Miss Anchalee Tumthong and Mrs. Phapada Noikhamyang, professional librarians at Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) in the Sukhumvit neighborhood of Bangkok,Thailand recently visited the Ohio University-Lancaster’s Hannah V.McCauley Library.
Anchalee and Phapada were hosted by Dr. Scottie Cochrane, Denison University Library Director and Ann Watson, Library Director at OU-Lancaster.
The goal of the visit was to allow Anchalee and Phapada to see and experience the deep library collaboration that Ohio epitomizes and to practice their English skills in a professional setting.
Anchalee has been a professional librarian at SWU for eight years and Phapada for fifteen years. Both earned their masters degrees in library science from SWU. The competitive process for participation in the study visit involved applicants completing an English language statement of their goals for the visit and interviews with a committee of colleagues.
In addition to studying all aspects of Denison’s and Ohio U.-Lancaster’s library operations during the busiest month of our academic year, Anchalee and Phapada visited and observed: Ohio University’s Alden Library, Granville Public Library, The State Library of Ohio, Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center,) The Ohio State University’s Thompson Library, the Columbus Metro Library, the Mt. Carmel Hospital Library, and OSU-Newark/COTC Library.
On Thursday, September 30 in the Upper Level of the library over 25 people attended the Graphic Novel Forum. Professor Tilton presented first on comics and the internet. Kline discussed student perspectives on two specific graphic novel texts, Mouse and The Complete Persepolis that he has included in two of his English courses. “The Ends and Beginnings of Comics” was the topic Matt Wanat covered which included a brief discussion of the censorship of comics during the 1950’s. Emily Berry concluded the forum by presenting a paper she had written for Professor Wanat’s English class, “At Least the Tights Fit the Personality.” Following a lively discussion with the audience, all individuals who attended the event were given a free t-shirt recognizing the event.
The Hannah V. McCauley celebrated the successful renovation on a snowy February evening! The campus was fortunate to welcome Ohio University’s Alumni Board of Directors as guests at the festive reception.
Live music was provided by Jennifer Evans Kinsley and Dr. Michael Sisson (OU Spanish professor) who played Welsh and Irish tunes for the celebration.
Poet Neil Carpathios read from his latest book of poetry during a Poetry Reading in the new Reading Nook of the Library.
Maybe all the sadness everywhere
is God playing dead so we’ll give him
mouth to mouth.
Maybe all He wants is a kiss.
(from “At This Moment”- At The Axis of Imponderables)
Neil is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Playground of Flesh, At the Axis of Imponderables (winner of the Quercus Review Book Award), and Beyond the Bones—as well as several award-winning chapbooks. His poetry has appeared in many anthologies and journals, such as Poetry, The Georgia Review, and the recent Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry. He has received fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and several Pushcart Prize nominations.He teaches English and creative writing at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Mandi Custer, Director of Development at Ohio University Lancaster shows off the new Wall of Distinction which recognizes the many generous donations the campus has received towards making this a successful and vibrant l educational resource. The Wall of Distinction is prominently displayed in the newly renovated library.
Children from the OUL campus day care center practice their artistic skills on the library’s new brainstorming tables. (left)
Wow is right! An unidentified creative OUL student left their mark with a great rendition of the Ohio University Bobcat! Thanks – and let us know who you are! Great work!
The dry erase tables make it easy for students to do homework problems from math, to the hard sciences to practicing modern language vocabulary. They are also a great tool for creativity!