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- Volume 6 Issue 4-
April, 2008

Jonathan Mooney is Coming

Jonathan Mooney, author of "The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal", will be speaking on Sunday April 13 at 2:00 PM in Riley Auditorium in Battelle Fine Arts Center. 

During the "Short Bus" presentation, Jonathan brings to life some of the individuals with disabilities that he met during his trip across the United States.  He describes how schools, institutions, and public policy enforce normalcy and he empowers his audience to think differently. 

For more information, visit his website at http://www.jonathanmooney.com.  We hope you will attend this presentation and help the library celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Library Week. 

The presentation is an Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space Event.  All are welcome and there is no charge to attend. ASL interpreter services will be provided.

Otterbein Reads Poetry for National Poetry Month during National Library Week


Each day during National Library Week (April 13-19th) a different member of the Otterbein community (faculty, staff, or student) will be featured on YouTube reading poetry from the library’s online poetry collection.


But who will be featured? It is likely to be someone you know, have seen, or know of. You may have seen their name in an email, or been in class with them. Perhaps it is someone that you always see at the Registrar’s office, in the cafeteria, or at the library. Each day of the week the library blog will post a link to that day’s readers.


So celebrate National Library Week and National Poetry Month with us by listening to colleagues reading poetry.  


New materials added in the past month. More...
News About Research Databases

Research nonprofit organizations with GuideStar

Now you can do in depth research on nonprofit organizations through the library's subscription to GuideStar Premium. Listing more than 1.5 million non profits, GuideStar provides a comprehensive look at each organization. Searching can be restricted by type of nonprofit and by geographic area. Our subscription to the premium services lets you retrieve IRS I-90 forms with financial information and you can see officers and key employees for each organization.

This service is great for anyone doing research on nonprofit organizations, or anyone that wants to be better informed about the non profits they support or are interested in supporting.

Try Books & Authors free all month long!

To celebrate libraries and their resources, Gale is offering free access to Books & Authors for the entire month of April. Its browesable menus and advanced visual search technology allow readers to discover authors and literature to match their interests.

Singing Books & Authors' praises

Compose a song about your favorite book or author, record a video of its performance and submit it for a chance to win $5,000 $2,500 for you and $2,500 for your favorite library. Visit www.gale.com for complete rules beginning April 13, 2008. Enjoy even more access during National Library Week April 13-19 - library will have the following free access to all these terrific resources during the week:

Enjoy National Library Week!

March Madness – Library Style ends National Library Week

Since early March the library has been asking you to whittle down television shows to see which one will be added to the library’s collection. The final winner will be announced during National Library Week on the library blog and Facebook page.

Once the winner is announced we will purchase the entire run of that show. So which show will join Grey’s Anatomy in the library? Find out during National Library Week!

Converting camcorder footage to DVD format has gotten easier at the library! Our new Multi-Function DVD Recorder is available for use during library hours. We offer a DVD to record onto with a slim case for $1.00, but you are welcome to supply your own DVD.



Library Launches New Web Site

Today's libraries are no longer just places to check out books, they are 24/7 information resource centers. Users can access the library anywhere by using their library card.

The library's new web site gives people the simplicity of Google-like searching that provides information from reliable sources and includes full-text articles. The primary goal for the redesign was to provide ease of navigation based on the comments from our web usability survey. Check out our new site and let us know what do you think.

Join the Circle of Knowledge

The first floor library display for the month of April focuses on the 50th annual celebration of National Library Week – “Join the Circle of Knowledge.” Photos of the library in 1958 are featured as well as materials published that year and still in our collection.

Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Instant Messaging a librarian (Screename:Otterbeinlibrary).
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984