Antioch University's Douglas McGregor Library

The McGregor Library offers a warm, welcoming space with free coffee and cozy chairs. Visit the library to work at a computer or discover your favorite study spot. It offers tons of help to find the resources that you need. This library is one that wishes to make itself personal for each individual. Everyone is welcome to come and stay here as long as they wish to, and they will have all the personalized assistance and information to do so.

Dr. McGregor was a groundbreaking theorist whose ideas, though widely questioned at the time, have become basic assumptions of today’s leaders in the organizational management field. “Having the legacy of Douglas McGregor so prominently displayed here at Antioch University Midwest is something we’ve long wanted to do,” said Antioch University Midwest President Dr. Karen Schuster Webb. “We honor and continue the legacy and the great work of Douglas McGregor.”

OhioLINK recently spoke with Dana Knott, the library director, to discover why the Douglas McGregor Library is unique.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. Our first point of pride and what makes us unique just so happens to be our unique collections. The library collections include the Paul Smoker / Kenneth Boulding Peace Studies Collection, the John Gardner Collection, the Arthur E. Morgan Collection, and the Don Wallis Memorial Collection. Each of these provide different one-of-a-kind experiences to look through and study. They can be a lot of fun to dive into, and it is always something to go to when you are looking for something special.
  2. Our second point of pride is our beautiful art. The library displays beautiful sculptures by artist Alice Robrish, on loan from the Yellow Springs Arts Council. We are delighted to be able to share art in our library, and we hope that it provides inspiration and provokes thought and conversation for those who take the time to look at it.
  3. Lastly, we are very proud of our wide reaching access. The Antioch University community can borrow materials not only from OhioLINK and OPAL, but from its sister campuses and WeDeliver, its interlibrary loan service. This access is crucial to our students and staff who need to locate information from around the world. These resources allow our library to remain up to date and ever expanding so that we can continue to fulfill the needs of everyone who comes here.

What is the most popular spot in your library for patrons?

Students love the study tables where they can work, charge their technology, and enjoy the view, or they can relax on the couch or play a game of Scrabble. This is definitely the spot to be here in the library.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

We are a proud member of OhioLINK!

If you want to learn more about Antioch College and the Olive Kettering Library:

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