Thursday, November 20, 2014

Library Open on Saturday Before Finals Week

The Gardner-Harvey Library will offer extra study hours to students on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  We will be open from Noon until 4:00pm that day.  If you need a quiet place to study, please come to the library and use our open seating areas, our STAR lounges, or the Group Study Area downstairs.  Staff will be on hand to provide assistance.


The Hidden Beauty of Wood

Enjoy a new display at the library of beautiful wood-worked pieces.

Most of the items in the library display were handcrafted by James Barton Wallace.  Mr. Wallace was an avid woodworker and produced most of the objects using a lathe and turning tools.  He enjoyed using all kinds of wood including some unusual woods from native and fruit trees.  The collection includes oak, cherry, black walnut, osage orange (hedge apple), hickory, peach and others.  Different stains and finishes are used to highlight the individual qualities of the wood.  The turned specimens are on loan from Mr. Wallace’s daughter, Maude Haeger, and granddaughter, Shannon Weaver, who is a Miami University student.  


3D Printing: Bring Your Ideas to Life

3D printing can turn a digital file into a practical or decorative item in a matter of minutes or hours.   Join us in the library makerspace to see how 3D printing works.  Learn how to create your own 3D files with software or a 3D scannner, and how to find 3D files that others have created and shared.  Have an item scanned (maybe your head!) for later printing. 

The workshop will be held on December 3, 2014, from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Gardner-Harvey Library Makerspace on the main level of the library. 



Friday, October 31, 2014

Library materials added in October

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 October. We added 102 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 355 items for the collection since July 2014.  If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our online request 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!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Scholarly Commons at Miami University

Miami University Libraries is celebrating Open Access Week, October 20-24, 2014.

Faculty, staff, and students may deposit their scholarly work in Miami University's digital repository called Scholarly Commons, to make datasets, working papers, pre-publication scholarship, and published papers openly accessible, facilitate preservation, and fulfill grant requirements.

If you would like to learn more about which file types, documents, and data sets can be submitted and how to upload your scholarly work, please see this FAQ for details and directions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Create your own miniature world: Terrarium building at the library

Come to the Gardner Harvey Library on Wednesday, November 5 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm to create your own miniature world!

Live plants, fake plants, rocks, miniatures, all can be used to build your own terrarium.  Join us in the library and create your own miniature world.  

Please RSVP (http://goo.gl/forms/scjVPlwNx6) to ensure we have enough supplies.  If you have any glassware or small items you would like to use with your terrarium, please feel free to bring them along. 

The event is free but please RSVP so we have adequate supplies on hand.

Questions?  Call our InfoDesk at 513-727-3222.


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Library materials added in September

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 September. We added 155 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 250 items for the collection since July 2014.  If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our online request 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!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Walk this way: our new terrace path is open!

With the incredible efforts of the Grounds Crew and our Physical Facilities department, the hillside entrance to the library is now fully open.  The library terrace has long been available for sitting, studying, and eating outside, but we now have a wonderful patio area and a path that leads over to the stairway by Levy.  This provides easy access to the library from Levy's second floor or from the upper parking lot and Verity Lodge.  Enjoy using this wonderful path of paving stones as you enter and leave the library.



Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Library materials added in July and August

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 and June. We added 92 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.  

24 of the items are DVDs.  People often think that we only buy documentaries and teaching materials on DVD (not that there's anything wrong with that), but we also buy DVDs that can serve both educational and recreational needs.

This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order.

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our online request 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!