Monthly Archives: January 2009

Textbooks on Reserve

Just a reminder that Rentschler Library has a nice selection of the core textbooks used in your classes. Some of the textbooks we have include ECO 201 (Microeconomics) ECO 202 (Macroeconomics), ENG 007, MTH 101, ART 111 & ENG 111. They check out for 2 hours at a time and can only be used inside the library.

See the full list here:

Welcome our new librarian

Rentschler Library would like to welcome its newest staff member, Kathleen Pickens-French, who joined us Monday, Jan. 12th as Public Services Librarian. She comes to us from Ball State University’s Bracken Library where she held the position of Access Services Evening Supervisor. She has a B.A. in History with a minor in English from Northern Kentucky University. She later earned a Master of Library Science from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indianapolis.

Kathleen will be responsible for using Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds, and social networking tools to create a user-centered on-line presence for the library. She will also be working at the library’s information desk, leading library instruction sessions, and selecting materials in subjects like sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, black world studies and law.

We’re happy to have Kathleen on our staff and we hope you’ll stop by Rentschler Library to introduce yourself to her.


Library closed Monday for MLK Holiday

Rentschler Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 19th for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. No classes are scheduled on any of the Miami University campuses.

Welcome new and returning students!

Welcome all new students and welcome back to all returning students. Here’s some information you may want to know for this semester.

The library is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m Monday thru Thursday, 8 to 5 on Fridays, 10-2 on Saturdays and 1-5 on Sundays. The full schedule of hours is on this page.

One big change is that the VTS machine (or “black box”) used to put money on your Miami ID card is now located on the 1st floor of Schwarm, across from the elevator. The box was moved that so students can easily charge money on their ID card to pay for food at the cafeteria window.

Important information for new students

You can request materials from the other Miami University Libraries and from all libraries in the OhioLINK system. Your Miami ID card is your library card, and you need your Unique ID and password to request materials.

Printing. You will need to have money on your ID card to pay for laser print jobs or photocopies (see above about putting money on your ID card.)

Textbooks on Reserve: the library has selected textbooks available for 2 hr. checkout, for use only inside the library. While we don’t purchase every textbook used in Miami Hamilton classes, we do have quite a few of the books used in introductory classes. Take a look at the list of textbooks currently available.

Questions? No questions are stupid! Library staff are friendly and helpful. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find out who does. Call us at 785-3203, or send us an instant message.