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Donate Books to Greenville Literacy in the Library

The James B. Duke Library is a drop-off location for books you would like to donate to the Greenville Literacy Association.  The collection box is at the Research Assistance Desk. Books will be accepted through the week of July 23rd. After giving away books you no longer want to own, you can load up on […]

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 […]

Southern Librarian Scholarship Recipients

Furman University Libraries is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Ethel Carlisle Southern Scholarship for Library Science. Established in 1985, the Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship is named for the wife of Furman Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, J. Albert Southern. It was established by Professor Southern and their children, Janet Huskey and John […]

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 […]