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Looking for Good Homes for these Books

From Library Assistant Jennifer Hadley:

This Sunday is the last chance to get books from this fall’s library book sale.

Please give a  good home to the remaining books from the Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale.  The books are both in Olin Lobby and in a red curtained area in the center of the first floor stacks (follow the blue trail from the lobby).  They will be yours for .50 cents each or you can take home a whole box for $7 (help yourself to boxes under the table) —  or whatever you can afford.  Pay on the honor system by putting the money in the honor box on the shelf outside Smith Reading Room.  Student groups are welcome to take as many books as they want tor a good cause.

The books will remain in Olin Lobby until Monday morning, at which point they will be picked up for sale or donation elsewhere. 

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

Olin Library assistant Jennifer Hadley invites you to attend the Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale this Saturday:

5000+ academic and popular books.  Most priced $1-$5.  Special titles $10-20+. Invite your friends and family and come find the perfect additions for your own book collection!

Cash and checks accepted.

For more information e-mail libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or visit the event website. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the sale.

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Olin Library Lobby

Personal Librarian Freshman and Transfer Student Reception

Dame Diane KlareHead of Reference at Olin Library and the library’s subject specialist for Psychology and Economics, writes:

The library will be offering a drop-in reception for freshmen and transfer students so those new to campus can meet their very own “personal librarian” and learn more about the library.

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Place: Smith Reading Room – Olin Library

Workshops on Research for Thesis and Essay Writers

A pro-tip for thesis and essay writers from Olin Library:

The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered next week on Monday 9/24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Date: Tomorrow, September 24, 25, 26
Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Place: Olin Reference Office

Operation L.O.L.


Welcome to Operation L.O.L. (Liveblogging in Olin Library). Somewhat on a whim, your faithful Wesleying fanatics Syed and pyrotechnics are liveblogging right fucking now in Olin. This is partially an experiment to see how long it takes the people around us to procrastinate via Wesleying and then notice us at the next table. But we’re not at all scientifically rigorous about it.

Come visit us! Especially if you desire immortal Wesleying fame. We might move around a bit but will mostly be in the main ‘homework’ area with all the lamps. We’ll be here for a while, probably until we start getting hungry and go get dinner. In other words, if you bring us food, you get more liveblogging.

Some frivolous, silly reporting of other people pretending to read books after the jump.

Richard Adelstein: The Rise of “The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914”

Friends of the Wesleyan Library would like to redundantly present Economics Professor Richard Adelstein and his new book, “The Rise of (See long title above):

Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics Richard Adelstein will talk about the history of corporate power and the writing of his new book, The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914. His book explores the transformation undergone by business in the U.S. over the
half-century following the Civil War — from small sole proprietorships and partnerships to massive corporations possessing many of the same constitutional rights as living men and women and leading up to the Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 Citizens United decision.

For more information about this event and others, email libfriends(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or check out their website here.

Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 7:00-9:00
Location: Develin Room, 2nd floor Olin Library
Cost: free

Yom HaShoah Memorial Name Reading

From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:

Sundown tonight through sundown tomorrow evening is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are commemorating the loss of so many lives with a 24 hour name reading in the Olin lobby, with readings in pairs or as individuals in 30 minute time slots.

We still need readers! Please take the time to be part of this beautiful and meaningful tradition.

Sign up here.

We will also be saying Kaddish and lighting a memorial candle at 7 pm in the Olin lobby. Please stop by to join in this moment of memory.

Help remember over 12 million lives lost.

Time: 7 p.m. tonight through 8 p.m. tomorrow
Place:  
Olin Library Lobby

Narrative Submissions for Take Back The Night

From Brenna Galvin ’11:

We are seeking narratives from those who have experienced sexual assault or been impacted by sexual violence. The content of the narrative is entirely up to the author and will not be edited.

Narratives will be read anonymously on the author’s behalf during the event. The readers will be sensitive and respectful to the author’s experience.

To submit, please send to tbtnsubmissions(at)gmail(dot)com. All submissions will remain confidential and anonymous, but you may send it from a non-Wesleyan email account or submit it to one of our WesBoxes – either WesBox 90203 or 92835 by putting the envelope in the “Campus Mail” slot in Usdan.

Please submit by April 5th.  Thank you.

The actual event of Take Back the Night is April 7th at 7PM starting on the steps of Olin.