Thursday, April 16, 2015

General Huber in the Library Fri & Mon!

Attention: Military Veteran Students

Come meet General Keith Huber (Ret.). 

MTSU is creating a Veterans Center on
campus and they need your input! 

He is your advocate on campus so stop 
by and tell him what you think...

LIB 259 

Friday, April 17 (8-9am)
Monday, April 20 (9-10am) 


Cope 111 or 

Need a Quiet Place to Study?

Quiet Zone Locations

  • Third and fourth floors, beyond the elevators (from the computers back). Look for the Quiet Zone signs in these areas.

Quiet Zone Policies

  • Talking should be kept to only the occasional whisper.
  • No loud music blaring from earbuds.
  • No talking on cell phones. If you need to use a cell phone, please move to the area around the stairway.

What to Do if a Quiet Zone is Too Noisy

  • Help us keep these zones quiet by reminding other students of their purpose.
  • If you feel uncomfortable approaching noisy users, you can call for backup and a library staffer will investigate.
    • Use the chat or text option, and let us know exactly where the offenders are and give a brief description of them.
    • Phone the Service Desk at (615) 898-2817 (option 1).
    • Use the house phone near the elevators; choose option 1 when the recording finishes. Your call will be routed to the Service Desk.


Questions about Library Quiet ZoneService Desk at (615) 898-2817 (option 1).

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Protect Your Stuff

Caution! This time of year often brings an increase in thefts in the library. Never leave your backpack, books, phones or laptops unattended in the library. Bad guys might steal your stuff and sell it to get money for guns, drugs, or to pay off their overdue fines.

photo credit: mag3737 on Flickr

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fiddle Performance in atrium Thurs, April 9th

Matt Brown will play a mini-concert in the Walker atrium Thursday April 9, 1:30-2:00. 


9:00 am — appear on Justin Reed’s radio show (live from CPM reading room)
11:20-12:45 — School of Music violin masterclass (SFA 301)
1:30-2:00 — Mini-concert (Walker Library atrium)
7:00 pm — Old-time fiddle workshop/open jam (CPM reading room)

 For more info on Matt go to 

Monday, March 30, 2015

SymPOEsium, Edgar Allan Poe, APRIL 8th

On exhibit
Wed. April 8th
8:30 - 4:30
Special Collections, Walker Library 4th floor
Selections from the Harry Lee Poe Collection and George Poe Collection

Gallery Talk and Reception:
Wed. April 8th
3-4:30 pm
Special Collections, Walker Library 4th floor
Harry Lee Poe and George Poe

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.