Miami University regional campus students, faculty, and staff now have access to the online New York Times and Washington Post without having to pay for individual subscriptions.
For access to the New York Times, you must create a free account while on campus. After you create an account from on-campus, it can be accessed anywhere. For instructions and more info, please look at this page.
For the Washington Post, use your MiamiOH.edu email address to create your free account on their website.. You don’t have to be on campus to create your account. More information and instructions about Washington Post access at this page.
#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
Rentschler Library is getting new computers and some new furniture! While that’s happening, please excuse our mess! Workers will be breaking down old computer carrels (at left) starting Aug. 18, assembling new computer tables, and setting up/installing other cool furniture. We will be open while this is going on (8am – 5pm Monday-Friday). The first batch of new computers has already been set up in our classroom (SCH 213).
One of the pay-for-print stations (at left) was also temporarily moved nearer to the individual study rooms.
In the meantime, if you need to use a computer, there are several groupings of them in the main part of the library, or you can use the new computers in our classroom. All of the computers are connected to printing so that you can print course schedules and any other documents you need.
We’re hiring student workers to start in August! For more information and to apply, visit: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4499
The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day. We will reopen at 8:00am on Wednesday, July 5th.
On this day (June 30) in 1862, French author Victor Hugo published the last installment of his massive novel Les Misérables. (A story on Vox.com celebrates the event.) Hugo is also the subject of a Google Doodle today to mark the achievement.
In those days, many novels were “serialized” (published in segments) in various newspapers and magazines so that middle-class readers could better afford to read them.
If you want to read the original 1200+ page version, Rentschler Library has one translation and the Modern Library edition by a different translator. There is also an abridged version (link to Amazon.com) published by Barnes & Noble in 2003. There are also editions available in French and, of course, the movie and musical.
With the end of the fiscal year almost here, our purchasing of new books is complete until after July 1st. Still, there are a lot of great new titles on our display. Links below, either in text or in the book cover image will take you to the library catalog, where you can place a hold on the item.
“In 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd of people, killing five. Hinderaker deepens readers’ understanding of the event in a three-pronged approach: explaining the massacre’s historical context, examining the 18th-century documents that create dueling narratives of the event, and highlighting the different moments in history—namely the Kent State shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement—that invoke the massacre’s memory after violent crowd-policing incidents.” from Library Journal review
We get a lot of questions at the Information Desk about how to turn data into effective charts. This book can help. From the publisher: ‘Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.”
Hag-Seed is 0ne of the latest additions to Hogarth’s collection of Shakespeare plays reimagined by novelists. “Atwood (Handmaid’s Tale) positively frolics in this rambunctiously plotted and detailed enactment of how relevant Shakespeare can be for a talented troupe behind bars. Supremely sagacious, funny, compassionate, and caustic, Atwood presents a reverberating play-within-a-play within a novel.”
from Booklist review
“Because there is virtually no firsthand evidence about the beliefs or actions of Christopher Marlowe (1564–93), Riggs (English/Stanford; Ben Jonson, not reviewed) turns to the culture and time that created him. He does so with authority and vigor, recapturing the climate of religious flux and common disaster, not just in England but across Europe, that surrounded Marlowe’s youth.”
from Kirkus review