Oesterle Library News

Archive for May 2009

End of the Year Research Needs

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

With the end of the term and school year quickly approaching make sure to start your research for your papers, speeches and presentations early.  As a student at North Central you have access to Oesterle Library’s great collection of books, videos, magazine, newspapers and journals.  You also have access to books in the collections of 76 other college and research libraries throughout the state of Illinois, including places like the University of Illinois, through the I-Share catalog.

If you still can’t find the book you are looking for, or if it’s an article that you are unable to find in Oesterle Library’s collection, you are still in luck.  WorldCat provides a listing of and a way for Oesterle Library to order books and articles that are not available from I-Share libraries.  Be sure to check out our guides to getting books and articles from other libraries or contact the library staff for more information.

Remember, you can have access to almost any resource you need with Oesterle Library’s help if you start gathering your research early enough.  Some resources can take up to a week to receive.

Undergraduate Archives Publication Series

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The North Central College Undergraduate Archives Publication series will publish its fifth monograph, “Inclusive Theatre: A History of North Central Theatre from 1955 – 2008″ written by Nicholas Guido ’09.  Please join us at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28th, in the Archives Reference Room (Lower Level, Oesterle Library) when Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian, presents Nick with the first copy of his published monograph.

If you are unable to join us but are interested in reading the monograph please contact Kim Butler, Archivist/Associate Director of Archives, at (630) 637-5714 to receive a copy.  Previous works in the series are available either from the Archives or on the Archives’ website.

Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

In honor of Memorial Day, Oesterle Library will be closed Monday, May 25th.  The library will be open Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday, May 24th from noon to midnight.  Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, May 26th.

New Acquisitons in May 2009

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Here is just a brief list of the new titles that Oesterle Library has to offer this month:

Actuaries’ Survival Guide: How to Succeed in One of the Most Desirable Professions

Apache Cookbook
Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
Brief History of Curating
Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction
Cold War: A New History
Designing Web Interfaces
Discovering Leadership
Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster
Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology
Gender and Empire
Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalization
I was Wrong: The Meanings of Apologies
Looking In: The Art of Viewing
McMafia: A Journey through the Global Criminal Underworld
Metacognition: Knowing about Knowing
Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas
Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: A Living Black Chicago History
Satisfied Customer: Winners and Losers in the Battle for Buyer Preference
Teenage: The Prehistory of Youth, 1875-1945
Understanding Humor in Japan
War: Essays in Political Philosophy
When Sex Became Gender
Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida

Honors Day Congratulations!

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

The staff at Oesterle Library would like to congratulate all of the Honors Day participants.  The library staff were able to attend many Rall Symposium presentations and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one!

A special congratualtions goes out to our library student assistants who participated in the Rall Symposium or received awards at the Honors Day Convocation: Brittany Goudie, Brianna Hyslop, Kurt Kamrath, Mandy Kilinskis, Katie Kregor, Michelle LeDonne, Allison Shostrom and Alyssa Vincent.

Senior Art Show 2009

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Ten graduating seniors will showcase their artwork in the Senior Art Show.  The free exhibit features a diverse range of artwork and will be held in the Oesterle Gallery beginning Sunday, May 10th. An opening reception will be held on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Gallery.

The exhibit includes: paintings, drawings, digital photography, sculpture and more.  Seniors Megan Simmons, Lindsey Ponzi, Ryan Foster, Tim O’Connell, Laura Krezel-Mitchell, Samantha Grimson, Karen Liang, Kate McLlvain, Tess Riley and Ashley Dee will have works on display.

The exhibit runs through June 12th and is open during normal library hours. The Senior Art Show will also be held in the Schoenherr Art Gallery.

Jazz Music Library

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

On April 28th 2009, Jazz Music Library was updated with 1,955 albums.  This brings the database to 18,922 tracks including artists from the past to musicians performing and recording today. This comprehensive collection of online jazz music includes thousands of artists, ensembles, albums, and genres and can be accessed through Music Online.

The online collection can be browsed by album titles, recording date, song titles, and more. Registered users can also create playlists containing whole videos, tracks, segments, etc.  Playlists can be used as lists of personal favorites, class viewing/listening assignments, or as a teaching resource for in-class use.