Ohio University will be closed on Monday January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Alden Library will have the following hours for the holiday:
Sunday, January 15: All floors except 2nd will close at 6pm. 2nd floor will close at midnight. Paging will be available from 6pm-midnight to retrieve items to the 2nd floor after the other floors are closed. Stop by the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor to request items for paging.
Monday, January 16: All floors will open at 12pm and return to regular hours.
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Multicultural Center has a schedule of events celebrating the holiday and Ohio University’s Compass has more on the events, including details of the keynote speech by Kemba Smith-Pradia.
If you’d like to learn more about Dr. King and his legacy, there are a number of books in ALICE, such as:
- Baldwin, Lewis V. The Voice of Conscience the Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Web.
- Branch, Taylor. At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. Print.
- Hodgson, Godfrey. Martin Luther King. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. Print.
- King, Martin Luther. All Labor Has Dignity. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011. Print. The King legacy.
- Waldschmidt-Nelson, Britta. Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012. Print.
- Warren, Dan R. If It Takes All Summer: Martin Luther King, the KKK, Andstates’ Rights in St. Augustine, 1964. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2008. Print.
You can also find information about Dr. King in a number of biographical resources. Journalism librarian Diana Nichols has prepared an excellent guide to these sources on her Biography Resources for Biography Writers LibGuide.
You can find a display of books about Dr. King and his legacy on both the 2nd floor (past the Student Writing Center) and on the 4th floor (in the wooden display case to the right of the stairs as you enter from College Green). Additional photos of the displays can be found on our Facebook page.
As always, if you need information about library hours or research materials, remember that you can Ask a Librarian all of the hours that the 2nd floor is open.
Photo: 2nd floor Martin Luther King Display. Photo by Jessica Hagman.