Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Submit Your Suggestions for BSC Library's DVD Purchases



Please drop by the BSC Library and submit your suggestions for DVDs to purchase for the SGA-funded movie collection.

The movies below are just suggestions from some of the top films of 2019.  To see what the BSC Library already owns check the BSC Library Catalog.  You can suggest old or new movies--just let us know!  The suggestion box is at the Circulation Desk by the pillar.

Your Student Government Association has generously funded the purchase of DVDs for student enjoyment.  Let us know what titles you would like to see.

Little Women directed by Greta Gerwig

Ad Astra directed by James Gray

Parasite directed by Bong Joon Ho

Knives Out directed by Rian Johnson

1917 directed by Sam Mendes





Tuesday, January 14, 2020

First- and Second-Year Students! Win $300 -- Excellence In Library Research Award


Attn:  First- and Second-Year Students

  • Win $300 for work you’ve already done!  
  • Get your work published in a prestigious academic journal!
  • Go down in BSC history with your name on a plaque in the Library!
Submit your paper for the Excellence in Library Research Award

Deadline:  February 11, 2020

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BSC's student-edited Southern Academic Review is now accepting submissions for publication in the next issue.  Submit your paper and it could be in the running to win the BSC Excellence in Library Research Award and a $300 honorarium.  The award is given out on Honors Day and the winner’s name is engraved on a plaque that is displayed on the Library’s first floor. The winning paper will be published in the Southern Academic Review.

The deadline for submissions is February 11, 2020.

This award goes to the finest paper, written by a First- or Second-year student in any BSC class, that shows, breadth, depth, and understanding of research.

The BSC Excellence in Library Research Award includes a $300 honorarium and will be presented on Honors Day.  The winning paper will be published in the Southern Academic Review.

Criteria for judging the BSC Award for Excellence in Library Research include:
  • A bibliography showing substantive use of library resources and containing at least three secondary sources such as academic journal articles, books, etc., not including the primary work discussed or a textbook.  (Examples of primary works include autobiographies, literary works, letters, census data, legal documents, diaries, etc.)
  • A correct and consistent bibliographic format 
  • Appropriate integration of source materials in the paper
  • A substantive or significant question discussed in the paper
  • A subject covered adequately or convincingly
  • A creative or sophisticated use of library resources
Please contact a BSC Librarian if you have questions about the Award or the criteria.

Southern Academic Review Submission Guidelines:


  • Submission Deadline is February 11, 2020.
  • Essays should be 8 - 16 pages including bibliography (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, paginated.)
  • All methods of citation (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.) will be accepted.  (Note:  Check the BSC Library for manuals, if needed.)
  • All submissions should be sent as a Word document with the subject line "SAR Submission --Name"
  • The cover email should contain and Essay Abstract (100-150 word summary.)
  • Students may submit more than one essay.
Note: While the Excellence in Library Research Award is limited to First- and Second-year students, any student can submit papers for publication in the SAR.  

Send submissions to sar@bsc.edu

Please send any questions you may have about the SAR or submitting a paper to: Mallory Schirm, mjschirm@bsc.edu or Michael Barren, mabarren@bsc.edu

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Library Research Workshops -- April 8 - 11, 2019




Need help with your 
research project?



Come to the


Library Research Workshops

BSC Library Electronic Classroom 
(Ground Floor)

~ Bring your research assignment/writing prompt ~
~ No Sign-up Necessary ~

Monday, 4/08 – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 4/09 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/10 – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, 4/11 – 4:00 p.m.

Let our team of librarians assist you with:
  • Finding and evaluating suitable materials
  • Distinguishing types of sources (peer-reviewed/scholarly/popular/etc.)
  • Using subject-specific databases
  • Refining your topic
  • Improving your search techniques
  • Citing sources correctly (using APA/MLA/Chicago/etc.)


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

BSC Library Research Workshops in November


Please click on the image below to see the details about the 
BSC Library Research Workshops to be held on
Nov. 6 -- 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 8 -- 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 --  6:00 p.m.
Nov. 15 --  11:00 a.m.
in the Library Electronic Classroom


Questions?  Contact the BSC Library at libref@bsc.edu

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. 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!