If you are returning books late you will have to pay a fine. Depending on the item you checked out this can get really expensive. Reference books for example are $5 per day, periodicals are $2 per day and regular books are 40 cents per day. There is no way to get around paying the fines, because you will not get your diploma before you do so… (That’s what I was told anyway). So here is the hint: If you are a current student and you pay the fine the moment you bring back an overdue book, you will only need to pay half of the amount!
If you are searching for a book that says it is checked out and isn’t due back until the end of the semester (Dec. 18th for fall 09) that probably means that a professor has it checked out. Don’t fret about not being able to get that book your need for your class! If you need the book just let us know. We’ll recall the book for you!
Have you wondered about the ‘method behind the madness’ of the Library of Congress system? Books are classified by topic and so if you find one book that is perfect on your topic, look around for other books near the one you got off the shelf as they will be on similar issues. If you know you’ll be coming back to this topic in the future try to remember the section by its Letter and number designation to save future steps when searching for books in the library.
-Joseph Robert Clark
We’ve just discovered a great new web search tool – 2lingual. You can search Google in 2 languages at once. For example, I searched H1N1 in English and Spanish and look what I got:
Good news for Smart Phone users! Our EBSCOHost databases are now mobile. You can search Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite, Newspaper Source, EBSCO E-Journals, and GreenFile on a new mobile platform. Here’s how you do it:
From the Library home page, go to our Databases, EJournal & EBook Packages page.
You’ll find a link to EBSCOHost on the Full List of Databases – it’s also linked to the different subject lists. When you go into EBSCOHost, you’ll see a link to EBSCOHost Mobile.
When you get to the Library login page, use your network account login and password.
Any questions? Stop by the Reference Desk or text us at 66746 – start your question with miislib.
Winners of last year’s photo competition (@ the International Bazaar) are now on display in the library front lobby. The winning photos:
Michael Lin, “Fisherman’s Wharf”, Monterey, California
Lauren Messing, “Daughters of Komachi”, Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture, Japan
Tamatha Roman, “Monkeying Around”, Shodoshima, Japan
Check out the library’s latest display on nuclear energy, featuring 3 titles by Middlebury visiting professor Richard Wolfson:
Nuclear Choices: A Citizen’s Guide to Nuclear Technology
Energy, Environment, and Climate
Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified.
Professor Wolfson will be signing copies of his books and giving a lecture entitled “Nuclear Power: One Environmentalist’s Perspective” on
November 11, 2009 in McGowan 100. For more info click here.
Please join us on Tuesday November 3 at 1:00 for a special library event. Professors Jan Black and Pushpa Iyer will be talking about international child labor, human rights and child soldiers. We will gather in the Reference Room, where we can walk through our current exhibit as Jan and Pushpa talk about the stories depicted in the photos.
Professors Jan Black and Pushpa Iyer led a discussion on international child labor and children in conflict zones yesterday at the library. Professor Black gave us an overview of child labor, trafficking and slavery while Professor Iyer focused on child and women combatants. The 15 students who participated had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the issues that are documented in our current special exhibit of photographs.