Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Grad Student Thesis & Dissertation Workshop

The popular Tuesdays at Ingram comes to the Walker Library Tuesday, Nov. 10! 

Grad Student Thesis and Dissertation Workshop

Co-sponsored by the Walker Library, The University Writing Center and College of Graduate Studies.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

10am & again at 4pm

Library Room 462

Graduate Students will:
- learn to find scholarly resources and manage citations.
- learn skills for writing in their discipline and managing a large writing project
- learn about resources and services for further help

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Operation ID

The MTSU Police Department will be in the Walker Library atrium registering your valuables (laptops, cell phones, etc.) and IDing them with invisible ink on September 14-16. Stop by the Library and register your valuables. This greatly increases the chance of recovery in the event of theft or misplacement. 

Monday, September 14, 2015
9:30am - 12:00 pm and 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
9:30am - 12:00 pm and 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2015
9:30am - 12:00 pm and 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Walker Library Atrium

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

On Display in the Atrium

First Place Winners are on display in the Walker Library atrium through August 21st.

MTSU Summer Research Poster Session
Took place on Friday, July 31, 2015
A mini-Scholars Day event to celebrate research and creative activity featuring summer research programs: URECA, REU, and FirstSTEP teams and sponsored by the MTSU Office of Research.

First Place Winners are on display in Walker Library through August 21st.
Congratulates to the following two teams:

Hannah Barker, Melissa Pompilius, and Robert Fischer, College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Research Topic: Clonal Variation in Growth and Life History Traits in Daphnia Lumholtzl

Lauren Hanberry and Anthony Newsome, Department of Biology and URECA
Research Topic: The Evaluation of a Collection Method and Survey of Triatomines (Chagas Disease) and Other Insect Vectors

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Listening/Viewing Center

The Walker Library has a huge collection of music and video in house and online. Stop by our new Listening/Viewing Center
(1st floor behind the Reference Desk, Room 144A) to access all the resources. 

There staff will assist you in accessing millions of streaming music tracks and thousands of streaming videos! We also have a vast collection of vinyl records and CDs and the equipment to play it on. Call 494-7784 if you have questions.

Monday, May 11, 2015

University Writing Center Summer Hours


The University Writing Center is closed for the month of May. 

It will re-open June 1st. 

The summer schedule will be Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm. 

Library Summer Hours

We are open all summer long. Check out all of our hours here: http://library.mtsu.edu/hours.php

Friday, April 24, 2015

A helpful toolkit for finals

Visit our collection of end of semester help... just in time for finals. We call it our finals toolkit. On this page http://library.mtsu.edu/finalstoolkit you will find:

Ways to Get Help
About Technology in the Library

Citation Tools

Relax and Recharge

Do Research

Study and Meeting Spaces

Library Maps and Directories

Protect Your Stuff

Caution! This time of year often brings an increase in thefts in the library. Never leave your backpack, books, phones or laptops unattended in the library. Bad guys might steal your stuff and sell it to get money for guns, drugs, or to pay off their overdue fines.

photo credit: mag3737 on Flickr

Need a Quiet Place to Study?

Quiet Zone Locations

  • Third and fourth floors, beyond the elevators (from the computers back). Look for the Quiet Zone signs in these areas.

Quiet Zone Policies

  • Talking should be kept to only the occasional whisper.
  • No loud music blaring from earbuds.
  • No talking on cell phones. If you need to use a cell phone, please move to the area around the stairway.

What to Do if a Quiet Zone is Too Noisy

  • Help us keep these zones quiet by reminding other students of their purpose.
  • If you feel uncomfortable approaching noisy users, you can call for backup and a library staffer will investigate.
    • Use the chat or text option, and let us know exactly where the offenders are and give a brief description of them.
    • Phone the Service Desk at (615) 898-2817 (option 1).
    • Use the house phone near the elevators; choose option 1 when the recording finishes. Your call will be routed to the Service Desk.


Questions about Library Quiet ZoneService Desk at (615) 898-2817 (option 1).

Thursday, April 16, 2015

General Huber in the Library Fri & Mon!

Attention: Military Veteran Students

Come meet General Keith Huber (Ret.). 

MTSU is creating a Veterans Center on
campus and they need your input! 

He is your advocate on campus so stop 
by and tell him what you think...

LIB 259 

Friday, April 17 (8-9am)
Monday, April 20 (9-10am) 


Cope 111 or 
at keith.huber@mtsu.edu. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fiddle Performance in atrium Thurs, April 9th

Matt Brown will play a mini-concert in the Walker atrium Thursday April 9, 1:30-2:00. 


9:00 am — appear on Justin Reed’s radio show (live from CPM reading room)
11:20-12:45 — School of Music violin masterclass (SFA 301)
1:30-2:00 — Mini-concert (Walker Library atrium)
7:00 pm — Old-time fiddle workshop/open jam (CPM reading room)

 For more info on Matt go to http://www.brownsdream.us 

Monday, March 30, 2015

SymPOEsium, Edgar Allan Poe, APRIL 8th

On exhibit
Wed. April 8th
8:30 - 4:30
Special Collections, Walker Library 4th floor
Selections from the Harry Lee Poe Collection and George Poe Collection

Gallery Talk and Reception:
Wed. April 8th
3-4:30 pm
Special Collections, Walker Library 4th floor
Harry Lee Poe and George Poe

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Display in the Library Atrium

On display now in the atrium of the Walker Library!! Come see these 1st Place College Poster Winners from Scholars Week. Their research is on display in the atrium March 23 - April 3. Find out more about Scholars Week here

Monday, March 23, 2015

Special Collection Exhibit - Artists Books

The Book as Art:
A selection of works by contemporary book artists

The field of book arts is a vibrant sector in the world of contemporary art. Work produced by book artists is diverse in both form and content. The physical and conceptual variety characteristic of artists’ books is the focus of the current exhibition in Walker Library’s Special Collections Department which features works drawn from the Dimensional and Artists’ Books collection.

