Reserve Your Group Study Room Today

This is an archival copy and the information may no longer be relevant. Over the summer, Alden Library switched to a new group study room reservation system. I know we have already changed a lot on you, but our old system was woefully outdated, did not have all the functionality we wanted, and was a […]

Renew Your Books and More with the Alden Library Mobile App

This is an archival copy and the information may no longer be relevant. Data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project tell us that 46% of American adults owned a smart phone, and 18% owned a tablet device as of February 2012. The rapid growth of mobile computer has meant that library use can […]

Freshmen ‘Chill Out’ in Alden During Bobcat Student Orientation

For years now, staff at Alden Library have been helping incoming students and their families beat the summer heat by giving them their first taste of freedom – in the form of freeze pops.   At the popular “freeze pop stop” on the Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) tour, students learn that the library is a […]

Now More Renewals on OhioLINK Books!

OhioLINK, the resource-sharing consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio, has updated their lending policies. Starting July 10, new OhioLINK loan policies will take effect. The maximum number of renewals has grown. Now everyone can renew materials six times as opposed to four. This is, of course, provided that […]

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 […]