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Just a quick reminder, the library does teach 2 LSIM classes each semester.

LSIM 101 Introduction to Library Resources is a 1 credit hour, pass/fail class designed to help familiarize students with using CCL's resources to do research for their courses at MSU. It is only a 9 week class, and the next session meets in person, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 am, starting March 13. There's still time to register!

Read more about our courses here: 

Register for classes through MyMoreheadState, under WebAdvisor.

African American Read in

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Camden-Carroll Library is proud to host its Third Annual African American Read-In on Monday, February 13, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Read in 2012 

All faculty, staff, students and general public are welcome to visit this event in the Library Commons area. There will be book displays available to select books to read from, or check out from the library to read at your leisure. Anyone is welcome to read aloud from a work published by an African American, and we will also have several special guest speakers throughout the day. Guest speakers have been scheduled in line with class starting times this year.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, most especially during our extra special guests Ricardo Nazario y Colon and Crystal Wilkinson.

Check out our schedule of guest readers on the website for the event.

TLC @ CCL New Space!

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The Tutoring and Learning Center has moved from Room 305 to the Ione Chapman room on the first floor of the Camden-Carroll Library. This room is located just outside of the new Library Commons area. It has 20 new computers that will be available for library patrons to use and for those who need Tutoring. You can still schedule a tutor on their machines for when *you* need help, or drop in for tutoring during the hours the desk is staffed, and swipe your card to log studying hours. Tutor hours will be announced soon! Check out these pics of the great new space! Come by and use it!

 TLC entrance TLC Comfy seat TLC group study TLC Desk TLC right TLC left


Go to our Flickr gallery to see larger images.

Youth Media Awards

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If you're majoring in Education, or are otherwise just really interested in youth literature, the Youth Media Awards were announced on January 23, 2012. These include the Newbery Award for literature, the Caldecott Award for picture books, the Printz Award for teen fiction, and many more. Check out the links below:

The John Newbery Medal is awarded to the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

The Mildred Batchelder Award goes to a book previously published in another country and then translated into English.

The Pura Belpre Award goes to the best Latino/Latina book that "portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience".

The Andrew Carnegie Medal goes to children's video.

The Theodor (Seuss) Geisel Award goes to the "most distinguished American book for beginning readers."

The Robert Sibert Award goes to the "most distinguished informational book published".

The Randolph Caldecott Medal goes to the "artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

The Alex Awards go to adult books with high interest for teenagers.

The Margaret Edwards Award goes to an author for long standing contribution to young adult literature.

The William Morris Award goes to a debut author for young adult fiction.

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction is exactly what it sounds like.

The Odyssey Award goes to excellence in audio books.

The Michael Printz Award goes to "literary excellence in young adult literature."

The Coretta Scott King Award goes to "African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience."

The Schneider Family Book Award goes to books dealing with children and disabilities.

The Stonewall Book Awards, for both fiction and nonfiction, relate to the GLBT experience.

Many of these books should already been available in the Library's LRC collection. If they are not, we will be purchasing them!

Welcome back!

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Wow! It's already the third week of the semester! Welcome back students, faculty and staff.

Library Instruction seems to be taking a nice break this semester, without all those FYS classes. It's not too late to schedule your Library instruction! Click on this form to make a request. Don't worry, it includes our calendar so you can see what days are available.

Don't forget to check out our new Graphic Novel collection on the second floor.

We also have iPads and iPod Touches available for circulation downstairs on the first floor.

Finals Week Events

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The Library has all sorts of great services and activities during Finals Week. We have extended hours, a Stress Free Zone, a Nap Zone, snacks and coffee after 9:00 p.m., we'll open our Computer Classroom, Room 201 as an open Computer Lab, visits from Halle, the Therapy Dog, karaoke, movies, an extended silent study area, and more! For a complete schedule of events and listing of activities, please visit our Finals Week website -

Extended Hours start next week!!!!

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Extended Library Hours start next week! Thanks to the Student Life Committee of the SGA, we now have 2 weeks of extended hours! Here is the schedule of the library hours for the month of December:

Thursday, December 1 Open 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday, December 2 Open 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 Open 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 Open 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Monday, December 5 through Thursday, December 8 Open 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday, December 9 Open 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 Open 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 Open at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, December 12-Thursday, December 15 Open 24 Hours
Friday, December 16 Close at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17-December 31 CLOSED

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