Oesterle Library News

Archive for March 2009

Archives Exhibit and Celebration

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Who was the first woman to graduate from North Central College? Who was the first female faculty member? All this and more will be answered at the National Women’s History Month exhibit and celebration Tuesday, March 31st, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Archives and reception area located on the lower level of Oesterle Library.

Join Oesterle Library, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and WIN in celebrating National Women’s History Month with a unique exhibit from the archives documenting women in North Central College’s history! Cake and punch with also be served.

I-Share Catalog Downtime

Friday, March 27th, 2009

The I-Share catalog will be down for maintenance Sunday, March 29th from approximately 6 am to 10 am.  During this time searching for books owned by other I-Share libraries and ordering books via interlibrary loan will be unavailable.  We do not anticipate that this downtime will effect searching for books in Oesterle Library’s CardinalCat.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

New Acquisitions for March

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

We are always adding new materials to the collection at Oesterle Library. Here are some exciting highlights from this month’s new acquisitions:

Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival

The Cancer Clock

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Censoring Sex

Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most

Dictionary of Classical Myth & Religion

Collage: The Un-Monumental Picture

Communicating at the End of Life: Finding Magic in the Mundane

Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?

The Economics of Attention: Style & Substance in the Age of Information

The Future of Gender

Goodfellas (DVD)

Grave of the Fireflies (DVD)

In Defense of Animals

Love and Sex: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Make ‘em Laugh: The Funny Business in America (DVD and book)

Mean Girls (DVD)

Moving Beyond G.I. Jane: Women and the U.S. Military

Natural Protest: Essays on the History of American Environmentalism

Persepolis (DVD)

Quantum and the Lotus

Raising Consumers: Children and the American Mass Market in the Early Twentieth Century

Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa

The Watchmen

Modified Library hours during finals week and Spring Break

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

You’ve almost made it! Just a few more days until Spring Break. Please keep in mind that Oesterle Library does remain open during finals week and the break but with a modified schedule that begins on Wednesday March 18th.

Oesterle Library will be open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm March 18th-20th, and March 23rd-27th, however, the Library will be closed for the weekends of March 21st-22nd and March 28th-29th.

Normal Spring term hours will resume on Monday March 30st. For a complete listing of library hours please see the library’s website.

Good luck with your exams and have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

Take a study break at Oesterle Library

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

If you want to relax a bit between finals or just need a break from writing that research paper, stop by Oesterle Library. You would be surprised at all the fun materials we have to amuse and distract you.  For example, check out a dvd and let your mind escape to another time and place. In Giere Audiovisual Center you will find foreign films such as The Scent of Green Papaya and The Motorcycle Diaries, as well as cult classics like Dogma and High Fidelity. Or you can just chill and enjoy Mean Girls for the umpteenth time.

For just a quick break, head down to the periodicals area on the lower level and spend a few minutes with the current issue of Rolling Stone, Sport Illustrated, or Chicago. You could also travel in your mind to a simpler time and enjoy a kids’ book from the shelves of the Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center. There you will find classics such as Dr Seuss’s Hop on Pop and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, as well as newer favorites like The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales. To see if we have a special book, magazine, or movie to help you unwind, just go to the library’s online catalog, type the exact title in the search box and select “Title” from the “Search by” menu.

Chicago Architecture Resources at Oesterle Library

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

This spring North Central College will be presenting Chicago on the Ground: Walking Tours of America’s Architecture Capital. Perhaps you’d like to brush-up on your architectural knowledge before taking a tour or maybe you just want to enrich your current understanding of architectural landmarks? Whatever your reason for wanting to learn more, Oesterle Library has the information you need.

The Tholin Chicagoana Collection is located in the Haven Hubbard Room on the main level of the Library and features many books on Chicago culture and history. Some titles focusing on architecture include: Guide to Significant Chicago Architecture of 1872 to 1922 and Guide to 150 years of Chicago Architecture. If you’re more interested in browsing through some of the oversized, highly illustrated titles you might want to try Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture or Chicago Architecture and Design 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis. The oversized books are located in the periodicals room on the lower level. For a small reference that you can carry with you the AIA Guide to Chicago and the Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture are compact and easy to tote around.