OHIO University Libraries https://www.library.ohiou.edu Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:14:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2015 Library Hours for Labor Day Weekend https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/09/library-hours-for-labor-day-weekend-2015/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/09/library-hours-for-labor-day-weekend-2015/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:04:43 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=28374

Alden Library and the Music & Dance Library will be open during Labor Day weekend, but with special hours. All floors will open at 12pm on Labor Day and then return to their regularly schedule hours. Hours for the 2nd floor, other Alden Library floors and the Music & Dance library are listed below. Full hours details are always available on the Libraries’ hours page. As always, please feel free to let us know if you have questions.

2nd floor Learning Commons All other Alden Floors Music & Dance Library
Friday, September 4  closes at 9pm  8am-7pm  8am-6pm
Saturday, September 5  10am-9pm  10am-7pm  12-6pm
Sunday, September 6  12pm-9pm  12pm-6pm  1pm-6pm
Monday, September 7  12pm-midnight Friday  12pm-midnight  Closed
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Libraries Debut Collaborative Reference Services with Ohio State University Libraries https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/09/libraries-debut-collaborative-reference-services-with-ohio-state-university-libraries/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/09/libraries-debut-collaborative-reference-services-with-ohio-state-university-libraries/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:51:55 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31896
CICStory

The Hwa-Wei Lee Center for International Collections as seen on Thursday, August 27, 2015. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

A new collaborative program between the Ohio University Libraries and the Ohio State University Libraries is bringing greater research support to faculty and students at both institutions. The pilot project will help researchers get in touch with library experts in area studies beyond their own institution.

Area studies librarians frequently work with researchers whose investigations require advanced knowledge, language ability, or access to specialized library resources. Under the new system, library staff will make referrals to their colleagues at Ohio State or Ohio University.

Ohio University librarians will assist Ohio State faculty and students with their research related to Africa, Southeast Asia and the Chinese diaspora.  Ohio State University librarians will help Ohio University faculty and students with their research related to the Middle East, Russia, Eastern European or Slavic Studies.
For further information on the pilot program, or to find out if your research question/need is appropriate for referral, please contact, Jeffrey Ferrier, Curator, Center for International Collections.

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Trade in your old Library Copy Card/Vended Printing Card by September 30 https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/09/trade-in-your-old-library-copy-cardvended-printing-card-by-september-30/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/09/trade-in-your-old-library-copy-cardvended-printing-card-by-september-30/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:00:22 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31885

On June 29, Ohio University Libraries implemented a new Guest Printing Card system. Library Copy Cards/Vended Printing Cards issued prior to June 29 no longer work under the new system. For information about the new system, see Printing for Faculty, Staff, Visiting Scholars and Community Members (Guests).

If you have a Library Copy Card/Vended Printing Card, you can trade it in for a Guest Printing Card of equal value, free of charge. Trade-ins are available at the Alden Library 2nd Floor Reference Desk, the Alden Library 4th Floor Circulation Desk, and the Music and Dance Library.

Trade-ins will be available through September 30, 2015.

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Highlights of Alice in Wonderland https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/highlights-of-alice-in-wonderland/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/highlights-of-alice-in-wonderland/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:42:47 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31860

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there.” – Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

This edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll was released in 1966, and features illustrations by John Tenniel that were colored by Fritz Kredel. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Ohio University Libraries will celebrate the anniversary of 19th century English author Lewis Carroll’s popular classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” with an exhibit titled “Down the Rabbit Hole: 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland.”

The display, located on the fifth floor of Alden inside of the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, will open on Monday, August 31.

 Regarded as one of the most popular children’s books of its time, the success of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) was followed by the release of “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There,” a sequel published in 1871.

According to Miriam Intrator, special collections librarian, Ohio University Libraries is one of the many institutions around the world that are commemorating this milestone anniversary in ways that are almost as imaginative as Carroll’s novel.

“Many libraries and museums are finding creative ways to celebrate this anniversary,” said Intrator. “So this is a perfect opportunity for us to feature the different editions of Alice held in the rare book collection and in the Juvenile Collection in particular.”

The planning process for this exhibit is especially unique in that it was organized through a collaborative effort between OHIO’s librarians and Kevin Dennis, a graduate student in adolescent to young adult education, who has been working in special collections for over six months.

An illustration from “Elisi Katika Nchi Ya Ajabu” a Swahili translation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Interpreted by Sr. Lo De Malet, this edition was published in 1966. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries).

An illustration from “Elisi Katika Nchi Ya Ajabu” a Swahili translation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Interpreted by Sr. Lo De Malet, this edition was published in 1966. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries).

