Thursday, September 29, 2011

Follow Banned Books Week on Twitter!

If you are on Twitter, be sure to follow #bannedbooksweek to get a real-time look at what people are saying. Go ahead, read a banned or challenged book today!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wendy Call '90 Speaking on Friday, Sept 30th

Wendy Call, Class of 1990, will give a talk on her new book "No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy" on Friday, September 30th at 4:30pm in the Moffett Auditorium in Mudd Center.

SIGN-UP today for an East Asian Collection Tour at Mudd Library!

Meet with the East Asian Librarian, Special Collection Librarian and the College Archivist and learn about the resources available at the 2nd largest East Asian collection in the state of Ohio!

If you are an EAS major, you don't want to miss this tour!! Non-EAS majors, undecided majors and students who are native speakers of Chinese and Japanese are also welcome to join in! Two repeated sessions will be offered at 12:30pm on 10/3 and at 4:30pm on 10/5. Please fill out this form to indicate which session you would like to attend. We will meet in the Electronic Classroom (113) on the main floor of Mudd.

Xi Chen
East Asian Librarian

Doo - doo - doodling Around

Express yourself on the massive sheet of paper posted on the wall of Azariah's Cafe. We provide the pens, you provide the content!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Koffee with Krislov, Monday @ 10 pm

Come schmooze with President Marvin Krislov and Dean of Students Eric Estes at the first study break of the year in Azariah's Café (Main Level, Mudd). Tonight (Monday 9/26).

Welcome to Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2011. Celebrate your freedom to read ... Check out a banned, challenged or restricted book at your library today! For more information, or to find reading lists of frequently challenged books, visit

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Welcome home womb chairs!

Six of twelve chairs arrived safely home in Mudd today, and the remaining six will return at the end of September. They've been refurbished and reupholstered and are ready for your studying or napping pleasure.

Did you miss them? Glad to have them back? Do you have womb chair memories or stories to share? Post your thoughts in the blog comments below.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Viva Italia!

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy by visiting the exhibit now on display in the Academic Commons.

In addition to the information panels and images, the celebration, sponsored by the Consulate of Italy in Detroit in partnership with the Oberlin Departments of French and Italian, History, and the Conservatory of Music, includes the following events on Friday, September 23rd:

"Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Expedition of the Thousand," a presentation by Marco Nobili, Consul of Italy in Detroit, at 4:30pm in the Academic Commons

"Opera and the Unity of Italy," a lecture by John Zaretti, President of the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, at 8:00pm in the Kulas Recital Hall

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Writing help now available!

The Writing Center opens this Sunday, September 18. This free, student-staffed service is designed to help with every stage of the writing process, from the generation of ideas to fine-tuning grammar. Using a non-judgmental approach, Writing Associates offer general feedback, make suggestions for improvement, and challenge students to take their writing to new levels. No appointment needed, just drop in!

Location: Mudd Center, Academic Commons, Room 101A.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 7:00 p.m. - midnight (closed Friday & Saturday)


Don't copy if scanning will do

Did you know that you can use library copy machines to scan documents to pdf instead of copying them? The two Konica photocopiers on the Main Level of Mudd are set up to create pdfs and email them to you from items you scan. Instructions are posted by each copier. It saves paper and IT'S FREE!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Main Library study carrel sign-up starts September 17

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 Saturday,September 17. Just bring your OCID to the circulation desk in the Main Library 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. See details here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mudd Puzzle Hunt is Back!

Kick off the school year by solving the September Mudd Puzzle Hunt, brought to you by Student Friends of the Library! Stop by the by the rolling whiteboard at the front entrance to get started. Have fun!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

The 9/11 Television News Archive is a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists, and the public, it presents one week of news broadcasts for study, research and analysis.

Television is our pre-eminent medium of information, entertainment and persuasion, but until now it has not been a medium of record. This Archive attempts to address this gap by making TV news coverage of this critical week in September 2001 available to those studying these events and their treatment in the media.

Explore 3,000 hours of international TV News from 20 channels over 7 days, and select analysis by scholars.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Commemorative 9/11 exhibit in Mudd

An interactive, reflective exhibit, sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, is on view in the Mudd Academic Commons through Friday, Sept. 16. Materials are available to write and post thoughts, prayers, and reflections about 9/11 and its impact. Accompanying the exhibit is a display of both interfaith writings and reflective works.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Current Spotlight on the Collections: Italian Cinema

Oberlin College Library has a large collection of foreign language films. Over the past few years we've been building the Italian cinema collection to support the Italian language program. We have films by major new directors in most genres as well as celebrated directors and classics. There are some really fine films in the collection. Check them out! Stop by Mudd to see the exhibit of books and a title list of Italian films in the collection.

MyJSTOR accounts temporarily unavailable

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, JSTOR will perform site maintenance that will prevent access to MyJSTOR accounts.

You'll still be able to search, browse, read and download articles.

While you were away...

The Library was busy adding all kinds of great new library materials -- check out the lists of new books, videos, scores,recordings, and government documents.