Find Your Perfect Study Space @ McWherter

It is officially the last day of class! What does that mean? It is time to get start studying. McWherter Library has the perfect study space for you to survive this finals season.

We have Group Study Rooms on the 3rd and 4th Floors, equipped with electrical outlets, internet access, and dry erase boards. Study Carrels are also on the 3rd and 4th Floors, must be reserved,  and have electrical outlets along with a small desk and chair. The North side of the 4th Floor is designated a completely Silence Space with individual study desk, if you need to complete silence.

Looking for a more collaborative group space? Try the Fishbowl on the 1st Floor. The Fishbowl can be reserved, holds up to 25, and has a TV with laptop connection capabilities and white board.

 

The Learning Commons on the first floor will also be open 24 HOURS April 26th-May 2.

If we can help you find your perfect study space, let us know!

 

the sandbox. Needs your Help!

The University Libraries’ is pleased to announce its first MomentUM campaign to expand the sandbox. in McWherter Library!

MomentUM is the University of Memphis crowdfunding platform for community fundraising. Crowdfunding offers you the chance to donate directly to projects that are important to you. Your donation will help McWherter Library provide new technology and technology-related workshops to our students. Many of our students are working on innovative, interdisciplinary projects that require these kinds of resources, but they might not have access to them elsewhere. Workshops will help students learn how to use the technologies so that they can jump ahead on the learning curve and focus on their work.

DONATE HERE: https://momentum.memphis.edu/project/9594

Every donation counts!

In Their Words: The 1968 Sanitation Strike

Don’t miss “In Their Words: The 1968 Sanitation Strike” on display on the 1st and 4th floors of McWherter Library. This exhibit pulls directly from primary sources of people that were involved with the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike that brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Memphis. The collection was assembled and created by the Memphis Search for Meaning Committee, an ad hoc, non-profit committee of volunteers lead by Carol Lynn and David Yellin. The committee worked to collect information in the way of interviews, photographs, and other—newer—media such as television video and audio from radio programs and other media outlets. This collection, and the exhibit that follows, provides a snapshot into this time in Memphis and American history.

 

Proquest History Vault: Black Freedom Struggle

University of Memphis Libraries now has access to  Proquest History Vault’s coverage of the Black Freedom Struggle. It offers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children who waged one of the most inspiring social movements in American history.

This category consists of the NAACP Papers and federal government records, organizational records, and personal papers regarding the Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century. The NAACP Papers collection consists of 6 modules. The NAACP Papers collections contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP’s work and delivers a first-hand view into crucial issues. With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, the NAACP Papers document the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond.