Monday, September 30, 2013

Reserving Main Library spaces

Students groups, college offices, and individuals can book a variety of spaces in Mudd to study, have small group meetings, do tabling, put up exhibits, hold office hours, etc.  It's easy to reserve a space!  Complete the appropriate form and we'll get back to you.

All forms are available on the Library Request Forms page:
   Group study room

Friday, September 27, 2013

Career Center Student Peer Advisors in Azariah's

Thinking about internships? Job hunting? Graduate school? Want some help with resumes, cover letters, web searches, interview tips, and other aspects of the search? You can now get that right in Azariah's! The Career Center Student Peer Advisors are available for drop-in appointments on any aspect of job, internship, or graduate school searches. Find them in Azariah's Café (Main Level of Mudd) on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8-10pm, and on Sundays from 8-10pm. Come by and chat!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September Puzzle Hunt is up in Mudd Library!

Find the 1st clue on the right side of the Research Desk in the Academic Commons! Bragging rights as well as some sweet prizes are located along the way...   Hosted by the Oberlin College Student Friends of the Library (OCSFL*).
* What exactly is OCSFL, you may ask?  It's an on-campus organization that seeks to involve students in the libraries. OCSFL keeps students informed of important developments in the libraries, asks for student perspectives on how to improve services, and organizes events for students.  Anyone who likes the library should join! You'll receive regular news updates about the library as well as invitations to super-cool events.

To join:  Email Jesse Gamoran (  Include your OCMR, major (if you have one), and your class year!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Banned Books Week 2013

Banned Books Week is celebrated every year at the end of September. This year it runs from Sept 22-28.  Check out the display near Azariah's Cafe, which features banned and challenged science fiction and fantasy books. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read, today and every day!

Toni Morrison saw the display in Mudd last week ...

... did you?

Monday, September 23, 2013

"Brimstone & Bleeding Earth" - A Talk by Barry Moser

Artist and printer Barry Moser will give a talk, "Brimstone & Bleeding Earth:  Violence in the Bible and the Eye of the Illustrator," to the Friends of the Oberlin College Library on Thursday, September 26th at 4:30p in the Moffett Auditorium (Mudd 050).

Friday, September 20, 2013

Need help with writing?

The Writing Center can help with every stage of the writing process, from the generation of ideas to fine-tuning grammar. Writing Associates offer general feedback, make suggestions for improvement, and help you take your writing to new levels. No appointment needed, just drop in!

Location: Mudd Center, Academic Commons, Room 101A.
Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 7:00 p.m. - midnight 
            Sunday 2 pm - midnight
            closed Friday, Saturday

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Toni Morrison Society celebrates 20th anniversary

This weekend, the Toni Morrison Society will be in Oberlin celebrating its 20th anniversary! The Oberlin College Library is proud to celebrate the Nobel Laureate, and currently features a display in the Mudd Learning Center which highlights some of the many of the books written by and about her.  You'll also find more information about the Society, the Bench by the Road project, and a self-guided tour of some of the local places mentioned in her works. Please feel free to check out the display and borrow a book or two!  The display will be up through the weekend.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Azariah's open for business!

Counter service is now open at Azariah's Café on the main level of Mudd.  From 2-11 pm Sunday through Thursday, Azariah's serves sweet and savory snacks, coffee, tea, espresso beverages, and four flavors of hand-dipped ice cream (selection changes periodically).  Self-serve coffee is also available each weekday morning on the honor system, starting at 8 am 'till it's gone.

This year we're serving up coffee from a new company, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Over the summer, our elite tasting team (including several students) heard presentations and sampled coffees from three different local suppliers.  Crimson Cup, a specialty coffee roaster located just down the road in Columbus, Ohio, was selected to provide the coffee sold in Azariah's.  Give it a try and tell us what you think!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

That chute hanging off the front of Mudd

Portions of the roof of Mudd Center are being replaced to address chronic leaks on the south side of the 4th floor, and to head off additional problems in the future.  The large chute funnels old roofing materials directly to the dumpsters without scattering debris.  The work is expected be completed by the middle of next week.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Take a browse ...

Through the lists of new materials added to the Library over the summer.  Quick, before you get bogged down with course readings!

Main Library carrel sign-up begins September 14

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 14. 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.

                                                           [kid not included!]