UT Alum to Sign Copies of New Book

Steve Christie will talk about his new book Not Really “Of” Us: Why Do Children of Christian Parents Abandon the Faith? on Tuesday, December 9, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of Carlson Library. A book signing will follow his talk.

Christie is a registered nurse who holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Business Administration from UT.

In the book, Christie discusses why children raised as Christians often leave their faith when they are in their twenties. He explains how parents can help children who are questioning their faith, and how they might help children who have already left their religion re-connect to it.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the book, see www.notreallyofus.com

International Education Week @ the University Libraries

The University Libraries is happy to celebrate International Education Week with the campus.  Voices from around the world share their culture, views, and passions through their stories, biographies, poems, and speeches.  Read about that person or country that intrigued you.  Or check out the special international poetry display in Carlson Library’s lobby for inspiration.  More about International Education Week and UT’s events can be found at http://www.utoledo.edu/cisp/iew

National Novel Writing Month: Get Support at the Library!

Have you always wanted to try your hand at writing a novel? Well, this November would be a perfect time to make that dream a reality. November is National Novel Writing Month, fondly referred to as NaNoWriMo.  Carlson Library will once again be hosting write-ins to help you accomplish your goal. Each week we will provide a gathering place, tips, snacks, and support for a “novel-writing on steroids” experience!

Imagine writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days! It is entirely possible and we will tell you how at our first informational meeting in Carlson Library room 2010, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

Kickoff will be Saturday November 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Carlson Library room 2010, and weekly “Write-Ins” will be held each Tuesday throughout November from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP to nano@utoledo.edu.

NaNoWriMo events are open to all. Students, staff, faculty, friends and family are all invited to participate. Everyone has a story inside!

For complete details, visit our NaNoWriMo LibGuide at http://libguides.utoledo.edu/nanowrimo.

Sculpture Exhibit in Carlson Library during Fall Semester

Judith Greavu
Landforms: sculptures inspired by geological forms and processes
Carlson Library
Fall Semester 2014

Road Cut (Cast Bronze)

Road Cut (Cast Bronze) – 12″ length

The Carlson Library is honored by the opportunity to showcase Landforms, a series of work by Prof. Judith Greavu.  These small sculptures, created from bonze, aluminum, wood, and stone, in the artist’s words “celebrates geological forces as well as human intervention with those forces.”  The materials that seem hard and unrelenting have been transformed into scenes that are soft, fluid, and ever changing.

Stream Cut with Island (Cast Aluminum)

Stream Cut with Island (Cast Aluminum) – 18″ diameter

It’s an extension of these “forces”, combined with ecologic concerns that inspired her creation, “Current Forces,” a large scale bronze and glass sculpture located on the south side of Bowman-Oddy.  Installed in the fall of 2013, this sculpture was brought to the University with the help of the Ohio Arts Council, the UT Campus Beautification Committee, and representatives of the UT science faculty.

Hills with Spring  (Walnut and Bronze)

Hills with Spring (Walnut and Bronze) – 18″ length

Prof. Judith Greavu received her MFA from Bowling Green State University and taught at Ohio Northern University from 1985-2005. She is a professional artist who works in all media, with bronze being the media of choice for much of her work. She has exhibited regionally and nationally, including the Toledo Area Artists Annual Juried Exhibit, the Midwest Sculpture Initiative, the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, and ArtSpace/Lima. She has also completed large sculpture commissions for the Ohio Northern University, Tiffin University, Blanchard Valley Hospital, and the University of Florida.  She has received numerous honors for her work throughout the state of Ohio and the country.

Drowned Coastline (Cast Aluminum)

Drowned Coastline (Cast Aluminum) 20″ length

The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Carlson Library.  While visiting be sure to view the pieces from different angles, as each sculpture was created to offer different visual experiences.

ILLiad requests may be delayed

Due to flooded work areas in our Interlibrary Loans department, your ILLiad interlibrary loan requests may require more time for processing.  We apologize in advance for any delay you may experience in receiving your materials as we clean up from our recent incident.  Thank you!

Come Join us for National Library Week!

The UT Libraries will be celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19!

The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Lives Change @ Your Library.” We will be featuring new READ posters of well-known UT alumni whose lives have been impacted by books, reading and libraries.

Fun events are also planned for both Carlson and Mulford libraries including used book sales; a lecture on bibliotherapy; creative readings by UT students; and game night:


Visit http://libguides.utoledo.edu/nlw to learn more!

New Look for LexisNexis Academic

The LexisNexis Academic research database has a new look for the new year.  LexisNexis is one of our best databases for finding current news from a variety of sources, information about legal cases and decisions, and basic business directory information.  They’ve simplified their interface with a single search box to search all of their content.  Use the ‘Search by Content Type’ to search in the major areas (News, Legal, Companies) and use the ‘Advanced Options’ below the search box to see further refinements based on the section that you are searching in.  Additional help is available from the pop-out menu on the left side of the screen.

LexisNexis Home ScreenAs always, results in LexisNexis Academic are full text of articles or transcripts, and can be exported to your e-mail.  For additional assistance in searching LexisNexis Academic or any of our research databases, contact our reference librarians.

Expanded hours for Finals Week

The library is staying open longer, and more of the library will be open, during Finals Week for your studying needs.

The Library will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday and stay open late until Midnight.  We re-open at 9 a.m. on Sunday and will be open continuously until the end of Finals week (Friday, December 12 at 6 p.m.)  All floors will be open from Sunday – Thursday at Midnight… the first floor will stay open overnight on Thursday.

Good luck on your exams and final papers!

Veterans Day & Weekend Hours

Just a reminder that in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th, Carlson Library’s hours will be different this weekend:

Saturday and Sunday    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday                           CLOSED

Enjoy your weekend!