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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Newark Library Closed through Sept. 8

The Newark Library will be closed through Sept 8 while it is moved into its new location.

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Temporary Service Disruption Sept. 8-12

Concrete repair work at the Libraries’ Book Depository (STX) will make materials kept in that facility unaccessible from September 8-12. Requests for items kept at STX will display the message, “This location temporarily closed.” Normal collection access is expected to be restored no later than September 12.

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History of the Holy Grail, 8/18

History of the Holy Grail, with Dr. Daniel Scavone
Monday, August 18, 10 a.m.
Ackerman Library, 600 Ackerman Rd., Room 5826
The Holy Grail entered the world in two works of fiction from about 1200 A.D. Dr. Daniel Scavone, professor emeritus of history, University of Southern Indiana, will discuss his discovery of the early apocryphal legends used by Robert de Boron in his story of the Grail as the Last Supper cup, as has been published in the journal Arthuriana and in the publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest.

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