Artists’ books have a rather curious dual nature. They are part of the visual world of art but, at the same time, rooted in the functional world of books and text. If we envision a line with “art” at one end and “book” at the other, many artists’ books fall somewhere in the middle, incorporating properties from both sides of the scale.  The 21 works on display in Special Collections represent various points on the book arts continuum and incorporate a wide range of materials, structures and subjects but share one important characteristic—they are compelling, expressive objects.

All of the books in this exhibit are part of The Dimensional and Artists’ Books Collection, an eclectic assembly of works which also includes pop-up, movable and miniature books. In various ways, items in this collection explore the character of the book and the nature and boundaries of its form.

The exhibit, which runs through May of 2015, will be open during Special Collections’ regular hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 4:30. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dance Performance in Library Atrium

A dance performance of Loie Fuller’s “La Mer” in the atrium of the library is Thursday, March 19th, at 3:30pm. 

This piece was staged by dance historian/reconstructor Jessica Lindberg with support from the Distinguished Lecture Committee. The Women in Dance students will perform the piece March 26, 27, 28 at the Tucker Theatre as part of MTSU Dance Theatre’s spring concert.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sage Research Methods Training

Come to a Free Training Session on how to use Sage Research Methods. 

For students:
What is a Research Method?

Research Methods are the systematic tools used to conduct research. Basically, they are the rules researchers follow to collect information in order to seek an answer to their research question.
What does SAGE Research Methods do?

SAGE Research Methods (SRM) is an online collection of books and other full-text materials that provide authoritative information on how to perform hundreds of research methods. The how-tos for carrying out every step of your research project are here.

You can find great coverage in SRM on all steps of the research process, such as writing a research question, conducting a literature review, and writing up the findings. You will also find short introductions and lengthy explorations of hundreds of research methods used in the social sciences.

For faculty:
If you’re overseeing a student research project, thesis, or dissertation, you can direct students to SRM to help with every step of the research process

All of the content on SRM is designed to instruct readers new to a method or a concept in how to employ that method or concept themselves in their own research. As such, SRM is the perfect resource for those teaching Research Methods courses. You can curate reading lists for your students by creating a Methods List and setting it to public. See the Tutorials page on SRM for a how-to video.

You can also add SRM content to your Course Management System. Find out how at srmo.sagepub.com/page/crm .

Find Sample Assignments on the Faculty Resource Page.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Break Hours

While some of you are at the beach working on your tan or on the slopes we will be here. Yes, that's right, the Library is open during Spring Break! 

Come see us -- it will be quiet in here. Have a restful and/or productive Spring Break.

Walker Library Spring Break hours:

Saturday, March 7th - Open 10am - 6pm
Sunday, March 8th - Library Closed
Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th - Open 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday, March 14th - Library Closed
Sunday, March 15th - 1pm - 2am (regular hours resume)

For a complete list of Library hours click here

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On Display in the Library Atrium

A collection of 6 posters highlighting some of Dr. Maya Angelou's most famous poems are on display in the Walker Library atrium through March 27th. The Library has partnered with the June Anderson Center to celebrate National Women's History Month. 

See here for a calendar of month long events!

Canyon is back! Thursday March 5!

Come meet Canyon the therapy dog 
Sunday, March 1 from 9-10 pm 
Thursday, March 5 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm
in the Walker Library Atrium.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Women's History Mo. Kickoff Event - Mar. 3


11:30 am

Walker Library Atrium

• MTSU Gospel Choir singing “I Rise” 

• MTSU Jazz Ensemble musical contribute

• Spoken Word by MTSU Theatre Students

Friday, January 30, 2015

GRE Test Prep Workshop

Big Printing Change on Campus

From ITD:

The entire campus Middle Tennessee State University has entered into a managed print solution in order to provide more efficient copying and printing services. A contract was awarded to the RJ Young Company based on the company’s technical and cost proposals that were submitted during the request for proposal (RFP) process. MTSU currently owns or leases all printers and copiers on campus.  In the future, the University will view printing and copying as a service.  To the participants of this program, this means that there will be no leases, no purchases, no buying of printing or copying supplies. The RJ Young Company will provide an all-inclusive acquisition and service solution for MTSU’s printing and copying equipment and maintain the fleet and associated services as an integral element of the University’s educational and academic mission. The goal of this solution is to provide improved copying/printing services for less overall cost to the University which will flow directly through each department. Departmental funds currently budgeted for the purchase of printers, copiers, and expenses such as maintenance, toner, or lease payments will remain with the department and can be reallocated within the department to other departmental needs. The removal of existing equipment if necessary will take place as soon as new equipment is installed, and a consultation with each area and department will be performed in order to make the right-fit solution recommendation.

Update: Printing in the Library
Effective January 20, 2015
What’s New for Students?

  • Student allocation begins Tuesday, January 20th.
  • Students can print approximately 320 black & white or 140 color prints each semester.
  • Use MT Mail login (ex. acj2z) and password or swipe your MTSU ID to use the computers and release the print job.
  • Print jobs can be held in the queue for 24 hours.
  • For assistance stop by the Library Technology Services Desk (1st floor past the elevators).

Need help?
These changes affect all campus labs.
Community users and alumni, your printing process is different. Please stop by the Service Desk on the 1st floor to get started!

For more information about printing in the Library go to: http://library.mtsu.edu/techservices/printing.php