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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: Second Wednesday of the Month at 4:15 p.m. (Open to the public)

Attend library forum to learn about a variety of topics including faculty research, Open Educational Resources, and more. 

                            October 13: Open Educational Resources
David Harris, editor-in-chief for OpenStax at Rice University introduces Open Educational Resources (OERs), the current landscape, and uses OpenStax as an example of a resources for finding quality OERs.
Contact Janet Vogel to receive a link to the recording.

 

November 10: Emily Waples, Ph.D.: Epidemics of Ordinary Time (This event will be on Zoom.)
Register to receive the Zoom link.
Epidemics are ordinary. While sometimes unpredictable, they are not unexpected; they recur and recede, leaving resonances and residues. If we are lucky, they confer immunity, even if they cannot convey meaning.  Our contemporary moment invites investigation of these persistent histories and the epistemological, political, and personal crises that attend them. In this presentation, Dr. Waples will read from a forthcoming longform creative nonfiction essay that blends historical and personal narrative to investigate these arresting, if ordinary, epidemic trajectories. 
 

December 8: Louis Oliphant, Ph.D. Creating and Using an On-Line Platform for Computer Science Students to Learn, Create, and Showcase Their Work (This event will be in the Pritchard Room on the 2nd floor of the library or on Zoom.)
Register to receive the Zoom link.
Many on-line tools are available for computer science students to learn programing, write code, or showcase their creations. These tools often have restrictions, are not well integrated, and do not work with all devices. This presentation will explore an in-house deployment that the computer science department has been using to help students program as well as some of the creations they have made for this system. Please bring your iPads to participate.

 

February 9: Finding and Evaluating OER
Heard about Open Educational Resources (OERs), but haven't had the time to search for or evaluate them? This workshop is for you! Following a brief introduction to tools for finding and reviewing OER materials presented by Hiram's OER team, spend time hands-on with teaching colleagues working with OER. Bring your iPad or laptop as well as a few ideas about content you hope to find. Draft syllabi may be helpful as well. Please register to help us gauge attendance and attendee learning goals.

 

May 4: Using OER Ancillary Materials and Moodle Integration
We've been talking about OER all year. Now it's time to dive into the details. Learn more about how to utilize OER Ancillary materials from David Harris, editor-in-chief for OpenStax at Rice University. Following that, learn how to integrate OpenStax cartridges into your Moodle Courses. There will be time for questions. This workshop is presented by Hiram's OER teamPlease register to help us gauge attendance and attendee learning goals.


Board Game Night: Dates TBD (For Hiram College Students, Staff, and Faculty Only)

Did you know that the library has a board 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. 


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