Monday, October 25, 2010

Announcing Mini Saga Fiction Contest Winners

MUM writers, thank you for participating in the Gardner-Harvey Library Mini Saga Fiction Contest! We appreciate your creativity and effort crafting a story in exactly 50 words. Contest judges Dr. Schorman and Dr. Casey reviewed nearly 25 entries and selected these two winning entries. Congratulations to David Miller and Julia Brodt-Eppley.

We had a yard sale after the wake and got rid of the magazines, teacups, saucers, pots, china, and the hairy armchair. And yes. We even sold the telescope she would use to inspect meteors and planets. As we finished, a straggler came our way. I swear it was mom. D. E. Miller

Class began. Lecture hall crowded. He entered from the back, late. Usually sat up front, Braille machine positioned to clack. Unsure, he froze. End student aware, sent message down back row. Seamlessly, each nodded, shifted down a seat. He claimed the end, positioned Braille machine. Then smiled. Instructor cried. Silently. Julia Brodt-Eppley

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Resource of the Week: Learning Express Library

In preparation for our upcoming Library workshop, this week’s Resource of the Week is the Learning Express Library. This online test-prep, skills improvement and job search database offers interactive courses in math, reading, and writing, as well as hundreds of practice exams in everything from grade school achievement tests to civil service exams. The Learning Express Library also has a new Job & Career Accelerator section which includes an Occupation Matcher and enables a user to create a resume, practice interview skills, and apply for open jobs.

For more information about the Learning Express Library and for a chance to see it in action, come to our workshop on Tuesday October 26, 2010 from 4-5 pm in the Library, Room GRD 111.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Take the library's one-minute survey!

We're hoping to get some input from you as we continue to improve the library. Click here to take our survey. All you need to do is tell us whether you're a student, faculty or staff member, or community user, and then tell us one thing you would do to improve the library. All responses are completely anonymous.

This will help us tremendously as we make plans for this year and beyond. Thanks for your minute!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Resource of the Week: Religion and Philosophy Collection

In honor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet’s upcoming visit to Miami University, we select as our inaugural Resource of the Week, Miami University Libraries’ Religion and Philosophy Collection database. This database offers index, abstracts, and full text coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Try doing a search on Tibet or the Dalai Lama to learn more about Tibetan Buddhism, the belief in reincarnation, the relationship between China and Tibet, or the life of His Holiness.

Remember, if you were unable to get tickets to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet present “Ethics in a Modern World,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, you may remotely view the event at the Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Room 116). Tickets are free but required. Tickets may be ordered online at, by phone at 513.529.3200 or in person at the box office in the Shriver Center on the Oxford campus. Tickets for this remote venue are limited to four tickets per person.