Thursday, December 23, 2010
Here's what we've done so far:
We removed all the books from the east set of shelves and moved those that are to remain in the reference area to the west set. This photo shows empty shelves on the east side.
This image was taken before we finished moving books, but the rows on the left were filled while those on the right were emptied.
Nearly 40% of the Reference collection will be removed or relocated, mostly to the upper floors. You will now be able to check these out like any other book. Until we get everything sorted, though, you may need librarian assistance to locate a former reference book.
The really noticeable changes start in January when big burly guys remove the empty shelving, freeing up space for .... well, you tell us. We certainly have some ideas of our own, and they have been developed from previous student surveys and focus groups, but we want to hear from you again before the major renovations begin.
See more of our Reference Renovation pictures on our Flickr page.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Still can’t find what you are looking for? You can do your own search with InfoSearch (or from your cell phone InfoSearch Mobile-http://m.library2.mtsu.edu/) for the subject, title or author that interests you.
Normal hours resume Jan 13, the first day of Spring semester.
Confused? Check the library hours page.
Friday, December 10, 2010
December 10, 1901, the first Nobel prizes were distributed. Ever wonder what the Nobel prize is all about? Have you seen the controversy surrounding the award to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo? Here is a primer on the Nobel Prize and the MTSU connection.
Alfred Nobel was a Swedish inventor and industrialist. On his death in 1895 he instructed that his fortune be set aside to fund five annual prizes (in 1969 a sixth award was added) “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.”
- The six prizes are Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace. The newest prize is in Economics and was established by the Bank of Sweden.
- The first prizes were distributed 5 years after Nobel's death on December 10, 1901.
- The prize is a gold medal, a diploma and a sum of money (which changes based on the funds available in the Nobel Foundation).
- If no worthy candidate is found or if there is some reason that the foundation cannot complete the required research (as in the case of a World War) no prize will be awarded for that year. The Peace prize is the most common award to be withheld. Here is the selection process.
- Prizes are open to all regardless of nationality, race, creed or ideology.
- Governments can force individuals to decline the award. Individuals are still awarded the medal and certificate but not the money. They are labeled as a Nobel Laureates with the added remark, “declined the prize”. This will be the case with Chinese Peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo. He will make the fifth Laureate forced by authorities to decline the prize.
- There have been 840 Laureates, only 41 women
- The youngest Nobel Laureate thus far is Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 when he received the award for Physics in 1915.
- The oldest Nobel Laureate thus far is Leonid Hurwicz who was 90 when he received the 2007 Prize in Economic Sciences.
- The International Committee of the Red Cross has been honored three times.
- 2010 winners are listed here.
MTSU and Walker Library have their own Nobel connection. Dr. James M. Buchanan is an MTSU alumnus and 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics. Walker Library has the Buchanan Room, a study space endowed by the Buchanan family. On the Digital Initiatives page we also have a partly completed collection of documents and images following the James Buchanan family. MTSU honors college offers the Buchanan Fellowship, named in honor of Nobel Prize winner. The fellowship is the highest award given to freshman at MTSU.
For more information about the Nobel Prize you can check our library list of resources, http://bit.ly/nobelresources.
photo credit: Nobel Prize: chemistry, literature, physics, and physiology or medicine, obverse side. [Photograph]. Retrieved December 10, 2010, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Go to the Library's EXPRESS PRINT STATION. There you can print WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT and .PDF documents directly from your flash drive. Just insert your flash drive, select the document you want to print using the touch screen and then watch it print!
There is no internet connection on these machines. All prints are 2-sided. Don’t forget to remove your flash drive when finished!
The Express Print Station is located on the 1st floor next to the Circulation Desk.
Brought to you by The Student Government Association, The Provost’s Office, Academic Affairs, your Technology Access Fees, The Jones College of Business and Walker Library.
photo credit: flikr images, Need to print something really quick? No computer available?
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
What rhymes with library?
Monday, December 6, 2010
For complete details about hours for the rest of December, see the library hours page for more info.
photo credit, flikr images, Alice Lucchin
Monday, November 29, 2010
Freaking out over all your final projects? Need some help finding reliable sources quickly? Just pick up your phone. You can text us your research question. Here's how:
1. Send a text to 265010
2. The message should start with our AIM buddy name (libmtsu) and a colon, followed by your question
3. Example - libmtsu: What is the call number for the book Blink?
You will receive replies as separate text messages. Standard charges apply, based on your cell phone plan.
