Oesterle Library News

Archive for May 2011

Digitization of Tholin Collection

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Recently, Oesterle Library had several items from the Tholin Chicagoana Collection digitized by the Internet Archive.

The Tholin Chicagoana Collection, consists of 2,500 rare books on Chicago and its history, donated in 2006 by alumni Rev. Dr. Richard Tholin. These books are located in the Haven Hubbard Room on the library’s main level, and are in-library use only. The digitization of some of these materials will allow for easier access, and the quality is quite excellent.

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization, created with the purpose of building an Internet library. The archive offers “permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.”

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, and check out the items that have been digitized from the Tholin Chicagoana Collection at the Internet Archive website: http://www.archive.org/details/northcentralcollege.

Memorial Day Hours

Friday, May 27th, 2011

North Central College and Oesterle Library will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, May 31st at 8 a.m.

Cornerstone Week

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The kickoff to the college’s sesquicentennial celebration was a week full of accomplishments for Oesterle Library staff and student assistants as well.

We would like to congratulate the library staff that were recognized at this year’s Service Awards: Belinda Cheek and Nancy Kamrath. A special congratulations goes to Kim Butler, College Archivist, who received the 2011 Ruth C. Dissinger Memorial Award for Administrative Managers.

We would also like to congratulate all of our student assistants that participated in the Rall Symposium and received recognition at the 2011 Honors Day: Josh Bailey, Rachel Garthe, Ryan Jordan, Etienne Mashuli, Lisa Mueller, Ryan Mueller, Steve Oliveri, and Melissa Warren.