Monthly Archives: February 2009

Got Juice?

New Electrical OutletsSick of having your laptop run out of juice before you’re ready to call it quits?  Rentschler Library felt your pain and has added many, MANY electrical outlets so that you can stay connected for as long as it takes to type that paper, upload those vacation pictures, and download those research articles. 

We now have electrical outlets on both sides of all of the center posts, so you and your friends can ALL plug in while you work on group projects.  Working solo?  The individual study carrels are each getting plug-ins installed.  Pretty soon, we’ll even be adding more outlets to the Popular Reading Collection area, where you can soak up the sun, kick up your feet, listen to your MP3 player, AND get a monster load of work done on your laptop!

So, do ya need juice?  Rentschler has you covered.  Stop by and check it out…who knew electrical outlets could be so exciting?!

25 Random Things

As the “25 Random Things” craze continues to swarm the nation, we thought it would be fun to tag Rentschler Library and see what IT had to say about itself.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with the latest chain trend, you can read Douglas Quenqua’s NY Times article, “Ah, Yes, More About Me…”, or John Timpane’s article, “Facebook List:  Narcissism or a Social Shift”.  For everyone else, here are Rentschler Library’s “25 Random Things”!

1.       I love being used, but I don’t have low self-esteem!

2.       I wanted to be on the Amazing Race, but none of the other MU libraries wanted to partner with me.

3.       I get really lonely at night when everyone leaves.

4.       Sometimes I wish I had a first name…

5.       My favorite song is “I am a Rock” by Simon & Garfunkel.

6.       I’m singing it right now (“I have my booooks, and my po-et-ree to protect me”)

7.       My favorite movie was “The Librarian”, but I don’t like Noah Wyle.

8.       Actually, I didn’t like the movie much, either.

9.       I’m REALLY afraid of fire.

10.   I used to have a crush on Barnes & Noble, but then I met Half Price Books.

11.   Confession:  I once shelved my own book.

12.   I want a Wii Fit for my birthday.

13.   I voted for David during last year’s American Idol.

14.   I love watching the sunrise filter through the tree branches every morning.

15.   I get a little creeped out reading everyone else’s 25 Random Things…

16.   I wish I had more fans on Facebook (ah hem, hint!)

17.   Johannes Gutenberg is my father.  Not Darth Vader (like I told everyone in elementary school).

18.   I would love to run a marathon someday, but I’ve never even walked anywhere.

19.   No one asked me to prom.  Sigh.

20.   I love it when people visit me! I can throw a rockin’ study session…

21.   Sometimes I IM the librarians, just to make them find answers for me.  For no real reason.

22.   I’ve never watched “The Bachelor”.

23.   I think it’s funny to scare people when they fall asleep while they’re visiting me.

24.   I have a HUGE collection of books, but the staff that work here are my FAV (they’re soooo nice!)

25.   When it comes to information, well, I’m full of it.



Technical issues with OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center

Miami University users may not be able to access OhioLINK electronic journals until some technical issues are resolved. This affects anyone using the “FindIt” link in any of the library’s databases. See the full announcement at

Some OhioLINK services still down

Some content from the OhioLINK’s EJC (Electronic Journal Center) is not available after a series of technical issues at OhioLINK over the last few days.

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