Creating the Ideal Study Conditions: SAS Workshop Series Begins

By - Systems Librarian January 9th, 2017

Today marks the beginning of a new series of workshops designed to enhance study habits. Creating the Ideal Study Conditions is the first session in the Skills for Academic Success workshop series – a collaboration between Ohrstrom Library and the Office of Academic Support. This first workshop has three meeting times:

  • Monday, January 9, at 11:45 AM – Pick up from Grab & Go on your way.
  • Tuesday, January 10, at 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 12, at 3:30 PM

This workshop explores music, snacks and teas that can improve your ability to focus. Read more about this session HERE and make plans now to attend!


Ohrstrom Library Celebrates 25 Years

By - Systems Librarian April 18th, 2016


A selection of games, puzzles and coloring pages on hand for Wednesday evening’s celebration.

Twenty-five years ago this week, over the weekend of April 20-21, 1991, the St. Paul’s School community gathered together for the dedication of Ohrstrom Library, which in the tradition of Sheldon Library before it, has faithfully supported the teaching, research, and fellowship of SPS students and faculty since its Inauguration.

To commemorate the Library’s Silver Anniversary, Mr. Barry, the Library staff and Library prefects Jack, Fiona, Hasna, Katrina, Mat and Jerry invite you to enjoy an evening of games, music and cake on Wednesday evening at 8:00. Dozens of board and card games will be available to use or feel free to bring your own games and teams.

Ohrstrom Library’s first Director Rosemarie Cassels-Brown, who retired in 1993, two years after the library opened, was instrumental in framing an enduring vision for Ohrstrom Library. She was an integral part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1991, and this Wednesday evening at 8pm, she will be on hand to cut the first piece of Ohrstrom’s birthday cake in the library’s main lobby.


Ohrstrom Library, from the top of the New Chapel tower, taken during graduation on June 2, 1991.

There is also an exhibit of photographs from the archives on display in the upper level lobby, celebrating the vision, construction and dedication of Ohrstrom Library 25 years ago. Next time you visit the library, stop by the upper level exhibit cases and learn about how our wonderful library came into being.

Applied Music Honors: New Research Guide

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 12th, 2015

Need scholarly sources to explain the history and development of your instrument?

Try the new Applied Music Honors research guide, a collection of library-purchased scholarly sources relevant to those researching music history.


New Reference Book: The Disney Song Encyclopedia

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 5th, 2011

The Disney Song Encyclopedia by Thomas S. Hischak and Mark A. Robinso, Scarecrow, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 780.92 D63S

An alphabetical list of Disney songs, from 1930 to the present day.  Each song is briefly described and placed in it’s Disney context.  Examples include:

  • Amigas Cheetahs
  • Cherry Tree Lane
  • Gummi Bears Theme
  • The Mickey Mouse Club March
  • Madagascar
  • 1-2-Cha-Cha-Cha
  • Woody’s Roundup

Helpful for
:  Fine Arts, Music,  Humanities, Popular Culture

New Reference Book: Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 2nd, 2010

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, edited by Alfred W. Cramer,  Salem, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 780.92 C84M

A five volume set, being a biographical catalog of international (yet mostly Western) musicians.  Most entries are between three and five pages in length.

Examples include: Mary J. Blige, John Dever, Luciano Pavarotti, Salt and Pepa, Tammy Wynette

Helpful for: Music, Humanities, Humanities V Paper, Pop Culture

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