FAES Library Reopening Dec. 29

The Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Library (FAE), 2120 Fyffe Road, will be closed on December 23-24 for scheduled maintenance. Items scheduled to be picked up at FAE will be available instead at the Ackerman Library, 600 Ackerman Road. The FAE Library will re-open on Monday, December 29, and items scheduled for pick-up there will be available at that time.

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Copyright Help

The Serials, Electronic Resources, and Rights Management Department is pleased to announce the debut of a new Copyright Help Site, located at http://library.osu.edu/sites/copyright/. This website is designed to complement the work of the Copyright Help Center (located in Room 004 of the Science and Engineering Library) and is intended to become a central resource to help faculty, students, and other members of the university community navigate the issues of intellectual property in the campus environment. The site currently features “Frequently Asked Questions” pages on topics including Fair Use and what researchers can do to guard their own copyrights. For more information, visit the site or contact Shannon Baird at libcopyright@osu.edu.

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Faculty Recognition Program 11/19

University Libraries, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Faculty Club will host the 6th annual Faculty Recognition Program reception at the Faculty Club Grand Lounge to honor all Ohio State University faculty granted tenure or promotion in 2008/09. The program, with music and refreshments, will be Wednesday, November 19, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The 134 honorees include regular and clinical faculty from all OSU campuses. Faculty honorees have the opportunity to select a book or a bound journal volume from the University Libraries’ collection to be book-plated in their name in recognition of their accomplishments. Books not owned will be purchased for the Libraries. Honorees are also invited to include a statement of why the book was significant to them. A commemorative program listing the honorees, books selected, and personal statements will be available at the reception and upon request and will become part of the University Libraries’ Knowledge Bank. Selected books will be displayed at the reception and later at library book displays.

The reception is open to the university community and guests. The Faculty Club is located at 181 S. Oval Dr., Columbus campus. For details on the Faculty Recognition Program, contact Marsha Hamilton (247-7461) or Dana DeRose (247-8183).

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Poets Against War! 10-29, 10-30

POETS AGAINST WAR!, two Columbus events to Celebrate the Acquisition of the Papers of Sam Hamill, PAW Founder by The Rare Books & MSS Library of The Ohio State University. Both events will be held at the Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St. (The Old Lazarus Building), in downtown Columbus.

*A READING BY LOCAL AND REGIONAL POETS, Wednesday, October 29, 1-4 p.m., including David Baker, Jack and Kathleen Burgess, Judith Rose, John M. Bennett, Michael Vander Does, Jennifer Bosveld, Charlene Fix, Edward Lense, Robert Miltner, Connie Everett, Steve Abbott, Frank Richardson, Douglas Grey, Jerry Roscoe, David Shevin, Beverly Zeimer, Zaineb Alani, and Robert Pringle.


Sponsored by The Rare Books & MSS Library, OSU; Urban Arts Space, OSU. Call Urban Arts Space: (614) 292-8861; Rare Books & MSS Library: (614) 292-5938.

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Erika Linke Presentation Cancelled

The presentation by ACRL President Erika Linke scheduled for Wednesday, October 8 at the Ackerman Library has been cancelled due to illness. The program will be rescheduled for a later date.

For more information, call 292-2503.

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STUDENTS: Join a focus group and get pizza!

Get a $15 Donato’s gift card for taking an hour to help the OSU Libraries design its new web site. Take part in a fun, simple exercise–sorting cards–that will help build the Libraries’ new web site scheduled to launch next year when the Thompson Library opens.

Each student focus group will meet for just one hour. Groups will meet the week of October 6.

Interested? Call 292-6151 or email mastin.16@osu.edu.

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Practicum Opportunities

The OSU Libraries have practicum opportunities available. Check this site for more information on current opportunities.

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Sam Milai

milai-150.JPGSam Milai of the Pittsburgh Courier
Cartoon Research Library Reading Room Gallery
September 22-December 31

Sam Milai (March 23, 1908-April 30, 1970) was an artist and cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Courier, an influential African American newspaper, for thirty-three years. He was a centrist who disdained all forms of extremism. Unfortunately, much of Milai’s original work was destroyed in a fire. The cartoons in this exhibition were found by his granddaughter in a suitcase in her mother’s attic and donated to the Cartoon Research Library. The Sam Milai collection also includes correspondence, clippings and photographs related to Milai.

“Sam Milai of the Pittsburgh Courier” documents Milai’s mature work during the last seven years of his life. Reading these cartoons from the perspective of almost four decades later, we sense both the hopes and the frustrations that the African American community experienced during the 1960s.

Milai was loyal to Lyndon Johnson, and some of his pro-Johnson cartoons are housed in the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. He won the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association Russwurm trophy for the best cartoon eight times during his career. In addition to his editorial cartoons, Milai created a series titled Facts about the Negro that celebrated the accomplishments of people of color. During the late 1930s, he also contributed a comic strip to the newspaper. He taught part time at Pittsburgh’s Ivey School of Professional Art from 1964-1967 and was teaching full-time at the Pittsburgh Art Institute at the time of his death.

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The Ackerman Library is open as of Wednesday, September 17. Power has been restored to the building, and normal operations will resume on Wednesday. Ackerman Library hours during the break (through September 23) are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ackerman Library is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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OSU Catalog Unavailable Sept. 3

The OSU Catalog will be unavailable early in the day on Wed. Sept 3, due to a system upgrade. The upgrade is expected to completed by late morning.

You can view the location and status of OSU Libraries’ holdings in the OhioLINK catalog or at WorldCat by clicking on “Search OSU and Beyond.” However, MY RECORD services, including renewal and requests for OSU materials, will be unavailable.

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