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Updates To Library Subject Guides Underway

Posted in Uncategorized on February 16th, 2009 and

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. The librarians can also take advantage of information in guides developed by librarians serving students at other schools.


Posted in Uncategorized on February 16th, 2009 and

Hot Reads–New Titles–Week of Feb. 2

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11th, 2009 and

• 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 Most Wanted Man, by John Le Carre
• Married in Seattle, by Debbie Macomber
• People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

Discovering Lincoln During His Bicentennial

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11th, 2009 and

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.

Free Database During Black History Month

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11th, 2009 and

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, such as The Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, and the African American National Bibliography.

Library service during spring break

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28th, 2008 and

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

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22nd, 2008 and

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 search also includes access to nearly 11,000 full text periodicals available through the Library’s database subscriptions and to the nearly 700 print and microform titles held in the University Library. If you haven’t had a chance to use this powerful tool, give it a try at:

Magnolia Publication Party Scheduled

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19th, 2008 and

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

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19th, 2008 and

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 5 points behind the winning table from the College of Arts & Sciences. Question categories were a diverse group including Women Authors, TV Moms, Animals, The Olympics, and Geography.

In announcing the evening’s results, Professor Callie Ellis-Kalton asked: “Who will it be next year?” The challenge has been laid down — we’re already preparing!

January’s New Titles

Posted in Uncategorized on February 15th, 2008 and

A listing of titles added to the University Library collection during January 2008 is now available at

Among the one hundred thirteen new titles are Oliver Sack’s latest, Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain (ML3830 .S13 2007), 2 new books on St. Louis: St. Louis Plans: the Ideal and Real St. Louis (HT168.S79 S38 2007) and St. Louis, Missouri: a Photographic Portrait (F474 .G73 2007), and the latest volume in the New Directions For Institutional Research series — Using Qualitative Methods in Institutional Assessment (LA227.3 .N43 no.136).

The Library’s film collection has been enhanced with the addition of several titles to support Dr. Germaine Murray’s Eng. 213 (War in Literature and Film) course: Black Hawk Down, Gallipoli, Glory, Henry V, Master and Commander, and Sergeant York.