OHIO University Libraries https://www.library.ohiou.edu Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:09:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Libraries Partners with BioMed Central https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/02/libraries-partners-with-biomed-central/ Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:51:17 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=34112

Ohio University Libraries has partnered with BioMed Central, an open access publisher of science, technology and medicine (STM) journals, to enable researchers to receive a discount fee on all article-processing costs when publishing in any BioMed Central or Springer Open journals.

BioMed Central provides users with free and immediate open- access to nearly 500 chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, science and technology journals. (Photo courtesy of the BioMed Central website)
BioMed Central provides users with free and immediate open- access to nearly 500 chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, science and technology journals. (Photo courtesy of the BioMed Central website)

BioMed Central provides users with free and immediate open- access to nearly 500 chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, science and technology journals.

Lisa Mackinder, head of acquisitions and collections services, described how easy this process is for OHIO’s authors interested in publishing in BioMed Central or Springer Open journals.

“Ohio University authors who wish to publish in a BioMed Central journal just need to identify themselves as affiliated with Ohio University, and BioMed Central will apply a 15% discount to the article processing fee,” said Mackinder.

The article-processing fee, which will be used to finance the service, will enable BioMed Central’s users to access STM journals without paying a subscription fee.

The Libraries has a vested interest in providing access to information as easily and seamlessly as possible,” said Mackinder. “By supporting authors in their decision to publish in an open-access journal, the Libraries reaps the benefits of lower subscription fees in a time of ever shrinking budgets, while maintaining access to the important research output happening at our institution and institutions worldwide.”

The BioMed Central Supporter Membership supports the open-access movement by enabling authors to publish their work in a journal that is accessed by an international audience.

“BioMed Central has been a leader in the open access movement,” said Mackinder. “By choosing to publish in an open access journal, authors are contributing to the greater good by providing access to their research at the widest level.”

There are numerous benefits to having open access to scholarly research materials within academic and research communities.

“By supporting open access solutions for scholarly communication, Ohio University Libraries is encouraging further development of models of academic publishing to ensure broad access to the scholarly record while maintaining excellence in publishing standards,” said Janet Hulm, assistant dean for collections and digital initiatives.

For more information on BioMed Central, please visit http://www.biomedcentral.com/about

Check out the video below for more information on BioMed Central’s open-access story:

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Featured New Books https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/02/featured-new-books-63/ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:15:22 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=34105

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 ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

 

The Lives of Frederick Douglass, by Robert S. Levine

Call Number: E449.D75 L48 2016

Frederick Douglass’s changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in his many conflicting accounts of events during his journey from slavery to freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown v. Board and the transformation of American culture : education and the South in the age of desegregation, by Ben Keppel

Call Number: E184.A1 K425 2016

Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legally sanctioned segregation in American public schools, brought issues of racial equality to the forefront of the nation’s attention. Beyond its repercussions for the educational system, the decision also heralded broad changes to concepts of justice and national identity. “Brown v. Board” and the Transformation of American Culture examines the prominent cultural figures who taught the country how to embrace new values and ideas of citizenship in the aftermath of this groundbreaking decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The defender : how the legendary Black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama, by Ethan Michaeli

Call Number: PN4899.C395 D55 2016

Drawing on interviews and extensive archival research, an award-winning author, publisher and journalist tells the story of The Defender, a great black Chicago newspaper that gave voice to the voiceless and whose pages helped elect mayors and presidents and were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells and Martiin Luther King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Checkout the Libraries’ New Kiosks https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/02/checkout-the-libraries-new-kiosks/ Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:37 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=33414

Library visitors, who have recently stepped into Alden Library, probably noticed a few changes. One of the newest, however, is the placement of self-check kiosks near the entrances on the second and fourth floors.

Although not a new concept to most of us who use grocery stores and gas stations, self-checkouts have created a fundamental shift in convenience for individuals with the added degrees of privacy and self-sufficiency—and the avoidance of those long time-consuming lines.

Close-up of ID scanner on the Libraries self- check kiosk.
Close-up of ID scanner on the Libraries self- check kiosk.

“The Libraries purchased two self-check kiosks from Sentry Technology,” said Janet Hulm, assistant dean for collections and digital initiatives. “One kiosk is on the second floor at the pillar nearest the exit. The other kiosk is on the fourth floor at the pillar with the two work stations, also near the exit.”

