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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 […]

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 […]