News & Notes

By: Eric Weaver on: February 16, 2015 2:45 pm | weavered

"1989" will soon be added to our Spotlight CD collection. If TS didn't have your vote, never fear, as 2014 titles from Perfume Genius (performing as part of this year's MusicNOW festival in Cincinnati) and Grammy award-winners like Beck, St. Vincent, and Aphex Twin will also be added to the collection. Thank you for your participation!

By: Jennifer Natale on: February 24, 2015 10:54 am | natalejj @@JennNatale

MOVIES, MUSIC & MIGRATION

Miami University Libraries and the Howe Writing Center are celebrating African American Heritage Month with the 26th Annual African American Read-in. This year’s read-in has been rescheduled to Mar 5th between 11:30 am & 2 pm in the Howe Writing Center in King Library. Our themes this year are Movies, Music, and Migration, honoring African Americans contributions in these areas as well as commemorating the Great Black Migration beginning in 1915. You are welcome to read (or perform or show images, etc.) on these themes or on any other African American themes/authors. Stop by anytime during the program!

We encourage you to learn more by visiting our page (URL:http://libguides.lib.miamioh.edu/diversity, click on the African American Read-in tab) or browsing the items on display in King Library Lobby.

For more information, contact Jenny Presnell, presnejl@miamioh.edu.

By: Eric Weaver on: February 12, 2015 2:26 pm | weavered

This year's nominees include Grammy-award winners Sam Smith, St. Vincent, and Beck. The winning album is added to our Spotlight CD collection (alongside last year's winner, Lorde).

All Miami community members are invited to vote here: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa

By: Eric Weaver on: February 12, 2015 2:15 pm | weavered

 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Anne Sofie von Otter – Douce France

V5343

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=V5343

 

 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

JL Adams: Become Ocean

CA-21101

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=CA-21101

 

 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Jason Vieaux: Play

Azica71287

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=Azica71287

 

 

Best Choral Performance

The Sacred Spirit of Russia

HMU807526

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=HMU807526

 

 

Best Opera Recording

Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers

777876-2

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=777876-2

 

 

By: Laura Birkenhauer on: February 03, 2015 4:30 pm | crosbylm @LMBirkenhauer

Next Tuesday, February 10, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, A Live-Action Graphic Novel hits the stage in Hall Auditorium. In its third touring season, this performance has been a hit in the US, UK and Canada, and has been featured on NPR and Conan O'Brien. 

To gear up for this one-of-a-kind show, why not check out some of the Libraries' graphic novels? 

The Art and Architecture Library now houses a new and growing collection of graphic novels. Browse the collection here

Browse the rest of the graphic novels collection in King Library, King IMC and other locations here.

Not sure where to start? Try some of these titles that - like The Intergalactic Nemesis - feature monsters and aliens!

 

The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple 

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PN6727.D35 W74 2014

 

Daybreak by Brian Ralph

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PN6727.R35 D38 2013

 

Godland by Joe Casey and Tom Scioli

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PN6728.G63 C37 2006 v.1

 

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

ArtArch Graphic Novels | PZ7.7.P665 Bat 2013

 

The new Deadwardians by Dan Abnett

​Middletown Campus | PN6727.A257 N49 2013

 

The walking dead: a continuing story of survival horror by Robert Kirkman

​Middletown Campus | PN6728.W35 K57 2011

 

The zombie survival guide: recorded attacks by Max Brooks

Middletown Campus | PN6727.B7564 Z66 2009

 

New School by Dash Shaw

King Library (2nd floor) | PN6727.S4925 N49 2013

 

Eathling by Aisha Franz

Copy Cataloging | PN6757.F73 A5513 2014

 

Juvenile and Young Adult: 

 

Eek & Ack vs the Wolfman by B. A. Hoena

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv Easy| PZ7.7.H64 Eek 2009

 

Deep-space disco by Erik Craddock

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv Easy| PZ7.7.C73 De 2009

 

Bad Island by Doug TenNapel

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv |PN6727.T295 B33 2011

 

The Twilight Zone: the Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Mark Kneece

​King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv |PN1992.77.T87 K5422 2009

 

We Kill Monsters Vol. 1 by Christopher Leone

King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv |PN6727.L463 W45 2010

 

 

