Archive for March, 2013
A new exhibition on the main floor of the Mansfield Library, Where the Buffalo Roam: The Story of the Buffalo in Montana, features buffalo-themed books and materials from the Library’s Frank Bird Linderman Memorial Collection. Linderman’s arrival in the West coincided with the peak period of destruction of the buffalo. Over the years, Linderman developed [...]
Name and department: Anya Jabour, History and Women’s & Gender Studies How do you use the library to support your research and teaching? I visit the library at least once a week in person, and just about every day remotely, for my own research. For research, I make very extensive use of Interlibrary Loan, both [...]
The Mansfield Library is working on creating a “theme” for each of our group study rooms. As part of our Diversity Plan, which includes the goal of enhancing diversity in our built environment, we have recently completed two rooms. Room 409 is now the Montana Orchards Room and room 112 is now the Montana Immigrants [...]
Name and Department Valerie Hedquist, Associate Professor School of Art How do you use the library to support your research and teaching? Hello from the University of Iowa Fine Arts Library where I am researching and writing a book on Gainsborough’s famous painting known as the Blue Boy. Although I am delighted to spend a [...]
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, [...]
The Mansfield Library recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the latest in scanning technology – the Zeta scanner. The Zeta’s intuitive face-up scanning and 3-D correction allows you to blaze through pages on this extra-large scanner. It’s easy to use, has a multilingual user menu and is on an adjustable table to accommodate [...]
Please check out our trial of Routledge Performance Archive! This database provides access to videos of interviews, master classes, performance footage, and documentaries of theatre practitioners. Please feel free to share any feedback with Visual and Performing Arts Librarian, Tammy Ravas (tammy.ravas [at] umontana.edu).
Promoting Information Literacy Skills: A Workshop on Designing Assignments and Activities for UM Writing Courses will be held Thursday, March 7, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MLIB 283 (Student Learning Center). Sponsored by the ASCRC Writing Committee, this session will focus on techniques to integrate information literacy learning required for upper-division writing classes and approved writing courses. [...]
“From Rocky Shores to the Rocky Mountains: The Irish in Montana,” is now open at the Mansfield Library. The opening reception for the Exhibit was held last Friday and was well attended by people from UM, Missoula, Butte, and other communities in Montana. The Exhibit will stay at the Library through April 19, 2013, on [...]
How Do I Stream Videos or Get Closed Captioned Videos for My Class? Today’s workshop, led by Janet Sedgley, IT, Denise May, Disability Services, and Tammy Ravas, Mansfield Library, will provide information on the ways they can assist you with streaming video and closed-caption video for your classes.