Friday, March 21, 2014

Exhibit of recent Archives acquisitions

Wool sweater
Richard Berridge '43
Head up to the Goodrich Reading Room (4th floor of Mudd) to view an exhibit of new items added to the Archives over the past year. Among the items displayed is a scrapbook of Richard F. Marshall, Class of 1943, which contains clippings, dance cards, programs and other ephemera from the 1942-43 school year. Also featured is a bamboo cane used by Janet McKelvey Swift, Class of 1883, during the 75th anniversary of her graduation at commencement weekend in 1958.

The holdings of the College Archives document the history of Oberlin College and the community of Oberlin from their founding in 1833.  It acquires a wide range of unique and interesting items, including institutional records; materials related to student life, athletics, and campus events; and papers of former faculty, staff, graduates, and other individuals affiliated with the College.

The exhibit will be up until May 1, 2014.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring break library info

Staying in town? Library hours are shorter over spring break.

Doing research while away?  Follow these instructions to access restricted online resources (databases, e-books, online journals, etc.) when you're not on campus.

Be sure to take some time relax, recover, and recharge... and have some fun, too!  Here's hoping the Ohio winter will be gone for good by the time you return.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Need media help? Call on the COMETS!

Collaborative Media Exploration and Technology Support (COMETS) is Oberlin’s first co-curricular initiative for creative media and collaborative experimental learning. Housed within Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching (OCTET), we connect technically trained students with courses, faculty, staff, and other students to increase creative media literacy, exploration, and innovation.

COMET students are trained in mentoring, technical skills, and collaborating across disciplines. Mentors then provide workshops, drop-in lab assistance, playshops, and individual consultations (by appointment). You can even borrow equipment!

Check out the COMETS web page for more information.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Student Friends of the Library Program - Life of Book

Join the Student Friends of the Library this Thursday afternoon at 3pm (March 13) on a very special tour of the main library from the perspective of a book

Discover the mystery of how books go from a professor’s wish list to the stacks.

Email to reserve a spot on the tour. Space is limited, so act fast!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

CANCELED: Kazim Ali to Speak on Wednesday, March 12th

Due to adverse weather conditions and the college-declared Level 2 Weather Condition, today's talk and reading by Kazim Ali and Mohammed Mahalatti has been canceled.  We'll announce a reschedule time soon.

Join the Friends of the Oberlin College Library Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Moffett Auditorium for “The Oasis of Now,” a talk by Kazim Ali, Associate Professor Creative Writing, about translating the work of Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri.  Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Presidential Scholar of Islam, will read poems in Farsi. 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

< 3" - Handcrafted Miniature Books (three inches or less)

Don't miss your chance to interact with the unique creations of members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.  Visit the Clarence Ward Art Library on Friday, March 7th between 10a and 3p for Open Book hours.  The exhibition of artists' book will be available through March 31st.    For more information contact Barbara Prior, Art Librarian.