Guess what day it is?!?!?!

Find the Camel!! He’s hanging out in the library. Take a picture, show the picture to one of the library staff and you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the bookstore.

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Fall Break Hours

We’re open our regular hours this weekend:

Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm

It’s Hump Day!! Whoot! Whoot!

Find the camel in the library–take a picture and show it to one of the library staff to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to the bookstore! One entry per person per week. Drawings are at the end of each month.

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Camel Contest Winner for September!

The winner of the Camel Contest for the month of September is: Alexa Grote!!! Congratulations, Alexa! Stop by the library with your ID to claim your prize.

Look for the camel on Wednesdays in the library and take his picture to be entered into the drawing. One winner will be chosen each month. You can enter once every week!

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It’s Hump Day!! Whoot!

Find the camel in the library, take a picture of him, and show it to a library staff member to be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the Miami University Bookstore. A winner will be drawn each month.

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Net Neutrality – what is it?

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Maybe you’ve run across the phrase “Net Neutrality” in your online news consumption, or heard it on the news. The term was coined in 2003 by law professor Tim Wu, and refers to the idea that the “Internet should be an impartial conduit for the information that travels through it,” according to journalist Nancy Scola of the Washington Post. Or as this ABC News story put it, it’s the idea that “Internet service providers shouldn’t block, manipulate or slow data moving across their networks.”

It became an even hotter topic back in January 2014 when a Federal Appeals court struck down most of the FCC’s (Federal Communication Commission) net neutrality rules.It sends the FCC back to the drawing board and we can’t expect any new rulings until 2015.

Political sides have been taken, and groups like the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and Save the Internet, are fighting against any policy that would allow big companies to charge extra for broadband. Conservative think tanks like the Hoover Institution and the American Enterprise Institute argue against any new regulation of the Internet. Scola’s article (linked above) lays out the “Five Myths of Net Neutrality.”

Our Opposing Viewpoints subscription database is a great starting point to read articles on both sides of the issue.

How will it affect you personally? It’s too soon to tell, though your speedy Internet connection while on any of the Miami campuses shouldn’t be affected.

Banned Books Week!!

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This year’s theme for Banned Books Week is Graphic Novels. Stop by the library–look at the display and check out some of the most commonly challenged/banned books.

For more information about Banned Books Week and books that have been challenged/banned, take a look at some of the websites below.

Banned Books Week

Banned and Challenged Books

Banned and Challenged Comics/Graphic Novels

Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books from 2000-2009