Friday, June 25, 2010

Placing a Hold or Renewing Books online

Fr the next few days, if you want to access your library account online to rate a book, renew materials or place a hold, you need to log in using your name and your barcode (it is the b field on the back of your ID), not your pipeline ID and password. Let us know if you have questions and we can walk you through it! Call 898-2817 (option #3) or chat with us.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

InfoSearch is here! Feel free to bust a move.

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.

Watch a video introduction

Friday, June 11, 2010

The LT&ITC is here

To better serve the faculty, the Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center at MTSU has moved into the James E. Walker Library this summer. The LT&ITC connects professors with the latest instructional methods, including technologies that can make the classroom experience more enlightening, as well as the expertise to use that technology most effectively. The newly relocated center provides plenty of room for the center’s many resources, including workshops, learning sessions and other professional development activities designed to improve the quality of instruction. In addition to its convenient access to the other learning centers in the library, the center lends itself to both small and large groups and offers a lounge area for informal discussions. The LT&ITC is located in Room 348 of the library. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The MTSU Walker Library and Digital Initiatives Group will present Community Scanning Day

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

Friday, June 4, 2010

Web access interupted Saturday

Uh Oh!!!!! An emergency power outage June 5th from 7a - 2p is going to affect most computer-related operations all over campus, including the library. Access to the internet, email, and Pipeline will be interrupted. Access to the library's web pages will also be down while this emergency repair is being done.

      • 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 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

      • Student email is accessible off-campus by logging in at
      If you need help or just need to vent (no profanity or violence, please :), stop by the Reference desk on the 1st floor. We're very sorry for the inconvience; this is an emergency repair. Hopefully it won't take too long to fix!

      Thursday, June 3, 2010

      New Chairs are here

      The computer lab in the library is sporting natty new chairs! The chairs that you voted for during the chair fair have arrived and they look awesome. Even more importantly, they are comfortable, clean and in working order. Isn't it great when a plan comes together?

      Before: Yuck!

      After: Yippee!