Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving break hours

Our shortened hours for the Thanksgiving holiday are:
Wednesday, November 27: 8 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 28: CLOSED
Friday, November 29: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, November 30: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, December 1: 10 am - 2 am


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Database trial: World Bank eLibrary

The library has a trial of the World Bank eLibrary which runs through December 31, 2013.

The World Bank eLibrary is the World Banks subscription-based collection of nearly 6,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers, covering the latest research and publications on important global issues that shape our world today, such as:
  • poverty
  • health
  • education
  • climate change
  • energy
  • food distribution
  • fragile states and conflict
  • emerging markets
  • economics and much more!
Titles include:

Development Outreach, World Bank Economic Review and World Bank Research Observer journal articles published since 1996
Development Economics (DEC) policy research working papers published since 1995
e-books and reports dating as far as the 1970s (in the case of the World Development Reports)

Feel free to leave a comment on this post to let us know what you think of this resource.  Thanks!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lap desks available for use in the library

We now have 3 lap desks available for use in the library.  Their home is the cushion pit, but feel free to carry one elsewhere in the building if you need it.  Just return it to the cushion pit when you're finished.  These are property-marked, and we hope you will all share nicely.  If they disappear, however, they won't be replaced.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ends Friday: Exhibit on OC Choir's 1964 Soviet Union Tour

In March and April of 1964, the Oberlin College Choir toured the Soviet Union and Romania as part of a cultural exchange program.  Directed by Robert P. Fountain, the choir charmed audiences with outstanding performances in cities such as Leningrad, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and Bucharest.  An exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tour is on display in the Academic Commons in Mudd Center through Friday, Nov. 22.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Faculty Book Talk by Sheila Miyoshi Jager

Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, will speak on her recent book Brothers at War:  The Unending Conflict in Korea at 4:30p on Wednesday, November 13 in the Moffett Auditorium of Mudd Center.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

New in Our Collections This Fall

The leaves may be falling but our shelves are full!  

Monday, November 04, 2013

Harold Jantz Memorial Lecture: "The Monuments Men," by Robert M. Edsel

On Thursday, November 7 at 5:30p in the Sculpture Court of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Robert M. Edsel will deliver the Jantz Lecture on his recent book The Monuments Men:  Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Friends of the Library Annual Dinner & Talk

David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States will be speaking to the Friends of the Library on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8pm in the Root Room of the Carnegie Building.

The talk is free and open to the public.