If we don't answer right away, we may be assisting other users at the reference desk. The quickest way to
contact us in that case would be to call us at 615-898-2817.
All of our contact options, including chat and IM, are on our Need Help page.
Our job is to help you find the best resources for your project, paper or presentation. So ask us for help and reduce your stress levels.
picture credit: Zawezome/Creative Commons
Thursday, November 18, 2010
How does it work? Magic and a complicated network of plastic tubing! Ok, no, that isn't true, either. The truth is that librarians play well together. If you find a book or article and we don't have it, we just ask another library to lend it to us. And they do, usually.
How do you request material? You stand in the atrium, twirl three times and say "I do believe in books!" No, no. That would be silly -- great fun for us to observe, but silly. You can request materials two ways. You can go to our website, select Library Services/ Interlibrary Loan and click on Place a Request. You will need the full item record (the description of the book or article), so you might want to print that page first. Alternatively, when you are searching a database and don't find the full text, you can click on to try to find it elsewhere. If it's not available, there is a link on the page to request the item through InterLibrary Loan. Click the link and request form will be automatically filled out.
How do you get the material? A stork delivers it to your doorstep! Um, you didn't even believe that a little, did you? Well, it is almost as easy as that. You'll get an email when your book has arrived and you can pick it up at the Circulation desk on the 1st floor of the library. If you have requested an article, it might be delivered right to your email.
How long does it take for books to arrive? 30 minutes or less? Nah, we aren’t a pizza joint, so it may take a bit longer. In reality it can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. It depends on whether it is sent electronically or mailed from Romania (seriously). Most requests are available in about a week.
Does it seem like magic, the idea that you can get materials the library doesn’t own in a timely fashion with a minimum of fuss? Well it isn’t magic, it is just another amazing service your Walker Library staff provides for you. As for the hidden slide and mysterious fifth floor, that’s another story…
For more information on InterLibrary Loan look here.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Interested in foreign companies working in the United States?
Looking for statistics dealing with the international community?
Curious how foreign newspapers report international events?
Desperate to brush up on some cross-cultural customs?
When you make the V sign with your fingers in a particular country, are you promoting peace or starting a fight?
Look no further. We have collected the best websites, books, databases and encyclopedias in one location. From the library home page click on Select a Course Topic in the top left of the page. Scroll down to Country Studies. (Oh, what the heck, here's the link.) On this page you will find a collection of current, accurate and easy to use information on every country in existence. Even Montserrat. There are maps, statistics, country anthems, recipes and pictures available for you to use, worry free. Keep up with the world outside MTSU with the Walker Library.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The amazing thing about Ebrary is that the collection is constantly updated so all the books are NEW.
The Ebrary reader is simple to use and allows you to do quick skimming, search for key words, jump chapters or flip pages. Here are some other nifty things you can do with Ebrary:
- Highlight text and take notes – Create a bookshelf (if needed) to save and organize your research.
- Use InfoTools – Link out to other online resources to expand your research.
- Print pages, and copy and paste text – ebrary provides automatic citations with a URL hyperlink back to the source. (HOW COOL IS THIS??)
- Manage, archive and share research – Organize your bookshelf and email folders to peers.
You can also use the optional ebrary's Plug-in or Unity Reader, which offers added functionality. You launch it by clicking on the ebrary Reader button.
Ebrary's collection is cutting edge and super current, you can read it on your computer and with nifty features (including automatic citation generation) you can really get into the text. To find this valuable resource click here, or from our library home page, click on databases a-z, Select E and then scroll to Ebrary.
Walker Library is hosting an Amazing Race, November 8-12.
This race will highlight new and existing library services. You start the race at the reference desk. Successful participants will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Kindle to be given away Monday, November 15 at 9am on our Facebook page. Stay tuned to Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Facebook - James E. Walker library (MTSU)
Twitter- MTSU library
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Date: Friday, Nov 12, 8:00 to 11:30 the LT&ITC Showcase will offer
Topic: Teaching Students with Disabilities: Resources and Responsibilities
Presenters: Amy Burks, Maria Clayton, Jill Hague, Gail Fedak, Watson Harris, David Robertson, Barbara Draude, and Tom Brinthaupt
Location: LT&ITC, Walker Library room 348
Register with the LT&ITC at http://www.mtsu.edu/ltanditc/events.shtml
Monday, November 8, 2010
Simply point your smartphone or other mobile device to http://libstats.mtsu.edu:8080/ to see a listing of the computer labs in the library and the available numbers of machines. You can also click on a map of the lab to see exactly where the open computers are.
