Oesterle Library News

Archive for November 2008

Finals Week and Holiday Hours

Monday, November 24th, 2008

The staff of Oesterle Library wish all North Central College students good luck as you complete your Fall Term finals this week.  We also want to remind you of our Thanksgiving weekend hours.

Oesterle Library will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November, 26th so that our staff may enjoy the holiday with their families.  We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1st.

If your family dinner turns into a family debate, turn to our web site (http://library.noctrl.edu) and the many electronic resources available there to help find the truth!

Happy Holidays!

Oesterle Gallery hosts third exhibit of the 2008-2009 year

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Collectively named “Sacred Ecology,” the nature-inspired watercolor paintings of local artist Nancy Reid will be featured on the upper level of Oesterle Library from November 16 until December 19.

An artists’ reception will be held in the gallery on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. The community is invited.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Oesterle Library Student Coordinator Named Lincoln Laureate

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The staff of Oesterle Library congratulate Student Coordinator, Alyssa Vincent, who has been named North Central College’s 2008 Senior Lincoln Laureate. Alyssa began working at the library in September 2005, when she was a First-Year Student. She became an Assistant Student Coordinator in Fall 2007 and was promoted to Student Coordinator this past summer.

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honors “senior students at each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions in Illinois for overall excellence, in both curricular and extra-curricular programs. ” You may learn more about the Lincoln Academy of Illinois at http://www.thelincolnacademyofillinois.org.

Using Electronic Journal Notifications

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Keeping up with new issues of your favorite electronic journals is simple when you use table of contents notifications available from electronic journal publishers.  Notifications are often available in two formats from most journal publishers.  Email notifications are sent to your chosen email address with the latest table of contents information as it is available.  RSS feeds display new articles in your RSS feed reader of choice, like Google Reader or Bloglines, as they are added to the electronic journal.  Most electronic journals feature instructions on subscribing to notifications; visit your favorites to set up alerts of your own!

Students and staff interested in learning more about setting up electronic journal notifications can see Oesterle Library staff for assistance.  Contact Jennie Johnson (630-637-5712), Emily Prather (630-637-5709) or stop by the Information Services Desk to find out more.