Wednesday, December 6, 2017

50th anniversary celebration - Thank you!

Thank you to all who stopped by to celebrate our 50th anniversary with the Federal Depository Library Program on Monday! We hope you enjoyed your treats!

While the anniversary has now passed, displays about the program and highlighted documents will remain available this month. Stop by and see the type of information that can be found in our government documents area! Also, please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about how we can help you with research in government information.











Monday, December 4, 2017

Celebrate with us! 50 Years in the FDLP

Monday, December 4, 2017 will mark the library's 50th anniversary as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)!

We will be celebrating with cake and refreshments from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the government documents area (2nd floor) today! Please drop by join us in our celebration!


The Ort Library is proud to participate as a member of the FDLP.  As a member, we have access to a selection of Federal government documents. This includes documents which are published online. In addition to the documents themselves, the program offers training opportunities for library staff and a network of other participating libraries so that we can help you better with your government information needs!

Feel free to ask if you would like to learn more about the program, or if you have any current needs for government information or data. 

Meanwhile, please take some time to view the displays this month which focus on the FDLP program and the variety of information included!

You can also learn more about the Ort library's documents collection as well as the FDLP at these links:


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dr. Theresa M. Mastrodonato


Dr. Theresa M. Mastrodonato (Center) is pictured with her Dissertation Committee Members (Left to Right) Dr. Kelly Hall (Chair), Dr. William Childs, Dr. Suzanne McCoskey, and Dr. Lea Messman-Mandicott. 

Theresa successfully defended her dissertation: Perceptions of Academic Librarians Regarding Supporting Distance Education Students and Meeting National Standards November 17 to partially meet program requirements for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree with specialization in Higher Education Leadership that will be conferred at December’s Commencement.

If you see Dr. Mastrodonato in the Ort Library, please congratulate her. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Extended Library Hours for Last Week of Class/Final Exams

The Lewis J. Ort Library will offer extended hours of service for the last week of classes and final exam week beginning next Monday, December 4, 2017. Dates and hours are listed below. They are also posted online at http://libguides.frostburg.edu/libhours. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395 or the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424. We also offer 24/7 online chat reference service through Maryland AskUsNow! at http://www.askusnow.info.

Fall 2017 Library Extended Hours Schedule:


Monday, Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 7 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec.  8 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9 || 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10 || 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 14 || 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 15 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16 || 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17 || 11:00 a.m. to Midnight
Monday, Dec. 18 || 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 21 || 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22 through Monday, January 1, 2018 || CLOSED

Weather-related closures and delays will be posted via the regular university-wide announcement systems.

We wish you all the best in finishing out the semester!

Monday, November 27, 2017

A special birthday coming next week!




On December 4, 1967. Frostburg State College's Framptom Library (now Frostburg State University's Lewis J. Ort Library) became a member of the Federal Depository Library System!

Next week, on Mon. Dec. 4, we will be celebrating this anniversary with cake and refreshments from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (or while the food lasts).  Please join us and enjoy some treats in the government documents area on the 2nd floor of the library at that time!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Library Hours During Thanksgiving Week

The Ort Library will maintain the following schedule during Thanksgiving Week:

Monday, Nov. 20 - 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Tuesday, Nov. 21 - 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closing early)
Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 25 - CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 26 - 1:00 p.m. to Midnight

The Library does offer 24/7 online chat reference service through Maryland Ask Us Now. The link is on the main Library webpage http://www.frostburg.edu/lewis-ort-library/. For assistance or questions during our open hours, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395 or the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424.

We wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Monday, November 13, 2017

New Library Displays for November

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to announce 3 new displays for November 2017.

The first display on the 4th floor of the library recognizes the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution that led to the development of the Soviet Union. The display contains resources available on this historical event that are available in the library.

The second display is located on the 3rd floor of the library and recognizes Native American History Month. The display highlights the 1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee by the American Indian Movement (AIM). The display highlights some of the newspaper articles from this time.

The third display is also on the 3rd floor of the library and is on King Tutankhamun. It provides information on his background and history of his tomb that was found in 1922.

These displays will be up through the end of November.