If you don't have a mobile device, you can view the maps on the TV screen in the library atrium or stop by the Reference Desk on the 1st floor to get assistance.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Some statistics will help illustrate the point.
In September and October we had 22 police reports for theft, vandalism and assault. Examples of stolen items include bicycles, calculators, book bags, wallets, laptops, books and credit cards. Report aggressive or offensive behavior from other patrons to the service desk, don't try to address the problem yourself. Be careful at night and don't walk alone on campus. If you can't go with a friend, use Raider Escort. There are bad people out there, so be smart!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
On display in the Walker Library through the end of October is an invention by Dr. Charles Perry, electrical engineer, Professor and holder of the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence at Middle Tennessee State University. He is now working with Paul Martin III, automotive engineering expert, to patent this invention.
This invention will allow practically any car to be converted to a plug in hybrid for $5,000 or less. The device is an electronic motor that fits inside the wheel hub of the front wheel hubs of your average car. The retrofit kit is intended for around town driving and could double drivers’ gas mileage.
Dr. Perry and Mr. Martin are currently working on producing a working prototype in conjunction with Tennessee Tech University.
Activities this week:
October 20-22 Swap Day
KUC Lobby, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thurs. October 21 Horseshoe Competition
Rec Center, 5:00 p.m.
Fri. October 22 Chili Cook-off / Corn Hole Competition
Murphy Center Forest, 5:00 p.m.
Fri. October 22 NPHC Step Show
Murphy Center, 7:00 p.m.
Sat. October 23
Homecoming Parade, Middle Tennessee Boulevard, 11am
The parade begins on Maney Avenue, following Main Street and Middle Tennessee Boulevard past the Alumni House to Greenland Drive.
Raider Walk, Walnut Grove, 1:15 pm
Join the Band of Blue, MTSU cheerleaders and Lightning to rally for your Blue Raider football team as it prepares to bring home a homecoming victory.
MTSU vs. LA Monroe, Floyd Stadium, 3:30 pm
Students get in FREE with I.D.
For a look at homecomings past, check out the newly digitized Midlander Yearbooks.
Professor Lavery is the author/co-author/editor/co-editor of over twenty books about television (two on Lost), he has lectured on TV in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, the UK, Ireland, Portugal, and Germany. In 2006, he received the MTSU Distinguished Research Award.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
To use Google Scholar on campus, you simply go to http://scholar.google.com/ and start searching. Your search results will include articles that you, as an MTSU affiliate, can access for free, as well as materials to which we are not subscribed. To check for access, look for a link to Full Text at MTSU to the side of the citation.
Or you may see Check MTSU Library below the citation. This will allow to look for other means of access, including print access in the library.
If you are searching off-campus, you will need to set your Scholar Preferences from the top right corner of the screen.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The workshop will help faculty use the Library of Congress website to find primary sources to use as educational tools.
Register today and learn how to enhance your curriculum with primary source material.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The event will take place at the KUC knoll from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Learn more about MTSU involvement at
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=117407174984341 as well as the efforts of students, faculty and campus workers across the country at http://www.defendeducation.org/.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tuesday, October 5
Students get in FREE with their ID.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the display is the history of everyone’s favorite song, “Happy Birthday,” along with other highlights from the center’s collections. A 25th-anniversary celebration, complete with cake and all the trimmings, is planned on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. during Homecoming Weekend.
Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, noon - 5 pm
Plus, food, a children’s stage, live music, a café stage, Chapter 16 Stage, author readings, book signings and much more!
The Festival takes place on War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville between Charlotte and Union and 6th and 7th Avenues. Author sessions are held in the Legislative Plaza hearing rooms underneath the Plaza and in the Senate and House Chambers of the State Capitol.
Monday, September 27, 2010
This session will cover tips on note taking, how to effectively study your notes as well as tips for navigating different types of tests.
