Thursday, May 11, 2017

How can the Library help you this summer?

Summer term will soon be here and the Gardner-Harvey Library would like to send some reminders about our summer services. The library is open year round to help with library instruction and embedded librarianship, offer a variety of technical equipment, including laptops and iPads, and provide study rooms for quiet study or group work. 

For more information about our services, please check out our Faculty Guide or our Library Services page.

Curious what an embedded librarian can do for your summer course? Having an embedded librarian in your Canvas course sites is a great way to strengthen students’ academic research skills and information literacy.

Looking back over past semesters, did your students struggle with … ?
  • Incorporating scholarly sources in their research projects
  • Evaluating online sources for currency, relevance, accuracy, authority, & purpose
  • Requesting items from other Miami libraries and OhioLINK
  • Citing sources correctly in APA or MLA style
  • Using information ethically (i.e. academic integrity)
Regional campus librarians can help students master these skills through custom research guides embedded in your Canvas course site. Contact us to discuss your goals and we will tailor the guide to match them.

If you already collaborate with an embedded librarian, please let us know that you want to continue the service this summer. We will review your guide to ensure that links are functional and content is up-to-date before classes start.

If you are ready to try a new approach this summer, please contact 

Beth Tumbleson, Middletown, 513-727-3232,

Mark Shores, Hamilton, 513-785-3203, 

Monday, May 01, 2017

Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, and mints at the Library for Finals Week!

The Library will offer free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, lemonade, and mints all during finals week, starting on Saturday, May 6th. It will be set up in our entrance area from roughly 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, 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. 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.

Library open on Saturday! Come study and have a beverage on us.

To help you prepare for final exams, the Gardner-Harvey Library will offer extra study hours to students on Saturday, May 6, 2017. 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 computers and our study rooms. Staff will be on hand to provide assistance.

If you want to reserve a room for the day, be sure to use our online reservation system (choose "Reserve Middletown Library Study Room").

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, and mints will be available to help you stay aware and awake.