Dennis’ work experience allowed him to become well acquainted with the Mahn Center’s rare and special book collections and over the summer he curated “Charles Dickens—A Sensation: From London to Ohio,” an exhibit that celebrated the legacy of 19th century English writer Charles Dickens.

“That familiarity has in turn allowed him to curate, first the Dickens exhibit on the 5th floor, and now this 150 Years of Alice exhibit,” said Intrator. “He is able to pull from different parts of the rare book collection, and from other areas of the Library’s collection as well.”

According to Dennis, the display will feature: a facsimile of Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript of “Alice’s Adventures Underground;” reproductions of Salvador Dali’s surrealist illustrations for the books; various editions of the Alice books that show how the characters and illustrations changed with each iteration; and back panels that feature Lewis Carroll’s original illustrations for “Alice’s Adventures Underground.”

Throughout the years, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” has inspired the publication of special editions and the rendering of illustrations that have redefined and breathed new life into Carroll’s original works.

“I hope viewers will see Alice as a growing and changing text with various interpretations, translations, and illustrations,” said Dennis. “I want viewers to pay attention to the illustrations and how they influence the reader and change the way we perceive the text.”

One of the most important aspects of the exhibit is that it will demonstrate the 150-year cultural impact of the novel.

“Viewers will be able to see the range of materials held in the Libraries that relates to Alice, which will help to illustrate its longstanding popularity and influence,” said Intrator.

Please visit the Mahn Center to check out this adventure filled exhibit, which opens on Monday, August 31, 2015.

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Featured New Books https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/featured-new-books-54/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/featured-new-books-54/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:28:59 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31870

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.

Let me tell you : new stories, essays, and other writings, by Shirley Jackson ; edited by Laurence Jackson Hyman and Sarah Hyman DeWitt

Call Number: PS3519.A392 A6 2015

A new volume of unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, lectures, letters and writings by the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House includes pieces reflecting on the literary process and family life.

 

 

 

 

Celebrity health narratives and the public health, by Christina S. Beck

Call Number: RA440.5 .B43 2015

We follow celebrities on Twitter and Facebook, watch them on television and read about them in supermarket checkout lines. Offering the first extensive look at celebrity health sagas, this book examines the ways in which their stories become our stories, influencing public perception and framing dialog about wellness, disease and death.

 

 

 

 

The real Watergate scandal : collusion, conspiracy, and the plot that brought Nixon down, by Geoff Shepard

Call Number: E860 .S529 2015

Reveals violations of ethical and legal standards during the Watergate Affair in 1974, including collusion between prosecutors and the federal judges who tried the cases, and argues that Nixon’s “smoking gun” recording was taken out of context.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alden Library Group Study Rooms No Longer Require Key Checkout https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/alden-library-group-study-rooms-no-longer-require-key-checkout/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/alden-library-group-study-rooms-no-longer-require-key-checkout/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:52:59 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31792
Group study rooms in the 2nd floor Learning Commons of Alden Library. Photo by Bryan Thomas/Ohio University Libraries.

Group study rooms in the 2nd floor Learning Commons of Alden Library. Photo by Bryan Thomas/Ohio University Libraries.

Here is some big news for those of you who use the group study rooms in Alden Library: no more key checkout! The study rooms are now entirely self-service, meaning that you can make a reservation and simply go to the room of your choice at the designated time.

The group study room policies remain the same:

  • Any current Ohio University student, faculty or staff member may make a reservation online up to two weeks ahead of time
  • Each individual may reserve up to 2 hours of study room time per 24-hour period
  • A group not occupying the room by 15 minutes after the start of the reservation forfeits their reservation. At that time others may use the room until the next scheduled reservation

The Rollins Room will still require key checkout with first priority for this room given to student organizations or groups requiring a larger study space

Alden Library offers study rooms on the 1st2nd3rd, and 4th floors of the building. Make a reservation online via a computer or mobile device. The videos below show you how to make a reservation. If you have any questions about reserving group study rooms or the new policies, please let us know.

View this video on YouTube 

View this video on YouTube

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Libraries Accepting Applications for “Reimagining the Research Assignment” https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/libraries-accepting-applications-for-reimagining-the-research-assignment/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/libraries-accepting-applications-for-reimagining-the-research-assignment/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:20:21 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31763
Bob Klein, associate professor of mathematics education, talks with students from his History of Math class as they view historical math materials from the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections in Alden Library on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Bob Klein, associate professor of mathematics, talks with students from his History of Math class as they view historical math materials from the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections in Alden Library on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Ohio University Libraries is currently accepting faculty applications for participation in “Reimagining the Research Assignment,” a faculty and librarian collaboration for student success.

