Friday, March 20, 2020

Library Hours During COVID-19


The Lewis J. Ort Library’s hours during the COVID-19 pandemic have been shortened and are as follows:

Mondays - Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Please note that in-library services are limited to the use of the computers and printers; access to the collections; checking out, renewing, and returning circulating items including the Course Reserves collection; and individual studying.

All information assistance and research services are only available online – more information related to requesting research assistance will follow.

All study rooms are closed until further notice.

The hours and available services are subject to change.  Please call the Library's Main Desk at 301-687-4395 for additional information or to verify our hours. Research assistance is available by contacting libref@frostburg.edu. 



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Library Spring Break Hours


The Library will be operating on a shortened schedule during Spring Break.

Friday, March 13th - Closing at 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 14th - CLOSED
Sunday, March 15th - CLOSED
Monday, March 16th - Friday, March 20th - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 21st - CLOSED

The Library will resume regular semester hours on Sunday, March 22, 2020. 
Any changes to Library hours will be posted to the website and shared with the campus community via email and social media.

Have a question or need to renew something before you leave campus? Call the Main Desk at 301-687-4395.
You can also renew online, just follow the instructions on this page:
https://www.frostburg.edu/library/student-services.php#ren.
Need research help? Call a Research & Information Librarian at 301-687-4424, or email libref@frostburg.edu.

Library Quick Links:
My Accounthttp://catalog.umd.edu (Click on “My Account” in upper right corner.)
Interlibrary Loan Account Loginhttps://usmai.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/mfs/logon.html

We wish you all a safe and happy Spring Break!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March Book Madness - Sweet 16 Voting Starts Today (3/10)


Congratulations to all the authors/books that are moving onto the Sweet 16 in March Book Madness. This is where the competition gets harder as we had some very close games during the Round of 32.

Voting for the Sweet 16 begins today March 10 and ends Friday March 13.

The guide can be accessed via the following link: https://libguides.frostburg.edu/march-madness20

This year our categories are focused on authors from around the world. As part of this the author and a book they have written will be paired together during the competition. You will vote on author/book as a pair.

The 8 categories are:
  • Authors from South America
  • Authors from Europe
  • Authors from North America
  • Authors from Australia/New Zealand/Pacific Islands
  • Authors from Africa
  • Authors from Ireland (in honor of Irish American Heritage Month)
  • Authors from Central America/Caribbean
  • Authors from Asia

Enjoy the competition!!

Friday, March 6, 2020

March Book Madness - Round of 32 Starts Today (3/6)

Congratulations to all the authors/books that are moving onto the Round of 32 in March Book Madness. This is where the competition gets harder.

Voting for the Round of 32 begins today March 6 and ends Monday March 9.

The guide can be accessed via the following link: https://libguides.frostburg.edu/march-madness20

This year our categories are focused on authors from around the world. As part of this the author and a book they have written will be paired together during the competition. You will vote on author/book as a pair.

The 8 categories are:
  • Authors from South America
  • Authors from Europe
  • Authors from North America
  • Authors from Australia/New Zealand/Pacific Islands
  • Authors from Africa
  • Authors from Ireland (in honor of Irish American Heritage Month)
  • Authors from Central America/Caribbean
  • Authors from Asia

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Enjoy the competition!!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

March 10 - Celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month with Traditional Celtic Music

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to sponsor Greg Latta as he plays traditional Celtic Music on Tuesday March 10 at 12:30 pm on the Main (3rd) floor of the library in celebration of Irish-American Heritage Month.

Click on the picture to get more information.

Please join the library at this exciting event celebrating Irish-American Heritage Month!

Monday, March 2, 2020

March Book Madness Starts Today (March 2) - Round of 64

The Ort Library is pleased to announce our 7th Annual March Book Madness Tournament. Each of the tournaments held during the past six years have been a success because of students, faculty, and staff who vote to select our Champion. Just like the NCAA Basketball Tournament held during March, the Ort Library holds its own tournament that will crown one book the Champion of March Book Madness.


Voting for the Round of 64 begins today March 2 and ends Thursday March 5.
 
Again, this year there is just one way to vote, via the library guide that has been created. To vote for each category, click on the tab for that category.

The guide can be accessed via the following link: https://libguides.frostburg.edu/march-madness20

This year our categories are focused on authors from around the world. As part of this the author and a book they have written will be paired together during the competition. You will vote on author/book as a pair. Through a tough and rigorous process, the library staff narrowed down the list of books to eight books in each category, for a total of 64 books.

The 8 categories are:
  • Authors from South America
  • Authors from Europe
  • Authors from North America
  • Authors from Australia/New Zealand/Pacific Islands
  • Authors from Africa
  • Authors from Ireland (in honor of Irish American Heritage Month)
  • Authors from Central America/Caribbean
  • Authors from Asia

Just like in the NCAA Tournament, we will start out with 64 teams (books). Student, faculty, and staff votes will determine which books move onto the Round of 32. Once the 32 books are selected, additional rounds of voting will take place to get to the Championship title game. The Champion Book will be crowned on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Some of the books for March Book Madness will also be available for you to check out on the main floor of the library (3rd floor). Just look for the display stand near the March Book Madness display case.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Enjoy the competition!!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Alexa Can’t Help With That, But a Librarian Can!

Got a quick question? Email us at libref@frostburg.edu

Need more in-depth help? Schedule a research consultation with a librarian at https://frostburgstate.tfaforms.net/37#req.