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Library Newsletter – Spring 2018

Learn about student summer internships and scholarships, technology updates, winners of the Student Diversity Photography Contest, and how we’re improving the study room experience. Stay up-to-date with new electronic resources, books by international authors, and the Student Scholar of the Month program. The issue also includes an alumni feature, professional activities from Furman Libraries staff […]

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 […]

Special Collections and Archives Teaching Fellows

James B. Duke Library Special Collections and Archives 2018 Teaching Fellows Announcement In the summer of 2018, the Furman Libraries will partner with the Faculty Development Center to offer two short-term fellowships for Furman faculty to encourage the creative use of special collections materials in teaching and learning. Fellowships are open to all Furman faculty […]

Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward

“Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward”: Travelers and Travel Literature in Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibition Dates: January – May 2018 The above description of Americans comes from the British political and social theorist Harriet Martineau, who traveled throughout the United States in 1834. Scores of European observers came to America in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, eager […]

Graduate School Scholarship

The application is now open for the Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship. Applications will be received until March 2, 2018. The 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. Please see the website for more information […]

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Furman University Libraries are offering a trial for seven Oxford Research Encyclopedias through Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  To discover and access trial databases, visit the library’s guide for Electronic Resources Trials. The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in […]

On Display: Black History Month

Titles include: Selma : the bridge to the ballot Africans in America: America’s journey through slavery The Underground Railroad Spies of Mississippi Black sugar Roads to Memphis The untold story of Emmett Louis Till The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution February one 4 little girls Paul Robeson: speak of me as I am […]

Meet the Scholar of the Month!

Congratulations to Izzy (’20)! She is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Izzy wins a private study room in the library for the month of February. Perks of the Scholar of the Month room include: • floor to ceiling dry erase wall • super-duper comfy chair […]

Research and Creative Fellowships

Special Collections and Archives Research and Creative Fellowships Summer 2018 Sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden This year, Special Collections and Archives will offer two 10-week summer fellowships for Furman undergraduates. These competitive fellowships will allow students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives for a research or creative […]

Recently Activated Database Trials

The Furman University Libraries are offering a selection of database trials through February 28. To discover and access trial databases, visit the library’s guide for Electronic Resources Trials. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post Dispatch These historical newspapers provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage […]