Monday, September 18, 2006

Working on an Honors Paper This Year?

Learn how to be more efficient in your research and find out about special resources and services, just for you. Sessions will be offered on Wed Sept 27 & Thurs Sept 28 from 5-6pm.

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Need Quick Tips on Finding Books or Articles?

Check out the online Info Services tutorials covering these topics and more.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New Student Library/ITS Drop-In Session Drawing Winners

$25 Mac Grille Credit

Sara Elizabeth Berger, Carly Levin, Joshua Paulson, Dirk Petersen, Kristin Riegel, Mark Smedley

$25 Highlander Gift Certificate

Jen Agans, Mirja Benkovic, Dogulan Dalgalan, Aliye Goksun, Dara Hoppe, Seth McIntire

Library Treasure Hunt Prize Drawing Winners

1st Prize, iPod Shuffle - Erin Twamley

2nd Prize, $50 Bon Appetit Aux. Pts. - David Seitz

3rd Prize - $25 Highlander Gift Cert. - Atang Gilika

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Lockers Available

A limited number of lockers are available for the semester in the Library Link. Priority given to Honors students, off campus students, or others with special needs. Sign up at the Library Circulation Desk.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

53 Private College Presidents Show Support for FRPAA

The Federal Public Research Access Act (FRPAA) introduced in May 2006, is a bill which would require "federal agencies to publish their findings, online and free, within six months of their publication elsewhere". In July, 25 Provosts of large national institutions issued a letter in support of this legislation. Today in an article in Inside Higher Education ( the lead article referred to a letter signed by 53 Presidents of Oberlin Group institutions also in support of this legislation. I am very pleased to report that President Brian Rosenberg was one of the 53. Although a number of scholarly publishers have come out opposed to this legislation, the benefits to making research that is funded by taxpayers available to a broader audience cannot be disputed. For more information about FRPAA see the SPARC Resources Page at