Tuesday, August 31, 2010

University Writing Center Open House

University Writing Center Open House

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

MTSU Welcome Week

Welcome back MTSU students and faculty!

There are a number of events held on campus during the first week back. Following is a listing of events that will take place during Week of Welcome. All students and faculty are invited to attend, $$FREE$$ of charge.

Friday, August 27
We-Haul (all-day)
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

Sunday, August 29
University Convocation: Guest Speaker Warren St. John, 2pm, Murphy Center
President’s Picnic following Convocation, Walnut Grove

Monday, August 30
Classes begin

Tuesday, August 31
Meet Murfreesboro, 10am-2pm, KUC Courtyard

Wednesday, September 1
Meet Murfreesboro, 10am-2pm, KUC Courtyard
Comedian Josh Blue, 8pm, Murphy Center

Thursday, September 2
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

Wednesday, September 8
Student Organization Fair, 10am-2pm, KUC Courtyard

What we did on our summer vacation

It might not have been as exciting as summer camp or the family vacation to the Poconos but Walker library staff worked hard all summer to bring a lot of new services and a few changes to the library. Here is our report.

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.

How do I print in the library?

Students, faculty and staff may print in the library by logging on to a computer with their Pipeline username and password.

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

InfoSearch Faculty Preview Day

Faculty Preview
Monday, August 23
10 a.m.
Library 264A

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

August intersession hours

Library hours will be shortened during the August recess.

Hours for August 14-27

M-F: 8-4:30
Sat-Sun: closed

Regular hours resume Saturday, August 28.

For additional hours information, see http://library.mtsu.edu/information/hours.php.