Seniors: Thinking about careers after college?

How are you considering using your degree after you graduate? Have you thought about being an information professional? The American Library Association says, “Librarians and library workers help people find information and use it effectively for personal and professional purposes. They must have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must be on the cutting edge of technology  trends in order to serve their patrons.” Sounds like a description of someone from a liberal arts education, doesn’t it?

Librarians earn a Masters in Library and Information Science as a gateway to professional jobs. Here is a link to ALA accredited graduate programs. If you are accepted in a program, you are eligible to apply for the Ethel Carlisle Southern Library Scholarship, which is awarded each spring. Details about the scholarship will be coming in January 2015.

21st Century Libraries
photo (3)Anthony W. Marx, president and CEO of the NYC Public Library,  says “I don’t think the library is threatened. Circulation of physical books has never been higher. But I wouldn’t even agree that libraries are in the book business. I think they are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method of sharing information for half a millennium. The library isn’t going to compete with the internet. It’s going to be part of the internet. New York libraries have one of the greatest collection of information in the world, and one of our goals is to have it all curated, linked and navigable.”

Study Day Photos

Check out some of the pictures from “Study Day Recharge.”  We had a great turnout for the healthy grub and massage sessions.

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First in line!

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Might as well study while you wait for a massage.

Might as well study while you wait for a massage.

Study Day Recharge! Brought to you by: Furman Libraries Culinary Club Department of Health Sciences

Study Day Recharge!
Brought to you by:
Furman Libraries
Furman Culinary Club
Department of Health Sciences

We hope you’re feeling less stressed and ready for your exams.  Have a wonderful break and we’ll see you in the New Year!

For recipes and more pictures visit the Live Well Furman blog.

Healthy Snacks and Relaxing Massages!

Study Day Recharge!  Free healthy refreshments and massages in the James B. Duke Library today!  This stress-busting activity is brought to you by the Furman Library, the Furman Culinary Club, and the Department of Health Sciences.

Chair Massages (bottom floor of the library, Room 043)  4:00-6:00 p.m.

Healthy Refreshments (bottom floor of the library, Room 041)  5:00 p.m.

The Menu
Sesame Soba Noodle Salad with Edamame
Quinoa with Butternut Squash and Cranberries
Kale Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Feta
Teriyaki Chickpeas with Pineapple
Texas Caviar with Whole Grain Pita Chips
Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Feta
Salmon Salad with Capers
Cabbage Crunch with Honey Roasted Almonds
Fresh Seasonal Fruit

 

Library Catalog Unavailable at 1pm Today

The Library Catalog requires an immediate upgrade to fix an error on the system’s back-end. To initiate this fix, the Library Catalog must be taken off-line for 10-30 minutes today. Starting at 1pm EST, the Library Catalog will be unavailable while the upgrade occurs.

Access to the Library Catalog will be restored no later than 1:30pm.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and the unavoidable timing of this upgrade.

If you need to search the Libraries’ resources while the Library Catalog is down, please visit:
http://furman.summon.serialssolutions.com/advanced

Late Owls and Early Birds Unite: Up All Night in the Science Library

Up All Night In the Science Library

Do you prefer to study once the darkness of evening falls? Or maybe you catch your ZZZs then get up early to finish that last review? No matter when you want to study, the Sanders Science Library is here for you! We’ll be open all night before exam days, so come on over when you need that perfect place to review for exams or finish up term papers.

Sanders Science Library Exam Week Hours Open:
Wednesday @ 8:30 am – Friday @ 5:00 pm
Saturday @ 10:30 am – Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 1:00 pm – Wednesday @ 4:30 pm

And, as always, the snack fairy arrives at midnight!

Massages in the Library

Study Day Recharge!  Free healthy refreshments and massages in the James B. Duke Library on Wednesday, December 10th.  This stress-busting activity is brought to you by the Furman Library, the Furman Culinary Club, and the Department of Health Sciences.

Chair Massages (bottom floor of the library, Room 043)  4:00-6:00 p.m.

Healthy Refreshments (bottom floor of the library, Room 041)  5:00 p.m.

The Menu
Sesame Soba Noodle Salad with Edamame
Quinoa with Butternut Squash and Cranberries
Kale Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Feta
Teriyaki Chickpeas with Pineapple
Texas Caviar with Whole Grain Pita Chips
Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Feta
Salmon Salad with Capers
Cabbage Crunch with Honey Roasted Almonds
Fresh Seasonal Fruit

FitDesk Feedback

Have you used the FitDesks in the library for studying yet? If so we want to know what you think. Do you like them? Should we change the location? Should we get more? Any comments? Please take our brief survey. You will be entered to win a prize and you’ll help the library to know how to help you study.

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PASCAL Delivers Deadlines

The end of term is fast approaching, and schools across the state will not lend books over the break.  Friday, Dec. 12th is the last day that you may make a request through PASCAL Delivers.  Friday, Dec. 19th is the last day for book deliveries this year.  Deliveries will resume and requests may again be made Monday, January 5th.pascal