Friday, April 10, 2020

March Book Madness 2020 - Champion Crowned

The voting for the Champion of March Book Madness 2020 has ended.

In the end it came down to a contest between:
  • Charles Dickens (England) - Great Expectations
  • Jonathan Swift (Ireland) - Gulliver's Travels
In the end only one book can be crowned Ort Library's March Book Madness Champion for 2020. With over 2800 votes.....

The winner of this year's 
March Book Madness is: 

Jonathan Swift (Ireland) - 
Gulliver's Travels


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

March Book Madness - Championship Game - Voting Starts Today (4/7)


Congratulations to the two authors/books moving onto the Championship Game for March Book Madness.

The two authors/books moving onto the Championship Game are:
  • Charles Dickens (England) – Great Expectations
  • Jonathan Swift (Ireland) – Gulliver’s Travels
Good luck to both authors/books during the Championship Match.

Voting for the Championship begins today April 7 and ends Thursday April 9.

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

The winner of March Book Madness will be crowned on Friday April 10 at 11 am on Instagram. The Ort Library’s Instagram account is: @frostburg_library.

Friday, April 3, 2020

March Book Madness - Voting for Final 4 Begins Today (4/3)


Congratulations to all the authors/books that are moving onto the Final 4 in March Book Madness. This is where the competition gets harder as we had some extremely close games during the Elite 8.

Voting for the Final 4 begins today April 3 and ends Monday April 6.

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!!

Monday, March 30, 2020

March Book Madness - Voting for Elite 8 Starts Today March 30

Congratulations to all the authors/books that are moving onto the Elite 8 in March Book Madness. 
 
This is where the competition gets harder as we had some very close games during the Sweet 16.
 
Voting for the Sweet 16 begins today and ends Thursday April 2
 
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 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!!