Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Library materials added in June (and a 2014/15 wrap up)

To bring you up to date on what has recently been added to the collection, a new materials list is now available that reflects additions during May. We added 70 books, e-books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.  

This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order.  We have purchased 994 items for the collection since July 2014.  We are currently reviewing our ordering activities for the year, and looking for new ways to approach buying materials for 2015/16.  We will be seeking input from students, faculty, and staff on the state of the collection and how to better amass the information you need as we start the Fall Semester.

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Jennifer Hicks or one of our other staff members, or drop by the library with your request.  

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and your information needs met!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Print from your device or ours . . . through the cloud!

The Pay for Print system in the Library can now accept print jobs from your phone, tablet, or laptop (or tablets and laptops you borrow from us) using Google Cloud Print.  Learn how to do it on our Printers/Copiers page, or ask at the InfoDesk.

Don't let the need to print delay your progress:  take it to the Cloud!


This image was provided through a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 2.0) by Konstantin Leonov.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Library materials added in May

To bring you up to date on what has recently been added to the collection, a new materials list is now available that reflects additions during May. We added 113 books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.  

This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order.  We have purchased 922 items for the collection since July 2014.  We are wrapping up our ordering and receiving of materials for the year, but there is still time to add more items.

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Jennifer Hicks or one of our other staff members, or drop by the library with your request.  

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and your information needs met!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Want to Collaborate with an Embedded Librarian in Canvas?

Librarians at the Gardner-Harvey Library invite you to collaborate with us in Canvas, as you transition to Miami’s new learning management system! 

In Spring 2015, we were embedded in 30 course sections, reaching more than 700 students.  We would be thrilled to expand this research service and partner with you this summer or fall.

Would you like to develop your students’ online scholarly research skills and deepen their understanding of metaliteracy concepts such as academic integrity or open access? 

Your LMS embedded librarians link or embed library digital collections such as:

Other services we provide include:
  • Creating customized screencasts  & course guides
  • Help citing sources
  • Demonstrating library finding tools like the EBSCO Discovery Service, Online Catalog, and Discipline-specific databases
  • In-class instruction
  • Research consultations with student groups
  • 3D printing projects
  • Virtual reference assistance
  • Research assignment review and redesign
Faculty who use the LMS Embedded Librarian service appreciate the personalized information literacy instruction their students receive.

Students have also expressed appreciation.

This is the first class that I have had an embedded librarian. I think it is great knowing that someone is there to answer any question we may have!

She presented us decent places to find credible articles. She also told us how to narrow down search results on the online library.

Please contact us this summer to begin a joint adventure in Canvas.

Regards,

John Burke, Director, burkejj@miamioh.edu

Jessie Long, Public Services Librarianlongjh@miamioh.edu

Beth Tumbleson, Assistant Director, tumbleb@miamioh.edu

Friday, May 22, 2015

Good Reads for Summer

So you have extra time to sit in the shade or on the beach and read.  What a treat!  Now which book might you pick up?  Check out this list of new fiction!


All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr, 2014

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins, 2015

The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd, 2014

Lila, Mariynne Robinson, 2014

Mermaids in Paradise, Lydia Millet, 2014

One Day, David Nicholls, 2010

The Plover, Brian Doyle, 2014

Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon, 2012

Some Luck, Jane Smiley, 2014

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, Jan Karon, 2014

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, Gabrielle Feyin, 2014

Us, David Nicholls, 2014

We Were Liars, E. Lockhart, 2014

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Best Apps for Academics

So you have your To-Do List for summer.  Please think about adding 1 more item.

Explore Best Apps for Academics a companion site to a 2014 book by the same title, by independent user experience professional and former MIT Librarian Nicole Hennig and Pam Nicholas.  

Who knows when you may want to update your smartphone or tablet?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer hours may change, but great services remain

The Gardner-Harvey Library has moved to its summer hours, but our services are still available to you.  What can you do at the library all summer?  Here are a few ideas:

  • Borrow books and DVDs from our collection and from over 100 academic and public libraries in Ohio.  Get some recreational summer reading and watching going!
  • Use our phenomenal array of databases (over 400 choices!).  Keep up with articles on a wide variety of topics, but also collections of images, videos, and more!
  • Drop by the library for some peaceful study and reflection.  Our summer hours are:
    • Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm
    • Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Use a computer and printer/copier while you're here, or check out a laptop or iPad to use at home.  Stay connected!
  • Try out our 3D printers or the library makerspace.  We're going to have some making activities going on during the Week of Making, June 12 to 18 in conjunction with the National Maker Faire in Washington, DC.  Make this summer special!


    We hope you won't be a stranger this summer.  Stop by the library and use our stuff.  And, if you can't find what you need here, let us know and we'll buy it.

    Read. Learn. Make. Grow. Peace. Summer.