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Summer Library Internship

Furman Libraries Summer Internship Summer 2017 This year, the Furman Libraries will offer one 10-week, 35 hour/week summer internship for Furman undergraduates. This internship is intended for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science. The intern will be matched to projects and library divisions based on experiences and evolving interest, as well […]

The Bill Of Rights Turns 225

In December of 1771 the final version of 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States was adopted. The Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are known, is our most important document for balancing the rights of individual citizens and the government. The Bill of Rights has endured through many tests during those 225 […]

March Database Madness

  VS.   The first match-up in our March Database Madness is Factiva vs. LexisNexis, two sources for news and business information. Let’s take a look at Factiva: – Owned by the Dow Jones Corporation, Factiva provides access to thousands of premium news and information sources – 600 continuously updated newswires – Information and stock quotes […]

Grad School Scholarship

Have you ever considered being a librarian or working in an information field? Did you know a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) is the educational route to this career? Each year The Ethel Carlisle Southern Scholarship is given to a graduating Furman student or Furman alum who is continuing his/her education in the […]

Fulcrum Newsletter

Read the latest issue of Fulcrum: Newsletter of the Furman University Libraries.  In this issue, learn about: The web version of BrowZine Changes to music searching and RefWorks Upcoming events, such as the inaugural Faculty Scholarship Reception and a new Special Collections exhibit: “Over Here, Over There: Greenville in the Great War” The Furman University […]

Graduate School Scholarship

The Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship is given annually to a senior or a Furman graduate who has been accepted into, or is enrolled in, an American Library Association accredited graduate program. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 17, 2017. Please see the website for more information about applying. The Ethel Carlisle Southern ’27 Scholarship […]

Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives of Furman University’s Student Life (DIISL) organization hosted a MLK community breakfast on Friday, January 13.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Mary Frances Berry, author, educator, and historian. The James B. Duke Library has several of her books: […]

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read  September 25 – October 1, 2016 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- […]

Represent the Student Voice

The Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) 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 […]

New Hours in the Archives

A message from Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Jeff Makala: Yesterday we came off our reduced summer hours. Our new regular open hours for Special Collections have changed to Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 5:00, and by appointment. We were closed on Mondays in the past, so this shift allows us a more regular schedule […]