Oesterle Library News

Archive for April 2009

Oesterle Library on Facebook

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Are you a fan of Oesterle Library? Join us on the library’s Facebook page. Become a “fan” of Oesterle Library and keep up with what’s going on at the library. Fans of the library will be notified of upcoming library events and other important information such as changes in the library hours. You can also use the Facebook page to communicate with the library and to discuss the library with other fans. The “Discussions” section is a great place to post questions about the library or to make suggestions. What’s your favorite thing about the library? Write on Oesterle Library’s wall today! To become a fan, search for “Oesterle Library” in Facebook or visit the library website and click on “Library on Facebook.”

New Music Resource: Music Online

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Music Online is the new interface for three music databases that provide access to streaming audio, video, reference information and musical scores.  Via Music Online you can search the contents of the American Song, Classical Music Library, and Contemporary World Music databases all at the same time.

Music Online offers many searching options. Browse by musical genre, instrument, cultural group, and more.  Or type in searches for composer, classical work title, author, publisher, and limit your search by date, genre, language, or many other options.

Register as a user on the site and you can create personalized playlists containing whole videos, tracks, segments (clips) and/or other items in the database. Playlists can be annotated, edited, copied, shared, and all playlists contain their own unique static URL. To try out Music Online, visit Oesterle Library’s Music Resources page.

Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Oesterle Library is pleased to be participating in the North Central College Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22nd. Those who stop by the Library exhibit at the Earth Day Event can view a powerpoint show highlighting the Library and it’s many resources. The exhibit will include a display of books from the sustainability grant and materials will be available for you to create your own “book snake” to hold open your books.  Also make sure to check out our Earth Day resource guide available online.

The “Keep it Green Exhibition” is taking place at the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Following the event, the first 100 people that come to the Library to check out a book will receive a free reusable NCC backpack bag.

April 2009 Acquisitions

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Just a reminder that we are constantly updating our collection, so be sure to check our catalog- you never know what you will find!  Here are some highlights from this month’s new acquisitions:

A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments
A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese
Americans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century
Athenian Funeral Orations
Buddhism and Politics in Twentieth-Century Asia
Children and Youth on the Front Line
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems
Feminist Fairy Tales
Into the Wild
Issues in Management Accounting
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Kant and the Early Moderns
Programming Amazon Web Services: S3, EC2, SQS, FPS, and Simple DB
Safire’s Political Dictionary
Stretching Anatomy
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
The Agile Gene: How Nature turns on Nurture
The Basics of Throwing
The Chicago Sports Reader: 100 Years of Sports in the Windy City
The Complete Persepolis
The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
The Evolution of International Human Rights
The History of Rome, Books 1-5
Why Shakespeare?
Why We Lie

New Oesterle Library Research by Subject webpages

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Not sure where to start with your library research? Try the new and improved Research by Subject pages on the Oesterle Library website.

The Research by Subject pages correspond to the major courses of study at NCC, such as Computer Science, Journalism or Leadership, Ethics & Values.  Each page provides links for finding articles, books, reference works, or statistics, as well as websites that will be useful for your subject area. Each subject page includes a profile of the library liaison for your subject and a link to the “Chat with a Librarian” feature.

In the future, check the Research by Subject index page for specialized guides about timely topics and guides created for specific courses. To access the list of subjects, click on Research by Subject on the library website.

Library Hours during Easter Weekend

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Beginning at noon on Friday, April 10th, Oesterle Library will be closed for Easter Weekend. The library will be closed on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th.

Normal Spring term hours will resume on Monday April 13th. For a complete listing of library hours please see the library’s website.

Curriculum Center Workroom Now Open

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

A new addition to Oesterle Library this term is the Curriculum Center Workroom.  The Workroom is located on the main level in the Dr. Lora L. Tyson Education Curriculum Resource Center. The workroom offers table and counter workspace and currently features an Ellison Roll Model shape-cutting machine. Dies currently available for the machine are a set of both upper and lower case letters as well as numbers.  All shapes are 4″ block style.

The Library hopes to add other equipment to the workroom in the future. One item being considered is a laminating machine. We welcome suggestions, questions and comments.

Art Exhibit features Oil Paintings

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The new exhibit at the Gallery of Oesterle Library will feature the oil paintings of artist Eva Hoffmann. The exhibit titled “Collected Works” will begin with an opening reception on Sunday, April 5th, from 1 to 3 p.m. The artist’s interpretations of landscapes are described as simple and uncluttered in their architectural form. The paintings will be on display until May 7. The exhibit is free and open during regular library hours

Welcome back!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing week off. Make sure to check out our new Research by Subject guides and the new Curriculum Center Workroom. Check back here for more details about both of these resources coming soon!

Also take a look at the latest edition of Ex Libris, the library’s newsletter. Ex Libris is available both on the library’s website and in print in the library.