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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Annual Library Wassail on December 5th at 9:30 am



The Faculty and Staff of the Mary & John Gray Library
Invite the Lamar University Community to the

Annual Wassail

 Friday December 5, 2014

9:30 am – 11:30 am
First Floor Lobby

Join us for hot wassail and yummy holiday
treats.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tell us how you do research!  
The Lilac Project is looking for participants in a study on student research activities.  The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between what students are taught about library and online research and how students actually conduct research.

Participants will complete a brief questionnaire and participate in a research exercise that will record them conducting research while talking about what they are doing and why.  The study will only take about 20-30 minutes of your time and your participation will help us improve how students are taught research skills.

For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Dr. Katt Blackwell-Starnes at ablackwellst@lamar.edu.  Click on the image for more details.
You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between what students are taught about library and online research and how students actually conduct such research.  Participants will complete a brief questionnaire and then participate in a research exercise that will record them conducting research on a topic while talking about what they are doing and why. The study will only take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time, but what we learn from this study may help improve how students are taught information-seeking skills (research skills) in the future. For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Dr. Starnes at: ablackwellst@lamar.edu

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Remembering Through Archives: Online Exhibit"

Check out Lamar University Archives' contribution to "Remembering Through Archives: An Online Exhibit" on the Gulf Coast Reads website at http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/collections

Visit Lamar's Special Collections and Archives at http://vmlibweb.lamar.edu/info/archives.htm to view more images.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Declaration for the Right to Libraries

Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries!  http://www.ilovelibraries.org/declaration/sign

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is the cornerstone document of ALA President Barbara Stripling’s presidential initiative, Libraries Change Lives, which is designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school, and public.  Read more here: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/declaration

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We're on Goodreads!

The Mary & John Gray Library is now on Goodreads! 


New fiction books will be posted to Goodreads as they arrive, and we want to hear what you think!

If you're new to Goodreads, here's a breakdown of what it has to offer.
  • reviews from users just like you
  • book groups and group discussions
  • reading goal tracker
Join the library's group to stay up-to-date on what we have to offer!

Follow the link to get started!
 https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/129052-mary-john-gray-library

 --Elizabeth

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Only The Ball Was White" A History of Legendary Black Baseball Players and All-Black Professional Baseball Teams


"Only The Ball Was White" looks back at the time when major U.S. baseball leagues refused to hire black athletes. Using archival footage, photographs, and interviews with former athletes, narrator Paul Winfield recounts the number of unrecognized athletes, some of whom, such as Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, were later hired by the leagues. To watch this video, check out Video Cassette #1667, Mary and John Gray Library 2nd floor, VHS format, 1980