“We thought this program would give us a chance to get a bunch of faculty in a room and tackle some hard questions, like, ‘How can I get my students to use something besides Google to do research?’ [or] ‘Who should be teaching this stuff? I don’t have the time!—I should, but I just can’t assign a research paper to a class of 150,’” said Sherri Saines, instructional librarian.

Funded by an 1804 Grant program, Reimagining the Research Assignment is a project designed to evaluate and improve students’ research skills through partnerships between faculty and librarians. All applications must be completed by September 15, 2015; this should only take a few minutes. After the work is successfully completed, faculty will be awarded a $500 stipend.

Workshops will foster an open, discussion-oriented environment where faculty and librarians can identify the common issues students encounter when conducting research and talk about solutions.

According to Saines, the program’s main goal is to work with faculty to incorporate successful research practices into their lesson plans.

“Participants will have a venue to discuss the challenges they have with students’ use and misuse of information,” said Saines.

In addition, faculty will have an opportunity to gain substantial experience working with their subject librarians.

(From left) Damion Lork, a junior in integrated math, and Kylie Scarberry, a junior in education, view materials from the Mahn Center as part of their History of Math course. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

(From left) Damion Lark, a junior in integrated math, and Kylie Scarberry, a junior in education, view materials from the Mahn Center as part of their History of Math course. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

“The other truly unique opportunity here is a chance to work deeply and well with your subject librarian,” said Saines. “I have found consistently that one-on-one collaborations with faculty in my subject areas are some of the most rewarding things I do in a day, and I’d love to do more. We all feel this way”

Saines said the Libraries has 1804 Grant funding for the 2015-2016 academic year and if the program is successful, they hope to extend the program in the future.

“We hope a core group of faculty will agree with us how important it is to use information well,” said Saines. “And then, by joining with us to reimagine assignments, we can create educational experiences that transform student creations into more beautiful products that are, on some level, useful to humanity.”

The first workshop, scheduled on October 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., will discuss common problems in student research; how to solve some of those problems; what information literacy is (and isn’t); and the changing role of librarians.

During the second workshop, scheduled on November 20, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., faculty and their subject librarians will work together to review revised assignments; ensure that the assignments incorporate best practices for research; and create assessments for student work.

According to Saines, the third part of the project will be implementation. At this stage, faculty will use their revised assignments in Spring 2016. The final piece of the project consists of a video report, to be completed by April 2016.

Reimagining the Research Assignment will provide a unique opportunity for faculty and librarians to collaborate on the evaluation, establishment and implementation of effective research practices for students.

All interested faculty must complete the application for participation by September 15, 2015. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or about September 31, 2015.

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Libraries’ Achievements Recognized https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/libraries-achievements-recognized/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/libraries-achievements-recognized/#comments Thu, 06 Aug 2015 16:29:40 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31672
The congratulatory letter reads, “Honoring Ohio University Libraries for tremendous attainment.” (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

The congratulatory letter reads, “Honoring Ohio University Libraries for tremendous attainment.” (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

On behalf of the Senate of the 131st General Assembly of Ohio, Ohio University Libraries received an honorary letter for being awarded three Awards of Excellence at the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) conference held in San Diego, California in April 2015.

In acknowledgment of the successful creation of library marketing materials, the Libraries received the following awards: Best of Show; an Award of Excellence for stewardship; and an Award of Excellence for collections materials.

Signed by Senator Keith Faber, president of the State of Ohio Senate, and Senator Lou Gentile, assistant minority whip, the congratulatory letter, featuring a gold seal and blue ribbon, recognizes the Libraries’ accomplishments in the following words:

“Since its inception, Ohio University Libraries has fostered education, culture, and individual growth and achievement by providing a variety of innovative and beneficial programs and services, and as a result, it won this year’s Best of Show Award and two Awards of Excellence in the stewardship and collections materials categories from the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network.”

The Libraries received this letter from the Senate of the State of Ohio for receiving three Awards of Excellence at the ALADN conference in April 2015. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

The Libraries received this letter from the Senate in the State of Ohio for receiving Best of Show and two Awards of Excellence at the ALADN conference in April 2015. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

The letter, issued for the purpose of “honoring Ohio University Libraries for Tremendous Attainment,” describes the vital role of libraries in our state and country.

“Libraries, which are repositories for the best of our nation’s intellectual endeavors, are vital to the preservation of our country’s heritage, principles, and ideals. We are proud to note that it is through the efforts of institutions such as Ohio University Libraries that our state has maintained its reputation as a friendly, productive, and pleasant place in which to live and work.”

The Libraries received the Best of Show and the Award of Excellence for stewardship for the publication, “200 Years of Shared Discovery: The Bicentennial of Ohio University Libraries,” a book featuring illustrations, photographs and the detailed history of Ohio University and the Libraries. The publication’s 2014 release coincided with Ohio University Libraries’ bicentennial anniversary.

The letter is signed by Senator Keith Faber, President of the Ohio Senate, and Senator Lou Gentile, Assistant Minority Whip, and features a gold seal and ribbon. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

The letter is signed by Senator Keith Faber, president of the Ohio Senate, and Senator Lou Gentile, assistant minority whip, and features a gold seal and ribbon. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

In “New publication Celebrates University Libraries’ 200th anniversary,” by Angela Woodward, a writer and editor for University Communications and Marketing, she wrote:

“The publication also serves as a testament to the passion of the individuals behind the creation and growth of this multi-campus library system and to those who have helped University Libraries adapt over the years to increased use and changes in technology, as well as styles of teaching and learning,” said Woodward.

The Libraries’ second Award of Excellence for collections materials was for “Hidden Treasures on the Edge: Fore-Edge Painted Books from the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection,” a brochure released in 2014 that reveals the rare and beautiful fore-edge painted books in the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection, which is a promised gift to the University from alumnus Jeff Chaddock (’88). The collection is composed of over 100 rare and special fore-edge painted books from the 17th century through the present day.

Ohio University Libraries’ supplemental materials, like the two highlighted, are essential to ensuring that special collections are made available to researchers worldwide. The congratulatory letter from the Ohio Senate solidifies the importance and impact of those resources.

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Libraries Digitizes The Post https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/libraries-digitizes-the-post/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/08/libraries-digitizes-the-post/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:11:24 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31684
Bill Kimok, university archivist and records manager, talks with River Valley High School students about the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections on the fifth floor of the Vernon R. Alden Library on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Bill Kimok, university archivist and records manager, talks with River Valley High School students about the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections on the fifth floor of the Vernon R. Alden Library on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Thanks to modern technology, many printed media publications of the past will also be available in a digital format online.

The Ohio University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of a new digitization project that brings issues of The Post dated from June 17, 1999 through June 3, 2011 online. The project is a part of a larger plan to make the entire run of the student-run newspaper available online.

Predated by The Green and White (1911-1939), The Post, an independent, student-run newspaper, has provided significant coverage on campus, local, and statewide news, as well as national and international news. Today, nearly 100 students—including editors, graphic designers, photographers and reporters—work together to provide well-rounded coverage in those areas in addition to entertainment, multimedia, sports and feature stories.

Over the years, the Libraries has actively preserved and made available issues of The Post in bound and microfilm formats for students and researchers. In addition, The Post website offers access to past issues.

According to Bill Kimok, university archivist and records manager, Ohio University Libraries has contemplated the digitization of The Post for several years. Having conducted in-depth research on the history of Ohio University in the late 1990s, Kimok, who oversees the digitization project, describes The Post as “the most useful tool for beginning any research of Ohio University history.”

“Once the entire project has been completed, and we have both The Post and its predecessor, The Green and White, digitized, our researchers will no longer have to travel to visit the library to review the index and spend hours reading the microfilm,” said Kimok.

According to Janet Carleton, digital initiatives coordinator, the online digitized issues of The Post will allow the user to access and view the article as they appeared when originally published in The Post.

Janet Carleton, digital initiatives coordinator for Ohio University Libraries, poses for a portrait in her work area on the third floor of the Vernon R. Alden Library on Monday, July 13, 2015. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Janet Carleton, digital initiatives coordinator for Ohio University Libraries, poses for a portrait in her work area on the third floor of the Vernon R. Alden Library on Monday, July 13, 2015. (Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

“What’s primarily different is that what we are putting online is the image of the page/article of The Post, not an HTML version of the articles,” said Carleton.

Carleton said the digitized Post will allow users to conduct full-text searches and will offer article segmentation—meaning that specific articles, including their continued pages, can be isolated for downloading or printing.

“Entire issues can be downloaded as high quality PDFs, as well as individual articles and pages,” said Carleton. “And The Post is open to anyone, anywhere.”

The content found in The Post appeals to alumni and researchers who have interests in various subject areas.

“The digitized Post has something for everybody,” said Kimok. “For the serious researcher of Ohio University history, it has chronology and detail.  For the alumnus who wants to remember—or to show their family and friends—what happened and how things happened when they were students here, The Post supplies the evidence.”

Kimok continued to describe the many ways in which students can use The Post.