These user friendly interfaces include a touch-screen monitor with step-by-step instructions to guide the user in the scanning process of checking-out or renewing library materials.

“These are pretty simple set-ups which allows our users to scan their ID cards and book barcodes [in order] to check out regular circulating books,” said Hulm. “They will also be able to access their library accounts for renewals, and request email receipts for check-outs.”

A big advantage to using self-check kiosks, is that they can operate 24 hours a day, so after students complete a late night study on the Libraries’ second floor, and soon to be, fourth floor, checkout of materials is just a quick scan of their ID’s, before heading home.

Shifting some of these circulation tasks to users will enable Alden Library staff to free up much needed time to spend with individuals in more meaningful ways and to take on new library responsibilities, which will benefit the entire OHIO community.

There are still materials, however, that require special handling, like reserves and OhioLINK items, so they will still require help from staff working the desk—and the kiosks are also unable to accept check-ins or accept payments—which means, some things will still have to wait in line before the human touch is replaced.

All photos by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries

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Announcing the Spring 2016 Research Workshop Series https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/01/announcing-the-spring-2016-research-workshop-series/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:33:12 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=33968

This Spring, the Libraries will offer a series of workshops on a variety of research-related skills. The workshop series will kickoff on February 4, 2016 with Public Speaking for Research Presentations​. Throughout the semester, the workshop series will cover a variety of topics from organizing your research with Zotero to integrating social media into your research and writing. Slides from previously offered workshops are available online. If you have questions about any of the workshops, please contact Jessica Hagman.

Workshop registration is not required, but is requested for planning purposes.

Public Speaking for Research Presentations​ 
School of Communication Studies graduate student Alane Presswood will offer advice for those of you who need to share your research results at conferences or other presentation venues. Slides from past presentations of this workshop are available online.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 • 3 PM • Alden 323
Register for this workshop

Collect, Organize, & Cite with Zotero
Librarians Hilary Bussell and Jessica Hagman will lead this workshop on getting started with the free citation management software Zotero. We recommend downloading Zotero onto your own device and bringing the device with you to the workshop. Our Zotero Basics workshop video has directions for installation.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 • 10 AM • Alden 323
Register for this workshop

Find Data
In this workshop, Subject Librarian for Health Sciences Hanna Schmillen will discuss your options for finding and accessing the wealth of data now available to researchers. Schmillen has also created a subject guide on Finding & Visualizing Data.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 10 AM • Alden 323
Register for this workshop

Social Media for Research, Teaching & Writing
If you have ever wanted to integrate social media into your work or study, join us for this workshop. We’re welcoming Nick Hirshon, Dr. Alexa Fox and Dr. Jennifer Fredette to discuss the ways in which they use social media as part of their research, teaching and writing processes.
Monday, February 22, 2016 • 3-4:30 PM • Alden 319 (Friends of the Library Room)
Register for this workshop

Research a Company Before You Interview
Job hunting this semester? Learn how library resources can help you investigate a company before you head out for an interview with this workshop led by Head of Reference and Business Librarian Chad Boeninger.
Wednesday, March 9 2016 • 2 PM • Alden 323
Register for this workshop

Collect, Organize, & Cite with Zotero
In March, librarians Chris Guder and Jessica Hagman will offer a second opportunity to get up and running with Zotero. We recommend downloading Zotero onto your own device and bringing the device with you to the workshop. Our Zotero Basics workshop video has directions for installation.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 • 2 PM • Alden 323
Register for this workshop

Voices from the Past: Enhancing your Research with Primary Sources​
Our workshop series concludes with a presentation by Special Collections librarian Miriam Intrator. Intrator will discuss ways in which researchers from all disciplines can find and utilize special collections materials in their research.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 • 2 PM • Alden 323
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Featured New Books https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/01/featured-new-books-62/ Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:28:32 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=34016

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 ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

 

The sellout : a novel, by Paul Beatty

Call Number: PS3552.E19 S45 2015

After his down-trodden hometown is removed from the map of California to save the state further embarrassment, a young man undertakes a course of action to draw attention to the town, resulting in a racially charged trial that sends him to the Supreme Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A manual for cleaning women : selected stories, by Lucia Berlin

