Common Book Programs
You are invited to join us in welcoming the 2007 - 2008 Otterbein College Common Book Author, Helena Maria Viramontes.
On Friday October 19th at 2:00pm,
a convocation will be held at Cowan Hall to honor this year's author.
Immediately following the convocation, at 3:00pm
the unveiling of the author's picture will take place at the Courtright
Memorial Library. The author will sign copies of her books. Refreshments
will be served.
Otterbein College Homecoming Saturday October 13th
See library staff in the Homecoming Parade at 10am!
Members of the Friends will be videotaping individuals
for an "Oral History" of Otterbein - look for us and say
a few words!
Come learn more about the history of Otterbein,
presented by Jane Horn & Stephen Grinch
Practice a Foreign Language
with Digital Videos
Learning a foreign language? Practice Russian, Arabic,
French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, or Swahili with foreign
language videos and clips from the Foreign
Language Digital Videos.
The Foreign Language Video Instruction collection contains
video clips in which native speakers of Russian, Arabic, French, German,
Mandarin, Spanish, and Swahili elaborate on a wide variety of topics
about their culture, family, daily life, and more. Each video clip
is accompanied by a description of its contents, the country of the
speaker, and additional grammar and vocabulary notes. These videos
are produced by the ViewPoints Project of the Five Colleges of Ohio
consortium and are freely available to anyone via the Internet.
If you're studying for class, getting ready for a trip
abroad or just exploring another culture, visit the Educational
Films & Documentaries collection for videos that will help
you learn more about foreign
languages and cultures. The collections includes several instructional
series, including Get By in French, Get By in German, Get By in Spanish,
Japanese for Beginners, and Talk French. The digital videos may be
viewed online or downloaded.
News About Research
McGraw-Hill launched AccessScience on a new online platform.
- Over 8,500 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of
Technology 10th edition, from over 5,000 contributors, including
36 Nobel Prize winners
- Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science
- 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific
and Technical Terms
- 15,000 illustrations and graphics, and bibliographies containing
more than 28,000 literature citations
- Biographies of 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson
Dictionary of Scientific BiographyR
- The latest news in science and technology from Science NewsR
Film & Television Literature Index allows you to find full text, scholarly articles, covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 270 publications (and selected coverage of more than 300), as well as full text for more than 70 journals and nearly 50 books.
Torch & Key
The library will be holding its annual Torch &
Key book sale from Thursday October 11th - Friday November 16th.
We need all Torch & Key members and anyone
else who would like to help set up the book sale to come to
the first floor of the library between 8:30 am and 11:00 am
on October 11th.
Prices are $.50 for paperback books and $1.00
for hardcover. Proceeds support Torch and Key scholarships for
Welcome Our New Staff Members
After 9 years as our Acquisitions Manager, Paul Heath left for a position within the IT department. And, while Paul is still near (both in terms of location and in our hearts) we had to look for his replacement.
We welcome our new Acquisitions Manager Melissa Previtera.
Melissa is from the Mount Vernon area and is a 2007 graduate
of Ashland University with a major in Marketing and minors
in Studio Art and International Business. She recently was married
to Michael Previtera and they reside in Bexley, OH.
We also would like to welcome our new graduate assistant who
will be our late evening circulation supervisor, Carol Oaks.
Carol is a MAT student at Otterbein and will graduate in
Photographs of migrant
worker taken by Gary Harwood are currently displayed in the library
until November 21. The
display was brought to the library through the efforts of Terry
Hermson from the English department, and with the support of the
Thomas Academic Excellence Series.
The display features men, women and children
at work and play and at special celebrations. This was made possible
because of the unique community formed at the Hartville
The photographs were taken over four
years and through a collaboration with David Hassler, who interviewed
the migrants, community members and volunteers at the center,
Growing Season, the Life of a Migrant Community was
published in 2006 and won the Ohioana “About Ohio
or an Ohioan” book award in 2007.
Harwood is chief photographer at Kent State University and has won four national Circle
of Excellence awards from The Council for Advancement and Support
In 2001, he was named Photographer of the
Year by the University Photographers Association of America and
his work has appeared in numerous national publications. In 2006
the Ohio News Photographers Association awarded to him, the James
R. Gordon, Ohio Understanding Award for the multi-image photo
essay on Growing