Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Books in Art - Special Event on Friday at 3p at AMAM

Join the Student Friends of the Library this Friday afternoon at 3pm (Feb 28) as we explore artistic representations of books, reading, and writing in the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

Led by Oberlin faculty and museum staff, you won't want to miss this exciting journey and investigation of books in art!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Special Collections Social Hour Talk by Sandy Zagarell

Come hear Sandy Zagarell, Donald R. Longman Professor of English,  talk about “Travel Narratives, Trousseaus, and Other Treasures: Baiting the Imagined Reader of Mid-19th Century American Magazines, on Thursday, February 27th at 4:30 p.m. in the Goodrich Room.

Schmooze with the Prez Monday Night

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Writing Center now open

The Writing Center is open for the spring semester. Writing Associates are ready to help you generate ideas, choose a topic, develop a thesis, organize your paper, and revise and edit drafts.  Drop in for help, no appointment needed!

Location: Mudd Center, Academic Commons, Room 101A.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 7:00 p.m. - midnight
            Sunday 2 pm - midnight
            closed Friday, Saturday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spotlight on Graphic Novels at Oberlin College Library

Next time you're in Mudd check out the display of graphic novels (and comics/cartoons/critical works) that we've acquired over the last 5 years.  The Spotlight display is on the main level, near the Shansi banner. You are welcome to check out any of the materials.

Monday, February 17, 2014

New walk-up scanner in Academic Commons

We have some cool new scanning equipment in the Academic Commons. The Scannx Book Scan Center will scan documents/images to your USB drive, email, Google Docs, SkyDrive or smartphone. You can choose the type of document you want to create, too -- .PDF (searchable, even!), .jpg, .tiff, .png, you name it!

The Scannx equipment is very easy to use ... just touch the screen to begin. Check it out!

Azariah's now serving

Counter service has reopened for the semester in Azariah's Café (main level of Mudd).
    Full service hours:  2-11 pm Sunday through Thursday 
    Morning cup of coffee:  8 am 'til it's gone (honor system)

Azariah's serves coffee, tea, espresso beverages, snacks, whole fruit, and four flavors of hand-dipped ice cream.  Our coffee blends are hand roasted by Crimson Coffee & Tea in Columbus, Ohio.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Celebrating Black History Month -- February 2014

An Exhibit in the Goodrich Room, Fourth Floor, Mudd Center
In 1935, Oberlin College dedicated a plaque in the Carnegie Library building to commemorate 100 years of black education at Oberlin.  That plaque is now located on the wall outside Azariah’s Café in the Academic Commons of the Mudd Center.  Today we celebrate over 179 years of African American heritage at Oberlin.

Featured in the exhibit are photographs and documents from the collections of the Oberlin College Archives.  The display provides a brief glimpse into
African American history at Oberlin including this entry in the minutes of the January 1, 1835 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Oberlin Collegiate Institute:  "Whereas information has been received from Rev. John J. Shipherd, expressing a wish that students may be received in the Institution irrespective of color…"
Visit the Archives website or the Archives itself to learn more about its holdings related to African American heritage at Oberlin.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Maps! With Special Collections Librarian Ed Vermue

Long before the age of Mapquest and Google Maps there were maps ... and the Special Collections of Oberlin College Library has an amazing collection!

Come see some of the highlights with the Student Friends of the Library on Thursday, February 13th at 7pm in the Goodrich Room (4th floor of Mudd)

Monday, February 03, 2014

What's New?!

Take a minute to look through the list of new materials added by the Library during the last several months -- you'll be glad you did!