New Historic University Pinboards from Digital Initiatives

Students working in the Digital Initiatives department have been pinning new historic university images to several new boards on Pinterest, a website that allows users to organize and share photos. In an August news blog post, Lena Chapin described how this department is using this social media tool to share the history of Ohio University. […]

Libraries’ Third Annual Homecoming Display

On October 11-13, 2012 Ohio University Libraries will celebra te Homecoming with its third annual homecoming display. This extensive display captivates audiences each year and pays tribute to OHIO’s history. Memories will run across eighteen tables that will be piled high with some of the University’s top mementos. Publications such as “The Post” and “The […]

Ohio University Libraries Pins History

“I’d Pin that,” is a phrase being uttered all around the nation as the new social media platform, Pinterest, gains addicts everywhere. “I’d pin that” is exactly what Digital Initiatives (DI) Coordinator Janet Carleton thought as she and her team delved further into the idea of bringing Ohio University’s first female graduate back to life through social media. […]

World War II and Women’s Fashions

Final days!  Come see a four-case exhibit on World War II Costume and Women’s Fashion on the 3rd Floor of Alden Library.  This exhibit, drawn from the Mary C. Doxsee Historical Costumes and Textile Collection of Ohio University, was curated by graduate student, Trina Gannon.  The exhibit contains a number of clothing pieces drawn from […]

Fred Harris’ Legacy

The late Fred Harris, an internationally recognized American painter and art collector, left a lasting impression on the Ohio University Libraries. Harris’ most recent donations, his sumi-e paintings and sketchbooks, will be on exhibit April 27th through December 2012 in the Frederick and Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library on the third floor of Alden Library. […]

Center for International Collections to Host Work by Photographer Pete Pin

Beginning April 27th, Alden Library’s Center for International Collections (CIC) will host a special photo exhibit to showcase photographer Pete Pin’s collection “Displaced: The Cambodian Diaspora in America.” The exhibit is sponsored by Ohio University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday April 27 at 5pm […]

Flutter in for the “Beautiful Butterflies and Botanicals” Exhibit at Alden

Beautiful botanicals and butterflies are blossoming and flying onto the fifth floor of Alden Library! Starting April 15, 2012 the “Beautiful Butterflies and Botanicals” exhibit will be providing an informational look at the study of botany and butterflies throughout history in an eye-catching display of rare and beautifully illustrated texts. “[Butterflies and botanicals] complement each […]

Celebrate Women portrayed in Film & Collage

Our main stairwell has recently become a collage of women’s images in celebration of Women’s History Month.   The photo collage is the creation of Cathy Sitko, and an example of her never ending dedication to making Alden Library visually enticing. The women and/or their career choices are all represented in film, either by biography, documentary […]