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- Volume 5 Issue 2-
February, 2007

Second Chance Art Exhibit and Reception

Exhibition of 12 student art works will be displayed on the Lower Level of Courtright Memorial Library  from February 26 until 
March 12.

March 1, 2007
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Courtright Memorial Library
138 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

There is no charge to attend.
All are welcome!
Refreshments will be served at Reception.

From the Magic Kingdom

An Evening of Music and Entertainment

Presented by the 2007 Otterbein College Freshmen Musical Theater Students
Directed by Dr. Dennis Davenport

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Riley Auditorium
Battelle Fine Arts


Admission: $10.00 (Students $5.00)
Money raised benefits the Friends of the Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library
Tickets available at the door
or RSVP to Lois Szudy

News About Research Databases


We are pleased to announce that as of March 1, we will provide the PsycCRITIQUES database via the EBSCOhost interface.

PsycCRITIQUES™, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is an electronic serial of book reviews featuring full text reviews of current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books. This searchable database includes of nearly 7,000 reviews dating back to 1995. PsycCRITIQUES is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms®. Look for this database in March on our web site from Research Databases By Title or Research Databases By Subject pages.

New EJC Interface Offers More Features, Better Performance

The new interface for the Electronic Journal Center is now live. The interface offers better performance and more functionality. New features include:

  • My Articles – A function of My EJC, the My Articles features allows you to create and save your favorite articles for easy reference later.
  • Password retrieval – In the old interface forgotten passwords were irretrievable. Now you can automatically generate a new one.
  • Find similar articles in the EJC with just one click.
  • Collapsible/Expandable panels allow for faster browsing of titles with extensive numbers of issues or long back files.
  • Quick links to the complete article from both the issue and article level page helps you get the full-text article more quickly.

These oldie-but-goodie features are still available and worth trying out if you haven’t already:

  • Journal alerts – Get new issue alerts via RSS feed or go to My EJC and create an account to create a list of favorite journals and set up e-mail notifications.
  • My Searches – Put your research on autopilot. Save your searches and set times for the system to automatically execute them and e-mail you the results.

Building Communities for the Inside Out

Presented by John McKnight

Wednesday March 28, 2007

3:00 to 5:00 PM

Courtright Memorial Library
138 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.

John McKnight is a Professor of Education and Social Policy and Co-Director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute of Northwestern University. For three decades, John has researched social service delivery systems, health policy, community organizations, neighborhood policy, and institutional racism. He currently directs research projects focused on asset-based neighborhood development and methods of community building by incorporating marginalizes people.

This program is co-sponsored by
Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library in connection with the
Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space, Otterbein College Center for Community Engagement, and Ohio TASH - Promoting Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities


Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society is Sponsoring a Book Drive

Did you know that one in four American adults, men and women, have low literacy skills? Think about it. If the parents cannot read, how can they teach their children to read? The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) has teamed up with Better World Books to help the nation’s families receive the help they need in developing literacy skills.

You too can help! All you have to do is donate your textbooks, such as the ones the bookstore would not buy back. Boxes for your donations will be available in the Campus Center, Courtright Memorial Library, and various dormitories. The members of Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society will be boxing up your donations and ensuring they get to the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). The book drive will begin on Monday February 26 and end on Thursday April 5th.

Just to give you an idea of the impact the donation of your books can have to NCFL -- just 5,000 books will help 200 parents learn English! The NCFL has helped many people throughout the nation with literacy, so check out their website – www.famlit.org to learn more about them.

Don't just leave your old textbooks sitting on your shelf to collect dust, donate them to the NCFL, and you’ll be helping someone to learn how to read! Help Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society in this worthwhile cause -- donate your books today!

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