Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Plant Your Own Terrarium at the Library!

To celebrate Earth Day, the Library has planned a plant your own terrarium class. Shaina will be teaching you how to build and care for your own terrarium! You will also have the chance to decorate it with garden miniatures. This is a free class and all materials will be provided. We hope to see you there!


The Library is Seeking Donations!


Since the library has began offering free programing to all of the students, faulty, and staff, we could use your help in collecting items to be used for our craft class! For example, the "raggedy clothes" will be used for the Mushroom Garland DIY and the "glass jars" will be used for the Plant Your Own Terrarium" class. Donation boxes have been placed on the first and second floor of the library, and we will be accepting donations until April 13, 2024. Thank you so much for contributing and we hope to see you at one of our programs this year!

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle This April With An Eco Friendly Craft


Earth Day is April 22, but it's wise to practice environmentally friendly habits all year 'round! Shaina, our new Academic Resource Specialist, made a mushroom garland, using old clothing, plastic bags, and some sticks, and she wants to share this cute craft with all of you! All the materials will be provided for this FREE craft and the best part is you get to take it home after the class. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 25, 2024

Calling All Poets, Writers, and Lovers of Verse!

The McMillen Library is Hosting a Poetry Contest for National Poetry Month!

Also, feel free to submit any art or photography that goes along with your poem. These must be drawn, painted, captured, etc. by you, and may NOT be copy right images from another person or AI generated content. 

Good luck to all the participants and happy writing! 

Monday, March 18, 2024

FREE Craft Class at the Library - Easter Egg Ornament DIY

 Join us at the McMillen Library for an 

Easter Egg Ornament DIY!

Each person will be given one craft egg and one craft bunny to decorate however they wish! You can choose between painting, mod podge, sequins, glitter, embellishments, etc. Shaina, the new Academic Resource Specialist, will be providing you with several different ideas to spark your imagination. At the end of the class, you'll have two Easter ornaments that you can decorate your dorm, office, or car with, or give them as Easter gifts to family and friends! 

*This class is FREE and all materials will be provided! 

Two class times will be provided for your convenience. Please signup for one of these craft times on the provided signup sheets on the 1st floor of the library by Friday, March 22, 2024. 

Class 1: Saturday, March 23 at 2pm

Class 2: Sunday, March 24 at 3pm

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Finals Week Stress Relief Activities in the Library


Finals Week Stress Relief Activities in the Library

When: May 8th through 12th, 2023

Painting on the Flipchart

Create your piece of art using our state-of-the-art technology! Help us make the finals week art gallery. The paintings will be printed out and displayed on the wall by the sitting bar in the library.  Students can also have a printout to take home. 
Emoji Quiz 
Destress by decoding emoji book titles.  Choose from different genres (classic, Shakespearean, Disney, Young Adult). If you guessed it right, you get a juice box for a prize.

Adult Coloring
Choose from one of our beautiful mandalas or greeting cards to color. Express yourself and take home your creation!
  • Mandalas printed on cardstock
  • Positive message cards
Thank you notes
Write a thank you note to your favorite staff or faculty and we will deliver it or post it on the library board. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

New ways to reach out to McMillen librarians

In the digital times that we live in today, libraries strive to accommodate library patrons who need to reach for help through as many channels as possible. McMillen Library is not an exception. We try to serve all of our users according to what they prefer. You will find many convenient ways to reach out to us, whether you are physically on campus or studying remotely:


Monday, August 3, 2020

Graduate Resource Guide

You've asked for it, we made it happen! Check out our brand new Graduate Resource Guide. Full of valuable resources, this resource guide was made with graduate students in mind. Everything here has been designed to help you get help, whether you are on-campus or studying distantly. Includes Academic Research Guide, Graduate Writing Help, Citation Management, links to books, articles and databases, as well as text and video tutorials. Pleas bookmark this guide here:

Friday, July 31, 2020

SAGE Research Methods is coming soon!

SAGE Research Methods is coming soon to McMillen Library! SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Nearly everyone at a university is involved in research, from students learning how to conduct research to faculty conducting research for publication to librarians delivering research skills training and doing research on the efficacy of library services. SAGE Research Methods has the answer for each of these user groups, from a quick dictionary definition, a case study example from a researcher in the field, a downloadable teaching dataset, a full-text title from the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, or a video tutorial showing research in action.

SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher.