Friday, April 28, 2017

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

See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in April! We added 195 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.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying:
  • Stand firm : resisting the self‐improvement craze / Svend Brinkman
  • No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America / Ron Powers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI / David Grann
  • Madame President : the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf / Helene Cooper
  • Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis / Manuel Castells
  • Prison food in America / Erika Camplin
  • A colony in a nation / Chris Hayes
  • The stars are fire : a novel / Anita Shreve
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 lookout for, or general subject areas we should build up in the collection.

There is still time to add books from this year's budget!  Your input will help us keep the collection working well as we add items during the remainder of the 2016/17 academic year  We're looking forward to what you'll recommend next!

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!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Middletown Book Discussion Title for June

The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Wednesday, June 7 to discuss Frederik Backman's A Man Called Ove.  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):  

"Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbor from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations."


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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

50 Years of Publishing Research Reception

In recognition of 50 years of scholarly work by Regionals faculty and staff, we invite you to join us for a Research Reception on Tuesday, May 9th at Gardner-Harvey Library.  
 
When:  Tuesday, May 9th2:00-4:00 PM
Where:  Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami University Middletown
What:  Light refreshments will be served.


There is also still time to have your research added to our display.  Just email Jessie Long at longjh@miamioh.edu with the titles or citations of any journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, books or other work that you have completed within the last few years.  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns (National Parks with Dr. Tammie Gerke)



National Parks with Dr. Tammie Gerke

A new speaking series presented by the Gardner Harvey Library and  Dr. Tammie Gerke - a professor of Geology at Miami University Regionals.  Each session will focus on a different national park.

This time, Dr. Tammie Gerke will discuss and compare two national parks:  Mammoth Cave and Carlsbad Caverns.  Stop by to hear about the geology and other interesting information about the parks.

This session will run May 2nd from 4:30pm to 6:00pm with time for questions and discussion.  The event will be held in the Open Seating Area at the entrance of the Gardner-Harvey Library.

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

Remember, if you attend two or more of our TEC Lab workshops and speaker events in Spring 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.



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

Design Your Own Vinyl Stickers at the TEC Lab!



Have you ever wanted to design your own vinyl sticker? Now is your opportunity to create one with our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine!

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, between 11am and 1pm, and again between 6pm and 8pm, drop by the TEC Lab in Room 125 of the Gardner-Harvey Library to choose a design for your sticker and then create it to take home!

Make a sticker for your car!  Make a sticker for your laptop!  Your window!  Your bike!  Your turtle!  OK -- maybe not your turtle.  All are welcome to attend this free event.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our TEC Lab workshops and speaker events in Spring 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

The above image was provided through a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license by Sticker Giant Custom Stickers.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Come Fly Our Drone at the TEC Lab (and around campus)!



Look!
Up in the sky!
Is it a bird, a plane . . . ?
No! It's Thunderhawk 1, the Gardner-Harvey Library's drone!

On Monday, April 24, you can have a closer look at this flying wonder!  Just stop by the InfoDesk in the Gardner-Harvey Library at either 10am or 3pm and, weather permitting, we'll do a walk around campus with the drone for an hour.  You'll have a chance to pilot it and see what it can see from its camera, high above campus.

We hope this will make you more familiar with drones, and give you some ideas for academic and other uses for this technology.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our TEC Lab workshops and speaker events in Spring 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

See our new materials list of items we added to the collection in March! We added 115 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.

Here are eight titles from the list, to give you an idea of what we've been buying:
  • Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front / Mary Jennings Hegar
  • The home that was our country : a memoir of Syria / Alia Malek
  • Word by word : the secret life of dictionaries / Kory Stamper
  • The professional actor's handbook : from casting call to curtain call / Julio Agustin
  • Exit west : a novel / Mohsin Hamid
  • Forensic history : crimes, frauds, and scandals / Elizabeth A. Murray
  • Otherworlds : visions of our solar system / Michael Benson
  • The death and life of the Great Lakes / Dan Egan
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 lookout for, or general subject areas we should build up in the collection. Your input will help us keep the collection working well as we add items during the remainder of the 2016/17 academic year  We're looking forward to what you'll recommend next!

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!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Middletown Book Discussion Title for April

The MUM Book Discussion group will next meet on Tuesday, April 25 to discuss Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show.  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):  

"The youth of a small town in mid-twentieth-century Texas search for ways to escape boredom and experience life and love."


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.muohio.edu/library/bookdiscussion.htm

Laser Cut Items From Cork with Jenn Weinle at the TEC Lab!



The TEC Lab is happy to welcome Jenn Weinle for a laser cutter demonstration.  Jenn creates cork artwork for Retro Design Engraving, and is also a Miami University Regionals admissions counselor based on the Hamilton campus.

Join us on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 11am to 12pm, when Jenn will demonstrate creating a project on the laser cutter.  You will also have the chance to create your own set of coasters!

Just stop by the TEC Lab in Room 125 in the Gardner-Harvey Library. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Remember, if you attend two or more of our TEC Lab workshops and speaker events in Spring 2017, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet.