Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday's poem on Monday for National Library Week

While National Library Week might be over, we still have one more poem to display. Last, but not least we have Erin Sites reading "I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing" by Walt Whitman. Hope you all had a great week, and remember that thousands of poems are available from our online poetry collection.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday's poem for National Library Week

Tammy Birk of the English department reads Friday's poem "The Mother" by Sharon Olds from the shadows of her office .

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday's poem - Happy National Library Week

Thursday's poem from Kalamu ya Salaam is read by Maggie Livisay

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

And the DVD winner is......

The final vote has been tallied and the winner of the Library style March Madness contest is The Office! Here is the final bracket. Hope you enjoyed this year's tournament, and look forward to The Office coming soon to the library shelves.

Poetry continues for National Library Week!

Wednesday's poem by e.e. cummings is read by Matt Lofy to an alligator.

And, I neglected to post Tuesday's poem read by Andre Cotton of Bon Appetit.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday's Poem

Ben Leffel reads Langston Hughes -

Happy Library Week!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Larry Banaszak reading Robert Frost in honor of National Library Week

To celebrate National Library Week (& National Poetry Month) we have enlisted familiar names and faces from across the Otterbein campus to read poetry from our online collection. We have loaded the videos on YouTube, and each day a different reader will be revealed. Stay tuned for future readers...

Our first reader is:
Larry Banaszak, Director of Security

So enjoy a poem a day and have a Happy National Library Week!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Final Match - Library Style March Madness

Our tournament is down to the final two shows. The Office beat last year's runner up House by 30 votes. The other match was much closer - at one point Family Guy was down by 20 votes, but it came back to beat Friends by a single vote. You can check out the final bracket.

So which show will join Grey's Anatomy? Voting will run until next Monday, then be revealed here and on Facebook during National Library Week.

As mentioned before, while you are waiting take a look at CQ Researcher. It is great for giving you ideas about speech or paper topics on current issues by providing in-depth analysis of articles, pro/con opinions and links to further resources. Recent issues have included Gender Pay Gap, Discipline in Schools, the Future of Airlines, and Fighting Crime.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Otterbein Reads Poetry for National Poetry Month during National Library Week

Each day during National Library Week (April 13-19th) a different member of the Otterbein community (faculty, staff, or student) will be featured on YouTube reading poetry from the library’s online poetry collection. But who will be featured? It is likely to be someone you know, have seen, or know of. You may have seen their name in an email, or been in class with them. Perhaps it is someone that you always see at the Registrar’s office, in the cafeteria, or at the library. Each day of the week the library blog will post a link to that day’s readers. So celebrate National Library Week and National Poetry Month with us by listening to colleagues reading poetry.