West Elementary Students to Display Book in Alden Library

Alden Library will soon be hosting books by a new group of authors: students at West Elementary. Leslie Jones and student teacher Samantha Brigotti’s fifth grade students at the Athens school have been hard at work for the past five weeks studying the art of historical fiction books and eventually authoring their own stories. Using […]

Ohio University in 1873: Maggie Boyd’s World

On February 18, 1804, the Ohio General Assembly approved the charter plans for the creation of Ohio University, less than a year after Ohio became the nation’s 17th state on March 1, 1803. The university opened in 1808 with three students in the inaugural class (Ohio University Ohio University History). Six decades later, a student […]

Top 100 Children’s Books at Alden Library

Do you remember your parents reading Goodnight Moon to you before bed? How about the joy felt when The Little Engine That Could reached the top of the mountain? Alden Library’s Children’s Collection is a continually growing collection of thousands of children’s book titles from classics like Charlotte’s Web to newer titles such as The […]

Athens, 1873: Maggie Boyd’s World

Ed note: This winter and spring we’re tweeting the daily diary of Margaret Boyd (@MaggieBoyd1873), Ohio University’s first alumna. On the blog, we’ll be featuring posts describing the issues that Boyd discusses in her diary. This post by PACE students Karah Finan and Matt Wesley describes the Athens that Boyd would have known in 1873. […]

Quiet Study Spaces for Midterms Week

Hello Bobcats! With the middle of the quarter nearing, we all know what that means…midterms. We all know the feeling when you have an exam in all your classes and a research paper due all within three days, so why not utilize Alden Library to help you get through final exams? Alden Library has two […]

Maggie Boyd’s Classes in 1873

Ed note: This winter and spring, we are tweeting the diary of Margaret Boyd, Ohio University’s first female graduate. We’ll also be taking a look at Boyd’s world with News Blog posts about the issues she discusses in her diary. Margaret (Maggie) Boyd was a senior at Ohio University in 1873. Fresh back from her winter […]

Learn a New Language With Alden Library

Have you ever wanted to learn a second language, but we’re sure where to begin or where to find the resources to help? Whether you want to travel internationally or develop your resume with impressive skills, learning a new language can be beneficial to anyone. Alden Library is proud to offer the language- learning software, […]

Who Was Maggie B?

Ed note: Last week we began tweeting the daily diary of Margaret Boyd, Ohio University’s first alumna. PACE student employees Karah Finan and Matt Wesley will be writing blog posts about Boyd and the OU she knew in 1873 over the winter and spring quarters. This first post describes Finan’s experience first learning about Boyd […]