Call Number: PS3552.E72485 A6 2015

Set in the Southwest, an anthology of short stories, featuring the author’s blend of humor and melancholy, finds everyday miracles and uncovers moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats, upper class homes, and hotel dining rooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cure for suicide, by Jesse Ball

all Number: PS3602.A596 C865 2015

A man with troubling dreams, known as the “claimant,” is being treated by a woman, his “examiner,” move into a small house where the examiner teaches the claimant the most simple functions and monitors his progress, until an encounter at a party raises doubts about everything he has learned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Poet Stanley Plumly https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/01/authorsalden-a-conversation-with-poet-stanley-plumly/ Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:02:41 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=34010

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, OHIO alumnus Dr. Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s award-winning poet laureate and distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland, will read from his latest work titled, “The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.”

Dr. Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s award-winning poet laureate, won the Truman Capote Prize For Literary Criticism for “The Immortal Evening” in 2015. (Photo Courtesy of Stanley Plumly)
Dr. Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s award-winning poet laureate, won the Truman Capote Prize For Literary Criticism for “The Immortal Evening” in 2015. (Photo Courtesy of Stanley Plumly)

The program, held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the 1951 Lounge on the fourth floor of Alden Library, will consist of a reading from his book followed by an interview with Dr. Jill Allyn Rosser, an associate professor of English at Ohio University and author of “Mimi’s Trapeze,” her fourth collection of poems.

The author of several poetry and non-fiction books, Plumly has served as the poet laureate of Maryland since 2009, an honor given to a poet whose body of work meets the criteria outlined by their residential state.

Plumly earned his B.A. from Wilmington College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio University. From 1970 to 1975, he co-founded and served as editor of The Ohio Review (now known as New Ohio Review), and from 1976 to 1978, he edited The Iowa Review. In 2010, Plumly was elected to receive membership into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a distinguished honorary society that conducts policy research related to science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts.

In addition to teaching at some of the country’s most esteemed institutions, including Columbia, the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa and Princeton, Plumly has received numerous honors throughout the course of his longstanding career, such as a Guggenheim Fellowship (1973); an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2002); and the LA Times Book Prize (2008), among others.

Most recently, Plumly was awarded the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Criticism (2015) for his most recent work “The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.”

“The Immortal Evening” is a non-fiction work that provides a glimpse into painter Benjamin Robert Haydon’s momentous “immortal dinner,” in which he hosts famous guest poets John Keats and William Wordsworth along with essayist Charles Lamb, who all appear in his famous painting “Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem.” During this celebratory evening meal, held in 1817, the reader is given a rare glimpse into the lives of these revered writers as they enthusiastically discuss poetry, art and Enlightenment science.

In a book review published by The New York Times in 2014, author Priscilla Gilman wrote that Plumly “…offers an idiosyncratic, heartfelt, at once sinuous and expansive exploration of the dinner…Plumly probes and replicates the conversational style of Lamb’s essays and—Wordsworth’s poetry, and as Haydon did with his dinner parties, gives us ‘small talk and big talk, with one’s hair down.’ He reminds us that friendship is often the spur of art…”

Please join the Libraries for an exciting afternoon of readings and an interview with Stanley Plumly. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

A live webcast of the event will be available here.

 

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Apply to be the Spring 2016 Graduate Research Series Speaker https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/01/apply-to-be-the-spring-2016-graduate-research-series-speaker/ Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:19:41 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=33972

Graduate students at Ohio University spend countless hours learning about and doing research. It is an integral part of their collegiate career.  The Ohio University Libraries and the Graduate Student Senate developed the Graduate Research Series @ Alden Library to give graduate students the opportunity to share their research process and discoveries. Students also get a chance to present in front of an audience and to discuss the challenges and opportunities that come along with conducting the research.

All Ohio University graduate students are invited to apply to be the Spring 2016 Graduate Student Research Series Speaker.  After a committee reviews the proposed presentations, the selected student or group of students will present for 30-35 minutes on their research process.  Speakers will also receive a $200 honorarium for their presentations.

The application can be found online and must be submitted to the Graduate Student Senate Office in Baker Center 302 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Previous speakers include:

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Amanda Biederman presented her research as the Fall 2015 Graduate Research Series @ Alden, November 10, 2015. Photo by John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries.

The Ohio University Libraries, Graduate Student Senate and Faculty Senate are looking forward to many applications and to this semester’s presentation.

