Trustees Get a Taste of the Mahn Center

On June 21, 2012, the Ohio University Board of Trustees got a taste of the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections when Ohio University Libraries hosted their June luncheon in the reading room of the Mahn Center. While the trustees dined on salad and dessert, University Archivist Bill Kimok presented on some of the […]

Summer Session Hours and Services

Regular Hours for Summer Session (Monday, June 18 – Sunday, August 5)                        When only the 2nd floor is open, you can stop by the 2nd floor desk for assistance retrieving library items from the other floors (including OhioLINK books and movies from the Media […]

Ohio Fellows Alumni Gather for Reunion and Revitalization

On Friday, April 27, 2012 Ohio Fellows Alumni gathered at the Vernon R. Alden Library for a fun-filled informal reunion weekend. The weekend activities included a celebration dinner with mentor, President Emeritus Vernon R. Alden, meetings to talk about their shared experience and even a bowling outing. The reunion fell on the kick-off weekend of […]

Alden’s Lynn Shostack Adaptive Technology Room Helps Students Succeed

Ohio University student Matt Burger has been blind since age four, despite this “disability,” Burger has been able to accomplish goals many said he could not do. Burger, a senior studying meteorology and mathematics, is also a frequent patron of the Lynn Shostack Adaptive Technology Room. The adaptive technology room, created through the Shostack endowment, […]

Recording of Introductory RefWorks Workshop Now Available

Alden Library hosted its very first online RefWorks workshop today via Adobe Connect. Education Librarian Chris Guder covered the basics of RefWorks, including creating an account, sending citations to your RefWorks database, creating citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, and creating a bibliography of items from a RefWorks folder. A recording of the approximately half […]

Alden Library to Host Online RefWorks Workshop April 6

If you’ve ever written a research paper, you know that finding and keeping track of sources can be a bit of a challenge. And then of course, there’s the drafting of the bibliography. Luckily, there are now a variety of tools that can make this work easier, including RefWorks, an online citation management provided to all […]

Ohio University Libraries Highlights Graduate Researchers

 Graduate students know, when they apply to OHIO, that their time will soon be filled with research. Thoughts of hours spent pouring over archives and performing literature reviews seem almost romantic as they pick a topic of study. But when it comes time to actually begin the research often students become utterly lost. Now, Ohio […]

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 […]

Featured New Books

Here are a few featured  selections from our most recent shipment of new books. These books are located on the new book wall on the second floor and may be checked out at the second floor desk or at the fourth floor circulation desk. If our copy is checked out, use the link to the […]

LAMP Scholar Miguel Ruiz has a Passion for Library Science

By Lena Chapin Jose Miguel Ruiz began working in libraries at age 15, stacking books to save for his first car. Now, eight years and four library positions later, Miguel has chosen librarianship as a career path. Miguel spent the past month working with Ohio University Libraries as a LAMP scholar. The Library Information Science […]