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Hiram College Library

Hiram College Library fosters intellectual excellence and encourages lifelong learning in the Hiram community.

Events at the library!

Library Forum: Select Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. in the Pritchard Room on the Library's second floor unless otherwise noted. All Library Forum events are open to the public.

Attend library forum to learn about a variety of topics including faculty research, Open Educational Resources, and more. Please contact Janet Vogel if you need to attend via Zoom. 

September 20: Zack Fox '21, The Hiram College Arboretum: An Overview and Tour
Hiram College’s Sustainability Coordinator, Zack Fox ’21 will speak about about Hiram College's newest attraction, our Arboretum, and the work that was done to develop it. Following the presentation, Zack will offer an optional tour of the Arboretum beginning at approximately 5 p.m. This event will be held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather!

October 18: Dee West and Mick Steiner, A Snapshot of Today's College Students
(This event will be in the McDowell Instruction Room on the Library's 3rd floor.) 

November 15: Ella Kirk, Ph.D.
Topic coming soon!

January 17: Courtney Mauck, Ph.D.

February 28: Jen McCreight, Ph.D., The Space Between: How an Exploration of Linguistic Identity Increased Pre-Service Teachers’ Intentional Inclusion of Diverse Languages and Dialects
Description coming soon!

March 27: Doug Brattebo, Ph.D.
Topic coming soon!
(This event will be in the McDowell Instruction Room on the Library's 3rd floor.)

April 17: Jim Kercher, Ph.D.

May 8: Jo Line, Ph.D., Community Based Learning and the Northeast Ohio Women's Sports Alliance
This event will be in person and online via Zoom.


Board Game Night: Dates TBD

Did you know that the library has a board and card games available for checkout on the first floor? Learn to play the games and then take them home. Games check out for 7 days. 

Friends of the Library Events

The Friends of the Library host events in conjunction with the Hiram College Library. All Friends events are open to the public. 

2023 Friends of the Library Fall Program

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Location: Hiram College Library Pritchard Room (2nd floor) or Zoom

This event is free and open to the public.

The Essential Liberal Arts: Historical Sketches of Hiram College with Thomas Bacher ‘78

Alumnus Thomas Bacher will highlight the history that made Hiram College what it is. Hear about some of his favorite stories as well as a few things that didn’t make it into the book. A Q&A will follow.

Event Details and Registration:

The event will be held in person in the Pritchard Room on the Library's Second Floor or via Zoom. It is free and open to the public. Register to receive the Zoom link.

Fall 2021 Program with Ben Wolford, The Portager: View the recording

Fall 2022 Program with Dr. Tim Rasinski: The Art and Science of Reading. View the recording.

Winter 2023 Program with Lucy Chamberlain '77 and Dr. Denny Taylor '73: The Hiram Public Gardens. View the recording.

Past Presentations

Past recorded Library Forum Events:

December 7, 2022: Search for Humanity After Atrocity Conference Report and Photo Essay
The search for humanity after atrocity is as imperative as it is elusive, but recent strides in endeavors such as genocide studies, restorative justice, and peacebuilding, are generating renewed interest and debate. The conference that three Hiram College students, Albertha Marin, Madelyn Sagle, and Hallie Talbot attended with Professor Merose Hwang in October 2022 engaged students, scholars and practitioners to pursue projects that energize the acknowledgment and negotiation of genocides and other atrocities’ multi-layered consequences. Students shared a photo essay of what they learned from this conference. Professor Hwang also shared information about Hiram College’s Peace Corps Preparatory Program. This event was recorded and is available on YouTube

January 18, 2023: Louis Oliphant, Ph.D.: ChatGPT and AI Assistants: How they work and why they're important
The news is lighting up with talk about ChatGPT changing the face of student writing. Louis Oliphant, Ph.D. unpacks ChatGPT and other AI Assistants. How do they work? Why is it important that we talk about them with students? Why is banning them from our classrooms shortsighted? This event was recorded and is available on the library's faculty resources page

January 26, 2023: Megan A. Connell, Psy.D. ABPP: Tabletop Roleplaying for Facilitating Learning and Therapeutic Experiences
Connell, a licensed Psychologist and Therapeutic Dungeon Master will speak via Zoom and attendees may join the event in person in the Pritchard Room on the library's second floor, or via Zoom. This event was recorded and is available on YouTube

February 1, 2023: Courtney Mauck, Ph.D. and Garett Munro: ChatGPT in the Classroom
How do you talk about ChatGPT and other AI assistants with students? What should you include in your syllabus? How can you modify assignments in the ChatGPT era? Courtney and Garrett will share their experiences thus far. This event was recorded and is available on the library's faculty resources page

February 23, 2023: Kirsten Parkinson, Ph.D.: 23 Rejections and Counting: Tales from a Sabbatical
We often show only our successes to the world, but getting to success often requires first navigating multiple failures. Kirsten Parkinson will talk about and read from the essays that she wrote and revised during her spring 2022 sabbatical and the (still ongoing) challenge of getting most of them accepted for publication. This event was recorded and is available on YouTube