Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Information Literacy Workshop, June 17, 2009

MUM Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in a Wednesday morning workshop from 9 am to 12 noon with brunch at the Gardner-Harvey Library, which will be facilitated by Sarah Frye and Beth Tumbleson. Participants will review the results from Project Information Literacy Progress Report which targets where students struggle with course-related research. We will discuss ACRL national standards and individual solutions to providing instruction in information literacy. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to rework an assignment to incorporate one such information literacy skill. This strengthens student academic achievement.

Watch "Prometeus the Media Revolution", Part I, 5 minutes to review changes in the information world over the centuries.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Everything's working now - search at will!

Library databases and services are fully working again. Both on-campus and off-campus access are restored.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Library servers down Tues. evening - alternate route

Miami University Libraries servers will be down this evening from about 6pm until 5:30am due to an electrical outage. The Gardner-Harvey Library website will not be affected by the outage.

If you need to access our databases and electronic resources during the server outage, many of them are available through remote access at OhioLINK. Go to to login and then choose your database or resource using the alphabetical or subject-oriented lists of resources.

The OhioLINK Central Catalog will also be operating while the Miami catalog is down: access it at

The Gardner-Harvey Library closes at 5:00pm tonight and does not reopen until 8:00am on Wednesday morning. If you have any difficulties in between those times, please email us at

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Beth's Beach Bag of Books

Are you headed for the beach this summer? Lake shore or seaside? Even if you remain seated by a stream in Ohio, you may still linger over leisure reading. Here are the titles I plan to stuff in my summer“beach bag”. It’s an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction by winners of the Pulitzer Prize of Fiction, authors of New York Time best-sellers, world class authors, and the spiritually attuned.

Jiles, Paulette. The Color of Lightening. William Morrow. 2009.

McCall Smith, Alexander. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built. Pantheon Books. 2009.

Robinson, Marilynne. Home. Farrar, Staus, & Giroux. 2008.

Strout, Elizabeth. Olive Kittredge. Random House. 2008.

Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. HarperOne, 2009.

Summer Offerings @ Your Library

Spring semester exams conclude the year, but don’t let that stop you from visiting the Gardner-Harvey Library throughout the summer months. Academic libraries have much to offer all year long. Job-seekers may want internet access to check job postings online and rework resumes using Microsoft Office. Readers may want to browse for good reads in the New Books collection which includes fiction and non-fiction. Film fanatics may want to scan the latest DVDs added to the IMC collection. And then there is the STAR Lounge for Wii gamers and presenters who wish to practice in private. So come by the library Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 7 PM and Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. The library staff will be on hand to guide you through the information universe.