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- Volume 10 Issue 4 -
November, 2012

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An Unexpected Reading:
The Hobbit
@ The Courtright Memorial Library

“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.” And so begins the timeless literary work enjoyed by millions …

To honor this classic tale of adventure and self-discovery, and in preparation for the December release of the new Peter Jackson movie, the Courtright Memorial Library is sponsoring a day-long reading of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Join us on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at 9am on the first floor of the library, for :
An Unexpected Reading:
The Hobbit
@ The Courtright Memorial Library

All readers will be entered into a drawing for a movie theater Gift Card or a copy of The Hobbit! Bring a friend, bring a stranger, but join us - come sit and listen or volunteer to be a reader! Help us celebrate this classic tale and get excited for the movie’s release on December 14! Questions? Email Stacie - sladson@otterbein.edu - or call her at x1143


Visiting Librarians
From Shanghai Jiaotong University
& Southwest Jiaotong Unviersity

Courtright Memorial Library welcomes two visiting librarians Ms. Jia Peng (Christine) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), one of the top five universities in China, and Mr. Ning Li (Ford) from Southwest Jiaotong University(SWJU) in Chendu, China.

The goal of their visit is to develop a comprehensive understanding of U.S. academic libraries’ operations including collections, services and management.

Ms. Peng is an e-resource librarian who manages all electronic databases (over 300 databases or 90+ platforms) at SJTU and provides support on using them. In her spare time, she likes to listen to the Chinese cross talk (Xiangsheng), a traditional Chinese comedic performance in the form of a dialogue between two performers. She also likes to read detective novels and is a fan of Agatha Christie.

Mr. Li has worked at the Library System and Technology Department at SWJU for 17 years and helps to support the library computer and information systems. In his spare time, he likes to play football (soccer), cycle, swim, read, and watch movies.

On November 20th from 12:30-1:30pm at Campus Center Dinning Room Three, Ms. Peng and Mr. Li will give a presentation to campus about educational opportunities in Shanghai and Chengdu. We hope you will come to this presentation where we will explore the opportunities faculty, staff and students have for study abroad, exchange visits, and other learning experiences in China. RSVP to at 823-1027.



Naxos Sheet Music Library

The Naxos Music Library offers over 45,000 sheet music titles in all classical genres, spanning music from Medieval to the 21st century and composers from Bach to Arvo Part. You can download the music easily and print using the Naxos Sheet Music Viewer, available for download on the site.

You can access the database from the library's web site under Research databases by Subjects

Databases on Trial

CQ Press State Stats through 11/5/2012.

CQ Press provides comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more. You'll find reliable, easy-to-use data from more than 80 different sources covering more than 15 years. When you find the data you're interested in explore it using the mapping and graphing tools, compare it with other data sets, or export it to Excel

Sage Reference through 11/5/2012.

This includes all Sage Reference titles including encyclopedias and handbooks for a wide variety of subject areas such as business, criminology, education, political science, psychology, sociology, and more, as well as research methodologies.



New materials added to the library in the past month. More...

Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Chat with a reference librarian at http://olc6.ohiolink.edu/.
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984