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- Volume 3 Issue 7-
October, 2005

The Problem of Goodness

You are invited to a presentation titled:

"The Problem of Goodness"
by Tracy Kidder,
2005-06 Common Book Author,

Monday October 17 at 7:30 PM at the Courtright Memorial Library.

Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome. 

Program is sponsored

the Friends of the Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library.


Calling all Faculty

Please help the library by participating in a survey regarding scholarly reading. 

We hope to determine the importance of print and electronic resources to faculty at Otterbein.   We at the Courtright Memorial Library feel this is an appropriate time to examine current information seeking and reading patterns of faculty to ensure that the journal collection continues to meet the needs and requirements of readers. Pilot tests show that your questionnaire should take less than ten minutes to complete. If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please contact Lois Szudy. Thank you in advance for your time and your input.

Please click on the link to go to the survey: Survey of Scholarly Journal Article Reading & Use.

Art From Haiti on Display
Art from Haiti is on display in the library until November 20.  

The paintings and metal work are from the personal collection of Dr. Tracee and Robert Karaffa of Granville Ohio,  founders of Healing Art Mission, a charity that supports a medical clinic, a primary school, and a clean water project in Haiti.

In addition they are building a library and need books, particularly French language ones.  The Karaffas and other volunteers travel to Haiti four times a year to spend a week working with Haitian doctors at the clinic and delivering pharmaceutical drugs carried in large plastic containers. On their return trip, the Karaffas bring back Haitian artwork created by contemporary artists and street vendors.

The oil paintings, metalwork and ceramics on display are typical of the art auctioned each May in Granville by the Healing Art Mission. 

Ohio Web Library

More than 50 of the electronic research resources that are available to all students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member institutions are also available to all Ohioans.

This core collection of electronic research resources, called the Ohio Web Library, is provided to all Ohio residents by Libraries Connect Ohio, a collaborative effort of Ohio's library organizations.

Although Ohio Web Library is already incorporated into the library's list of available resources for your use, keep in mind that these resources will also be available to you after you graduate via any Ohio school or public library. In addition, all Ohio residents, including your parents, friends and children, can also use the Ohio Web Library collection of magazines, newspapers, journal articles, research databases and much more. Visit www.ohioweblibrary.org to learn more.

New Research Databases

Kids Search: The new EBSCO Kids Search Interface is now available. Kids Search is designed for students in grades K through 5. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface (click to view screenshot) they can use to search their EBSCO databases.

Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Chat with a reference librarian at http://olc6.ohiolink.edu/.
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984