Tuesday, September 28th - 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 29th - 2:00pm
All workshops are held in Corlew Residence Hall Classroom
Questions? Contact the University College Advising Center at 898-2339
Friday, September 24, 2010
You can check out books from our cart of banned and challenged books in the atrium.
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
The American Library Association has compiled information about some of the most challenged books from last year. For more information on BBW, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Walker Library, rm. 362
btw, The UWC moved into the Library over the summer. They offer a relaxed, yet professional atmosphere where writers from any major can get help on any project or paper at any stage in the process and become more comfortable with writing.
Stop by and see them on the 3rd floor of the Library or better yet, make an appointment at 904.8237.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Totenberg's lecture titled "Establishing Justice: The New Supreme Court" is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Tucker Theatre, and the event is free and open to the public. See full article in Sidelines.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
On Sunday, September 19 from 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m., the University will be testing its back up generators. During this time there will be intermittent power outages throughout the campus. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call Construction Administration at 898-2967.
Complete library hours are at http://library.mtsu.edu/information/hours
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Walker Library has on display some posters that highlight four freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from fear, and freedom from want. Some of the posters reinterpret Norman Rockwell's original paintings which responded to President Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech in 1941. This project came out of the donation of Rockwell's original works to The Wolfsonian Museum at Florida International University.
The Walker Library is also participating in the celebration by having students print the 14th amendment on the Library's replica 18th century printing press.
Library front porch
10am - 2pm
Students will be able to print their own copies of the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution right outside of the Library in celebration of Constitution Day.
The James E. Walker Library will transport their handcrafted replica of the 18th century printing press from its home on the fourth floor down to the library portico. Passersby may manipulate the device themselves or allow library personnel to help them. Constitution Day 2010 (really on Friday, September 17th) will mark the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the nation’s founding document.
MTSU is celebrating Constitution Week, September 13 - 17, 2010 with many activities sponsored by the MTSU American Democracy Project.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
How To Get Started at MTSU
Corlew Residence Hall Classroom
This session will cover topics including how to navigate RaiderNet & D2L, understanding the Lottery Scholarship, and helpful tips about GPA and academic standing.
These one hour workshops are designed for any student who needs help or wants to learn more about the topic area. We hope these “How To” sessions will help you be a successful student!!
Questions? Contact the University College Advising Center at (615) 898-2339
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
So here is the answer: Maybe. Here is what you can do to find out.
1. Search the library catalog by the book title or the author. We do not make a habit of ordering textbooks for our main collection, so it is unlikely that you will find one that you can check out for four weeks. Textbooks are updated too often and we prefer ordering books that will stand the test of time and support the ongoing research and study needs of the university. Occasionally, however, a textbook makes it into our collection, so you should search the library catalog. Make sure you take note of the current call number and location. If we don't have the current edition of your textbook, we might have an earlier edition that would suffice. Some books used for classes are temporarily placed in the Reserves collection, which is option #2.
2. Search the course reserve system by instructor or course. A professor may have placed a personal copy on Reserve (ask for the item at the first floor Circulation desk). Items on Reserve may be used for a limited period of time -- usually only a few hours and usually only in the library -- to allow you to read a chapter, take notes, or make a few copies. Items on reserve can also be found in the library catalog by title or author, but if you don't know this information, the course reserves system is useful.
3. While we often don't have textbooks in our collection, we do have many of your supplemental readings, such as novels, plays, and non-fiction books. Check the catalog and take note of location information. Some of these materials are also placed temporarily in the Reserves Collection (ask for these materials at the first floor Circulation Desk).
Note: Although we're telling you how to find out for yourself, feel free to ask for help at the 1st Floor Reference Desk or through our IM, email, or phone service.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Thursday, September 2
The highly-anticipated 2010 home opener for the MTSU football team. The Blue Raiders will be taking on the University of Minnesota Gophers. This is the True Blue game so everyone wear your BLUE!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, September 1
2 - 5 p.m.
Walker Library, 362
The Margaret Ordoubadian University Writing Center has moved into the Library!!! They are glad to assist writers from any subject! The University Writing Center provides a relaxed, yet professional atmosphere in which writers from across the curriculum can become more comfortable with processes of writing. Stop by the UWC (Walker Library, Room 362) to check out all of their resources or look at some of their helpful handouts.
