News & Notes

By: Lindsay Miller on: November 23, 2009 10:06 am | mille234

Without the loyal support of our donors, Miami University Libraries would not be the invaluable resource it is to Miami’s students, faculty and community members. Funds will be used to support staff development, training, new technology, and Special Collections and digital initiatives projects.

If you would like to make a campaign commitment in support of Miami University Libraries contact Heather Kogge, Director of Development at 513-529-5217 or koggeha@muohio.edu.

Make a donation online at www.forloveandhonor.org.

By: Lindsay Miller on: November 20, 2009 11:16 am | mille234

By: Lindsay Miller on: November 20, 2009 11:14 am | mille234

If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate Veterans' Day, American military service, or the civilian support of the military during times of war, you may be interested to learn that the World War II-era posters currently on display in the main stairwell of King Library are available for download -- for free!

The Government Information and Law department teamed up with the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and the libraries' Digital Initiatives department to create high-quality copies from the original World War II posters held at the Miami Libraries.

Because these posters have proven highly popular, and in some cases too popular -- you know who you are -- they've been placed online for easy and free access.

With a little help from the CIM lab staff, and for the standard printing fee, you can create your own life-sized World War II poster. With their stunning imagery, and still relevant messages, they'll be an excellent addition to your dormitory, office, or holiday stocking. Just don't take them off the library walls.

You can download the collection of World War II propaganda posters from this page, or by clicking the images in this post.

If you're curious about more cool Government Documents, stop by the GIL, or come to our Centennial celebration this Friday afternoon (See it on Facebook). We hope to see you soon!

By: Jason Paul Michel on: December 15, 2009 11:50 am | micheljp small twitter logo@jpmichel

Silent Rave Flash Mob at King Library!

By: Jason Paul Michel on: November 09, 2009 3:03 pm | micheljp small twitter logo@jpmichel

20 years ago today, the Berlin Wall, separating West and East Germany came down. This event was pivotal to the eventual fall of communism in Europe. Miami has been holding a series events over the past few weeks to remember this historic event, including a speech today at 12:30 by Josef Joffe, publisher of the German newspaper, Die Zeit (online). The speech will be held in the MacMillan Great Room.

King Library has some wonderful books on the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the legacy of that event. Come check them out!.

By: Jason Paul Michel on: November 02, 2009 9:58 am | micheljp small twitter logo@jpmichel

From the Anthropology Department: The Department of Anthropology has teamed with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Film + Video Center to offer a four-day showcase of contemporary Native American cinema, November 4-6, on the Oxford campus. The Festival features award-winning documentaries and numerous short films that highlight the diverse stories, histories, and experiences of North American indigenous filmmakers, bringing to Oxford a rich offering of the best in Native cinema. Screenings are free and open to the public. Wednesday, Nov. 4, McGuffey 322, 4-6pm, Thursday Nov. 5, 4-6pm, Friday Nov. 6, MacMillan Hall.
By: Eli Sullivan on: October 19, 2009 11:16 am | sullive4 small twitter logo@muElibrarian

A justice of the peace in Louisiana denied a marriage license to an interracial couple last week, citing concern for any children the couple may have. Read an article about it. Check out some of the library’s resources below to learn more about interracial marriage.
Interracial relationships in the 21st century King Library | HT1521 .I58 2009 White/black race mixing : an essay on the stereotypes and realities of interracial marriage King Library | E185.62 .G37 2000 Interracialism : black-white intermarriage in American history, literature, and law King Library | HQ1031 .I8 2000 See a full list of items available on Interracial marriage here
By: Jason Paul Michel on: October 13, 2009 1:52 pm | micheljp small twitter logo@jpmichel

The health care debate is heating up in Washington.  Learn about the critical issues involved by checking out some of our great books in the Brill Science Library:

  Total Cure : the Antidote to the Health Care Crisis by Harold S. Luft

  Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System by John F. Cogan, Glenn R. Hubbard and Daniel P. Kessler

  Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions by Scott W. Atlas, Daniel P. Kessler and Mark V. Pauly

More books about health care...

By: Jason Paul Michel on: October 07, 2009 11:04 am | micheljp small twitter logo@jpmichel

The TIM Workshops for Photoshop have been rescheduled. Here are the new dates:

Introduction to Photoshop: Wednesday 10/14 from 11am-12:30 pm in KAMM (King 110)

Intermediate Photoshop: Wednesday 10/21 from 1-2:30pm in KAMM

By: Jason Paul Michel on: October 07, 2009 10:33 am | micheljp small twitter logo@jpmichel

The MLB Playoffs kick off tonight at 6pm with the Bronx Bombers facing off against the underdog Twins.  Come to the library and check out some books about the history, lore and strategies of baseball!

The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: "The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History" by Paul G. and John G. Zinn

The Evolution of Pitching in Major League Baseball by William F. McNeil

May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy by Andrew Zimbalist

Indian Summer: the Forgotten Story of Louis Sockalexis, the First Native American in Major League Baseball by Brian McDonald