Thursday, December 05, 2019

New books added to the Gardner-Harvey Library in November!

We are adding many new items to the collection each month, and making sure that you can see them on display! Take a look at our New Books shelves or skim down our new materials list of items we added to the collection in October! We added 201 books, e-books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list can be sorted by call number, area of our collection, or by title.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying: 

  • Why are we yelling? : the art of productive disagreement / Buster Benson
  • The ethics of hospitality : an interfaith response to US immigration policies / Helen T. Boursier
  • Fragile nation, shattered land : the modern history of Syria / James A. Reilly
  • The fire is upon us : James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the debate over race in America / Nicholas Buccola
  • She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman / Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Unbound : how inequality constricts our economy and what we can do about it / Heather Boushey
  • Solitary non-employed persons : empirical research on hikikomori in Japan / Yuji Genda
  • Testosterone : an unauthorized biography / Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis
This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order. We are eager to hear from you about individual items you would like us to buy, or types of items we should be on the look out for, or general subject areas we should build up in the collection.

Thank you for all of your suggestions and requests!  If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Amy Carmichael (carmicae@miamioh.edu), or drop by the library with your request. And pass your general suggestions or comments about the collection to us in those same ways.

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



Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and mints at the Middletown Library during Finals Week!


The Library will offer free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and mints all during finals week, starting on Monday, December 9th and lasting through Friday, December 13th. 

It will be set up in our entrance area from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Friday. Please drop on by and enjoy a cup!

It's our way of making your last minute studying and paper/project preparation a bit more relaxing. 

We wish you well on your finals!  You got this!

Thanks for being a part of our library community!


The image above was provided through a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license by fronx.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Geology poster sessions and presentations at the Gardner-Harvey Library (Middletown)



Join us on the week after Thanksgiving as students from two Geology courses provide poster sessions and presentations.  Students will be presenting their work in the Library on both Monday, December 2 and Wednesday, December 4.  


GLG 141 students will display and present their posters from 10:05-11:25am.  Their posters focus on the geology of the National Parks.  They are already on display on the main floor of the library near the front entrance.

GLG 307 students will present  in the Library S.P.A.C.E. (GRD 014) from 1:15-2:35pm. Their presentations focus on geologically-informed approaches to providing safe drinking water for a community, based on a case study. 

Please join us (even for a few minutes) to learn from these impressive student efforts!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gardner-Harvey Library “Finals Fantasy”: we're open the Saturday before Finals!


Step up your research game and join us on the Saturday before finals to get some last minute studies in. 


Join the library staff on Saturday, December 7 for extended library hours!

Get ready for Finals and finish up projects in a great location for studying!

Come to the Gardner-Harvey Library on the Middletown Campus between 12 and 4pm to enjoy:

  • Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lemonade
  • 10 study rooms you may reserve
  • Plenty of open study space
  • Research assistance
This event is open to ALL Miami students.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

December's Middletown book discussion group title: Roughing It


The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Monday, December 16 to discuss Mark Twain's Roughing It.  We will meet at 12 pm in Room 124 in the Library.   

Here is a brief summary of the title, along with links to request the book from Miami, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio libraries (Just click "Request" and choose "Miami University" from the dropdown list.  Then enter your UniqueID and password, and the library from which you would like to retrieve the item):  

"Mark Twain tells of his years as a young tenderfoot adrift in the Wild West, mixing memoir, reporting, social satire, humorous anecdotes, and tall tales."


Read the book (or read something else interesting), then come along to our discussion to share what else you've been reading/watching/listening to/experiencing, and help us plan our future readings.  

Have an idea for a book to discuss?  Let us know and check out our page of past and future reads at http://www.mid.miamioh.edu/library/bookdiscussion.htm

"sm0112GOLDPNT" by 49er Girl is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Sunday, November 03, 2019

New books added to the Gardner-Harvey Library in October!

We are adding many new items to the collection each month, and making sure that you can see them on display! Take a look at our New Books shelves or skim down our new materials list of items we added to the collection in October! We added 195 books, e-books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list can be sorted by call number, area of our collection, or by title.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying: 

  • None of your damn business : privacy in the United States from the Gilded Age to the digital age / Lawrence Cappello
  • Unfollow : a memoir of loving and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church / Megan Phelps-Roper
  • One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America / Gene Weingarten
  • Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power / Pekka Hämäläinen
  • The scrum fieldbook : a master class on accelerating performance, getting results, and defining the future / J.J. Sutherland
  • Campuses of consent : sexual and social justice in higher education / Theresa A. Kulbaga, Leland G. Spencer
  • A guide to transgender health : state-of-the-art information for gender-affirming people and their supporters / Rachel Ann Heath, PhD, and Katie Wynne, PhD, FRACP
  • Future tense fiction : stories of tomorrow / edited by: Kirsten Berg [and five others]
This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order. We are eager to hear from you about individual items you would like us to buy, or types of items we should be on the look out for, or general subject areas we should build up in the collection.

Thank you for all of your suggestions and requests!  If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Amy Carmichael (carmicae@miamioh.edu), or drop by the library with your request. And pass your general suggestions or comments about the collection to us in those same ways.

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



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

November's Middletown book discussion group title: 1222

The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Monday, November 18 to discuss Anne Holt's 1222.  We will meet at 12 pm in Room 124 in the Library.   

Here is a brief summary of the title, along with links to request the book from Miami, OhioLINK, and SearchOhio libraries (Just click "Request" and choose "Miami University" from the dropdown list.  Then enter your UniqueID and password, and the library from which you would like to retrieve the item):  

"From Norway's bestselling crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel where guests who are stranded during a monumental snowstorm begin turning up dead."


Read the book (or read something else interesting), then come along to our discussion to share what else you've been reading/watching/listening to/experiencing, and help us plan our future readings.  

Have an idea for a book to discuss?  Let us know and check out our page of past and future reads at http://www.mid.miamioh.edu/library/bookdiscussion.htm

TEC Tuesday: Make a Gift!



On this TEC Tuesday, make jewelry, custom cups, and so much more. Learn more about our TEC Lab while making some awesome gifts for you or someone you know.

This workshop is free and open to the public. 

Join us on December 3 at anytime between 11am-1pm in the TEC Lab makerspace (Room 125) at Gardner-Harvey Library.


Dr. Tammie Gerke’s National Park Talks: Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns (at Middletown)


For our third Park Talk of the fall, Dr. Gerke will move underground for a review of Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks. 

Join us on Wednesday, November 20 at 4:45pm to learn about the geology and other interesting information about the parks.

The event will be held in the Library S.P.A.C.E. on the lower level of the Gardner-Harvey Library.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

"Mammoth Cave"by naturenps is licensed under CC PDM 1.0