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Who is Mr. Maxwell?

WHO IS MR. MAXWELL? The Robert J. Maxwell Media Center and Library is named for Mr. Robert J. Maxwell, Jr., a local philanthropist. Mr. Maxwell believed that “God had blessed him with wealth, and his burden was to use it wisely,”* and so during his life and through his estate, he gave generously to those […]

Pleased to Share Our Biennial Report

We are pleased to share the Furman University Libraries’ biennial report which highlights accomplishments and activities during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Click on the image below to be directed to an online version of the report. 

Meet Our Summer Intern

Gabriel Fresa (’18) is a Religion major and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Minor who will be working as the Furman Libraries intern for summer 2018. He has worked as an ILL assistant since 2016 and is eager to learn more about the community aspect inherent in the library work environment as well as electronic […]

Dr. Ruby Morgan – Gem of the Music Department

Dr. Ruby Norris Morgan pianist ⋅ educator ⋅ friend by Anne Katherine Stiekes ’18 Ruby Norris Morgan joined the Furman Music Faculty in 1968, while working on doctoral studies at Florida State University. She immediately began investing in the lives of students while continuing a performing career outside the University. Dr. Morgan has given countless performances for […]

From Page to Stage

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “From Page to Stage: Writing Great Lyrics” includes the following titles: The art of writing great lyrics The grammar of rock : art and artlessness in 20th century pop lyrics Electrify my soul : songwriters and the spiritual source Songwriting : strategies for musical self-expression and […]

Furman Libraries Summer Internship

Have you ever wanted to experience behind-the-scenes in a library to explore a possible career? Are you looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This summer, the Furman Libraries will again offer a full-time internship for Furman undergraduates. Designed for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science, this internship will […]

Student Diversity Photo Contest Winners

In October 2017, the Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities launched the Furman Student Diversity Photography Contest. They sought digital photographs that represented what diversity and inclusion looked like to Furman students. In addition to the photographs, students were asked to submit a brief description that told the story of the photograph. Staff and […]

Theft: The History of Music Piracy

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “Theft: The History of Music Piracy” highlights bootlegs, mixed tapes, Napster, and copyright infringement.  Titles include: Pop song piracy : disobedient music distribution since 1929 Ripped : how the wired generation revolutionized music This is not a remix : piracy, authenticity and popular music Music and […]

On Display: The Healing Power of Music

A selection of books about how music therapy can improve health outcomes is currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library. This exhibit called “Music is My Medicine: The Healing Power of Music” includes the following titles: Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine Beyond the Roof of the World: […]

Summer Research and Creative Fellows

Please join us for a presentation from Emory Conetta ’18 and Chrissy Hicks ’20, the inaugural Special Collections and Archives Summer Research and Creative Fellows, to learn about their research projects in women’s history and medieval music. Thursday, September 21st at 4pm in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library.