Monthly Archives: May 2009

Read for FUN this Summer!

Hang out with us this summer!

Hang out with us this summer!

Has it been awhile since you read a good book – just for fun?  If so, hang out with us this summer!

 Rentschler Library is hosting an online summer reading program called “Off the Shelf”.  It is so easy to participate.  First: read a book.  Then log into Shelfari.com and talk about the book with others in the group.  Sound good?  Click on the Summer Reading tab at the top of this page to find out more information.

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School’s IN for Summer!

Welcome to summer at Miami University Hamilton!  Whether you’re a returning student, or if this is your first time on the Hamilton campus, Rentschler Library has the resources to help you succeed.  Our summer hours are:

  • Monday thru Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:0 p.m.

We’re not open on weekends in the summer, and we’ll also be closed on Monday May 25th (for Memorial Day weekend) and Friday, July 3rd. Please let us know if you need help finding anything! Best of luck this semester!

Library hours during Finals Week

We’ve been getting lots of questions about library hours during Finals Week.   We’re here the usual times  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 P.m. Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Friday.    We’re also open Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  to accommodate any Saturday Select students.   This Sunday (May 10)  we’ll be closed.

To see our hours for the rest of the summer, our website has all the information.

Good Luck with Finals!!

kpfstudent1Congratulations…you’re almost through the Spring Semester!

Just hang in there for a few more days. Whether you’re taking classes this summer or not, you’ll need to take a bit of a break after finals. Just don’t forget that Rentschler Library will still be here to serve you all summer long, with lots of the resources you need to have the summer you’ve been waiting for. We can hook you up with books to improve your golf skills, learn how to rockclimb, or even tell you the best hiking trails to hit in Ohio. Want to stay closer to home? Check out our gardening books, or join in on our Summer Reading Program where we’ll be exploring the BEST in contemporary fiction. We’ll probably even argue about which are the best (you don’t want to miss that!).

So, without further adieu: best of luck on finals and we look forward to helping you again soon!

Pandemic

fluYou’ve probably heard the word tossed around a lot this week–whether from your friends/family talking, the media, or even from President Obama. What IS it? A pandemic is basically an epidemic stepped up a few notches, with the ability to affect more people and to cover a greater geographic region than an epidemic. Quite simply, it’s scary. Sometimes learning more about an issue can help you fight off the fright; increasing awareness may also be a good safeguard against infectious disease. We’ve compiled a list of resources that you can follow for the latest news about Influenza A/H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreaks, virus evolutions, and background information.

Online Resources

Miami Univeristy Libraries’ Resources