Make an appointment to work with one the UWC tutors today!!! To schedule an appointment stop by in person or call 615.904.8237.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Dinner and Music at the KUC Courtyard, 6:30 pm
Outdoor Movie: The Blind Side, 8pm, KUC Courtyard
Saturday, August 28
We-Haul (all day)
Information Booths, 10am-4pm
Dinner and Courtyard Carnival, 6pm, KUC Courtyard
University Convocation: Guest Speaker Warren St. John, 2pm, Murphy Center
President’s Picnic following Convocation, Walnut Grove
Monday, August 30
Meet Murfreesboro, 10am-2pm, KUC Courtyard
Wednesday, September 1
Meet Murfreesboro, 10am-2pm, KUC Courtyard
Comedian Josh Blue, 8pm, Murphy Center
MTSU Department Fair, 11am-1pm, KUC Courtyard
Free cookies and lemonade, 12noon, KUC Courtyard
MTSU Home Football Game vs Minnesota, 6:30pm
Monday, September 6
Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, September 7
Volunteer Fair, 10am-2pm, KUC Courtyard
Student Organization Fair, 10am-2pm, KUC Courtyard
1. The Digital Media Studio is open On the second floor the Micro text area has been transformed into a multi-media studio complete with Mac's, color printing and instruction on a variety of rich media software applications.
2. InfoSearch is our new, simple searching tool to help you find resources in the library. Use tags, rate the resource and use a Google like search to find materials easily.
3. Laptops are now checked out at the Computer Support Desk, beyond the elevators on the first floor where periodical support used to be. Bonus! Laptops can now be taken out of the library, the checkout time is still 4 hours!
4. Reserves are now checked out and turned in at the circulation desk.
5. We have new chairs, that you voted on, in the computer lab on the first floor.
6. We have two new tenants on the third floor
The University Writing Center & The Learning, Teaching and Instructional Technology Center
7. We have a real Starbucks!
Don't forget about our reference assistance, research coach , interlibrary loan and express printing!
Hopefully with all these new tools and services you won't be too distraught that we didn't make you a potholder or lanyard.
When you print from a computer in the library, you must release it from the print system before you can retrieve it.
1. Select print on your computer.
2. Look at the name taped to the computer monitor and proceed to the closest print station.
3. Find your computer name on the screen at the print station and lightly tap it. If your computer name is toward the end of the alphabet (e.g., Twain or Wilde) you may need to select the Next button at the bottom of the screen to find it.
4. Tap the print jobs that you wish to print. A check mark should appear next to them.
5. Press Print at the bottom right side of the screen. Press Confirm Printing at the bottom right side of the screen.
Please note that the printers automatically delete jobs of 50 pages or more. If you must print a document this large, you will need to break it up into two or more jobs of 49 pages or less.
At this time, printing is "free" in the library. Free printing is supported primarily by the Technology Access Fees students pay.
Please print wisely.
For more on this story, please read the post Is printing really FREE?
If you just need to quickly print something, you can use our express printing station.
It is on the right as you enter the library and requires a USB drive.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
You've heard the Walker Library converted to a new Integrated Library System and catalog. This system replaced Voyager. What does this mean for you? Bottom line, it makes it easier to find books, articles and other resources. Come see it in action. This look at the Library’s new catalog will be fun and informative.
This new system has many benefits such as:
- A Google like search feature
- Spell check and “Did you mean” help
- RSS feeds on searches of interest
- Simple advanced search options
We are encouraging faculty to take advantage of demos, Q & A sessions and training. It is more important than ever to sign up for Library instruction classes for your students.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Hours for August 14-27
Regular hours resume Saturday, August 28.
For additional hours information, see http://library.mtsu.edu/information/hours.php.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
If you're in the library and want to know the correct time, please don't rely on the wall clocks right now. Yes, it's official--the library is acknowledging it isn't an infallible institution!
The crazy clock times are a result of a power outage last week. However, we expect the super specialized clock technician will be here soon to fix the problem (the problem seems simple but apparently it's not).
In the meantime, our clocks could present a convenient explanation for being late to work, missing that family dinner, or whatever the situation may be.
photo credit: Robbert van der Steeg on Flickr
Walker Library and the surrounding buildings (Mass Communication, Business & Aerospace, and the Learning Resources Center) are scheduled first in the project.
