Monday, January 30, 2012

Media and Music Libraries temporarily relocate to Walker Library

Did you know the...

· Media Library

· University Lab @ the LRC

· Graduate Multimedia Development Center (GMDC)

...have all temporarily relocated to Walker Library room 262?

Room 262 has:

· 31 PCs, 9 Macs and 2 printers

· Software including: Adobe CS 5.5, Amazing Slowdowner, Finale, SAS, and SPSS

· Streaming video and audio, audiobooks, educational DVDs

· 25 video viewing stations

The Howard Music Library has also relocated to the Walker Library 1st floor. On the 1st floor, the Music Librarian and media collection are located at the circulation desk; scores are near the Reference Desk.

The Music Library houses audio and video recordings, music scores, and books.

On Display in Walker Library: 100 years of debate

MTSU Blue Raider Debaters have a display on the first floor of the Walker Library celebrating 100 years of MTSU debate. MTSU has a rich history of competitive debate that began with the founding of the University in 1911 and continues to excel today. Student debaters travel all over the country competing in debate competitions.

The display of awards, photographs, and other mementos highlights some of that long, rich history. Please visit the display (first floor, just past the elevators) anytime the Walker Library is open. The display remains up throughout the month of February.

If you have questions about the MTSU Debate program contact Patrick Richey at or 615-898-2273, or visit

Veneratio Pro Victoria

Friday, January 20, 2012

Academic Success Series - Spring 2012

How to Be a Successful MTSU Student
Sponsored by: University College & MTSU Walker Library. These one hour workshops are designed for any student who needs help or wants to learn more about the topic area. We hope these sessions will help spring into a successful semester!

How to Get Started at MTSU
January 24th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 272****Note the location change for this week!

This session will cover topics including how to navigate RaiderNet & D2L, understanding the Lottery Scholarship, and helpful tips about GPA and academic standing.

How to Use Your Time Wisely
January 31st at 4:30pm - Walker Library 248**** Note the location change!!!!

Time management is something most students struggle with on a daily basis. This session will cover techniques to help you better manage your time.

How to Study and Prepare for Tests
February 7th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

This session will cover tips on note taking, how to effectively study your notes as well as tips for navigating different types of tests.

How to Balance School, Work and Family Life
February 14th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

This session will help students develop skills and find resources that are needed to balance their personal and professional lives. This session will share information for traditional and non-traditional students.

How to Use the MTSU Library
February 21st at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

Come find out what successful MTSU students know about the library and learn how to utilize the various resources available.

How to Give a Winning Presentation
March 13th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

This session will cover tips and tricks that will help students refine their presentation and public speaking skills.

How to Use Your Academic Advisor
March 20th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

This session will cover information on how to know who your advisor is, how to get the most out of your time with your advisor and what questions you should ask your advisor.

How to Set Goals and Stay Motivated
March 27th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

This session will cover information on how to reach your personal and professional goals through exciting motivational techniques. Students will learn how to stay motivated and positive despite the obstacles they may face.

How to Unwind, Relax, Chill and Still be a Successful Student
April 3rd at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

Being a college student is stressful! Academics, jobs, friends, and family can pull you in many directions, and there never seems to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. This session will cover how stress can impact your academics and your health. Leave with some surefire strategies to help you de-stress your life.

How to Choose the Right Career for You
April 10th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

Having trouble choosing a major? This session will cover techniques on helping you find the right major and career field that best fits your personality and abilities.

How to Prepare for Final Exams
April 17th & April 24th at 4:30pm - Walker Library 446

This session will provide a helpful guide to students who are not sure how to study for final exams. NOTE: The same information will be covered in both sessions. Two dates are scheduled to accommodate more students.

If you have questions contact the Advising Center.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Telephone interruption on Saturday

Library telephone service will be unavailable for much of Saturday. Please try our other contact methods if you need us then:

Friday, January 13, 2012

MLK Holiday Hours

Saturday, January 14: open 8 am-5 pm
Sunday, January 15: closed
Monday, January 16: closed

Regular hours resume on Tuesday.

image: Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Betsy G. Reyneau; Donated Collections; Record Group 200; National Archives and Records Administration

Faculty and Staff: Logging in to your Library Account

You may renew books and pay fines and fees through your Library Account. Normally, you can sign in with your Pipeline username and password OR your name and ID barcode.

For the time being, faculty and staff need to use the name and barcode option. Students may still use their Pipeline logins.

To find your barcode, look on the back of your MTSU ID. You library barcode is the one in the middle, beginning with 23082

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome back for the spring semester. We hope you all had a restful break and are ready for some new challenges.

Don't forget, the library has many services and facilities to assist you. Here's a rundown of the highlights.

Find books, articles, and more on the library website. Come see us at the 1st floor reference desk if you have questions or need help finding something.

Building Directory

1st Floor (Group Zone)
Adaptive Technology
Copy Center and Vending
Interlibrary Loan
The Lounge (Popular Reading)
Reference Collection
Research Commons
Service Desk (Lost and Found)
TeamSpot (Coming Soon!)
Tech Services

2nd Floor (Group Zone)
Call Numbers 000-399
Digital Media Studio (DMS)
DMS Training Room
Group Study Rooms
Library Instruction Rooms (264A and 272)
Microtext Collection
User Services Offices
The Meeting Place in 248 (Coming Soon!)
Presentation Practice Rooms -- 248B and 262B (Coming Soon!)

3rd Floor (Quiet Zone)
Call Numbers 400-799
Curriculum Collection
Collection Management
Writing Center
Group Study Rooms
Classroom 387 (in back of Curriculum)

4th Floor (Quiet Zone)
Call Numbers 800-999
Special Collections
Library Administration
Reservable Group Study Rooms
The Meeting Place in 464 (Coming Soon!)
Library Conference Room