Library student worker Miranda McLain was recently named the Point News Editor-in-Chief. At the Point News, she has work her way up from assistant editor as a first year student, to Arts and Entertainment editor, and finally Editor-in-Chief.
Miranda is currently a Senior English and Political Science double major, with a minor in Ed. Studies, working on an SMP to write a series of political, creative non-fiction, long form articles in which she interviews campus speakers and alumni to find out how their college experiences led them to their current field.
Miranda has worked in the Library as a circulation assistant since Fall of 2015. She volunteered at her school library in high school and thought the SMCM Library job would be a great way to stay involved on campus as a commuter student.
As a student worker, Miranda enjoys getting to talk to a lot of different people, and learning about the wide variety of classes and SMP topics while she helps people search for books in the collection.
The second floor overlooking the river is now an official “Quiet Study Space.”
Through these methods, we learned that many students come to the library specifically for quiet study spaces. Responses identified the area overlooking the river (officially called the Reeves-Garner Reading Room) as the preferred place to create our first official quiet study space.
The first floor, third floor bean bag room, and group study rooms are still available for group work and other forms of “unquiet” study.
If you have questions about the new quiet study area, please contact Kate Pitcher, Director of the Library, Archives and Media Center.
The class of 2019 is hosting MINI GOLF in the Library this Friday, October 7th!
TIME: 9 p.m.-12 p.m.
ADMISSION:$3 per person, group of 5 pay the admission price of 4.
1. A $40 Amazon gift card.
2. Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.
3. Smart Fitness Tracker Wristband Bracelet.
4. A long sleeve Tee from the Campus store.
5. Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set.
Looking for more study space in the Library? We’ve got you covered!
Starting October 3 Library classroom 306, will be available for student use during Library hours (if there isn’t a class going on, that is).
Brace yourselves, the book sale is coming…
The annual library book sale is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4 & 5.
We will be selling books from 9am-4pm, rain or shine outside the entrance to the library. We have books in a range of subjects, so come early and often to get your favs!
Book Prices are $0.50 for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcovers. Cash only! Sorry no OneCard, debit or credit cards 🙁 [Thankfully there’s an ATM conveniently located in the library lobby. Coincidence or conspiracy????? You decide.]
The Library maintains a College-wide subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education. To access all articles, opinion pieces, and writing about academia you could ever want, just visit The Chronicle online and sign up for a free account using your St. Mary’s email address.
Also, all currently enrolled students, and SMCM faculty and staff can register for access to the daily NY Times and its online archive (we have a separate database for the Historical NY Times from 1851-2012 with a moving wall).
Grand Prize drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open to participants who earn at least 5 points.
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library’s Summer Reading Program starts June 1st and ends August 19th, 2016.
The Summer Reading program is open to all members of the St. Mary’s College community including students, staff, faculty, alumni and residents of the Tri-County area (St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles counties.)
You may read anything you want as long as a copy is available at St. Mary’s College Library, Southern Maryland libraries (COSMOS) or via USMAI. You don’t need to check the book out of the library or be on campus to participate. To get points you must post a review on the blog Use the comment box to post your review.
The Library will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.