Library Events

22nd Annual African American Read-In

The Miami University Libraries Diversity Cluster would like to invite you to the 22nd Annual African American Read-In on Monday, February 7, 2011 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. in King Library 320.

The African American Read-In has been an important component of the communities of Oxford and Miami University's Black History Month activities. It is through the participation and support of the university and the community that this event has been an ongoing success throughout the years.

Readers and listeners are what make the day. You can bring a selection by an African-American author or just come and listen! Selected books will also be available at the event.

For updates and details, please visit the Read-In’s website:
http://staff.lib.muohio.edu/diversity/read/

A registration form is also available at:
http://staff.lib.muohio.edu/diversity/registration/

We look forward to seeing you at the Read-In on February the 7th!

Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier - Workshop

Do you know the difference between an impact factor and an Eigenfactor? Do you know how to find out which journals in your field are considered the most influential? If not, then you might want to come to an upcoming workshop called "Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier". This workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students who want to learn more about the citation tools available to help them. We'll cover the basics of Journal Citation Reports, discuss the useful tools in Web of Science, and realizing that not all journals are covered in JCR and WoS, we’ll also cover tools such as SciMago, Publish or Perish, Google Scholar, and WorldCat Identities.

By the end of the session we hope you’ll have gained:

• Awareness of the different tools available
• Understanding of the value of these different citation analysis tools
• Ability to select the best tool for any given task
• Understanding of vocabulary like impact factors
• Skills to gather citation information and include them in their promotion documents

This workshop is designed to be informative for all disciplines at Miami, and will be jointly led by a Humanities Librarian and a Science Librarian!

Where: King 110
When: November 16th from noon-1:00pm

Register here http://www.lib.muohio.edu/workshops/register/654.

Photo Contest: Finding Balance

What does balance look like to you?

Share your vision at the Brill Fall Open-House, Exploring the Roof of the World: Culture, Science, and Information.

The Brill Science Library is looking for pictures that illustrate balance- visual, environmental, spiritual or otherwise!

The photos will be on display at the Brill Science Library, September 28-October 12.

Contest Rules:

  • Submit up to 5 photos either by emailing them to liechtep@muohio.edu or by dropping off your 8.5 x 11" prints at the Brill Circulation desk by September 23rd.
  • All submissions will be displayed in the library and on the Open-House blog.
  • Winners will be announced at the Brill Fall Open-House on September 30th.
  • Judging is anonymous and the judges decisions are final.
  • Submissions will not be returned.

Sept 11th Memories: September Project

Miami University Libraries and students from Kelly Quinn's American Studies 301: Practice of American Studies: Public Stories will host public conversations to commemorate 9/11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, on the plaza at King Library. The community is encouraged to share reflections, remembrances and observations about life in post-9/11 United States. September Project events explore issues that matter (See: http://theseptemberproject.org/)

Brill Fall Open-House - Exploring the Roof of the World

Exploring the Roof of the World: Culture, Information, and Science

Join us at the Brill Science Library for a journey to Tibet! It’s a great opportunity for students (and faculty!) to learn more about the resources and technology Brill offers and broaden their understanding of Tibet. Some students may even get extra credit for attending (speak with your professor first). There will be prizes, coffee, and cookies!

When: September 30th, 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Brill Science Library
More information is available on our blog.

Alumni Weekend Used Book Sale This Weekend!!

The Miami University Libraries will be hosting its annual Alumni Weekend Used Book Sale in the 4th floor of the Brill Science Library. The Book Sale will run Friday, June 18th from 9am to 430pm and Saturday 11am to 430pm.

Come and check out the goods!

Directions to the library:


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Thursday is the day for the Women's Read-In!

The Women’s Read-in is in its 4th year at the Libraries. It is co-sponsored by the Women's Center and is held in honor of Women's History Month. All members of the University and Oxford communities are encouraged to participate and attend. We invite everyone to celebrate the literary works of women by selecting a short minute passage to share -- poetry, prose, letters, or portions of a novel. Original work is also welcome! The event this year will be held on Thursday March 25 from 11am-3pm in the IMC area of King Library (ground floor).

Sign up to read here!

We will be having two themed “hours” at the read-in.
Spectrum is hosting an hour on LGBT literature: 12-1 pm
WiSDEM is hosting an hour on Women in Science literature: 1-2 pm

Check out the display case of resources on women in science at the Brill Science Library.

display case of books on women in science

Still time to register to read at the Women's Read-In

The Women’s Read-in is in its 4th year at the Libraries. It is co-sponsored by the Women's Center and is held in honor of Women's History Month. All members of the University and Oxford communities are encouraged to participate and attend. We invite everyone to celebrate the literary works of women by selecting a short minute passage to share -- poetry, prose, letters, or portions of a novel. Original work is also welcome! The event this year will be held on Thursday March 25 from 11am-3pm in the IMC area of King Library (ground floor).

Sign up to read here!

We will be having themed “hours” at the read in. Our themed hours for this year will be one on women in science and another on LGBT literature.

If you're still looking for something to read, check out this guide that we've created.

You might also want to check out the Orange Prize for Fiction's 2010 Longlist for inspiration. The Orange prize for fiction is the UK's annual book award for fiction written exclusively by woman, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary.

See below to see what other people will be reading at the Women's Read-In.


We hope to see you there!

Know all the answers? Prove it, and win cash in the process!

The Miami University Libraries are hosting the Digital Literacy Contest. $400 in cash prizes available. The contest is free and open to all students. Afterwards the library will provide pizza and drinks for contest participants.

Contestants will have 30 minutes, 20 questions and Internet access. Correct answers earn points, and incorrect answers are penalized. The highest score wins.

The contest is Wed Mar 24 from 5-6pm in King Library's Kamm Instruction Room (room 110). Students must be present to compete. Those interested in the contest should register soon as space is very limited.

Student organizations can also send groups of 2-3 people to compete for $250 that will be donated to a charity of their choice.

Register online at: http://www.DigitalLiteracyContest.org OR
edit and text the following to 41411: signmeup uniqueid@muohio.edu.

For more information contact Eric Resnis at resnisew@muohio.edu or 9-7205. Funding assistance for this event is provided by the Miami University Special Events Fund.

Citations Made Easier Workshop

This workshop, jointly produced by the University Libraries and the Howe Center for Writing Excellence, will provide an overview of the citation process. The workshop is open to everyone, but we think it will be especially helpful for international students. Kate Francis, Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, and Eric Resnis will be presenting. We will talk about why citations are needed, how to cite, and resources that can be utilized. Feel free to come with your questions. The workshop will be on 2/23 from 4:00-5:00pm in King 114. You can register here. Space is limited, so register now!

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