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- Volume 5 Issue 3-
March, 2007

Building Communities for the Inside Out

Presented by John McKnight

Wednesday March 28, 2007

3:00 to 5:00 PM

Courtright Memorial Library
138 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.

John McKnight is a Professor of Education and Social Policy and Co-Director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute of Northwestern University. For three decades, John has researched social service delivery systems, health policy, community organizations, neighborhood policy, and institutional racism. He currently directs research projects focused on asset-based neighborhood development and methods of community building by incorporating marginalizes people.

This program is co-sponsored by Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library in connection with the Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space, Otterbein College Center for Community Engagement, and Ohio TASH - Promoting Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Celebrate National Library Week from April 15 - 21, 2007

Dedication of the John and Marian Becker Gallery

Join us for the dedication of the art gallery on the lower level of the Courtright Memorial Library (at the bottom of the main staircase).

Sunday April 15
at 4:00 PM

Naming the gallery in memory of John Becker, Library Director from 1953 – 1985, and in honor of his wife, Marian Becker is very appropriate, considering their tireless devotion to the library and the college.

Come enjoy rarely seen portraits and paintings from the College Archives. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday April 17 is National Library Workers Day

National Library Workers Day is a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Submit a Star- Tell everyone what makes a library employee special by submitting your favorite worker's name and why they are wonderful to the National Library Workers Day site.

News About Research Databases

Oxford Scholarship Online:

Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 1,200 Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and up to 200 new and recently-published books are added each year.  

  • 24x7 access to the full text of over 1,200 titles in Oxford Scholarship Online
  •  Access to the powerful Advanced Search - search by author, title, keyword, subject, publication date, and more
  •  Extensive reference linking from bibliographies and footnotes, including OpenURL support
  •  Make direct links to individual chapters for online course packs and reading lists via DOI
  •  Printer-friendly format for easier printing

Eight Millionth Article Added to Electronic Journal Center

The eight millionth scholarly research article was recently added to OhioLINK’s award-winning Electronic Journal Center. The EJC provides students, faculty and staff at participating OhioLINK institutions with instantaneous online access to more than 7,100 journals from 101 publishers.OhioLINK users downloaded 4.9 million articles from the EJC in 2006. A total of 25 million articles have been downloaded from the EJC since its inception in April 1998.New journal issues are added to the EJC daily. To stay current, OhioLINK users have the option of receiving updates of new issues via e-mail alerts or RSS feeds. You can also save searches and have the results sent to you. Find instructions for these features here.

Want to find out if OhioLINK has a particular journal? Try the E-Journal Finder. The E-Journal Finder searches the EJC and several other databases to help find desired journals. If you don’t find the journal in question using the E-Journal Finder, check with your librarian as your library may provide other means of accessing the journal online.

Reception to Unveil the New Otterbein READ Posters

Celebrate National Library Week (April 15-21th) with us by attending the ceremony of unveiling the latest Otterbein celebrities to be featured on READ posters in the library.

Monday April 16th
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Courtright Memorial Library
138 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Over 500 people voted, so come out to see Suzanne Ashworth, Susan Fagan, and Elizabeth Saltzgiver featured in their poster. Which book did they choose? You'll just have to wait and see on April 16th!


This Month's Library Display is :

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