News & Notes

By: mulfordj on: August 11, 2016 2:08 pm | mulfordj

Get to know your Miami University Libraries

 

As Miami University prepares to welcome students back to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year, the Miami University Libraries are offering a variety of tours, programming and orientation sessions to ensure students, faculty and staff are aware of the many services and opportunities available through the Miami University Libraries.

 

STUDENT EVENTS

 

Friday, Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.

First-Year International and Transfer Student Orientation, King Library

The Miami University Libraries are here to ease your college transition. Drop in for a quick tour of our services and resources and learn the basics of how to use the Miami Libraries to thrive over the next four years.

Contact: Katie Gibson, gibsonke@MiamiOH.edu

 

Monday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m.

International New Graduate Student Orientation, King Library

The Miami University libraries are here to ease your transition into graduate school. Drop in for a quick tour of our services and resources and learn the basics of how to use the Miami Libraries to thrive in your postgraduate career.

Contact: Katie Gibson, gibsonke@MiamiOH.edu

 

Monday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

New Graduate Student Social, King Library

Join the Miami Libraries for free pizza, a tour of King Library’s many resources and services, and to get creative with duct tape art. It’s a great way to get to know your classmates while learning how the Miami Libraries are going to help you win this next phase of your college journey.

Contact: Kate Lucey, luceyka@MiamiOH.edu

 

Friday, Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 28, 1-4 p.m.

Map My Classes, King Library

New students, don’t be late to your first day of class! Drop by the King Library information desk to print your class schedule while learning about the Miami Libraries’ printing services. One of our staff will then help you map out your class locations and offer guidance on how to make your schedule work for you.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9 – 11 p.m.

Explore King—New student orientation, King Library

Join the adventure. Explore King is a fun, interactive tour of King Library’s services and spaces, AND there are donuts. Track your progress on social media by using #MULibWelcome and rack up points toward prizes. Drop in when you can, it’s a few minutes now that could save you hours over the next four years!

Contact: Lindsay Miller, mille234@MiamiOH.edu

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-5 p.m.

“How Not to Cheat,” 134 King Library

The only thing worse than getting caught plagiarizing is doing it completely by accident—and it happens more than you think. This one-hour sessions teaches you what to watch for and how to properly cite, paraphrase and quote your sources.

Contact: Lindsay Miller, mille234@MiamiOH.edu

 

 

FACULTY EVENT

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-noon:

New Faculty Orientation, King Library

The Miami University Libraries are standing by to assist you in your scholarly endeavors and in ensuring your students know how to tap into the libraries’ resources. Mix and mingle with new faculty and libraries staff, hear from the Dean and University Librarian, attend breakout sessions and learn the basics of what the Miami Libraries can do for you.

Contact: Masha Stepanova, stepanm@MiamiOH.edu

 

 

MIAMI LIBRARIES TOURS

Stop in during appointed times to visit all four Miami University Libraries locations. You will learn about the services each Oxford-campus libraries location offers and have the opportunity to scope out your super-secret, prime study spot for the year ahead. Tours begin every 15 minutes.

 

Sunday, Aug. 28

Wertz Art & Architecture Library, Alumni Hall – 2-3 p.m.

Amos Music Library, 120 Center for Performing Arts – 2-3 p.m.

King Library – 3-4 p.m.

B.E.S.T. Library, Laws Hall – 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 6-7 p.m.

 

Monday, Aug. 29

King Library – 10-11 a.m.

Wertz Art & Architecture Library, Alumni Hall – 4-5 p.m.

Amos Music Library, 120 Center for Performing Arts – 4-5 p.m.

B.E.S.T. Library, Laws Hall – 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 6-7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

B.E.S.T. Library, Laws Hall – 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 6-7 p.m.

By: mulfordj on: August 11, 2016 2:02 pm | mulfordj

Class of 2020: Meet your new best friend

 

Class of 2020, as you make your big move to Miami University, the Miami Libraries have an offer for you. Give us a few hours of your time during welcome week, and we’ll have your back for the next four years.

 

Our four campus locations have the technology, expertise, quiet and collaborative spaces, and all the resources you need to find you academic edge for the next four years.

 

Use #MULibWelcome all week to learn how you can earn great prizes along with some game-changing knowledge.

