Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Book Week - Celebrate Your Freedom To Read!

Imagine going to the library today and being told that you are not allowed to read Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird or even The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. These are just a few of the books that were banned by schools, bookstores and libraries across the country in 2009.

Come to Musselman Library to celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Book Week, September 27th-October 1st. Visit the display of banned books on the main floor and check out a banned or challenged book to see what the fuss is all about! Feel free to browse the complete list of books banned in 2009 – you will be shocked to see what’s on there! Also on Wednesday, September 29th from 1 to 3 p.m. stop by the main floor to make your own button to show your support for reading banned books.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Introducing Clint!


Our newest addition to the Reference & Instruction team here at Musselman Library is Clint Baugess.  You may bump into Clint at the reference desk or during a research instruction session with your class.  Clint is also the liaison librarian for the Psychology department.

Clint recently completed his M.L.S. at Indiana University.  His BA is from The College of Wooster in Ohio, so he is already very familiar with the liberal arts college environment.

We’re awfully happy to have him here.  Clearly he is happy about being here, too.  Welcome, Clint!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Looking for a Place to Study?

Looking for a good place to study in the library? There are a variety of spaces to consider, depending on the kind of atmosphere you're looking for. Here are a few you might not know about.

For quiet studying, check out the new quiet study space on the second floor near the elevators.

If you have group work, go down to the ground floor, where there are group study rooms. These spaces have flat panel screens for DVD viewing or laptop hook-up, white boards, and dry erase markers, making them excellent for collaborating with your classmates.

Need a computer? Check room 20 on the ground floor of the library. When it's not being used as a library classroom, it's open for you to use. A schedule of classes taking place in that room is posted by the door daily.