Thursday, August 20, 2015

8/24/15 OSU Convocation: Library Noise 11am-2pm

Attention Patrons: On Monday August 24th the library will be participating in the OSU Marion Convocation for incoming Freshmen. We will have activities within the library for OSU Marion freshman. There will be announcements over the intercom in the library so it will be noisy. Signs will be posted at the entrance of the library from 11:30 am-2:00 pm.

Library staff at the circulation desk will still be available for any questions.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Autumn Semester Hours

August 24th-December 18th 2015
Autumn Semester

Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

The library will be closed on September 7th, November 11th, November 26th, and November 27th. The library will close at 5pm on November 25th.
The library hours of operation during OSU and MTC Finals will be announced at a later time. Any schedule changes will be announced and posted.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ohiolink Down Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon)

From OhioLINK:

All OH-TECH organizations – including OhioLINK – are moving to a new data center, as the building which houses our current data center is slated to be demolished. The new location at the State of Ohio Computing Center will provide us with a near-Tier 4 data center that can deliver a higher grade of services and achieve greater efficiencies.

We have worked hard to schedule this move so as to minimize the disruption to OhioLINK end users. However, it is necessary to schedule one maintenance window which will involve a significant outage of all OhioLINK hosted services.

All OhioLINK hosted services will be down for the move during the following window: Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon).

This will include:

    •    OhioLINK website

    •    Central Catalog

    •    EJC (Electronic Journal Center)

    •    EBC (E-Book Center)

    •    DRC (Digital Resource Commons)

    •    ETD (Electronic Theses & Dissertations)

    •    EAD

    •    EZProxy

    •    Rave URLS

For MTC, this means NO ACCESS to any part of OHIOLINK during that time since MTC patrons are authenticated for off-campus access through OHIOLINK proxy and most resources (catalog and databases as well as the website itself) will be affected even on-campus.  Please be aware for assignment due dates. The campus library is not open on the weekend and the library closes at noon this Friday, June 12th. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ready for Check Out~ Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks

About the Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks
The Larry R. Yoder Prairie Learning Lab is happy to provide Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks for check out at the Marion Campus Library. Our goal with these backpacks is to reach out to the community and to let them know that the prairie environment is still very important as an ecosystem full of diversity and history. The backpacks are targeted for school aged children; kindergarten through fifth grade. Each backpack contains a folder with activity pages (such as coloring pages), books, and outdoor activities. There are four backpacks that parents and their children can choose from: Animals, Birds, Insects, and Plants. 

Checking Out Backpacks
To check out the Prairie Educational Exploration Backpacks visit the Marion Campus Library on the Ohio State University at Marion & Marion Technical College Campus. Current OSU/MTC faculty, staff, and students can check out the backpacks with their campus photo ID.  Community members are encouraged to sign up for a Local Courtesy Card at the Marion Campus Library. The checkout period for the backpacks is two weeks. This allows for plenty of time to explore different environments with the backpacks and study different biological species and fulfill curiosity about what is in your backyard and at the local parks.

The Marion Campus Library is located at 1469 Mt. Vernon Ave. Marion, Ohio. Library hours of operation vary by semester, please visit for current hours. The Larry R. Yoder Prairie is located directly behind the library building.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The sinking of the Lusitania May 7th 1915

 World War I 
100 Year Anniversary

On this date May 7th 1915, a German submarine torpedoed the British ocean liner Lusitania off the Irish coast. 1,195 people died in the torpedoing among them were Americans. At the entrance of the Marion Campus Library is a timeline of WWI events for 2015, including the sinking of the Lusitania along with three display cases of World War I books and propaganda posters. 

At Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers you can access America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922.

Also see: 

The Lusitania Disaster

Sinking of the Lusitania