David Brooks and Other New Titles In Hot Reads — Week of Feb. 9th February 16, 2009

Updates To Library Subject Guides Underway

The Library is replacing an in-house system developed to provide library information for students on the Library’s website. The commercial product, “LibGuides,” gives an outline for subject guides to be displayed on a webpage, but can be written in traditional Word format. Librarians plan to develop guides relating to research assignments in individual classes. TheView Full Page…


Discovering Lincoln During His Bicentennial February 11, 2009

To highlight the Feb. 12 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Library Web site also features a link to the digital collections of the Library of Congress relating to Abraham Lincoln, plus links to additional resources focused on Lincoln. An in-library display highlights some of the Library’s Lincoln titles.

Hot Reads–New Titles–Week of Feb. 2

• The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink• Eclipse and Sundays at Tiffanys, by James Patterson• Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell• Piano Teacher, by Janice Lee• Mounting Fears, by Stuart Woods• Firefly Lane, by Kristin Hannah• Still Alice, by Lisa Genova• This Side of Heaven, by Karen Kingsbury• The First Patient, by Michael Kingsbury• A MostView Full Page…

Free Database During Black History Month

Oxford University Press’s African American Studies Center is available to Maryville faculty, staff, and students during the month of February. In celebration of Black History Month, the Oxford University Press is providing this electronic resource at no-charge until March 1. Visit the Library Web site to access this resource of over 8,000 articles plus titles,View Full Page…

Library service during spring break February 28, 2008

The Library will be open normal hours during the entire week of spring break, Sunday March 2 – Saturday March 8. However, reference service (advanced research assistance) will be limited to 11am – 4pm on Wednesday, March 5 only. Normal reference service will resume on Sunday March 9.

Access to Freely Available Internet Periodicals Increases February 22, 2008

The Library has completed a project to increase the number of freely available electronic periodicals that can be found through the Periodicals Search on the Library website. Maryville students, faculty, and staff now have access to over 4,300 periodicals freely available on the Internet, an increase from the previous number of 1,900. The Periodicals searchView Full Page…

Magnolia Publication Party Scheduled February 19, 2008

A party to celebrate this year’s publication of Magnolia, the Maryville literary magazine, will be held in the University Library on Thursday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now! Additional information will follow closer to the date.

Library Table Scores in Trivia Contest Fund-Raiser

On Friday, Feb. 15, Library Faculty and Staff participated in the 1st M*PWR Trivia Night, held in the Donius Student Center. Organized as a fund-raiser for victims of domestic violence, the Trivia Night raised $2,084. The Library Table correctly answered 87 out of 100 questions, placing 3rd out of 15 tables and coming in 5View Full Page…