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#MoveInMiami Campaign

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#MoveInMiami is a 24-hour fundraising campaign that occurs every year on Miami’s Move In Day in Oxford. The campaign is designed to “Move Miami Forward” and that is what these funds do for our regional students and our campuses.

During the #MoveInMiami campaign, you can choose a specific department or program to donate towards. Please consider donating to Rentschler Library during this campaign. The funds raised during the campaign go towards programming in the library like our Open House, which gives students a chance to enjoy donuts and coffee while chatting with library staff and learning about services the library offers.

To donate to Rentschler Library, please visit: www.givetomiamioh.org/regionallibraries, and fill in your donation amount next to “Rentschler Library Gift Fund-Hamilton Campus”.

The Regionals have set 5 milestone goals. Each time we meet a milestone, a $5 match will be applied to each gift of $10 or more. And, if we reach 500 gifts, the fund with the most gifts will receive a $1,000 donation from Interim Dean Cathy Bishop-Clark.

For more information about the campaign at the Regionals, visit: www.miamioh.edu/regionals/moveinmiami

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We’re Hiring!!

We’re hiring student workers to start in August! For more information and to apply, visit: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4499

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Happy Independence Day!!

The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day. We will reopen at 8:00am on Wednesday, July 5th.

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Closed on Memorial Day

The Library and campus will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day!

Get research help!

Besides the start of tree pollen season, sneezing season, and warmer temps, it’s also time to start digging in to your research. Annotated bibliographies are soon due, then final papers or projects. Don’t wait until the last minute! Contact the librarians at Rentschler Library to get help. We can suggest research strategies or help you track down that one elusive fact that will help you make the grade.

Library Hours during Spring Break

March 18-19 (Sat. & Sun.) CLOSED
March 20-24 (Mon. to Fri.) – 8:00 AM – 5:00PM
March 25-26 (Sat. & Sun.) CLOSED

Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker driving automobile

Madame C.J. Walker (in the driver’s seat at  left) was an entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist who became the first black woman millionaire in the United States. She made her fortune selling hair care products for women. She was born Sarah Breedlove to Louisiana sharecroppers in 1867. She was widowed by age 20 and went to work as a laundress in St. Louis, MO. After starting to lose her hair in 1905, she develped a product that helped with her condition and went on to create a whole system of hair treatment products specifically geared towards black women’s hair. She lived extravagantly, and her Manhattan townhouse would later become a meeting place for artists of the Harlem Renaissance. She also gave extravagantly to charities like the NAACP, black YMCA, and funded scholarships for women to the Tuskeegee Institute. She is ranked #85 of the 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: a Ranking Past and Present.

book cover of On Her Own Ground

One of the biographies of Madame C.J. Walker available is On her own ground : the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles, New York: Scribner, 2001.

Another more recent biography is “Her Dream of Dreams: the Rise and Triumph of Madame C.J. Walker, by Beverly Lowry, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.