Monday, September 26, 2011

Rain Barrel Workshop at the Oberlin Depot

Want to conserve water with your own rain barrel? Make your own? Head to the Oberlin Depot on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

OSWAMP-Oberlin Stormwater Management Project

Sat. Oct. 8, 2-5 pm
Oberlin Depot (beside the bike path, between S. Professor and S. Main St., just south of South Street)
Image from Chesapeake Bay Trust

Send $20 cash or check (made out to City of Avon Lake) before Oct. 1 to:
Annika Sullivan
OCMR 2515
Oberlin College
Oberlin OH 44074

Bring power tools!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Jennifer Crozier '09 published in Infectious Disease Reports

It is great to see a paper by former science library student assistant Jennifer Crozier '09 in Infectious Disease Reports, an Open Access, peer-reviewed journal published by PAGEPress, Pavia, Italy. Crozier is one of five authors of Nanoparticles containing siRNA to silence CD4 and CCR5 reduce expression of these receptors and inhibit HIV-1 infection in human female reproductive tract tissue explants. The article reports research under the direction of Susan K. Eszterhas and Alexandra L. Howell of the V.A. Medical Center, White River Junction, VT and Dartmouth Medical School Department of Microbiology and Immunology. PAGEPress is devoted to "open access knowledge" and credits Public Knowledge Project for Open Journal Systems (PKP | OJP)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Visit Open Access Week
Open Access Week will be celebrated world wide during Oberlin's Fall Break, so we will highlight Open Access resources in the sciences during the coming weeks. Some important Open Access journals are listed here. Have a favorite Open Access journal that isn't noted on the list? Let me know!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Summer slipped into September... need a study carrel?

After weeks of anticipation, the new academic year has begun!  It feels like late October already, but hot September weather is sure to hit us when we least need the distraction of summer breezes on top of September's academic expectations.  Regardless, the science library is a great place to study.  If you want a study carrel here, stop by and fill out an carrel application form.  Leave it at the circulation desk anytime before 4pm on Friday, September 9, and you will have complete consideration along with everyone else in your class and major (senior science majors are given priority).  More about Study Carrels in the science library.