Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Celebrate Freedom to Read

This week, September 23 -29, 2018, we are celebrating Banned Books Week! Many readers would be surprised to find out how many books that they have read that are actually on the banned books list.  Books are challenged, questioned, or even banned frequently, usually by concerned parents but it could be by anyone or group. Many of reasons for these challenges are due to explicit sexual content or offensive language.  Some have been accused of promoting homosexuality. There are a variety of reasons some rational and some that are not. If you think about it, you would find that there are books that have been a part of your life that you wouldn't want to imagine not being available to you. Banned Books Week is a time libraries and bookstores to remind us to celebrate our freedom to read without censorship. 

If you are interested in learning more about banned books, here are a few websites you may want to visit:
www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned

Come check out the display and a book at the BSC Library, and celebrate your freedom to read with us!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Celebrate U.S. Constitution Day

The U.S. Constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787. Every year around Constitution Day educational institutions across the United States teach students about the important history of the U.S. Constitution. This year the Birmingham-Southern College Library encourages you to learn a little more about the document that makes our government so preferable to the alternatives that are out there. The Library has created a research guide highlighting interesting information about the Constitution.Please take a look at our display in the Library, and also our Research Guide for Constitution Day.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Library needs student suggestions for SGA movie collection!


Have you ever gone to check out a movie from the library, only to find that after thoroughly searching, it's nowhere to be found? Well now is the time to change that! The library is gearing up to order some new movies for the SGA recreational video collection, and we need student input.  Whether it's an older movie that we have on VHS but not DVD, or a new movie that's just been released on DVD, or maybe even a movie that we don't have in either format, please drop by the Circulation Desk to put your suggestions in the box!

A big THANK YOU to SGA for providing the funds for us to be able to purchase these movies!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Library Services – Reference and Research Help



Starting August 29, you will find a research librarian at the desk ion the main level of the Library. Of course our specialty is assisting you with research, but you are welcome to stop by with any question, and we will do our best to answer it or find someone who can. Our librarians also monitor online chat, which you can find on most of our web pages at library.bsc.edu. If we look like we are busy, we are just waiting for your next question.

Monday-Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday 3:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

We are here to help!

PS - Tutoring will begin Monday, September 10, so watch for schedule detail ext week.


Monday, August 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Welcome!

Welcome to the Hilltop!

We are look forward to helping you with all your library needs: materials; space to study, meet, or watch films for class; help creating or finding answers to research questions; interlibrary loan for materials we don't have in the library at BSC; and computers to help you create or print, copy, or scan; and finding your way around the building and the campus.

We also want to remind you of the library schedule for the fall semester. Regular hours begin August 29:

Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Special hours will be posted on the library website.

Thanks for checking out the blog and we wish you the best year possible at BSC, whether it's your first, middle, or last!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Library book display celebrates GLBT Book Month

Birmingham-Southern College is committed to supporting a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. The Library is supporting this over the summer by celebrating GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. (http://www.ala.org/rt/glbtrt/glbt-book-month)

The Library has a display of books of both adult and juvenile winners of the Stonewall Book Awards. These are available for checkout if you inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Read more about the American Library Association and its Intellectual Freedom Round Table's work.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Hours through Summer 2018

Summer 2018 - Library Calendar

June 4 - August 28

Library hours during intersession:

June 4 - 7     Monday - Thursday     8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
June 8           Friday                         8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
June 9 - 10   Saturday - Sunday       CLOSED


Library hours during Summer Term (June 12 - July 20)*:

Monday - Thursday     8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Friday                         8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday                     1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday                        2:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

* Wednesday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day

Library hours during July/August break (July 21 - August 28):

Monday - Friday        8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.**
Saturday - Sunday      CLOSED

** Friday, July 27: Close at Noon