Celebrate National Library Week: April 13-19


National Library Week will be observed across the United States April 13-19, 2014 with the theme, “Lives change @ your library®.”  First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

Here at MSJ we invite you to celebrate with us April 16th from 2:30-3:30 in the Library’s Group Study Room where we will offer students, staff, and faculty coffee, treats, and a chance for students to win a Starbucks gift card.

What: Have cookies, coffee, tea, and a cake from Diane’s Cakes to celebrate National Library Week

When: Wednesday, April 16th from 2:30-3:30

Who: MSJ Students, Faculty, and Staff

Where: The Library Group Study Room

*** Students can also enter their name in a drawing for a $20 Starbucks gift card! ***

Got questions about our National Library Week celebration? Contact our organizing librarians:  Bridget McDermott Bridget_McDermott@mail.msj.edu or Susan Falgner Susan_Falgner@mail.msj.edu.


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Get Coding: Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online

Are you wanting to brush up on your web design skills or learn a programing language? Or maybe you’ve been interested in learning about 3D printing?  The MSJ Library offers a large collection (26,767 titles) of design and technology ebooks via Safari Books Online. Topics include desktop and web applications, networking, mobile apps, gaming development, graphic design, system administration, and network security.

Other topics covered by Safari Books Online include: communications, business, creativity, math, science, health, and personal development.

Safari Books Online is FREE to currently enrolled MSJ students, staff, and faculty.  If you’re off-campus, all you need to login is your MSJ AllCard/Library card.

How to get help? As always, if you need search tips, please let one of our research librarians know.  You can call (513-244-4307), email (library@mail.msj.edu) or stop by the Research & Instruction Desk for individualized attention.


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On the Same Page: A Star for Mrs. Blake

A Star for Mrs. BlakeThe 2014 selection for the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County’s “On the Same Page” is the novel A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith.  The MSJ Library is pleased to offer three circulating copies to MSJ students, faculty, and staff.

For more info:

On the Same Page
April Smith Author


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MLK Resources & Holiday Hrs

The Library will be closed Monday, Jan 20 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Are you in need of MLK resources? May we recommend:

Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65


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Now Available: OneSearch from EBSCO

Beginning January 2014 MSJ students, staff, and faculty will have access to a new search tool:  OneSearch.


What Is OneSearch?

OneSearch is powered by EBSCO’s Discovery Service. As a starting point search tool, OneSearch simultaneously searches a majority of the library’s catalogs and databases.  It is akin to a search engine that aggregates results from several resources.  Results in OneSearch include direct links to HTML and PDF full text resources on the results page as well as “Find It” links.  It is designed to provide an overview of the print and electronic materials available on your topic.  Think of OneSearch as a beginning point but not the ending point for your research projects.

OneSearch covers:

  • The FOCUS MSJ Library Catalog (what the MSJ Library owns)
  • The OhioLINK Central Catalog (what is available statewide from OhioLINK)
  • A majority of full text article databases in most disciplines,
    for example:  ERIC, CINAHL, PsycINFO, JSTOR, and more.
  • An AtoZ listing of all available print and full text journals as well as eBooks.

While OneSearch is a great starting place, as you do more specialized research within your major we recommend consulting with a professional librarian for advice on narrowing and targeting your search results in Onesearch, as well as determining what specific research databases are appropriate for your topic.

How to access:

1. Find OneSearch on the library’s site listed under Getting Started on our “Databases listed by Subject” page.

2. If you are off campus, be sure to login using your AllCard/Library Card information. For instructions, refer to “Off-Campus Access

3. If you need search assistance, please contact a reference librarian at 513-244-4307 or email us at library@mail.msj.edu .

(Got questions about OneSearch? Feel free to contact our Head of Electronic Resources, Cynthia Gregory, MFA, MLS, who implemented and maintains OneSearch.)

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Holiday Break Hours

Wishing all of our patrons a safe and relaxing holiday season!

Thanksgiving Break Hours

CLOSED Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 27, 28, 29
OPEN Saturday, Nov. 30, 10-5
OPEN Sunday, Dec. 1, 12noon-10pm

Christmas Break Hours

(Dec 16-Jan 9) Monday-Thursday  7:30 am- 7pm; Fridays 7:30 am – 5 pm

(Dec 21-Jan 11) Saturdays 10-5

CLOSED Dec 24, 25, 31; Jan 1

CLOSED on Sundays (Dec 15-Jan 5)

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“Lunch @ the Library” Concert Tue, 11/12

“Lunch at the Library” Concert Series starts Tuesday, November 12 from 12:00-12:45 in the Library’s Group Study Room.

Our performer will be MSJ Violin Faculty member Jin Hee Kim who will be performing Beethoven Violin Sonatas # 3 and #7. Jin Hee’s bio is listed below.  Take a study break and listen to some wonderful music by one of our renowned music faculty. FREE coffee; bring your lunch!


About Jin Hee Kim:
Jin Hee Kim is a violinist and a native of South Korea, came to United States in 1992 to study at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA. She received her Bachelor, Master (with a Music Education Concentrated Certificate), and Graduate Diploma degrees in violin performance from the New England Conservatory of Music with Michèle Auclair and James Buswell, as well as a Doctorate degree from Boston University, where she was a teaching assistant to Prof. Roman Totenberg.

Dr. Kim’s performance experiences include concerto, solo, and chamber concerts in the U. S., Canada, Korea, and Europe at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Old City Hall in Leipzig, Sejong Center Chamber Hall in Seoul, and other numerous music festivals and venues in these countries. Prizes awarded to Dr. Kim include the first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition of CMFoNE in New York, Tourjée Alumni Award at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and other scholarships and prizes as well. Currently, Dr. Kim teaches violin and viola at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has also taught at the Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, and the Powers Music School, Belmont, MA, in the greater Boston area. Her students have won many concerto competitions and district audition

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