Monday, October 8, 2018

New Library Displays for October

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present 4 new displays for October.

The first display, located on the 3rd floor of the library, near the Library Instruction Classroom, celebrates LGBT History Month. This display is sponsored by SPECTRUM and Women's Studies.

The second display, located on the 3rd floor of the library, near the main entrance, celebrates International Skeptics Day (October 13). The display highlights some of the resources the library offers by leading skeptics.

The third display, located on the 4th floor of the library, highlights the 160th birthday of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States. The display highlights his contributions to both domestic and foreign policy, including his support for the creation of the Panama Canal. The display also highlights some of the resources the library has on Roosevelt.

The fourth display, located on the 5th floor of the library, highlights Earth Sciences Week (October 14-20). This year's theme is: Earth as Inspiration. The display also highlights some of the different resources the library offers on the topic of earth science.

The displays will be up through the end of October.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Banned Books Reading October 2

 Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association, www.ala.org

On October 2 at 7 pm, the Lewis J. Ort Library and FSU's English Honor Society will sponsor a Banned Books Reading.

The theme of this year's Banned Books Week is: Banning Books Silences Stories

The event is free and open to the public and will be held on the 3rd floor of the library.

Please also see the Lewis J. Ort's display for Banned Books Week that is located on the 3rd floor of the library.

 
For more information, contact Dr. Mary Anne Lutz, from FSU’s Department of English, at mlutz@frostburg.edu or Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott, from the Ort Library, at lmessman@frostburg.edu or call 301-687-4395. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Banned Books Week 2018 - Banning Books Silences Stories

Banned Books Week 2018 is being celebrated September 23 - 29.

The theme for 2018 is: Banning Books Silences Stories

Please stop by the display on the 3rd floor of the library to see some of the reasons why books are banned/challenged. There are also books available to check out that have been challenged/banned.



The display will be up until the Banned Books Reading on October 2, 2018.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Constitution Day! Visit library for voter registration, Constitution trivia, and free pocket Constitutions!

Join us in celebrating the 231st anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution  (Sept 17, 1787) We will be marking the anniversary by giving out free pocket Constitutions to anybody who visits our Constitution trivia table (Monday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm).

Volunteers from the Office of Civic Engagement will also be available to help you register to vote. We have an election coming soon, this is your chance to make sure that you're ready for it!


Please also visit our Constitution Day guide at http://libguides.frostburg.edu/constitution. This year, we have added a page featuring the Supreme Court, including links where you can learn more about the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice.

We also have a display located immediately inside the library entrance. This year it features signers of the Constitution from Maryland.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Fall 2018 Library Hours

The Library will be operating on the following schedule for the Fall 2018 semester:

Monday - Thursday || 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Friday || 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday || Closed
Sunday || 1:00 p.m. to Midnight

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395 or the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424. You can also email libref@frostburg.edu or ask questions via online chat 24/7 through the Ask Us Now! box on the main library website.

We wish you all the best this semester.


Monday, September 3, 2018

Charging Stations and Whiteboards Available for Use

The Lewis J. Ort Library is happy to provide some new items this fall semester for student use.

The first is the availability of 4 charging stations in the library. These charging stations are available on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. On the 2nd and 3rd floors, they are located on the wall closest to the women's restroom. On the 4th and 5th floor, they are located on the column in the center of the floor. These charging stations allow you to charge your phones.
Please make sure that you are watching your device at all times.


Charging Station on 2nd floor of library.

The second is the availability of several new whiteboards. These whiteboards are smaller than the previous whiteboards that were available for student use. These whiteboard are movable around the floors. They should also have erasable markers and erasers available for use. If they are missing markers/erasers, please see the Circulation or Reference desks for assistance.

Whiteboard available on 2nd floor of library.



New Library Displays

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present 3 new displays for September.

The first display, located on the 3rd floor, provides information on the resources the library offers for students, faculty, and staff. This display is a great introduction to the library for our new students. This display will be up until September 10.

The second display, located on the 4th floor, highlights the incorporation of Google in September 1998. The display highlights the history of the company as well as presents resources the library offers about Google. This display will be up through the end of September.

The third display, located on the 5th floor, highlights the 130th birthday of T.S. Eliot, considered the 20th century's greatest poet. The display highlights his early life and some of the resources the library has on his life. This display will be up through the end of September.