Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring break library tips

We hope your #1 priority for spring break is to relax, recover, recharge, and recreate!  Should you plan to use the library to do any of those things (or to work on academics)--whether in person because you're staying put, or remotely because you're going someplace fun--here's what you need to know:

The libraries will be open, but with shorter hours.  Check the schedule before heading over.

You can access electronic resources from off campus, but not until you authenticate.  Here's how.

Enjoy the break!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Collections Spotlight - The Weimar Republic: Arts, Politics, Society

The time period in German history between 1914-1933, known as The Weimar Republic, was a tremendously rich period in the arts – theater, dance, film, music, and literature – as well as a time of great upheaval and change in German politics and society.

Multiple Oberlin courses, as well as this year's Jantz Lecture, are focusing on the history, arts and politics of the Weimar Republic.

Stop by and browse this Spotlight on the Collections display in the Academic Commons!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Save 25¢ on your Azzie's cuppa joe

Bring your own mug.  Good for the planet, easy on the pocket.

While you're there, pick up the new Azariah's coffee card -- buy 6 cups, get one free!

Let Mudd's Mudd special roast sustain you through mid-terms this week.

Happening now! Dog Therapy!

Come to the A-Level study lounge in Mudd.  Tuesday afternoon from 1-3!  We have puppies!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Hot Dances, Cool Gestures" - Jantz Lecture - Thursday the 14th

Gabriele Brandstetter of the Free University of Berlin will deliver the Harold Jantz Memorial Lecture "Hot Dances, Cool Gestures:  Dance in the Weimar Republic"  at 4:30pm on March 14th in King 306.  

OBIS is happy again!

Search away!  (And cross your fingers...)

Gay Fiction Exhibition

In conjunction with this year's Year of the Queer events, the library is exhibiting materials selected from its Gene Woodling Collection of Gay Fiction through Wed. March 20.  "Gay and Lesbian Literature of the 20th Century" focuses primarily on gay pulp fiction from the 1930s through 1970s.  Curated by college junior Alicia Gaber and college senior Lauren Vandemortel, with assistance from Assistant Professor of Sociology Greggor Mattson, the exhibition examines themes such as wartime settings, academic scholarship about homosexuality that influenced the various eras covered in the display, gay political and social movements contemporary to the publications in the exhibition, and works that were rejected by the gay community.  The exhibit is located on the main level just inside the entrance to Mudd Center.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

OBIS is down

We've got another hardware problem.  Until we get new equipment, use the OhioLINK Library Catalog and limit to location=Oberlin to find our holdings and call numbers.    Sorry for the inconvenience! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gallery Talk on Gay Fiction - Wed. Mar. 13

On Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30 pm, join collector Gene Woodling as he discusses the significant collection of gay and lesbian books he has generously donated to the Oberlin College Library over the past two decades. Mr. Woodling has been involved in gay and lesbian activism and culture since the 1960s. Joining him will be students Alicia Gaber and Lauren Vandemortel, curators of the exhibition “Gay and Lesbian Literature of the 20th Century: A Look Into the Gene Woodling Collection.” An informal Q&A session will follow their conversation.  The event takes place at the exhibition, on display just inside the main entrance of Mudd Center through Wed., March 20.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

College Archives Acquires Musante Collection

We are pleased to announce that actor, director, and writer Tony Musante, Oberlin Class of 1958, has donated his personal-papers collection to the Oberlin College Archives.
Tony Musante as "Christy" and Maxine Wenzler as "Widow Quin" in the
Oberlin Dramtic Association production of "The Playboy of the
Western World," May 1956.

The Musante Collection, spanning the years 1954 to 2012, includes extensive biographical information; Musante's handwritten notebooks that contain his thoughts, questions, ideas, and directorial suggestions relating to 116 of his acting roles in film, television, and theater productions; production photos of his work on the stage and in films; scrapbooks relating to his student days at Oberlin and his professional work in film and theater; scripts; playbills; posters signed by co-stars and production crews; and DVDs of many of his movies and television shows. The collection also includes materials relating to his wife, writer Jane Sparkes Musante '59.
The archives will be exhibiting materials from the collection in the Academic Commons of the Mudd Library from March 4 to 17 and in the Goodrich Room on the fourth floor of the Mudd Center from March 18 to 29. For more information, see the complete article on the acquisition of the Musante Collection here.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Koffee with Krislov Monday 10pm!

Don't miss the next Koffee with Krislov from 10-11pm in Azariah's. Free koffee and kookies and good konversation!