Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Public notice: MD Dept of Housing & Community Development annual plan

The Maryland Dept. of Housing and Community Development has announced a series of public hearings to develop its new draft Annual Plan of the State's Consolidated Plan.


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

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Allegany County Office Complex
701 Kelly Road
Potomac Room 230
Cumberland, MD 21502

Please see the original notice here: DHCD Annual Draft Plan notice


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.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Spring Library Extended Hours

As we do every semester, the Library will extend our hours for the last week of classes and final exam week. This will include nine nights of being open until 2:00 a.m. and 42 extra hours that we are not normally open! Extended hours will begin on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. See the entire schedule below.

Tuesday - Thursday, May 7 - 9 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, May 10 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 || 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday - Thursday, May 13 - 16 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, May 17 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 || 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday - Tuesday, May 20 - 21 || 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Wednesday - Friday, May 22 - 24 || 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Library will close for the Memorial Day holiday weekend Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. Summer hours will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The Library will be open throughout the summer Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Library is closed on Saturdays during the summer.

Library hours 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, Library staff would like to remind everyone not to leave belongings unattended during this busy time. Please also 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!

New Library Displays for May 2019

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present five new displays for May 2019.

The first display, located on the 3rd floor of the library, celebrates National Teacher Week (May 5-11). This display has been developed to accompany the Thank a Gram campaign that is being held May 6-10 to thank a FSU teacher. There are postcards and a box to put them in at the Circulation Desk.

The second display, also located on the 3rd floor of the library, celebrates National Nurses Week (May 6-12). The display provides some information on what nurses do and some of the resources the library offers on nursing.

The third display, located on the 2nd floor of the library, is a remembrance of the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square. The display provides some background and timeline of the event as well as some of the resources the library offers on the topic.

The fourth display, located on the 4th floor of the library, is a remembrance of the 130th Anniversary of the Johnstown, PA flood. The display provides information about the flood as well as some of the resources the library offers on the topic.

The fifth display, located on the 5th floor of the library, celebrates the 65th Anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education decision on school segregation. The display provides background information that led to the Supreme Court's decision and well as some of the resources the library offers on the topic.

The displays will be up through the end of May.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pam Williams Retires May 1

Pam Williams, Associate Director for User Services, is retiring after serving Frostburg State University and the Lewis J. Ort Library for more than 34 years. Pam used her endless knowledge to provide extensive service and support to students, faculty, staff, and researchers at the Reference Desk, through answering questions via e-mail, through meeting with students one-on-one through Research Consultations, and through answering questions via the library's 24/7 chat service.

Pam's knowledge and dedication to the Lewis J. Ort Library and to Frostburg State University will be missed.

Good luck Pam!
Pam Williams and Lea Messman-Mandicott

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ort Library is Hiring Students for the Position of Library Services Assistant Manager

The Lewis J. Ort Library is looking for mature, reliable, friendly students to fill positions as Library Services Assistant Managers on our new Student Manager Team! LSAM’s will work in teams of two and alongside regular library staff to provide service desk coverage, answer questions, circulate materials, assist with library technology, media, and other operations, and keep the building safe. LSAM’s will also be members of our inclement weather team and will be responsible for opening and closing the library during weather-related events when the university might be closed or operating on an adjusted schedule.

These positions require a 1 year commitment (fall and spring semesters), and include early morning, evening, and weekend hours, as well as opening and closing shifts. Hours will vary depending on library needs, and staff/student schedules. These positions will range between 12 and 16 hours per week. The pay rate is $11.00/hour. Reliability and flexibility are essential! This is a great opportunity to build your resume and to prepare for management and leadership positions after graduation!

If you are interested in joining our team, please review the full position description and complete our online application form. You will be asked to email a current resume to albena@frostburg.edu.

Position Description: http://bit.ly/2GEFMbK
Online Application:  https://bit.ly/2vffdn1

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Minimum requirements:
·         GPA of 3.0 or above
·         Lives on campus or within walking distance of campus
·         1 year previous experience in customer service position
·         1 year previous experience in leadership or supervisory role
·         Familiarity with MS Office, Canvas, PC and Mac applications

For questions related to these positions, please contact Amanda Bena (albena@frostburg.edu) or Theresa Mastrodonato (tmmastrodonato@frostburg.edu).

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Spring Extended Library Hours

As we do every semester, the Library will extend our hours for the last week of classes and final exam week. This will include nine nights of being open until 2:00 a.m. and 42 extra hours that we are not normally open! Extended hours will begin on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. See the entire schedule below.


Tuesday - Thursday, May 7 - 9 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, May 10 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 || 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday - Thursday, May 13 - 16 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, May 17 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 || 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday - Tuesday, May 20 - 21 || 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Wednesday - Friday, May 22 - 24 || 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The Library will close for the Memorial Day holiday weekend Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. Summer hours will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The Library will be open throughout the summer Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Library is closed on Saturdays during the summer.

Library hours 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, Library staff would like to remind everyone not to leave belongings unattended during this busy time. Please also 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!


Monday, April 8, 2019

Celebrate National Library Week (April 7 - 13)

The Lewis J. Ort Library celebrates National Library Week (April 7 - 13). National Library Week celebrates all libraries. Library staff at the Ort Library work to promote library use and support all users in their research needs. Libraries offer free access to books, online resources, and research help.

This year's theme is:
Libraries = Strong Communities