 

Friday, Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 28, 1-4 p.m.

Map My Classes, King Library

New students, don’t be late to your first day of class! Drop by the King Library information desk to print your class schedule while learning about the Miami Libraries’ printing services. One of our staff will then help you map out your class locations and offer guidance on how to make your schedule work for you.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9 – 11 p.m.

Explore King—New student orientation, King Library

Join the adventure. Explore King is a fun, interactive tour of King Library’s services and spaces, AND there are donuts. Track your progress on social media by using #MULibWelcome and rack up points toward prizes. Drop in when you can, it’s a few minutes now that could save you hours over the next four years!

Contact: Lindsay Miller, mille234@MiamiOH.edu

 

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 4-5 p.m.

“How Not to Cheat,” 134 King Library

The only thing worse than getting caught plagiarizing is doing it completely by accident—and it happens more than you think. This one-hour sessions teaches you what to watch for and how to properly cite, paraphrase and quote your sources.

Contact: Lindsay Miller, mille234@MiamiOH.edu

 

 

MIAMI LIBRARIES TOURS

Learn about the services each Oxford-campus libraries location offers and have the opportunity to scope out your super-secret, prime study spot for the year ahead. Tours begin every 15 minutes.

 

Sunday, Aug. 28

Wertz Art & Architecture Library, Alumni Hall – 2-3 p.m.

Amos Music Library, 120 Center for Performing Arts – 2-3 p.m.

King Library – 3-4 p.m.

B.E.S.T. Library, Laws Hall – 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 6-7 p.m.

 

Monday, Aug. 29

King Library – 10-11 a.m.

Wertz Art & Architecture Library, Alumni Hall – 4-5 p.m.

Amos Music Library, 120 Center for Performing Arts – 4-5 p.m.

B.E.S.T. Library, Laws Hall – 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 6-7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

B.E.S.T. Library, Laws Hall – 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 6-7 p.m.

By: crosbylm on: July 28, 2016 9:53 am | crosbylm @LMBirkenhauer

Surprise! This month we received a double order of leisure reading titles! This week’s shipment included:

 

Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley 

But What If We’re Wrong, by Chuck Klosterman 

Tribe, by Sebastian Junger

Zero K, by Don DeLillo 

You’ll Grow Out of It, by Jessi Klein

End of Watch, by Stephen King 

 

For the most up to date new Leisure Reading titles, please visit our Pinterest board for the collection. 

 

By: crosbylm on: July 21, 2016 11:05 am | crosbylm @LMBirkenhauer

This month's new titles:

Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld 

The Long Cosmos, by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett 

Grunt, by Mary Roach 

Self Made, by Nely Galán 

Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington 

LaRose, by Louise Erdrich 

 

For the most up to date new Leisure Reading titles, please visit our Pinterest board for the collection. 

 

By: crosbylm on: April 28, 2016 5:44 pm | crosbylm @LMBirkenhauer

This month's titles: 

A few of the girls, by Maeve Binchy

Business for punks: break all the rules, by James Watt

No dream is too high: life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon, by Buzz Aldrin; with Ken Abraham

Poisonous, by Allison Brennan

The abundance: narrative essays old and new, by Annie Dillard; foreword by Geoff Dyer

The Immortal Irishman: the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero, by Timothy Egan

Seven brief lessons on physics, by Carlo Rovelli; translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre

 

For the most up to date new Leisure Reading titles, please visit our Pinterest board for the collection. 

 

By: weavered on: April 28, 2016 4:02 pm | weavered

As with many genres, the exact beginning of "punk music" can be hard to place. Some particularly raucous acts of the 60s (such as The Sonics, The Monks, The Velvet Underground, MC5, and The Stooges) have been retroactively dubbed "proto-punk"; early 70s acts like New York Dolls and Patti Smith undoubtedly inspired a lot of what was to follow.

However, the origin of punk is generally dated to 1976 due to the release of three major recordings: the Ramones' self-titled debut album (April 23rd) and the debut singles from England's The Damned (October 22nd) and the Sex Pistols (November 26th). 40 years later, these recordings still shine with urgency and a total disregard with established manners, tastes, and talents.

