Monday, March 26, 2012

Did you miss John Harwood's or Carol Lasser's book talk?

Videos of recent book talks by John Harwood, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Architectural History, and Carol Lasser, Professor of History have been posted on the Friends of the Library web site.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Enjoy Spring Break!! A couple of library tips...

Staying in town? Library hours change over spring break.

Doing research from afar? Here's how to access restricted resources when you're not on campus.

Scanning's a cinch!

Quick, easy, and simple! Use a photocopy machine in any campus library to scan documents or photos in color; send pdfs directly to email or save to USB flash drive. See our Printing, Photocopying & Scanning page for additional options.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

...and some like it hot!

We've got a new Quench water cooler up and running in the vending area in Azariah's  This has hot/cold/room temp water dispensing, using all sorts of filters and ultraviolet light to make it clean and safe.  Enjoy and stay hydrated!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Extended hours for midterms in Mudd

The A-Level study lounge and lobby and Scholar Studies will remain accessible 24 hours starting tonight and continuing through the beginning of spring break.   The whole building will close at 3 pm on Saturday, March 24.  

We hope you leave and get some sleep this week, but if you need to study beyond 2 am (or 10 pm on Friday), these areas are at your disposal!

If you're hanging out in Oberlin for Spring Break, check out our hours.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Carol Lasser will speak on Antebellum Women

Professor of History Carol Lasser will talk about the book she recently co-authored with Stacey Roberston, Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan, on Wednesday, March 21st at 4:30pm in the Moffett Auditorium in Mudd Center.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Did you miss Toni Morrison's talk last night?

Maybe you were unable to get a ticket, or were otherwise engaged and couldn't attend Toni Morrison's talk last night. But never fear! There is a selection of books by and about her on display in the Library. Come on in and borrow one (or some!), and get your fix of this wonderful author's writing, or read some critical works.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The End of an Era

After nearly two and a half centuries the Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer be printed.

We've had online access for years, of course, but it was still comforting to know that someone out there had the hard copy ...

Exhibit: "Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography"

Historian Rickie Solinger has curated an exhibition of photographs that document how African Americans claimed significant new freedoms during the Great Depression of the 1930s, through opportunities opened up by New Deal programs.

Ms. Solinger will deliver a talk related to the exhibition on Tuesday April 3, at 4:30pm in Moffett Auditorium, Mudd 050.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

New resource: FBIS Reports - Foreign news in translation 1941-1996

FBIS Reports (1941-1996) opens new possibilities for researchers seeking foreign primary sources in English. The library recently initiated online access to the 1941-1974 segment of the FBIS Reports (Foreign Broadcast Information Service) which complements the 1974-1996 segment that we have had for years. Originally selected by the CIA for monitoring national security, documents in FBIS include transcripts and English translations of foreign news services, radio and television broadcasts, speeches and interviews.

Contact a Reference Librarian for more information

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Could your student organization's budget use some help?

You're in luck ...

The Student Finance Committee will hold budgeting help sessions for student organizations on March 7, 8, 14 and 15. Sessions will be held on these dates in Azariah's Cafe from 8-10pm. The the SFC help you get your student organization's budget into great shape!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

So the Weather is Unpredictable...

Good thing you can count on the Library and its steady pace of new acquisitions! Take a look at February's newly added books, videos, scores, recordings, and gov docs.