Friday, February 28, 2014

    This Month @ ONU

March 8, 1838   – H.S. Lehr, founder of
Ohio Northern University, born

March 12, 1986 – Dedication of Renovated Presser Hall

March 13, 1866 – Lehr arrives in Ada (then called Johnstown)
March 16, 1923 – Polar bear adopted as Northern’s mascot
From cover of 1925 Northern

March 22, 1963 – Ground broken for McIntosh Center (cafeteria section opened earlier)

March 24, 2013 – Campus hit by a late season blizzard
Don't put those coats and scarves away just yet.

March 28, 1958 – ONU accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary
Schools - A joyful Pres. McIntosh Waving
March 31. 1995 – Freeman Annex, Dukes Building dedicated
Named in honor of Prof. C.H. Freeman


Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Books and Media: January 2014

American labor's global ambassadors : the international history of the AFL-CIO during the Cold War / edited by Robert Anthony Waters, Jr., and Geert Van Goethem ; with foreword by Marcel van der Linden
Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980 / Guy Vanthemsche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel ; translated by Alice Cameron and Stephen Windross ; revised by Kate Connelly

More after the break...

Library System Downtime

The library catalog, Polar, and off-campus access to databases will be unavailable on Monday, March 3, due to a hardware migration.

Thank you for your patience. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spring Break Hours

Hours for Spring Break will be as follows:

Friday, February 28   7:30AM  to 4:30PM
Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2  CLOSED
Monday, March 3 - Friday, March 7  8:00AM to 4:30PM
Saturday, March 8 CLOSED
Sunday, March 9  4PM to midnight

Friday, February 14, 2014

Library 1968

On Valentine's Day, 1968, the Heterick Memorial Library was opened for business.
A few days earlier, the entire library collection was hand carried from the old library in Presser Hall to the new building by students, faculty and administrators.
Pres. Meyer (L) Library Dir, J.W. Baker (R)
With considerable hard work, the materials were shelved and ready for use.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Amazon's 100 best books to read in a lifetime

Amazon recently published their list of the 100 books one should read in a lifetime. The list spans about the last 200 years and is listed alphabetically to denote no particular importance. Take a look and tell us by commenting on this post which book(s) you think everyone should be required to read. Or feel free to tell us about your favorite book.

Click on the link after each book to see availability.

5. Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning or Orphans!

4. Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Soldier Boy.

3. Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

2. Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time.

1. George Orwell. 1984.

Click on the link below for the full story and see the listing.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Proquest databases will experience downtime

On February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

To minimize the impact these enhancements, it will be installed during an eight hour window of typically low usage from 10:00pm on Saturday, February 15th to 6:00am on Sunday, February 16th.
During this time the following ProQuest products will not be available:
ProQuest Dialog
ProQuest Congressional