“For the undergraduate who is searching for a topic other than the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, for that 5-minute expository speech in their COMS 1030 (public speaking) class, there’s some good fishing to be done in Ohio University’s student newspaper,” said Kimok.

In the future, the Libraries will continue the ongoing project by digitizing The Green and White student newspaper, which ran from December 1911 through July 1939.

“After that we hope to continue doing the other years [of The Post] in increments—possibly the late 60s-early 70s next, as that is a popular time period for student research,” said Carleton.

The Libraries is also planning to highlight memorable moments from the University’s history by posting stories from The Post through the @AldenLibDigital Twitter.

“We anticipate beginning tweeting in the fall using #OnThisDay with interesting stories from the digitized Post that occurred in the same time period in other years,” said Carleton.

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Libraries Celebrate Relationship with China https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/07/libraries-celebrate-relationship-with-china/ https://www.library.ohiou.edu/2015/07/libraries-celebrate-relationship-with-china/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:52:55 +0000 http://www.library.ohiou.edu/?p=31638

Ohio University Libraries will commemorate the century-long relationship between Ohio University and China with a display, “Ohio University and China: Over 100 Years of History.” The display will be on the fourth floor of Alden Library in the 1951 Lounge from July 26 through October 2015.

Items from the display “Ohio University and China: Over 100 Years of History” on the fourth floor of Alden Library features an array of archival materials related to Ohio University’s relations with China. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Items from the display “Ohio University and China: Over 100 Years of History” on the fourth floor of Alden Library features an array of archival materials related to Ohio University’s relations with China. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

According to the publication, “A Conversation About Ohio University and the Presidency, 1975-1994,” President Emeritus Charles J. Ping said, “The Chinese Education Delegation led by President Zhou Peiyuan in 1978 was the first opening of China to U.S. education, and Ohio University was the only campus in the Midwest where they made an official visit.”

Yan He, curator of the Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center, describes this historic moment as the beginning of what would become a rich history of collaboration.

“Since then, Ohio University has been forming a long-standing relationship with China,” said He.

According to He, Ohio University and China established an enduring relationship that continues to evolve through partnerships with Chinese universities and libraries.

He’s research on the history between the University and China began in May 2014, not long after she began her position with the Libraries. Her research made great progress last Spring semester when she received enormous help from Bill Kimok, university archivist and records manager. Kimok helped He to locate a great deal of images, newspaper articles, and other archived materials related to Ohio University’s relations with China, including a photograph of the University’s Chinese Club, which was taken from the 1911 issue of the Ohio University Athena.

Postcards, letters from Chinese scholars and book receipts from Chinese publishers as seen in the fourth floor display. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

Postcards, letters from Chinese scholars and book receipts from Chinese publishers as seen in the fourth floor display. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

“As far as I know, the image of the Chinese Club is the earliest photographic evidence that we have of an international-based student organization at Ohio University,” said Kimok.

The Athena, which is the University’s student yearbook, described the Chinese Club as the “Middle West section of the Chinese Students’ Alliance of North America,’ and it was organized for the purpose of ‘bring[ing] the Chinese students in this and other universities into close friendship with American students to exchange ideas and to render help to one another, and to promote the common welfare of the organization’s members.”

The Chinese Club is one of the University’s earliest known international student organizations. The display includes several photographs of the Chinese Club in the early 1900s. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

The Chinese Club is one of the University’s earliest known international student organizations. The display includes several photographs of the Chinese Club in the early 1900s. (Photo by Tyler Stabile/Ohio University Libraries)

The fourth floor display, which will provide a brief glimpse of the 100 years of history between Ohio University and China, will feature:

Photographs and newspaper articles about the University’s Chinese Club founded in the early 1900s; the Chinese Education Delegations in 1978 and the 1980s; agreements, books and publications that record the Libraries’ history of collaborating with Chinese universities and libraries; the Shao Center’s archives including postcards and letters from Chinese scholars, book receipts from Chinese publishers, conference programs and the Shao Center brochure.

“In addition to our University’s long-existing relations with Chinese universities, Ohio University Libraries has been renowned among Chinese librarians,” said He. “When Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee was here as dean of Ohio University Libraries from 1978 to 1999, he launched an International Librarians Internship Program that had trained more than 150 Chinese librarians. This exhibit will in a way show our Chinese visitors that our university has a long tradition with Chinese partnership and our libraries are particularly strong at offering training programs and fostering U.S.-Chinese librarianship exchanges and collaborations.”

The display coincides with the Institute for Chinese Academic Leaders: Valuing the Best of Tradition While Strategically Managing Change, the first of it’s kind, hosted by OHIO Libraries from July 26 through August 7, 2015.

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