Our playlist takes listeners through punk's first 10 years, 1976-1985, in roughly chronological order. Contemporaneous tracks from closely-related genres (like New Wave and Hardcore) are also featured.

Listen here: https://play.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/02PJ7H1l24x2AR5jiSoUPb

By: micheljp on: April 27, 2016 8:35 pm | micheljp @jpmichel

The Miami University Archives will be closed from Monday, April 11 - June 1, 2016. The collection will move from its current location at 1 Withrow Court to the Walter Havighurst Special Collections located on the 3rd floor of King Library. The staff will have intermittent email access and will respond to requests via Archives@MiamiOH.edu. You may also contact the Archives via Telephone: 513-529-6720 or 513-529-2069 or contact Special Collections at 513-529-3323 or email SpecColl@MiamiOH.edu. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to serving you in our new location at King Library.

By: sullive4 on: June 24, 2016 9:54 am | sullive4 @muElibrarian

Photograph of LAURE Winners

Three Miami students won the Miami University Libraries’ inaugural Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE), an award given to Miami University undergraduates who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted in support of a student project.

This year’s LAURE winners are:

 

  • First Place: Mahaley Evans, a senior History major, submitted a project examining the discourse surrounding women in East Germany and Eastern Europe and analyzing communism’s effect on their Cold War and post-war lives. Ms. Evans completed the project for History 480, taught by Dr. Matthew Gordon, and her project sponsor was Dr. Erik Jensen.
  • Honorable Mention: Marlyka (Lyka) Williams, a junior majoring in Architecture, presented a project entitled Dare to be a Wildflower: Looking to the Natural World for Answers Through an In Depth Study of Heliostat Technology, based on her research in Architecture 406 taught by Dr. Mary Ben Bonham.
  • Honorable Mention: Garrett Gust, a senior Individualized Studies major, submitted his project Tapped: An Insider Look at the Craft Beer Movement, conducted in part for WST 421 taught by Dr. Hays Cummins. Dr. Kevin Armitage served as Gust’s project sponsor.

 

Ms. Evans, Ms. Williams, and Mr. Gust will be honored at the Miami University Libraries Student Recognition Dinner on April 24. In addition to this recognition, LAURE’s first place winner receives $1000.00, and honorable mention winners each receive $100.00.

Award-winning projects will be submitted to Miami’s Scholarly Commons in a special collection designed to showcase exceptional undergraduate work. A second award cycle, designed for students who are currently completing first year research, will take place in the Fall. For more information about LAURE, please visit the LAURE website at http://libguides.lib.miamioh.edu/LAURE.

By: weavered on: April 21, 2016 3:57 pm | weavered

Pop artist Prince Rogers Nelson, commonly known as Prince, passed away today at the age of 57. He was a bold innovator and a masterful guitarist whose one-of-a-kind blend of funk, rock, and dance forever transformed pop music.

Normally we would craft a tribute playlist of the artists' own work, but as Prince was an outspoken critic of streaming music, his music is not available on Spotify. Instead, the Amos Music Library staff have created a list featuring the artists that inspired Prince, and those who he in turn influenced. The first half of the list features selections from a diverse group of funk, jazz, rock, and pop artists, including Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, and George Clinton. We conclude the list with artists who have followed the path Prince blazed, such as Beyonce, D'Angelo, OutKast, and Janelle Monae.

Listen here: https://play.spotify.com/user/amoslib/playlist/1rJIJyE9QQHGzrodCdFr1a

​And, if you're interested in hearing the work of The Artist directly, or would like to learn more about him, we have some texts and CDs set aside at Amos:

Image of books and compact discs held by Amos Music Library

By: benzinmm on: April 18, 2016 10:28 am | benzinmm

On Tuesday, April 26th, a representative from IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) will be presenting on search techniques using IEEE Xplore. IEEE Xplore is an important resource for doing research and finding answers in the Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and related disciplines. The workshop will take place at Noon in Laws 116 (The BEST Library Instruction Lab).

Tips & Tricks for Searching IEEE Xplore® training session This one hour overview of best practices for searching IEEE Xplore® includes advanced and command searching techniques, setting up alerts, using the author affiliation field to search for employment opportunities for students, and much more.