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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 […]

C-SPAN Broadcasts at Furman

http://www.c-span.org/video/?405030-1/furman-university-special-collections-archives   On the weekend of February 20 – 21, the cable networks C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and C-SPAN3 featured programs about Greenville, SC. Many of the programs involved Furman faculty including Courtney Tollison (History), Akan Malici (Political Science), and Jeff Makala, Furman’s Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist. Read more about the programs in an article […]

Professors on C-SPAN Broadcast

FURMAN UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, HISTORIANS WEIGH IN FOR C-SPAN’S “CITIES TOUR” FEATURING GREENVILLEBy Tina Underwood › February 12th, 2016 Coverage airs on C-SPAN’s “Book TV” and “American History TV” Feb. 20-21 GREENVILLE, S.C.—C-SPAN, a public affairs network with more than 100 million viewers, will feature the City of Greenville as part of its “2016 Cities Tour.” […]

Latest Library Newsletter

The Spring 2015 issue of the Fulcrum, the newsletter of Furman University Libraries, has just been released.  Learn what the library has done in response to student requests, find out how to improve your research through interdisciplinary searching strategies, and read more about a trip to a music library in Italy. This issue also includes […]

Don’t Forget to Vote on Tuesday!

  Whether you are a South Carolina resident or not, today is an important midterm election throughout our country. Exercise your right to vote! For information about local polling and about absentee ballots, please see our guide.

Peter Wexler Website Garners Praise

“The library team at Furman University has done some amazing work with customizing LibGuides v2 CMS templates to create a website for The Peter Wexler Digital Museum at Furman University.” So begins a blog post from Springshare, the company responsible for the library content management system, LibGuides. Dated May 1st, the blog post goes on to […]

Library Makes the Top 10

The Furman Library was included in the list of “10 Tiny Colleges With Truly Impressive Libraries,” by the Open Education Database. http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/10-tiny-colleges-with-truly-impressive-libraries/ Below is what it says about the James B. Duke Library. Furman University One of the oldest colleges in South Carolina, this school produces more PhDs than any other liberal arts school, perhaps with […]