Don’t forget to come by the library for an audio book to listen to as you fly or drive to your break destination! The library has over 800 audio books, of which over 300 are novels. You can browse what we own in the catalog, search for a specific title by limiting to “Spoken Record” in the material type drop down, or come and look for yourself on the main floor of the library. And if you need something good to read over break (besides your text books) check out the Leisure Book Collection, where you are sure to find a best seller you’ve been meaning to read. And have a great break!
The James B. Duke Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break:
The Library Student Advisory Group is a group of students who:
- Give the Library feedback when we need a student perspective;
- Serve as a focus group for discussion of library issues;
- Bring student needs and concerns to the Library’s attention and participate in discussions on how to respond to these needs (advocating for students);
- Help bring Library concerns to the attention of students (advocating for the Library);
- offer suggestions for new programs and services, and;
- Help the Library to identify more effective approaches to communicating information to students
This year, the student representatives are:
Mary Jo Donzella and Jessica Sachsenmaier – Library Faculty Committee
Fred David – Sciences
Sam Kleine – Arts
Nathan Koverman – Humanities
Julia Roberts – Social Sciences
Samuael Mao – Student Government Association
Brooks Musangu and Yayi Wang – International Students
Jack Schley – Member-at-Large
Eva Kostadinova – Library Student Assistants
The LSAG’s next meeting is March 27th. If you have any comments or suggestions related to library services and resources, be sure to contact an LSAG member!
Be sure to mark your calendars for “Values of the Game,” a Special Collections and Archives CLP event on February 26 at 4:30pm in the Pitts Room, second floor of the James B. Duke Library! We are excited to host well-known Furman professor and chair of the Health Sciences department , Dr. Bill Pierce, as he speaks on the nature of sports ethics and the culture of sportsmanship in today’s American educational system. The lecture topic coincides with our current exhibition, “A Coach For Life: the J. Lyles Alley Collection,” on display through June 27th, 2014. http://library.furman.edu/specialcollections/exhibits/exhibit_alley.htm
The Library is assessing our U.S. Government Documents collection. This collection consists primarily of documents we have received as a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program. These resources cover a broad range of subjects and include publications from agencies such as the State Department, Congress and the Department of the Interior. U.S. Government Document publications are increasingly available online. The goal of this project is to:
- decrease redundancy (print/online)
- make those documents not available online more accessible and discoverable
- maintain a collection that supports student and faculty research with appropriate format and context
Our librarians have already examined the documents closely and selected candidates for deselection according to the following criteria:
- online availability
- currency, based upon historical value and context
- support of curricular needs
- local availability
The candidates for withdrawal will be available for evaluation by Furman faculty, staff and students until February 28, on the mobile shelving in the reference area of the Duke Library. If you wish to retain one of these candidates please move it to the cart marked “retain” or send an email to email@example.com listing the title(s) to be kept.
Government Documents to be retained are relocated to the Lower Level of the Duke Library on the mobile shelving. You can also find a list of the candidates and other criteria for the project and directions to the collections at: http://libguides.furman.edu/deselection_govdocs.
We appreciate your help in making sure our collection remains useful to you and our students! If you have any additional questions please email Caroline Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 864.294.2264.
ARE YOU CONSIDERING GRADUATE STUDY AFTER FURMAN?
Each year the Ethel Carlisle Southern Scholarship is offered to graduating Furman students or alumni who plan to attend, or are attending, an American Library Association approved masters program in library science.
The application for this scholarship is being accepted now and must be completed by February 28.
People come to careers in librarianship and information science from a variety of educational backgrounds and find a variety of ways to express their skills, talents and personalities in the library world. If you are just starting to consider this career path, take a look at this great information from the American Library Association. And feel free to talk with any of the librarians here at Furman about career paths that begin with an MLIS.
The Librarian by Giuseppe Arcimboldo