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- Volume 3 Issue 3 -
April, 2005

Win Prizes by Helping Us

Your opinion counts! To understand our users' perceptions and expectations so that we can provide the better services you need, we would like to invite you to participate in a library service quality survey.

By completing this survey, you can also enter your name in a drawing to win prizes, which include 256mb USB flash drives, bookstore gift certificates, an Otterbein College sweatshirt, etc.

Take the Survey | FAQ

New materials added to the library in the past month. More...

Imagination - A Night of Music and Entertainment

Presented by the Freshmen Musical
Theater Students

Directed by Dr. Dennis Davenport

Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 7:30 PM
Courtright Memorial Library

Admission: $10.00 (Students $5.00)

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Courtright Memorial Library

RSVP to , Library 823-1414
(or pay at the door)
Westerville Public Library To Share Books Through Ohiolink!

Westerville Public Library will become the second public library to participate in OhioLINK during a one-year pilot project. Records for the Westerville Public Library’s 200,000 items are currently available in the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Their materials will be requestable through the OhioLINK catalog sometime in late April.

For our users, this means you can choose either the Courtright Memorial Library or the Westerville Public Library for pickup of your requested items. You can also return either your Westerville Public Library items or your OhioLINK requests to either library. This is a wonderful addition to an already great resource.

Vote For An Otterbein Faculty Or Staff Member On A Read Poster

Celebrate National Library Week (April 11-16th) with us by voting for a faculty or staff member on campus to appear on a READ poster.

The three people that receive the most votes will be asked to pose with their favorite books to appear on a READ poster. So when you climb the stairs at the library you will see Denzel Washington, Regis Philbin, and ??? You will vote to decide! Voting will be done by email, or by paper daily from 11-1 on April 11th-15th at the campus center. If you vote at the campus center, don't forget to pick up a small prize and learn something new about the library. Voting will end at 5:00 PM on Friday, April 15. Winners will be announced later this quarter.


New JSTOR Collection

We have expanded the number of titles available through JSTOR by puchasing the Arts & Sciences III collection. There will be 120 titles in full text that cover the following fields: language and literature, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, and religion.

JSTOR is an online archive of scholarly journals, beginning with the first issue. Although there is a gap between a journal's most recent publication and the last issue available on JSTOR, users are guaranteed authentic page images in order to provide a faithful replication of the original print journals.The title and detailed lists of all collections are available on "About JSTOR" pages at:


FDR: A Presidency Revealed

With the support of materials from the History Channel, there is a display about Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the second floor by the government documents. Books and videos about his life and the monumentous events surrounding his life are available for checkout.

Jazz On Display

What do you know about JAZZ, America's classic music? Check out the 2nd floor display area for CD's and records of jazz performances. Examine the books and videos about the men -- and the women -- who first created music using this distinctive American art form. Follow its progress through blues and swing. Then find out where jazz is going today!

Japan Foundation Grant Books.

Through a grant and the generous donation from the Japan Foundation the library has added 85 new titles about Japan. These books, and one CD, cover everything from the arts to business and politics and are available for check out.

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