Friends of Alden Library: Kerry & Lynne McCalla

Lynne McCalla • Home: Franklin, TN by way of Birmingham, AL; Jackson, TN; Nashville, TN; Athens, OH; North Canton, OH; Niles, OH; and Indianapolis, IN (origin)  • Profession: Being retired from trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up! I am now grown and savoring every minute of life. • […]

OHIO Libraries: The Heart of the University

About thirty-five years ago, Tim Vickers was attending Ohio University as an undergraduate student. His gratifying experiences with Ohio University Libraries influenced his decision to pursue a graduate degree at the University and to return later to serve as both a faculty member and as a member of the administrative staff. Having a background in […]

Libraries Recognizes Friends of the Libraries Scholarship Recipients

The Libraries student employees commit themselves to supporting and promoting the Libraries’ resources day after day. These students work within Alden’s four walls, but also within those of the Music and Dance Library and the Hwai-Wei Lee Library Annex. Each year, Ohio University Libraries invites their student employees to apply for the Friends of the […]

ARL Executive Director Speaks at Alden Library

On June 25, 2013 Dr. Elliot Shore, the new executive director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) as of this year, is visiting Alden Library. Shore will be giving a talk at 2:00 pm in room 319, the Friends of the Libraries room, titled “Nineteenth Century Origins Collide with the 21st Century: The Research […]

Botswana Embassy Officials Visit Alden Library

On June 20-21, 2013 two officials from the Embassy of Botswana in Washington, D.C. will be visiting Alden Library. For the two, Mimmy Polan, embassy librarian, and Barongwa Baipidi, education attaché, this is their first visit to the Athens campus. Ohio University has a long-term relationship with the Botswana Ministry of Education. “With Botswana, the […]

Meet Carrie Preston, Head of Web Services

When the Libraries was in search of a new Head of Web Services, a nationwide search was conducted to find the ideal candidate. Carrie Preston, who has been with the Ohio University Libraries since 2001, stood out among the applicant pool and was assigned to the new role in April, 2013. Having served for a […]

OHIO Libraries Awarded for Outstanding Communications

Each summer, the American Library Association hosts an annual conference where it co-sponsors PR Xchange, an event for libraries across the nation to share their public relations and marketing ideas. The Ohio University Libraries won Best of Show at the American Library Association’s 2013 PR Xchange event for two of its brochures.  The Best of […]

Authors @ Alden Series – Katherine Ziff Discusses Research on Athens Asylum

Last week, Ohio University Libraries held a conversation with Katherine Ziff, author of Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape. This edition of the Authors @ Alden series, hosted by Curator of Manuscripts, Doug McCabe, was made possible in partnership with the Ohio University Press. A live webcast of the event was made […]