Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Display in the Library Atrium

On display now in the atrium of the Walker Library!! Come see these 1st Place College Poster Winners from Scholars Week. Their research is on display in the atrium March 23 - April 3. Find out more about Scholars Week here


Monday, March 23, 2015

Special Collection Exhibit - Artists Books

The Book as Art:
A selection of works by contemporary book artists

The field of book arts is a vibrant sector in the world of contemporary art. Work produced by book artists is diverse in both form and content. The physical and conceptual variety characteristic of artists’ books is the focus of the current exhibition in Walker Library’s Special Collections Department which features works drawn from the Dimensional and Artists’ Books collection.

Artists’ books have a rather curious dual nature. They are part of the visual world of art but, at the same time, rooted in the functional world of books and text. If we envision a line with “art” at one end and “book” at the other, many artists’ books fall somewhere in the middle, incorporating properties from both sides of the scale.  The 21 works on display in Special Collections represent various points on the book arts continuum and incorporate a wide range of materials, structures and subjects but share one important characteristic—they are compelling, expressive objects.

All of the books in this exhibit are part of The Dimensional and Artists’ Books Collection, an eclectic assembly of works which also includes pop-up, movable and miniature books. In various ways, items in this collection explore the character of the book and the nature and boundaries of its form.


The exhibit, which runs through May of 2015, will be open during Special Collections’ regular hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 4:30. 





Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dance Performance in Library Atrium

A dance performance of Loie Fuller’s “La Mer” in the atrium of the library is Thursday, March 19th, at 3:30pm. 

This piece was staged by dance historian/reconstructor Jessica Lindberg with support from the Distinguished Lecture Committee. The Women in Dance students will perform the piece March 26, 27, 28 at the Tucker Theatre as part of MTSU Dance Theatre’s spring concert.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sage Research Methods Training

Come to a Free Training Session on how to use Sage Research Methods. 



For students:
What is a Research Method?

Research Methods are the systematic tools used to conduct research. Basically, they are the rules researchers follow to collect information in order to seek an answer to their research question.
What does SAGE Research Methods do?

SAGE Research Methods (SRM) is an online collection of books and other full-text materials that provide authoritative information on how to perform hundreds of research methods. The how-tos for carrying out every step of your research project are here.

You can find great coverage in SRM on all steps of the research process, such as writing a research question, conducting a literature review, and writing up the findings. You will also find short introductions and lengthy explorations of hundreds of research methods used in the social sciences.


For faculty:
If you’re overseeing a student research project, thesis, or dissertation, you can direct students to SRM to help with every step of the research process

All of the content on SRM is designed to instruct readers new to a method or a concept in how to employ that method or concept themselves in their own research. As such, SRM is the perfect resource for those teaching Research Methods courses. You can curate reading lists for your students by creating a Methods List and setting it to public. See the Tutorials page on SRM for a how-to video.

You can also add SRM content to your Course Management System. Find out how at srmo.sagepub.com/page/crm .


Find Sample Assignments on the Faculty Resource Page.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Break Hours



While some of you are at the beach working on your tan or on the slopes we will be here. Yes, that's right, the Library is open during Spring Break! 

Come see us -- it will be quiet in here. Have a restful and/or productive Spring Break.



Walker Library Spring Break hours:

Saturday, March 7th - Open 10am - 6pm
Sunday, March 8th - Library Closed
Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th - Open 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday, March 14th - Library Closed
Sunday, March 15th - 1pm - 2am (regular hours resume)

For a complete list of Library hours click here

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On Display in the Library Atrium

A collection of 6 posters highlighting some of Dr. Maya Angelou's most famous poems are on display in the Walker Library atrium through March 27th. The Library has partnered with the June Anderson Center to celebrate National Women's History Month. 

See here for a calendar of month long events!
http://www.mtsu.edu/jac/docs/NWHM-calendar.pdf 


Canyon is back! Thursday March 5!

Come meet Canyon the therapy dog 
Sunday, March 1 from 9-10 pm 
and
Thursday, March 5 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm
in the Walker Library Atrium.