Oesterle Library News

Archive for May 2013

Library Hours during Finals Week

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Finals week hours for the Library will be Monday – Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. – Midnight, Wednesday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the Library will be closed for the Weekend of June 8-9th.

Summer Session begins on Monday June 10th and continues through August 2nd. The Library will be open Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

The Library will be closed for the 4th of July weekend.

Stay informed of library hours through the Library web site.

Memorial Day Hours

Friday, May 24th, 2013

North Central College and Oesterle Library will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen Tuesday, May 28th at 7:45 a.m. We will be open regular hours both Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th.

It is week nine. We are here for you.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

There is a lot of stapling going on in the library as students print out drafts or, better yet, final versions of research papers for this term. Not every one has reached this point, however, so here are a few helpful resources to get you through these last two weeks.

  • Refer to our online guide to Citing Sources to help you compose your list of references, using APA, MLA or Chicago Manual of Style formats.
  • Check out the list of Library Hours and come in to study and to ask for help. Remember that there is a designated quiet study area on the Lower Level and group study rooms – two of which have a computer with projector, so your group can work together efficiently!
  • Comfy chairs. Snuggle up with your rough draft or maybe close your eyes for just a second.

The Art of Browsing

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

One of the functions of a classification system like the Dewey Decimal System is to group together similar items. Each call number refers to a subject area; the longer the number, the more specific the subject. For example, any items in the range of 650-659 fall under the general heading of “Management,” while the number 658.4092 specifically refers to “Leadership.” So what this means to you is – there might be really useful items just to the left or right, or one shelf up or down from where you are looking. Here’s another example: Books about specific Impressionist painters are in the 759.4 call number, but there is a more general book about French Impressionism at 759.054 and a book about the history of Impressionism at 759.914. Now these books are a few shelves away from each other, so it’s worth your time to have a look around. You may also discover a book about a very cool Impressionist painter that you’ve never heard of, a book that just sort of jumped out at you from a row above where you were looking. So click here for library hours, then come in and browse.