Photo by Steven Dominguez

In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, SOU’s Hannon Library will host an afternoon of Shakespearean highlights, featuring Geoff Ridden.

April 20, 2016
4:00 PM
Meese Room
free parking

Geoff Ridden is an actor, musician, and Shakespeare scholar. Ridden will discuss and perform music from Shakespeare’s plays. Following the presentation, Hannon Library’s Special Collections will offer a viewing of Shakespeare’s Second Folio of 1632 and Fourth Folio of 1685. Other treasures from the Margery Bailey Collection will be displayed, including sixteenth-century histories of the British Isles. Also on display will be a costume from an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of As You Like It.

Shakespeare folio 4thSponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library, this event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the lot behind the library. For more information, contact Library Administration at or 541-552-6816.

With the memories of Hannon Library when it was freshly built in her head, SOU graduate Erin Ferrarelli returned to the place where she spent countless study hours, as our newest Special Collections intern.     

For Erin, it’s an interesting experience to work at the place where she spent so much time as a student and patron. She tells us, “It’s kind of cool to be behind the scenes at the library I used to study at.”        


Erin Ferrarelli, Special Collections Intern

Erin started interning with Hannon Library this year, after searching through a few local internships and finding none that met her grad school requirements. That’s when she found Hannon Library, which was a refreshing experience for her. She says, “I love it, everybody’s been super nice. I’ve had questions, but they’ve answered all of them, and everybody has been really accommodating. I’ve really enjoyed it.”

Erin is going to San Jose State University to get a master’s degree in archival records, a degree that prepares students to be archivists and certified records managers, among other things. For Erin, working as an intern in Hannon Library has shown her that she’s following the right career path.

“I’m actually gaining confidence that I’m kind of in the right field, because I enjoy sitting here creating finding aids and enjoy doing high-maintenance and detail-orientated work.”

We here at Hannon Library are proud to help Erin reach the next step in her journey.

Written by Alex Mesadieu

As Southern Oregon’s football team battles out the remainder of the season, Raider fans will appreciate the display at the Special Collections Reading Room, located on the second floor of the library, reminding everyone of SOU’s football history.


Reminiscences of Southern Oregon College in the 1990s can be found documented and mounted, presenting memorable games and players from the past.

Go Raiders!Print