 

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Accepting Faculty Proposals for Special Library Funds https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/01/accepting-faculty-proposals-for-special-library-funds/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:06:02 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=33952

The OHIO Libraries is now accepting proposals for the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund and the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund. The awards are designed to allow the Libraries to purchase specialized books, databases and other rare resources that ordinarily would not be accessible through regular funding.

1804 Special Library Endowment Fund

Dr. William Owens, associate professor and chair of classics & world religions, poses for a portrait outside the fourth floor of the Vernon R. Alden Library on Wednesday, May 12, 2015. Owens proposed access to the Digital Loeb Library as part of the 1804 Endowment (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)
Dr. William Owens, associate professor and chair of classics & world religions, poses for a portrait outside the fourth floor of the Vernon R. Alden Library on Wednesday, May 12, 2015. Owens proposed access to the Digital Loeb Library as part of the 1804 Endowment (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

The 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund has been essential in the development of the Libraries’ diverse and unique collections. OHIO faculty are encouraged to submit a proposal for items believed to be an invaluable resource to the extensive research and learning processes of students and faculty.

The proposal deadline is March 14, 2016. Awards will be tentatively announced on July 1, 2016

In 2015, Dr. William Owens, associate professor and chair of Classics and World Religions; Dr. Jeremy Webster, associate professor of British literature and dean of the Honors Tutorial College; and Dr. Charles Buchanan, director of Interdisciplinary Arts, were awarded with 1804 Special Library Endowments.

Owens received one of the 1804 Special Library Endowments for the Libraries’ purchase of the digitized Loeb Classical Library, a collection composed of over 500 printed volumes of the most significant texts in Greek and Roman literature. The collection includes the original written works in Greek and Latin, as well as English translations.

Owens is currently researching how Greek and Roman slaves were represented in ancient literature, in particular, the Greek novel.

Dr. Jeremy Webster, associate professor of British literature and dean of the Honors Tutorial College. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)
Dr. Jeremy Webster, associate professor of British literature and dean of the Honors Tutorial College. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

“…These texts are foundational to so many academic disciplines, it opens up this library to faculty and students wherever they are,” said Owens.

Webster was also awarded with an 1804 Special Library Fund for the Libraries’ purchase of the English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1704: Popular Culture, Entertainment and Information in the Early Modern Period.

The 24-reel collection of microfilm contains 22,000 pages of political verse and satire manuscripts from 18 national and international locations including Harvard, the National Library of Ireland and the Kugelike Biblioteket in Sweden.

“I’m particularly interested in these manuscript poems and collections of poems and how they make arguments about the court, the king, parliament, morality and lots of political changes happening in the [Restoration] period,” said Webster.

When putting together his proposal for the English Clandestine Satire, Webster recalls how he appreciated the easy, straight-to-the-point format of the application process and how helpful the Libraries’ staff was in assisting him with any questions he may have had.

“I think it’s a great way to augment our collections here [at Ohio University Libraries] and simultaneously help us [faculty] do our research,” said Webster.

Dr. Charles Buchanan, a cultural historian and director of interdisciplinary arts. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)
Dr. Charles Buchanan, a cultural historian and director of interdisciplinary arts. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Buchanan was the third recipient of the 1804 Special Library Fund for the Libraries’ purchase of the Lorsch Gospels and Codex Benedictus. The Lorsch Gospels is an example of a Carolingian manuscript (9th century) that inspired the Italian manuscripts from the 11th century that Buchanan is currently researching.

The painted images in the Codex Benedictus, produced in south Italy in the 11th century, will also be used as a comparative source in Buchanan’s current project.

Buchanan emphasized the significance of being able to use a facsimile, which includes pages that closely resemble the parchment of the original manuscript and paintings that look virtually like the original. The Lorsch Gospels also includes a faux-ivory reproduction of the original intricately designed book cover.

The Codex Benedictus is a manuscript facsimile of a collection of scripture readings that include illustrations detailing the life of St. Benedict.

“The Codex Benedictus adds to a group of south Italian eleventh-century manuscript facsimiles that are a focus of my teaching,” said Buchanan. “… Manuscripts from both periods are examined in graduate and undergraduate courses in early medieval manuscript illumination that I teach.”

The Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund

Dr. Joshua Hill, assistant professor of history and a scholar of modern Chinese history. (Photo by John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries)
Dr. Joshua Hill, assistant professor of history and a scholar of modern Chinese history. (Photo by John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries)

The Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund is designed to assist tenure-track faculty in acquiring materials and collections that are critical to their research.

The tenure-track faculty proposal deadline is March 14, 2016. Awards will be tentatively announced on July 1, 2016.

In 2015, Dr. Joshua Hill, assistant professor of history, was awarded the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment for the Libraries’ purchase of Shen Bao newspaper, a Chinese-language historical newspaper published in Shanghai from 1872-1949.

“Shen Bao was a major Shanghai daily newspaper—perhaps the best U.S. equivalent would be something like the New York Times,” said Hill. “The Library has just purchased a full-text searchable database of this paper, which opens up endless possibilities for research into nearly any aspect of modern Chinese history.”

According to Hill, a scholar of modern Chinese history, Shen Bao will be particularly useful in researching Chinese politics and ideas.

“My particular interest is the creation and circulation of political ideas in China since the 19th century,” said Hill. “My current book project, for instance, traces how Chinese intellectuals, government officials, and other opinion-makers thought about voting and elections during the decades that marked the end of China’s last imperial dynasty and the establishment of a Chinese republic.”

For more information on the criteria, proposal guidelines or selection process, contact: Janet Hulm, assistant dean for collections and digital initiatives, at 740-597-1968 or hulm@ohio.edu.

 

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OHIO Libraries Rolls out Curriculum Builder https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/01/ohio-libraries-rolls-out-curriculum-builder/ Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:15:48 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=33884

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Faculty will breathe a sigh of relief with the introduction of EBSCO’s experimental Blackboard learning tool, Curriculum Builder. With this pilot program launched in January 2016, instructors will be able to easily integrate digital library content directly into the online learning environment, and, make it accessible on course pages.

“Curriculum Builder significantly eases the process of integrating library content into Blackboard course shells,” said Kelly Broughton, assistant dean for research and education. “This content is accessible both on and off campus without any special manipulation or downloading by course instructors.”

Once in Blackboard, faculty are presented with a seamless transition in this easy two-step process: First, search Ohio University Libraries’ content from within the Blackboard learning tool; and then simply click “Add to Reading List,” to save related titles.

“Until now, instructors have had to manage a variety of work-arounds, rely on library mediation, or be super-savvy tech users to determine proper URLs of electronic library content to insert into course materials in order to provide license and copyright compliant use of materials,” said Broughton.

In the past when adding course content to Blackboard, like uploading PDF’s, material may or may not have been copyright compliant. By using the links in Curriculum Builder, copyright considerations are simplified because students are linked directly to content licensed by the Libraries.

This pilot project was developed using the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) framework and was designed to smoothly integrate with the Libraries’ ArticlesPlus database when creating reading lists within Blackboard by selecting the tab, “Libraries’ Content Folder.”

OIT’s Blackboard support group worked closely with the Libraries to bring the experimental tool online. “Installing a Blackboard building block like Curriculum Builder is a collaborative process,” said Sean O’Malley, communications manager with OIT. “The Libraries staff deserve a lot of credit for the extensive setup and usability testing they performed.”

The Libraries’ purchase of the product has several advantages said Broughton: “We believe it will save faculty time, make it easier to use library content in courses, ease faculty concerns and [ease] staff time wrangling with copyright considerations.”

But most importantly—faculty using Curriculum Builder will enhance the learning and discovery experience for all OHIO students.

For more informational help, call your subject librarian, or watch for DIY instructional videos coming soon.

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Featured New Books https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2016/01/featured-new-books-61/ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:47:15 +0000 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=33906

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 ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

Welcome to Braggsville, by T. Geronimo Johnson

Call Number: PS3610.O38339 W45 2015

Struggling with culture shock after leaving his tiny old-Dixie town to attend UC Berkeley, D’aron makes friends with three idiosyncratic characters who challenge him to protest his home community’s annual Civil War reenactment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy, snow, bird, by Helen Oyeyemi

Call Number: PR6115.Y49 .B69 2015

A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she’d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s daughter, Bird, exposes the Whitman family secret. Among them, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little life : a novel, by Hanya Yanagihara

Call Number: PS3625.A674 L58 2015

Moving to New York to pursue creative ambitions, four former classmates share decades marked by love, loss, addiction, and haunting elements from a brutal childhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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