Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer hours start Tues. May 28

All campus libraries are now on reduced summer hours.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Commencement/Reunion Events in Mudd

Saturday, May 25
10 am-2 pm, Open House & Exhibition for Classes of ‘63 and ’88, Oberlin College Archives, 4th fl.
1-2 pm, Academic Commons & Main Library tour with Ray English, Director of Libraries
4:30-6 pm, Friends of the Library & Oberlin Authors' Reception, Azariah’s Café

Sunday, May 26
1-4 pm, Open House & Exhibition for Classes of ‘63 and ’88, Oberlin College Archives, 4th fl.
4-5 pm, Conversation and reading with Tracy Chevalier ’84, followed by book signing

Classes of ‘63 and ‘88 Exhibition, Oberlin College Archives, 4th floor
Recent Books by Reunion Class Authors, Main Level
Print Handling, featuring artists' books from the Clarence Ward Art Library, Main Level
Spotlight on the Collection, featuring year books, course catalogs, and other items from reunion class years, Main Level
College Green, featuring the Oberlin book, Main Level (tabling)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Librarianship as a Career - Really!!

And there's a scholarship for that!

The Friends of the Oberlin College Library offers a graduate library school scholarship. This $3,500 award is offered each year to an Oberlin graduate who has been accepted to an accredited school of library and information science.

Information and application instructions are available here.

Applications are due on July 1, 2013!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today is the due date!

We know that many of you are still using these materials, and you should feel free to keep using your material through reading period and exams. Remember that special due dates still apply to reserve materials, periodicals, recalled items, interlibrary loans, OhioLINK materials, and other short-term loan items, and you will be responsible for fines if the items are returned overdue.
If you are a continuing student remaining in Oberlin for the summer, you may claim summer borrowing privileges, and then renew your books beyond commencement. 
Do you want to check on what you currently have checked out and when it's due? Just access your account at http://obis.oberlin.edu/patroninfo/
Do you have other questions about end-of-semester policies and procedures? Check out our FAQ, or contact any circulation supervisor for advice.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about your library account or our policies! Best of luck in the final days of the semester!

Allison Gallaher
Head of Circulation

Friday, May 10, 2013

De-stress with coloring books and crayons!

You know you crave that smell....
Hey, kids!  Just in time for reading period!  Regress to your childhood with our selection of coloring books and 64-Crayola-crayon boxes offering a colorful palette just waiting to awaken your inner 5-year-old artist.  Right inside the Mudd entrance, you can't miss it.

If you want to share, post your completed art work on the display board nearby.  (Signing your name is optional, of course.)

Good luck finishing up all your papers and projects, and on finals... then go have a wonderful summer!
Love, Mudd

Tracy Chevalier '84 to Speak on May 14th

Oberlin grad Tracy Chevalier will give a reading and a talk on her latest book The Last Runaway on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the First Church Meeting Room. 

Extended hours for Mudd

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mudd will be open continuously until 2:00 am on Thursday, May 16.

Please note that during the following hours, access is via OCID card swipe only.

May 11 at 9:45 pm - May 12 at 10 am
May 12 at 11:45 pm - May 13 at 8 am
May 13 at 11:45 pm - May 14 at 8 am
May 14 at 11:45 pm - May 15 at 8 am

Note that this is just the building, and no services will be offered during much of this time.

For the rest of the exam period, the whole library will remain open until 2:00 am and the A-Level and Scholar Studies will be open 24 hours.  The whole building closes at 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 19.
Please check out our hours page for building hours for the rest of exams and hours for specific service points.


Sunday, May 05, 2013

Koffee with Krislov Monday May 6

This is will be the last chance to come have Koffee with Krislov this semester.  Come to Azariah's Cafe from 10-11pm to chat with the Prez and get some late night caffeine to fuel your studying.

April may be the cruelest month ...

... but your hard-working library has been kind - take a browse through all the new material added to our collections in April!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The end of the semester approaches....

Yes, that's right, next week classes end, and the week after that the semester is over! You may have questions, and we have answers. Many of them are here, or follow the links for more information. If you prefer interfacing with humans, ask a staff member or give us a call!

Library materials that students have been using for the semester are officially due on May 14, 2013. These do not include shorter-term loan materials such as OhioLINK, ILL, reserve, periodicals, and recordings which have their own specific due dates. You can see everything you have checked out to you, and when it is due, by viewing your library record.

We recognize that some of you need to keep using your material through exams -- if this is the case, you may keep your semester-loan materials (books and scores due on May 14) until you have finished with them.

Many materials are renewable starting on May 9; please read our advice about renewing materials.

Do you have other questions about end-of-semester policies and procedures? Check out our FAQ, or contact any circulation supervisor for advice.

All the best at this busy time!