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Fall Term Finals

December 13, 2016
Office of Communications
As fall semester comes to a close, Mudd Center library's iconic chairs fill with students preparing for final examinations. Known as “womb” chairs in Obie-speak , but actually called...

What’s in Your Backpack?

April 7, 2016
Communications Staff
Senior Elana Meyers sees backpacks just about everywhere on campus: hanging from the backs of chairs, strewn on the library floor, serving as pillows in Wilder Bowl. And seeing so many backpacks made...


Alexia Hudson-Ward

Alexia Hudson-Ward Named Director of Libraries

March 25, 2016
Communications Staff
Alexia Hudson-Ward will join the Oberlin community on July 1 as the Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries. As director, Hudson-Ward will be responsible for the four campus libraries, special exhibits, collection development, technology integration, and space planning and utilization.


Student in the letterpress studio

Hands-on Letterpress Learning

April 25, 2015
Communications Staff
Located on the second floor of Mudd Library, the Letterpress Studio is accessible to students through an ExCo class, a winter-term group project, and opportunities for class visits. Here, Jacob...


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