We’re Hiring!!!


Are you a student and looking for a job on campus? Interested in working in the library? We’re currently taking applications for Library Student Associates. For more information about the job and to apply, visit:

You can also contact us if you have questions.

Library hours for summer

cardimg (3)This summer the library will be open from 8AM – 6PM Monday thru Thursday, 8AM to 4:30 PM on Friday, and closed on Sat. and Sun.

Camel Contest Winner!!

The winner of the Camel Contest for the month of April is:
Matthew Rivera!!!
Congratulations, Matthew! Stop by the library with your ID to claim your prize.

This is the last camel contest for the semester. Thanks to everyone who participated!


Study, Play, Repeat

study, play, repeat cycle diagram

During Finals Week, we are going to have a Fun Zone in the library!! Take a break from studying to color and/or play with play-doh! The fun zone is in the computer lab in the back of the library. The door will be shut since the rest of the library will be a quiet zone, but feel free to come and go when you would like to take a study break. You can also go in there to work if you prefer a not-so-quiet study area.

Good Luck on Finals!!

“Shut Up and Dance!” Silent Dance Party!!

Crowd dancing in the streetJoin us in the library for the “Shut Up and Dance!” Silent Dance Party during study breaks at Cram Jam. Bring your own headphones (or you can check some out in the library) and dance to your favorite music while you give your brain a little study break. You can also listen to songs on our Dance Party playlist. The dance party will be announced during planned study breaks at Cram Jam. Cram Jam is sponsored by the Office of Learning Assistance.

Cram Jam Hours:
Thurs., May 7 from 6pm-10pm
Sat., May 9 from Noon-5pm
Sun., May 10 from 5pm-10pm

Photo by David McSpadden

Don’t lose cite…er… “sight” of your citations!

Citation_neededWe’re starting get more questions about citing sources now that major papers and projects are due. Whether it’s how to do “in-text” citations or basic formatting of your Works Cited page (or Reference List) Rentschler Librarians are here to help. You can always find good help online, too, from sites (not “cites) like the Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab). It has great tips and advice for how to format a paper in APA style and how to cite a discussion board post from your fellow classmates using MLA style. The library’s “Citing Your Sources” page also has links to other citation guides. Good luck!

And the Haiku Contest winner is….

haiku_symbolFBWisdom rose gently-
a paper lantern above
her timid, cloaked words.
~ Kathryn Lanning


Thanks to Kathryn for her excellent haiku! It received the most votes (1st, 2nd or 3rd place) out of 16 total haikus submitted this year. Thanks so much to all who took the time to write a haiku! Here the other top vote getters (receiving 3 votes each):

The life evolving,
inside my womb she becomes,
spirit, also flesh.
Chanley Rodriguez

Teach me how to breathe
as the world spins like a dog
chasing its own tail.
Thom Meyer

Judges for this contest were librarians from Rentschler Library and English faculty from MUH. Thanks to all the judges!