Please call the ITD Help Desk at 615-898-5345 with any questions.
Monday, July 19, 2010
That, my friends, is our newest innovation, our newest way for you to get it all done right here. We're happy to announce that beginning in the Fall 2010 semester, you can work on your multimedia projects right here in the library. The Digital Media Studio will feature 8 high-end PCs and 12 iMac bursting with the latest multimedia software. You can also check out pen tablets, use a number of new scanners, and much more. See our Studio website (still in development) for details.
In addition to proprietary software, we will offer a number of open source options, and we want to know what you would like to see on our new machines. Please send suggestions to email@example.com.
Monday, July 12, 2010
- Library laptops are now checked out from the 1st floor periodicals desk (walk through the elevator lobby; desk is on your left).
- All other reserve items (books, course packets, etc.) are checked out (and returned!) at the circulation desk to the left inside the library entrance.
- Headphones for student use are also available at the periodicals desk (instead of at the service desk by the library entrance).
- Current reserves policies, including loan periods and fees, remain the same.
- Print newspapers, magazines, and journals are still located in the periodicals room. If you're having trouble, the librarians at the reference desk are happy to help you locate articles that meet your need.
Participating candidates are Jim Tracy, Lou Ann Zelenik, Ben Lemming, Dave Evans, George Erdel, Gary Mann, Diane Black, Kerry Roberts, Brett Carter and Stephen Sprague. One of these candidates will be replacing retiring Congressman Bart Gordon. Starting at 6 p.m., each of the candidates "will be talking about themselves and where they stand on the issues," says Marvin Whitworth, president of the Rutherford County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. From 7-8 p.m., the candidates will field audience questions and questions prepared in advance.
The MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience and the Rutherford County Farm Bureau are co-sponsoring the event.
Early voting will be July 16-31 for Rutherford County citizens. The primary will be held Thursday, Aug. 5. The general election is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 2.
For info about registering to vote click here.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Watch a video introduction
At the Walker Library today we are partying like it is our birthday. You might even see a few of us doing the electric slide, the lawnmower or raising the roof in the atrium. We are that excited. What could make librarians bust a move in the middle of the day? InfoSearch is live!
The Walker Library has converted to a new integrated library system and catalog. This new system replaces Voyager. InfoSearch offers MTSU faculty and students a quick and intuitive search interface to the combined catalogs of Walker Library, the Center for Popular Music, the Instructional Media Resource Center and the Howard Music Library.
What does this mean for you? Bottom line, it makes it easier to find books and articles and other resources. InfoSearch has:
- A Google-like search
- Spell check
- “Did you mean” help
- Ability to search by tag
- Advanced search options
- Users can rate resources
- Recently added materials suggestions
- Book cover art
- Table of contents
- Content summary
Want to see what its all about? Try InfoSearch now and you may find yourself striking up a conga line with the strangers at the table next to you.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 12 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Eagleville Bicentennial Library
317 Highway 99, in Eagleville
The purpose of the event is to preserve Eagleville’s history in education. Organizers invite the public to bring the following materials for scanning:
- Items related to schools from 1970 and before
- School class photographs
- Photographs of school buildings
- Commencement announcements or programs
- School activities (including sports)
- School-related photos or memorabilia.
Bring your items to the library to scan. Must be 9" x 12" or smaller. Take your materials right back home for your safekeeping. Please bring your own flash drive if you have one.
For more information, contact Lynda Duke at 615-904-8525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 4, 2010
- Our circulation system will still work so you can continue to check books out!!! Yay! You can get to our book catalog on-campus and off by going to http://188.8.131.52/. What's this book thing we speak of? Stop by the Reference desk and we'll give you a free tour of this quaint but reliable device.
- Off-campus access to library resources will be unavailable during this time, including our databases.
- Still need to print something or type up a paper? Go to the computer lab on the 1st floor and ask Justin at the desk by the printers and he will log you into a computer. The computers on the upper floors will be off limits until the repairs are finished Saturday afternoon.
- You should be able to access D2L courses off-campus by logging in at http://elearn.mtsu.edu/.
- Student email is accessible off-campus by logging in at http://www.outlook.com/.
Thursday, June 3, 2010