Jay-Rollins Library, McMurry University

Jay-Rollins Library, McMurry University "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
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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.

Yesterdays TED Talks included: -The human skills we need in an unpredictable word by        Margaret Heffernan -How to d...
04/22/2020
TED: Ideas worth spreading

Yesterdays TED Talks included:
-The human skills we need in an unpredictable word by
Margaret Heffernan
-How to disagree productively by Julia Dahr;
-How we can protect truth in the age of disinformation

https://www.ted.com/

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. Ideas free to stream and download.

04/21/2020

"VINTAGE INNOVATION - timeless skills in new contexts." John Spencer

04/21/2020

"It turns out that a book is also a mobile device." John Spencer

04/17/2020
ultra106five

Thursday night, FB grazing...

This is the absolute best thing you will watch all year! 😂

📷: Wellington - LIVE

04/14/2020
We Got that Database (All About that Bass Library Parody)

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!
04/10/2020

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.

With admiration and love,
Your fan club

04/08/2020
How To Turn A Carrot Into A Recorder

Dear McMurry musicians, in case you feel like refreshing your recorder skills...

Here is what you'll need! How To Turn A Carrot Into A Recorder SUPPLIES Large carrot Baby carrot Kitchen knife Drill Large drill bit INSTRUCTIONS 1. Slice th...

04/08/2020
Fake Library Statistics

Truth

35% of the pleasant dreams of librarians involve patrons pushing in their chairs

Did you know?  Click the Chat now link on our web page and you can ask a librarian reference questions 24/7.  We are par...
04/08/2020

Did you know? Click the Chat now link on our web page and you can ask a librarian reference questions 24/7. We are part of a consortium of 20 academic libraries providing this service.

04/07/2020
for KING & COUNTRY

Morning Meditation...

This brought me to tears this morning.. Watch to the end and pass it on.#WeWill #Together #Amen [Created by BrandApart]

Good to know.
04/03/2020

Good to know.

Our research post card is saying me too! me too! So we are sharing it again.
04/01/2020

Our research post card is saying me too! me too! So we are sharing it again.

We are here to help.

Just a reminder!
04/01/2020

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.

If you have wondered...
03/30/2020
Why It Takes So Long To Get Most COVID-19 Test Results

If you have wondered...

Even many symptomatic patients and exposed health workers who are able to get a COVID-19 test must wait nearly a week to get results. Others get results in hours. Here's why it varies so much.

My Favorite Daily Things
03/30/2020

My Favorite Daily Things

Some good news:https://ktxs.com/news/local/westex-connect-setting-up-free-wifi-around-big-country-for-students-on-hiatus...
03/26/2020
WesTex Connect setting up free WiFi around Big Country for students on hiatus from school

Some good news:
https://ktxs.com/news/local/westex-connect-setting-up-free-wifi-around-big-country-for-students-on-hiatus-from-school

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....

Address

1601 War Hawk Way
Abilene, TX
79605

General information

Mailing address: Jay-Rollins Library 1 McMurry University Box# 218 Abilene, Texas 79697 Circulation Desk: (325) 793-4692 Reference Desk: (325) 793-4683 Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(325) 793-4692

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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.
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