, due to a limited number of copies of the book.

Stop by the table in Mudd at one of the times below to pick up a copy of the book and a reading guide:
Monday 2/7, 3-5:30
Tuesday 2/8, 3-5:30

Contact if you would like to join and pick up a book, but can't make it during the times above.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Twice as Nice

We've got lists of new materials added over the past two months ready for your perusal.

Welcome new students!

Come see us in the libraries and get to know our staff and resources!