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While Librarians are sleeping

While Librarians are sleeping (Or at least the library is closed) Did you know that for some research-related questions, you can get library help in the middle of the night? The library has a collection of answers to some of the most frequently asked research assistance questions, like “how can I find peer-reviewed journal articles?” […]

Ready! Set! Mango Languages!

It’s International Education Week.  Time to learn a new language with Mango Languages!  Mango Languages uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so you can start using and appreciating what you learn right away. Mango’s methodology includes all four key-language components (vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture) and integrates memory building and critical-thinking exercises to […]

Celebrating International Connections

Celebrating International Connections Refugee Library in Malawi Just in case you missed it, this August, the Furman Libraries donated 40 boxes containing 621 books to the library at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, Africa, increasing the size of library’s holdings by 13 percent. Read more about the project: https://news.furman.edu/2017/09/07/over-land-air-and-sea/ and learn more about the refugee camp: […]

Smithsonian Global Sound

Pick up a new beat, poem or speech Smithsonian Global Sound Celebrate International Education Week by checking out Smithsonian Global Sound (SGS). It’s the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of world music.  It currently provides streaming access to over 3,000 albums and more than 40,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural […]

International Education Week 2017

2017 IEW CELEBRATION NOVEMBER 13-17, 2017 International Education Week, a nationally observed celebration presented by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, aims to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Universities, colleges, K-12 schools, non profit organizations, and local governments are encouraged to participate by hosting events that […]

Discovery by Design

As Chrissy Hicks ’20 clicked play on her laptop, music that has not been heard for centuries filled the quiet study area in Furman’s Special Collections. The product of ten weeks of meticulous study and transcription, Hicks brought these original Medieval music manuscripts back to life. Her project is part of the Special Collections and […]

Carnegie Libraries in South Carolina

“Carnegie Libraries in South Carolina” Exhibit Opens in Hipp Hall Gallery American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie provided $41 million in funding for nearly 1,700 American libraries. Celebrating Carnegie’s historic efforts, education professor and amateur photographer Scott Henderson presents Carnegie Libraries in South Carolina. More …

Library’s Laura Baines Wins State Award

If you have ever received help from Laura Baines at the Research Assistance Desk, you’ll know why her co-workers nominated her for the South Carolina Library Association’s (SCLA) 2016 Outstanding Library Paraprofessional Award. Laura listens to your question carefully, and works with you to find appropriate, scholarly, and on-target answers. But she does it with humor […]

Strategic Vision Unveiled

  Both the Furman community and public are invited to attend a special announcement on campus Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11:30 a.m. The event, which will take place on the steps of the James B. Duke Library, will unveil a new strategic vision for the university’s future. The event may be viewed on a live web […]

National Library Legislative Day

Outreach Librarian, Libby Young, (right) reports on her trip to Washington, D.C. for National Library Legislative Day:   On May 2nd and 3rd I joined librarians and library supporters from all 50 states in Washington, DC for National Library Legislative Day. The American Library Association (ALA) sponsors this annual event to empower people who care about libraries […]