Monthly Archives: April 2015

De-stress with a stress ball or two

Our annual finals week stress ball making table is here. Silly? Sort of. Does it work? Absolutely! It’s fun to make a couple, and squeeze the semester away while you’re on the finals homestretch.

Good luck everyone! Study hard, write a brilliant final paper, and finish this seasonal animals of the arctic puzzle…



Respondez! Journal

respondezWe like when you guys do research here at the library. The library is what that’s for after all! Congratulations to the University Honors Program Research Journal Respondez! for recognizing and publishing solid research done here at UT year after year. Pick up a copy at the bottom of the stairwell, where the CL Newspaper and other local magazines are stacked. Here’s a digital copy if they are all taken.

If you need help with finding scholarly works for your research, now or anytime in the future when you come back next semester, ask a Reference Librarian. We each have a subject specialty — if you have an in-depth question, don’t hesitate to contact one of us, or visit us at the Reference Desk.

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Extended hours this week


Every day I’m puzzlin

Come down to the library to de-stress over a puzzle. Looks like you completed one already, good collective job you guys!

We have lots over by the Reference Desk, so puzzle away.


Undergraduate Research Week, April 23-27

April 23-27

Celebrate undergraduate research at UT!

Are you presenting a poster or paper? Do you have a friend who’s receiving a fellowship? Celebrate all of your hard work this week!


Calendar of events:

  • Thursday, April 23: Celebrating Honors Day. Presentations begin at 4 p.m. on the 9th Floor of the Vaughn Center.
  • Friday, April 24: College of Natural and Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. The keynote presentation, “Chemicals, Contaminants and Toxins: Analytical Approaches to Solve Seafood Safety Challenges at the FDA” by Sara McGrath, a research chemist at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, will be held in Sykes College of Business Room 131 from 2 to 3 p.m. Poster presentations will be held in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge from 3 to 5 p.m.


Can’t find a computer? Let us know on the turn-away sheet

Towards the end of the semester, the library becomes more crowded than usual. So crowded that all the computers are all taken, and you can’t even find a place to sit….we see it happening, but we need you to help us gather some stats.

Mark down any time that you had to leave the library because there were no computers and/or no study spaces available on the turn-away sheet by the front door.

We’ll use your comments to help improve the library during these busy times.

Not how this looks right now!

Picture lots of people with laptops, on the floor, cords everywhere — you get the idea

Congrats to Dr. Kacy Tillman, winner of the iPad mini!


Many of you filled out the library’s LibQual Survey. Thank you! Your responses are invaluable for helping us make the library the best it can be.

We have a winner from our online survey — Dr. Kacy Tillman, Associate Professor of English and Writing.  Congrats Kacy!

Thank you to the UT community for all of your important feedback.

Extended Hours Begin April 19th

The library will extend hours beginning this Sunday, April 19th as we march (bravely!) into the final weeks of this semester.

The full calendar is on our hours page.

Don’t worry, you got this


It’s National Library Workers Day!


Today is National Library Workers Day, a day where we honor our hardworking staff here at Macdonald-Kelce Library. Has anyone at the library been helpful to you over the semester? Do you seek out a particular librarian to assist you with your research? Let us know by giving them a shout out on Twitter #nlwd15 or liking the Library on Facebook