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Consumptive Chic

CONSUMPTIVE CHIC: A HISTORY OF BEAUTY, FASHION, AND DISEASE
Dr. Carolyn A. Day

Long before “heroin chic” made headlines, the emaciated figure and feverish flush associated with tuberculosis victims were admired as beautiful. As the disease spread throughout Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in beauty practices and dress.

While medical writers believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty. Day, who joined the Furman faculty in 2012, teaches courses in British and European history as well as the history of medicine.

from the Spring 2018 issue of the Furman Magazine, by Jen Bobo

A/C and a Microwave!

Are you on campus doing research or taking classes this summer and need a cool place to eat your lunch?  If so, stop by the Library Café. While the café is not open for service, the space is open for use!  Besides a microwave to warm your lunch, you’ll find the vending machines and the Kuerig coffee kiosk stocked.  The four computers and printer/copier are up and running and lockers are still available for reservation.  And don’t forget to stop by to fill your water bottle – it’s important to stay hydrated!

Enjoy TLC, even in the off-season. Use your Palacard to swipe in after hours.

   

  

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Text a LibrarianGot a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Summer Orientation Hours

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Electric Scooter for Library Access

View the University’s accessible parking area map.

Need automotive access to the library circle due to a disability? Please complete this form and submit it to the Furman University Police Department.

Electric Scooter for Library Access

A single-seat electric scooter is available to aid people who would like to access the library. This is a free service offered to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a permanent or temporary mobility impairment. The scooter may be obtained from the Furman University Police Department, located on the bottom floor of Hipp Hall (handicap parking is available in the Hipp Hall lot). Persons borrowing the scooter must show valid ID and sign a release of liability. The scooter is available on a first come, first served basis, so please call 864-294-2000 to confirm availability. For more information, visit the University’s “accessible parking and getting around on campus” webpage.

What is Scan and Deliver?

What is Scan and Deliver?  Scan and Deliver is an article and book chapter delivery service.  When you need an article from a journal or a chapter from a book which is owned by the library only in print or microformat, we will scan the article/book chapter and deliver it to you electronically through your ILLiad account.

What can be requested?  Articles (up to 25 pages) from journals held by the campus Libraries which are in print or microform, as well as book chapters.

What cannot be requested?  Materials in Special Collections and Archives and items on Reserve are not available for scanning through Scan and Deliver.

Who is eligible?  Furman University students, faculty, and staff are eligible for this service.

How do I submit a request?  To submit a request, log into your ILLiad account and click the new request link for either article or book chapter.  Fill in your citation information and submit your request.

How will I receive my requests?  When your scanned article or book chapter is available, you will receive an e-mail notification directing you to log into your ILLiad account to retrieve the scan.  The scanned material will remain in your account and be available for viewing for 30 days.

How long will it take to fill my request?  We strive to fill requests on the same day they are received, excluding weekends and holidays.  However, depending on the number of requests received on any given day, it may take up to 24 hours for requests to be filled.

How much does it cost?  Scan and Deliver is provided by the Interlibrary Loan Department to the Furman University community free of charge.

How many requests can I submit per day?  At this time, there is no limit on the number of requests you can make.

Do you offer color scans or just black and white?  Scans are provided in black and white.  However, color scans are available upon request.

For further information, please contact Elaina Griffith by e-mail or phone (864-294-2198) during office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This is an exciting new service, and we urge you to take advantage of it.  We hope you will find that it makes your research process less stressful and more productive.

Newly Added Audiobooks

The Furman University Libraries have a growing collection of popular fiction and non-fiction titles on CD. This collection is located to the left of the Circulation Desk in the James B. Duke Library. New additions to the audiobook collection include the following titles:

Don’t Blink

DON’T BLINK

Matt Olson, co-founder and
leader of the Unhinged Sextet
and professor of music at
Furman

Unhinged Sextet, a jazz ensemble comprised of six leading jazz educators from across the United States, is dedicated to recording the original compositions of its members. They released their second recording, “Don’t Blink,” in August 2017, on OA2 Records, a Seattle record label. Like their first recording, “Clarity,” “Don’t Blink” has received worldwide radio airplay and numerous positive reviews in jazz publications like Cadence magazine and All About Jazz. Matt Olson, co-founder and leader of the Unhinged Sextet and a professor of music at Furman, has performed with a number of renowned artists, including Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Johnny Mathis, Wayne Newton, the Temptations, the Four Tops, children’s entertainer Shari Lewis, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

from the Spring 2018 issue of the Furman Magazine, by Jen Bobo

The World is on Fire

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE
Dr. Joni Tevis

Joni Tevis’ The World is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse is a nonfiction book about living in a haunted world. Its essays draw on material gathered from her trips to San Jose, California, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Cave of the Apocalypse in Patmos, Greece, and elsewhere.

In crafting the work, Tevis researched sources ranging from oral histories of atomic testing, Life articles from the late 1950s, compendium of beliefs such as John Frazer’s The Golden Bough, declassified films of atomic tests conducted in the Nevada desert, and clips of Buddy Holly performances to help her come to terms with the atomic history of the United States.

A Furman English professor since 2008, Tevis has worked as a park ranger, factory worker and cemetary plot salesperson. The World is on Fire is her second book of nonfiction with Milkweed Editions, a nonprofit publisher based in Minneapolis that is dedicated to publishing literary work with an emphasis on place.

from the Fall 2017 issue of the Furman Magazine, by John Roberts

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.