"What we do is give people the information they need, and with it the ability to gain more control and direction in their lives." Sara Fine, legendary librarian of the New York Public Library
The Jay-Rollins Library is an academic library serving the needs of McMurry University and the surrounding community of Abilene, TX. It is a member of the Abilene Library Consortium, comprised of 4 University libraries (MCM, ACU, HPU, HSU) and the Abilene Public libraries.
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the win...
Yesterdays TED Talks included:
-The human skills we need in an unpredictable word by
-How to disagree productively by Julia Dahr;
-How we can protect truth in the age of disinformation
If you didn't grow up loving VeggieTales, it might mean you missed the best cartoon ever, but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy this song. You can compare it with the original here, but we're not sure which one is better.
We have databases yes we do! We have databases all for you!
Awesome library parody - We got that database (All About that Bass)! What libraries have for you while staying in place. Look into what your local library has for you!
Librarians Angie, Kate, Stephanie & Zoey join singer Kat in a song about library services in the time of COVID-19. 'We've Got that Database' was written by K...
War Hawk MeLanie shared this today. Well said and heartfelt- we are your fan club- power on!
Dear college students,
We know this is no extended spring break you’re on.
We know you’re not just playing college, going to a few Zoom classes in between staying up late and sleeping in later and eating your mom’s home cooking.
We know doing homework on your bed doesn’t mean you can take a nap anytime you feel like it.
We know being surrounded by the comforts of home doesn’t make this comfortable.
We know you are scared for your parents and grandparents.
We know you miss your friends. We know you love spending time with us but hate spending time with only us. You miss the freedom and uniqueness of being at college, of being surrounded by your friends 24/7. You’re frustrated that you can’t even visit with local friends, including high school friends you haven’t seen in months.
We know you’re not being graded on a coronavirus curve.
We know this isn’t like having a grownup snow day.
We know your courses that were hard before are harder now.
We know you’re not in some kind of college-student bubble that immunizes you from real-world fears and concerns.
But here’s what else we know...
We know you’re fighting the good fight.
We know you’re figuring out how to do this thing no one has ever done before.
We know you’re staying focused.
We know you’re not giving in or giving up.
We know you’re choosing to finish strong...whatever finishing looks like and wherever and whenever it happens.
We know we’re so, so proud of you.
And we know, more than ever, that putting our hope in you as our future is no misplaced hope at all.
Our research post card is saying me too! me too! So we are sharing it again.
We are here to help.
Just a reminder!
Update: FYI- it has been decided that the library will remain open M-F 8am-5pm to McMurry students, faculty and staff only. We are in a time of flux and this could change.In the meantime, check out our online offerings.
Hmm... any War Hawks want to try this? Keep it clean.
Even though most of us are stuck at home and can't go out and enjoy art in museums, that doesn't mean that life is boring or uncultured. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art fans to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite works of art from the safety of their homes. People resp...
WesTex Connect is setting up free WiFi around the Big Country for students who are on hiatus from school due to the coronavirus. Late Tuesday afternoon, a free hotspot went live in the parking lot at Shotwell Stadium. You have to be within 200-500 feet of the tower. Other locations going up will be....
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Honoring Our Vets.
To round out the Veterans Day weekend, Matt Tate, shot a video of our bulletin board. The glass gets in the way, but it gives you an idea. Enjoy and thank you to everyone who contributed.
Remembrance, Honoring those who serve.
Our Veterans Day remembrance bulletin board was finished this week, thanks to our wonderful student workers and McMurry folks. I have attached a video of the board. Note the added effect of floating on the water.
Today on Tuesdays with Ted at the Library we watched 3 thought provoking talks: Stefana Broadbent - "How the Internet enables intimacy"; Sherry Turkle- "Connected but alone?" and Monica Lewinsky"The price of shame". All, especially the last two, are well worth your time. We have to do better.