By: Eric Weaver on: January 28, 2015 4:54 pm | weavered

New singles: 2015

10 versions of the gospel / rock song "In My Time of Dying": In My Time of Dying

Guide to Protopunk & Punk

Guide to New Wave & College Rock

Guide to Postpunk & Hardcore

Guide to 90s Alternative Rock

Guide to Postrock

​70 hours of classical!: The Infinite Symphony 

Plus, there's still time to vote in our "Album of 2014" poll: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa (Ends 2/15/15)

By: Kevin Messner on: January 26, 2015 7:42 am | messnekr

For the past several years, the Textbook Initiative project has made copies of textbooks in each of the Top 50 highest enrollment courses available on reserve for 2 hour checkout at King Library.  By repeated request, this semester we are expanding this program to BEST Library.  "Top 50" courses in the primary disciplines served by the Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology Library will also have a textbook copy available on 2 hour reserve at BEST.
 
The affected courses for Spring 2015 are below.
 
Books for a variety of other courses continue to be available on reserve at each of the libraries, and we will happily place department- or instructor-owned copies of books needed for a course on reserve at any of the libraries.  Contact Stephen Cox at BEST at 9-7202 or coxs4@miamioh.edu with any questions about placing an item on reserve at BEST.
 
Textbook on Reserve available at B.E.S.T. Library for these courses:
ACC 221
ACC 222
BIO 115/116
BIO 121
BIO 161
BLS 342
BUS 101
CHM 141/142
CHM 241/242
CSE 148
ECO 201
ECO 202
FIN 301
GEO 101
GLG 111
ISA 205
ISA 235
MBI 111
MBI 131
MGT 291
MGT 302
MKT 291
MTH 151
MTH 251
PHY 181/182
PSY 111
STA 261
STA 301
By: Eric Weaver on: January 13, 2015 9:49 am | weavered

Vote here: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa

Amos Music Library would like your vote to help decide which 2014 popular music album is to be added to the collection. 2013's winner was Lorde's "Pure Heroine," now a part of Amos Music Library's Spotlight Collection. This year's nominees were selected based on year-end best-of lists by various popular publications, as well as overall sales and Grammy nominations. Voting ends 2/15/15.

Many of the nominated artists can be heard on our 2014 Spotify playlist: http://spoti.fi/1y7tDTK 

Vote here: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa

By: Marcus Ladd on: January 08, 2015 9:09 am | laddmm

from East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Kay Nielsen, 1922, in the King Collection of Juvenile Literature.
from East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Kay Nielsen, 1922, in the King Collection of Juvenile Literature.
 
 

Happy New Year everyone, from all of us in Special Collections. We are looking forward to an exciting new year, full of changes.

First of all, we are welcoming a new Head of Special Collections & Archives, William M. Modrow. Bill comes to us from Florida State University and brings rich experience in instruction and outreach as well as rare books. You’ll be getting to know Bill virtually on these pages in the coming months, but I hope you’ll have the opportunity to meet him face to face as well. I know he’ll bring some great direction to the department.

Of course, change can be bittersweet. We had to say goodbye to Kim Tully last month when she left to accept a position at Temple University. We thank Kim for all she did while she was here and wish her well in her new job. We know she’ll do great things for Temple.

We are in the process of searching for Kim’s replacement, so we’ll be welcoming another librarian in the spring.

Speaking of spring, our spring semester exhibit will be curated by Katie Wills, a Miami history graduate student, who is producing a fascinating exhibit as part of her thesis. The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda will be available in the Special Collections exhibit gallery from Monday, January 26 through May 15, 2015.

We're also delighted to have a new graduate assistant for spring semester. Dana Bogart, also a history grad student, will be completing her master's in May. Dana started working with us in December and is already proving herself an asset to the department.

Check back with us here for more on the exhibit, the spring exhibit reception, and some other changes coming later this year.

Meanwhile, stay warm, everyone, and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2015!

Elizabeth Brice
Assistant Dean for Technical Services & Special Collections

By: hartsea on: December 16, 2014 2:40 pm | hartsea

Today is Jane Austen's birthday!  This year it has also been declared Jane Austen day.  You can find out about events taking place to celebrate the day on this Facebook page.

Want another suggestion for how to celebrate?  Since it's a rainy day today, may I suggest cuddling up with a good movie, either an adaptation or a film with some other kind of connection to Jane.  Here are a few titles we have in our collection:

Bridget Jones's Diary

Pride and Prejudice 

Bride and Prejudice

Mansfield Park

Clueless

Also, we don't have episodes of the show yet, but you might enjoy reading Death Comes to Pemberley.