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Faculty and Staff Champion Scholarship and Creativity with 15th Annual Celebration

I suppose you could say “a meeting of the minds” describes Friday’s Celebration of Scholarship & Creative Expression at Oxford College.  This 15th annual celebration was held Friday, April 12th in the Oxford College Library recognizing the scholarly and creative endeavors during the past year of Oxford College faculty, emeritus faculty and staff. Approximately 80 exhibit…

Dust Off Your Boom Box – It’s Game Night, 80s Style!

  Dust off your Boom Box. Tease up your Hair.  It’s Totally 80’s Game Night.  Be there or be Square! That’s right! It’s 80’s Game Night in the Library on Friday, April 19th from 8 pm until the glow sticks fade at midnight.  Games, Food, Fun, Music and Fellowship all in 80’s Style! Gals stun us…

Libraries = Strong Communities: Celebrating National Library Week

Eureka!  We’ve solved the equation!   Libraries = Strong Communities! AND, we’d like to get that word out during National Library Week, April 7 – 13! How did we arrive at that solution? Because access equals opportunity! Because libraries inspire understanding and community healing! Because a little know-how can make your smart phone smarter! Because it…

Fun and Games in the Library!

Recently, the Oxford College Library held its first of two game nights for the semester. The event, which involved a Werewolf tournament, video game arcade, tons of board games, and even virtual reality escape rooms, was a huge success! Students enjoyed a wide array of gourmet pizza from Mellow Mushroom, snacks, sodas, and more. Several…

November is National Novel Writing Month

Bridget Barnsley is a first year student from Connecticut, with plans to be a Creative Writing major.  Bridget works at the library and is on the Oxford College golf team. She has been an active participant for four years in National Novel Writing Month, even using her experiences with NaNoWriMo to help with her college…

Library Exhibits and Classroom Collaborations

Oxford College Library exhibit of The Beat Generation & the Counterculture: 1940-1975 Whispers and tentative questions on the provenance of Jack Kerouac’s paint box gave way to critical reflection on the themes and values of the Beat Generation after a recent class visit to Oxford College Library to view an exhibit of The Beat Generation…

LibCon @ the Oxford College Library

From “Talking Trash” to the buzz of pop culture in the Reading Nook, the Oxford College Library hosted its first LibCon complete with all the WoW factors and more to orient Oxford’s newest class to all things Library!  LibCon, named after DragonCon, had its own “parade.” Oxford’s WoWs and Library Leaders led a “parade” of…

New Film Screening Series

The Oxford College Library debuted a new film screening series last Thursday, September 7. The library is collaborating with the Oxford Film Club, under the advisement of film studies professor Dr. Dave Resha, to screen a film each month in the library. This month’s selection was the Academy Award-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, which…

Game Night at Oxford College Library

Once a semester, the Oxford College Library opens after hours on a Friday night to put on a Game Night for Oxford College students. Library staff work together with a team of dedicated student employees to create and put on a huge event for the community. This semester, the Library had the following in store for the…

Honors Symposium 2017

On Monday, April 24th, the Oxford Library hosted the 2017 Honors Symposium. 39 students gathered for the third annual symposium to exhibit the results of their semester-long projects. Each student also received individual recognition for their research. Students engaged with a diversity of visual presentation mediums, including Powerpoint presentations, paintings, archaeological field demonstrations, graphic novellas,…

Brain Spa

As the semester comes to an end there is one universal feeling felt on campus, stress! Papers are due, projects are being presented and exams are looming in the near future. If you feel like you might start pulling your hair out or screaming, the library is here to help you relax. On Tuesday, April…

National Library Week 2017

Join the library each day between April 10th and April 14th to participate in our festivities for National Library Week 2017. National Library Week was created to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. We want to use this time to show our support of…