Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Reminder: Support for Research Port Ending December 31, 2018

Support for the Ort Library’s Research Port database service will be ending December 31, 2018.

All of the Library's current online database and journal subscriptions will continue to be available to students, faculty and staff after December 31.  Please use the following options to access the Library’s online resources:
Please update any course materials and/or links that reference Research Port.  Please use the links above or the instructions for linking to various library online resources located on the Library Services for Faculty web page at https://www.frostburg.edu/lewis-ort-library/userserv/faculty-services/. 

Please feel free to contact the Library at 301-687-4424 or libref@frostburg.edu if you have any questions or need assistance.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

New Library Displays for December 2018

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present 4 new displays for December 2018.

The first display, located on the 3rd floor, is a celebration of the publication of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens in December 1843. This book has been adapted into many movies, plays, and musicals.

The second display, located on the 3rd floor, celebrates the first crossword puzzle published on December 21, 1913. There are examples of different crossword puzzle books in the display as well as three puzzles that you can take to work on yourself.

The third display, located on the 4th floor, honors the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898. The war started in April 1898. The United States gained the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam, purchased the Philippines, and Cuba became a protectorate. The display also provides examples of resources on the topic.

The fourth display, located on the 5th floor, celebrates the first airplane flight by the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903. The display also provides examples of resources the library has on the topic.

These displays will be up through the end of December.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

End of Semester Extended Library Hours


The Lewis J. Ort Library will offer extended hours of service for the last week of classes and final exam week beginning next Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Dates and hours are listed below.

2018 Fall Library Extended Hours Schedule:

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 6 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 7 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9 || 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 10 – Thursday, Dec. 13 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 14 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16 || 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 17 || 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 18 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19 || 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Commencement)
Thursday, Dec. 20 || 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The library will close for the winter recess beginning Friday, December 21, 2018 and will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Library hours for the entire fall semester and winter recess are posted on the hours page of the library website: http://libguides.frostburg.edu/libhours.

If you have questions, please contact the Circulation Desk during our open hours at 301-687-4395 or by email at circulation@frostburg.edu. You can also contact the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424. Online resources remain accessible via the library’s website www.frostburg.edu/library, and online chat reference and research help is available 24/7 through Ask Us Now even when the library is closed.

Also, the library staff would like to remind everyone not to leave belongings unattended during this busy time, and please observe the study space and noise policies for each of the library’s four public floors:

Second Floor:   Group Study / Individual Computer Stations
Third Floor (Main Floor):   Quiet Study / Individual Computer Stations
Fourth Floor:   Individual Silent Study
Fifth Floor:   Group Study / Group Computer Stations / Group Study Rooms / Individual Study Rooms

More information about the library’s study spaces, collections, and policies can be found on our website www.frostburg.edu/library and our full Library Code of Conduct is available here: http://libguides.frostburg.edu/circulation/conduct.

On behalf of the library, we wish you all the best in finishing out the semester!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving Break Hours


The Lewis J. Ort Library will observe the following schedule during the Thanksgiving holiday week:

Monday, November 19, 2018  ||  7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Tuesday, November 20, 2018  ||  7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closing early)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  ||  CLOSED
Thursday, November 22, 2018  ||  CLOSED
Friday, November 23, 2018  ||  CLOSED
Saturday, November 24, 2018  ||  CLOSED
Sunday, November 25, 2018  ||  1:00 p.m. to Midnight

The library resumes regular hours on Sunday, November 25th. Library hours for the entire fall semester are posted on the hours page of the library website: http://libguides.frostburg.edu/libhours.

If you have questions, please contact the Circulation Desk during our open hours at 301-687-4395 or by email at circulation@frostburg.edu. You can also contact the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424. Online resources remain accessible via the library’s website www.frostburg.edu/library, and online chat reference and research help is available 24/7 through Ask Us Now even when the library is closed.

Also, the library staff would like to remind everyone not to leave belongings unattended during this busy time, and please observe the study space and noise policies for each of the library’s four public floors:

Second Floor:   Group Study / Individual Computer Stations
Third Floor (Main Floor):   Quiet Study / Individual Computer Stations
Fourth Floor:   Individual Silent Study
Fifth Floor:   Group Study / Group Computer Stations / Group Study Rooms / Individual Study Rooms

More information about the library’s study spaces, collections, and policies can be found on our website www.frostburg.edu/library and our full Library Code of Conduct is available here: http://libguides.frostburg.edu/circulation/conduct.

We wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!


Friday, November 2, 2018

New Library Displays for November

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present 4 new displays for November 2018.

The first display, located on the 3rd floor near the main entrance, celebrates American Education Week which runs from November 12-16. American Education Week celebrates US public education. This week was first celebrated in 1921. This display highlights the history of American Education Week and some resources the library has on public education.

The second display, located on the 3rd floor near the Library Instruction Center, honors Fibonacci Day, held November 23rd of each year. This display highlights that the sequence can be found in nature, information on Fibonacci, and some of the resources that the library offers on the topic.

The third display, located on the 4th floor, highlights the founding of the European Union in November 1993. Several countries had been working together in a "union" since shortly after the end of World War II. The display highlights the history of the European Union and some of the resources the library offers on the topic.

The fourth display, located on the 4th floor, commemorates Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass") that occurred on November 9-10, 1938 in Germany, Austria, and Sudetenland. It was organized by the Nazi Party and the Hitler Youth. During these 2 days, synagogues and businesses owned by Jewish members of the community were looted and destroyed. This display highlights the history of Kristallnacht and some of the resources the library offers on this topic.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Multimedia Presentation Room available to Practice Presentations

Need to practice an upcoming group presentation? The Ort Library offers the Multimedia Presentation Room on the 2nd Floor of the library to assist you with practicing for your presentation.

The Multimedia Presentation Room allows students to practice a presentation utilizing the same equipment you would see in the classrooms on campus.

The Multimedia Presentation Room is also available for students to watch DVDs or VHS tapes that the library has available. The room is equipped with a large LCD monitor for watching DVDs or VHS tapes.

To access the Multimedia Presentation Room, please check out the key from the Circulation Desk.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Public Notice: MD Dept. of Housing & Community Development Consolidated Plan Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The State of Maryland has opened a 30 day public comment period on the draft 2017 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This includes a series of public meetings.

In Western Maryland, the meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 26.

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Allegany County Office Complex
701 Kelly Road
Potomac Room 230
Cumberland, MD 21502

Please see the original notice here: 2017 Draft - Consolidated Plan Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

A copy of the draft Annual Plan is available online at this link: https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Documents/Consolidated%20Plan/2017-Draft-CAPER.pdf.   A printed copy is also available at the Ort Library in the Maryland Documents files.



The Lewis J Ort library is a depository for Maryland State Documents as well as a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program.  As a Maryland depository, we receive public notices such as the one featured above.  If you would also like to be added to an e-mail distribution list in order to receive information about future public notices, please contact Lisa Hartman, Government Documents Coordinator at lahartman@frostburg.edu or (301) 687-4734.