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Artstor Additions

New Content in Artstor If you are curious at all about the new content that Artstor adds on a regular basis, be sure to check out the Artstor blog.  A quick review reveals amazing treasures: restoration projects of Mexican architectural landmarks Japanese and South Korean contemporary architecture new images from the Corning Museum of Glass […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anime Festival in Library this Friday

Anime Festival: First Episodes Friday, Nov. 17, 2:30-5 Free! Snacks! Room 043 (downstairs) Sponsored by the Furman Anime Club & the Libraries, as part of International Education Week Romeo X Juliet Haikyuu My Hero Academia Soul Hunter Tokyo Ravens Blue Exorcist Little Busters Hunter X Hunter Yuri On Ice Black Clover Attack on Titan Ouran […]

Summer Interim Hours

Summer Interim Hours August 14, Monday 9 am – 5 pm August 15, Tuesday  9 am – 5 pm August 16, Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm August 17, Thursday 9 am – 5 pm August 18, Friday 9 am – 7 pm August 19, Saturday 11 am – 6 pm August 20, Sunday 1 […]

Caution…Bear (Book) Citing

Furman seems to be having a lot of bear activity this summer. There may be several reasons for this, but perhaps this is a literary bear who likes our academic climate!  For a novel about a bear who becomes an unexpected best selling author, check out The Bear Went Over The Mountain by William Kotzwinkle […]

Refugee Library in Malawi

Refugee Library in Malawi About the camp: Dzaleka Refugee Camp was established by the Malawian government in 1994 and is now home to more than 28,000 refugees. The refugees and asylum-seekers originate from nine different countries, with great majorities of the people coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Dzaleka, located just […]

Book Recommendations by History Faculty

David Spear recommends Bruce Catton’s Waiting for the Morning Train: An American Boyhood (1972). Catton earned fame as the author of some fifteen books on the Civil War, but his best work might be his memoir. He grew up in northern Michigan at the turn of the twentieth century. The sentimental title, leads one to expect […]

Secrets, Leaks, and Investigations

Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How then can we ensure that this power is used responsibly? Typically, the onus is put on lawmakers and judges, who […]

Furman Advocates at National Library Legislative Day

Furman University Librarian, Libby Young, and Sara DeSantis, an intern with the Furman University Libraries, met with members of Congress from May 1–2, 2017, to discuss key library issues during the American Library Association’s 42nd annual National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. Young and DeSantis joined several hundred other librarians and library supporters in […]