Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Short Library Video

Check out this short video we show to students at various orientation activities around campus.

Download video: MP4 format

Friday, June 15, 2012

Many ways to get help in the Library

The Library has so many ways to help you. Come in, stop by and ask.

The Reference Desk (1st floor) is where you can get one on one personalized professional research assistance for your papers, projects, and class assignments. Call 898-2817, stop by, or IM us.

Circulation and Reserves desk (1st floor) From this desk, you can check out books, return books, pick up Interlibrary Loans and books placed on hold, and get books that Professors have set aside for their classes. We can also provide help with accessing E-Reserves, and retrieve items from the Music Library.

The Service Desk (1st floor) can help you with directions, information, graduate carrels and security. You can also checkout markers and 4th floor group study rooms .

Technology Services Desk (1st floor, just past the elevators) provides general software assistance, assistance connecting to the campus network, , printing assistance, assistance with MTSU systems such as D2L, pipeline, and the sky drive as well as assistance with the library spaces Meeting Place 4 and TeamSpot. We offer services such as equipment checkout, poster printing, and color printing. We strive to provide answers to any technology related questions in the library.

Digital Media Studio (2nd floor) provides a knowledgeable staff who can help you find appropriate resources, train you on the latest media software and collaborate on projects. The Digital Media Studio is a welcoming, collaborative space for users of all abilities, disciplines, levels and interests. You can also access the Library's microtext collection of books, articles, newspapers and other resources that are preserved in microtext format.

Curriculum Collection (3rd floor) provides resources and services for those studying or working in the field of education including resource units, activity guides and learning kits available for classroom use. Also available is a collection of all current state adopted textbooks for grades pre-K-12 and a selection of books typically found in an elementary school library.

The Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center (3rd floor) provides a relaxed, yet professional atmosphere in which writers from across the curriculum can become more comfortable with processes of writing. We encourage writers from undergraduates to graduate students to faculty and staff, and writers in all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision, to visit our friendly and experienced staff.

Special Collections (4th floor) offers collections that can help people research local and state history, MTSU publications like theses, Civil War, history of book printing and publishing, artists’ books, and movable books.

Monday, June 4, 2012

On display in Special Collections

A new exhibit of pop-up books is on display in the Special Collections area on the 4th floor of the Walker Library. Books featured in this exhibit are all part of the Dimensional and Artists’ Books Collection that is housed in Special Collections.

The display called BIG and small, WIDE and tall: Pop-up books and the function of scale will be mounted through September.

Viewers can come and enjoy a life-size alien, three-dimensional art and petite natural wonders. These and other unusual books encourage us to appreciate the imagination and artistry of their creators, but they also challenge us to think about the nature of the book and its traditional role.