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Faculty Scholarship Reception

Faculty Scholarship Reception
A celebration and recognition of scholarly and creative achievements over the past two years.

When: Friday, February 24, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: James B. Duke Library, Blackwell Atrium

Midterm & Spring Break Hours

Spring Midterm Exam Hours
Feb 26 Sunday  10:00am-2:00am
Feb 27 Monday  8:00am-2:00am
Feb 28 Tuesday  8:00am-2:00am
Mar 1 Wednesday  8:00am-2:00am
Mar 2 Thursday  8:00am-2:00am
Mar 3 Friday  8:00am-5:00pm

Spring Break Hours
Mar 4 Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Mar 5 Sunday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Mar 6 Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mar 7 Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mar 8 Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mar 9 Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mar 10 Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Mar 11 Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Mar 12 Sunday 1:00pm – 1:00am

Fulcrum Newsletter

Read the latest issue of Fulcrum: Newsletter of the Furman University Libraries.  In this issue, learn about:


Graduate School Scholarship

The Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship is given annually to a senior or a Furman graduate who has been accepted into, or is enrolled in, an American Library Association accredited graduate program. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 17, 2017.

Please see the website for more information about applying.

The Ethel Carlisle Southern ’27 Scholarship was established in 1985 by her husband, J. Albert Southern ’27, and their children, Tom and Janet Southern ’62 Huskey and John L. Southern, in recognition of her service as a librarian at Greenville Woman’s College.

Ethel Dunn Carlisle (Mrs. John Albert Southern)

Photo courtesy of Furman University Special Collections and Archives.

Mrs. Southern received her B.A. degree from Greenville Woman’s College and an M.S. in Library Science from Pratt School of Library Science in New York. She worked at a number of libraries including the New York Public Library, Samford University, Greenville Woman’s College and Furman. She also served as an elementary school librarian for the Greenville County School District.

Exhibit Opening: February 16

Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition “Over Here, Over There: Greenville in the Great War,” curated by Professor Courtney Tollison and Helen Mistler ’19.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30pm
WHERE:  Second floor of the James B. Duke Library

This exhibit surveys World War I’s (1914-1918) impact on the local community; it examines the contributions of this area to the war effort, domestically and overseas, and it assesses the mixed legacy of progress emanating from the war years.

From the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914, and especially after the United States’ entry into the war in April 1917, Greenvillians felt compelled to “do our bit.” Alongside local citizens, students at Furman and the Greenville Woman’s College invested time, energy, and resources to the war effort domestically and overseas, and in some instances gave their lives in service to the nation. Through exposure to new people and new ideas, and as a beneficiary of the nation’s great economic mobilization, World War I brought social and economic progress alongside changes in infrastructure to the area, but fell short of what could have been accomplished during this time of national and international upheaval.

The curators would like to thank the Greenville County Historical Society, the Greenville County Public Library, Don Koonce, and the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University for loaned materials. Thanks also go to Julia Cowart and Jeff Makala of Special Collections; Elaina Griffith, Kathy Hamlin, Steve Richardson, and Libby Young from James B. Duke Library; Carolyn Day, Marian Strobel, Diane Vecchio, and Lilah Westmoreland from the History department; Rick Shosky and Facilities Services; and Jack Green, Sean Hartness, John Holman, Genie Kramer, Bill Price, Daniel Reese, and Mike Winiski. Rick Jones deserves special credit for creating the poster and exhibit panels.

This exhibition has been sponsored by the
Friends of the Furman University Libraries
and the History Department.

Light refreshments will be served.

Authors Visit for Black History Month

Furman University Presents Black History Month 2017

Attend one of the many CLPs offered throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month and then visit the James B. Duke Library to check out books authored by the various speakers.

