Friday, July 21, 2006

Student Book Art Projects

For the second year, Carmichael Library brings you an exhibit of student projects from Patrick Mayton's summer class in the book arts.

Students in Mr. Mayton's Art 326, Special Studio in Book Art, pursue several projects incorporating various paper folding and stitching techniques as well as book alterations. For the alteration pieces, the class uses discarded volumes donated by the Library.

Be sure to stop by the Library and see this work by Montevallo's talented art students. The Library will have more of these pieces on the display in the coming weeks. Also, check our web site for some of last year's projects.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Let there be lights!

The library's power came back on at about 1:30 today, and we will reopen at 3 p.m. Many, many thanks to the Physical Plant crew who worked long hours in the oppressive heat to get our power restored!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What to do while the power's out

If you need help with a library question, I am available in the Malone Curriculum Center in Wills. I don't have access to a phone, but you can reach me by email at . All of the library's online services seem to be working and can be accessed from on- or off-campus. The Physical Plant is working hard to get the repairs made that will allow us to reopen as soon as possible.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Power Outage; Library Closed Until Further Notice

Carmichael Library will be closing today at 2:30 so that repairs to the power systems can continue. The Library will be without power into Wednesday as well, and we will remain closed until power is restored. Stay tuned to this page as we will update here when we are able to reopen.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

New Audio Books for July

We've just added some new downloadable audio books to the library catalog. All members of the UM community have access to this collection, which now has some 1200 titles. July's new books include:
  • "God Wills It!": Understanding the Crusades, by Thomas F. McFadden
  • Fundamental Cases: The Twentieth-Century Courtroom Battles that Changed Our Nation, by Alan M. Dershowitz
  • All About Love, by Stephanie Laurens
  • Unforgotten, by Kristen Heitzmann
  • Finding Mr. Right, by Emily Carmichael
  • Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington, by Peter R. Henriques
Our downloadable audio book collection contains hundreds of works of fiction and non-fiction and also includes the Pimsleur language programs if you're looking to hone your Korean speaking skills. For more information on how to access these titles, check out our How Do I page on the topic.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Bound Periodicals Shift

Our Technical Services staff has begun the much needed work of shifting the bound periodicals on the ground floor. This project will likely extend into the fall semester. The work won't result in any interruption in access to these materials. If you don't find a journal in its alphabetical place on the shelf, you should find it on a cart nearby. As always, should you have a problem finding a bound volume, check with us at the Ask Here desk.