Monthly Archives: May 2018

Library Closed May 21-23 for renovations

Due to renovations, Rentschler Library on the Hamilton Campus will be
closed on the following dates:

Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23

We are closed on weekends throughout the summer. During this time, databases and other electronic resources can be accessed from the library’s website:

Library staff will be working 8AM to 5PM on these dates and can answer
reference questions via the phone (785-3235) and via online chat:

Students in need of printing and computing services can use the
computer lab in MOS 302:

We apologize for any inconvenience and invite everyone to visit us and
see our new front desk when we reopen on Thursday, May 24.

Cram Jam @ Rentschler Library

Rentschler Library and the Office of Learning Assistance are proud to offer Cram Jam again this semester. There’ll be peer tutors in a variety of subjects, librarians, snacks and coffee.  Open to all Miami students and hosted at Rentschler Library, Schwarm Hall, Miami Univ. Hamilton campus. The dates & hours of Cram Jam are:

Thursday, May 10, 6-9pm
Saturday, May 12, 12-5pm
Sunday, May 13, 3-10pm

Haiku contest winner

Karen O’Hara is the winner of the 2018 Rentschler Library Haiku Contest. Karen is the Web Specialist for University Communications & Marketing in Oxford and teaches EGS 215 (Workplace Writing) on the Hamilton campus.

Her haiku:

Window cat wonders

at snowflakes dancing up, down
Why can’t she catch them?


Her haiku was selected by a panel of four judges using a blind review process. There were 39 other entries. Thanks to all who submitted a haiku!

Shout out to Carrie Girton, Public Services Librarian & Web Developer, for creating the haiku website and managing the submissions. Another shout out to Ruth Orth, Regional Campus Social Media and Communications Specialist, for including the contest in the digital signage system.

I’d also like to thank the other judges: Krista McDonald, Library Director, Dr. Theresa Kulbaga and Dr. Tory Pearman, Associate Professors from the Department of Literature, Languages, and Writing.