Feb. 7, Message in the Music:
The Role of Hip Hop Music in Social Movements, CLP
Featuring Dr. James B. Stewart
Trone Center, Watkins Room, 7 p.m.
Hosted by NAACP & Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in Student Life (DIISL)
Dr. James B. Stewart is a Professor Emeritus at Penn State University. His works include:

Feb. 10, Black Lives Matter and the Anthropology of Racism, CLP
Featuring Dr. Kwame Harrison
Johns Hall 101, 4:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology
Dr. Kwame Harrison is the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies at Virginia Tech. His works include:

Feb. 15, Gullah Geechee Connections, CLP
Featuring Gullah Culture Preservationist Ron Daise
Plyler Hall, Patrick Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.
Hosted by NAACP & DIISL
Gullah Culture Preservationist, Ronald Daise’s works include:

Feb. 21, Screening of Rosenwald, CLP
Q&A follows with Peter M. Ascoli
Younts Conference Center, 7 p.m.
Hosted by the Furman Departments of Education and History, and the
Greenville Jewish Federation
Peter M. Ascoli taught at Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago from 1995–2015. Prior to that, he taught at Utah State University and served as director of development for Chicago Opera Theater and Steppenwolf Theater Company. He is the grandson of Julius Rosenwald. His works include:

Feb. 22, The Third Reconstruction, CLP
Featuring Rev. William Barber and Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Daniel Memorial Chapel, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Mere Christianity Forum & NAACP
Rev. William J. Barber II is a Protestant minister and political leader in North Carolina. His works include:

Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is the Director of School for Conversion in Durham, North Carolina. His works include:

Feb. 24, Screening of Skin
Trone Center, Burgiss Theater, 6 p.m.
Hosted by Baba Africa

For more information, please contact Deborah Allen at 864-294-2076, or

Newly Activated Database Trials

The Furman University Libraries are offering two new database trials. African American Newspapers, Series 2 and Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia will be available until Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 

African American Newspapers, Series 2: 1835-1956  African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1 (available from the Furman University All Databases Page). Published in 22 states and the District of Columbia, the more than 75 newly available newspapers in Series 2 increase access to primary sources for researchers across African and African American studies; political science; ethnic studies; diaspora studies; women’s studies; and cultural, literary and social history. This trial is available through Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Afro-Americana Imprints. 1535-1922  Created from the Library Company’s Afro-Americana Collection, this resource provides researchers with more than 12,000 printed works spanning nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Subjects covered include the West’s discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life—slave and free—throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This trial is available through Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We would like your feedback about our trials.  Our feedback form is simple, and will take you less than 2 minutes to complete. These two trials are available on our Trials LibGuide through Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Migrate “Legacy” RefWorks Entries

Migrating Your “Legacy” Refworks Entries into New RefWorks

1. Even though you had an account for the old RefWorks, you need to create a new one for the new RefWorks. Navigate to and click the CREATE ACCOUNT button under the login line. Use your Furman email address so it knows you’re authorized to have an account.

2. Once you’re signed in to the new RefWorks, click the plus (+) sign at the top left:

3. Select “Import references” from the menu:

4. Under “Import from another reference manager,” select “RefWorks.”

5. Under “Import references,” click “Authorize.”

6. Login using your OLD RefWorks account information.

7. It will begin importing, slowly.

8. Click OK. All done.

Resumania® in JBD: 1/31 & 2/1

The Malone Career Center presents Resumania®, a resume critique drop-in. Does your resume present your skills and experience in the best light? Does it effectively convey your qualifications for the positions you will be applying for? You have a lot to offer an employer; don’t let your resume sell you short! Bring a draft of your resume and let the Career Center staff help you develop a document that provides you with the best chance to get the job you want!

Tuesday, January 31, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
James B. Duke Library, Lower Level

Wednesday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
James B. Duke Library, Lower Level

Resumania® is a registered trademark of Robert Half International Inc. and is used with permission. 

Win a private study room!

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own private study room in the library?  For an entire month?  SUCH A ROOM EXISTS!  The library has created a private, upgraded study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and their friends. 

Perks include:

  • a floor to ceiling dry erase wall
  • a comfy lounge chair
  • a large study table with 4 chairs – invite your friends!
  • a bookcase to store heavy textbooks, Yeti mugs, rain boots, etc.
  • access to a mini-fridge and microwave

Say goodbye to hunting for vacant study rooms. Say hello to privacy, comfort, convenience, and storage space!

Want to become the Scholar of the Month? Entry forms (one per person) and a submission box are available on the entry level of the James B. Duke Library. All entries for February’s drawing must be made by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 31st. 

We will randomly select one winner from all entries on February 1st. This lucky student will be named Scholar of the Month and awarded exclusive use of the private, upgraded study room during the month of February. 

The Scholar of the Month will be notified via their Furman email and announced on the library’s blog, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

fine print

  • Scholar of the Month is limited to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Sorry, Freshmen!