Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to Use the Library

Do you know how to use the library for academic success? If not, or if you think you might need a refresher, stop by Room 446 at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd. This free workshop is part of the Academic Success Series, sponsored by the University College and Walker Library.

Presenter: Kristen West, Assistant Professor and Instruction Librarian

You will learn:
  1. How to find the best books, articles, etc
  2. What services and equipment the library offers
  3. How to do research without pulling out your hair (and you have such pretty hair)
  4. And more!
Also check out the upcoming workshops in the series:

How to Use Your Academic Advisor
October 30th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
 Travis Tipton - College Advisor, College of Basic and Applied Sciences
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 Choose the Right Career for You
November 6th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Presenter: Nancy Stubblefield - 
Advisor, University College Advising Center
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 Unwind, Relax, Chill and Still Be a Successful Student
November 13th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446Presenter: Lisa Schrader - Director, Health Promotion
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 Prepare for Final Exams
November 27th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446 & December 4th at 4:30pm - Walker Library Room 446
Eric Miller - Advisor, University College Advising Center

**Note: This session will be held twice to accomodate various student schedules. The same information is presented at both sessions.
This session will provide a helpful guide to students who are not sure how to study for final exams. Students will prepare a "battle plan" for the last few weeks of the semester.
Have Questions?Contact Brandie Nelson at the University College Advising Center at (615) 898-2339.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Two new exhibits open in October in Special Collections

Two new exhibits are opening October 1st in the Special Collections area of the Walker Library at MTSU. The exhibits The Art of the Page: Manuscript Leaves from Medieval Europe and Elsewhere and Crossing Time and Space will be up through the end of the semester.

The manuscript leaves in the exhibit illustrate the art of the page from western Europe to India.  They represent Christian and Muslim cultures, secular and sacred texts, and books produced before and after the introduction of print technology.  The earliest leaf on display is from a Bible that dates to about 1250 and the latest is a leaf from a Koran dating to about 1860.

Also on display is work by Kathleen O’Connell who has recently joined the Department of Art in Middle Tennessee State University as an Assistant Professor. Before moving to Murfreesboro, she was living and working in Lima, Peru. The life and culture of that place as well as that of other areas where she has traveled infuse her art with color and energy. Time, space and travel are all major elements O’Connell cites as key to her creative process. This exhibit highlights O’Connell’s book art produced during the last seven years. She also works in printmaking, drawing and sculpture and incorporates aspects of these media into her artists’ books. 

Special Collections is located on the 4th floor of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. Open Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

What's Your Zone? Quiet or Group?

QUIET ZONES -- Designated quiet zones on the 3rd and 4th floors, from the elevators back.

GROUP ZONES -- Areas for groups in rooms 248 and 446 feature large tables and movable white boards. Group study rooms for 4-8 people are located throughout the building.

GROUP COMPUTERS -- Movable chairs and computer desks to accommodate two people (behind Reference Desk on the 1st floor). All group study rooms are equipped with computers.

INDIVIDUAL COMPUTERS -- There is a large computer lab on the 1st floor, right inside the front doors and to the left; computers are also located on each upper floor past the elevators.

Learn more about library spaces at this website.