Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Lewis J. Ort Library will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday November 22 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Library will be closed Wednesday, November 23 through Saturday, November 26.

The Library will re-open for normal hours on Sunday, November 27 at 1:00 pm.

As always, the Library's databases and catalog are available to utilize from off-campus. In order to access resources from off-campus, you will need to know your 14-digit barcode (found on your FSU ID).

If you need reference assistance, you can contact MD AskUsNow!, our 24/7 chat reference service. Click HERE to chat with a librarian.

The staff of the Lewis J. Ort Library wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Featured Online Resource: Short of the Week

Looking for something different to watch this week, then this week’s Featured Online Resource is for you. The website Short of the Week (https://www.shortoftheweek.com/) provides the opportunity to watch a new short film each week. These films may range from 1 minute to more than 20 minutes.

Categories for these short films include documentaries, animation, sci-fi, comedy, and drama. Additionally, over 50 countries are represented on the Short of the Week site, including South Africa, Vietnam, Serbia, Austria, Greece, and Iceland.

Each month the site also highlights the best short films of the month. For example, here is the link for the best 3 short films for October 2016: https://www.shortoftheweek.com/news/best-films-of-the-month-october/

So, if you are looking to find some of the newest filmmakers and new experimental films, Short of the Week is the place to try.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Multimedia Presentation Room Available on the 2nd Floor of the Ort Library

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.

New Library Displays for November 2016

The Lewis J. Ort Library is pleased to present new displays for the month of November.

The display on the 5th floor of the library highlights Native American History Month. This display includes many resources that the library offers on the Native American Experience.

The display on the 4th floor highlights the changing times in two areas of our lives.  The first display case has a set of china used when Dr. Compton was President, 1945 - 1954, and a set on loan from Chartwell's that is used today.  It is interesting to see the difference in the patterns. The second display case has china/porcelain dishes painted by Dr. Compton after her retirement from Frostburg State Teachers College.  The items were donated by a friend of Dr. Compton's to the Lewis J. Ort Library at Frostburg State University. Also included in the display are photographs of teas and social events which can be compared to our events today.  Do we prefer the fast, easy way to socialize or long for the more formal, slower past?

The first display on the 3rd floor, was developed to complement the Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus exhibit that is being held in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery through November 16th. This display highlights some of the resources that focus on LGBT issues.

The second display on the 3rd floor is a continuation of the Political Cartoons display from October.

These displays will be up through the end of November.