Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thank You Mortar Board

Today the Librarians received kind recognition from the members of BSC Mortar Board. We share it with you all along with a reminder that the BSC Library staff is always ready to help you.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

It's never too early to get help with your classes!

Try BSC's free peer tutoring sessions!

To make an appointment for a one-on-one tutoring session, look at this page. 

Don't have an appointment? Stop by the library during the drop in hours. All subject tutoring except for Music Theory takes place on the ground floor of the library. Subjects include: Arabic, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, Physics, Political Science and Religion, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish. 

Questions? Contact Dasha Maye at or 226-4750. 

Don't forget to visit the Writing Center and the Math Lab! Both have drop in tutoring times. Writing Center appointments can be made by emailing Dr. Lucas Johnson at Math Lab appointments can be made by emailing Dr. Doug Riley at

Monday, January 29, 2018

Excellence in Library Research Award -- Submission Deadline February 15

Attention all First- and Second-year students!

Remember all that time you spent in the library working on your research paper searching for the perfect sources?  Your hard work might earn you glory!

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. 

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, 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 15, 2018.
  • 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

Please send any questions you may have about the SAR or submitting a paper to:

Henry Stephenson, Solicitations Editor, Southern Academic Review

Sara Lacey Graham, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Academic Review

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Need a group study room or equipment?

We have 7 Seminar Rooms which can be reserved for various sizes of groups. Seminar Rooms C and D (Curie and Douglass) are still open on a first-come, first-served basis. First check the Room Reservation / Availability Calendar Then you can submit a reservations via the form on the right side of the page. 

We've got Netbooks & iPads for keeping up with your school work, HD video cameras & SD cards, media projectors & screens for dorm events or presentations, we even have a few external DVD drives. All our equipment is available for students to check out for 3 days at a time (faculty & staff get 7 days). See a list of items and submit a request online at Our library staff is always happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to call (205-226-4740) or email us (

Good luck with all of your final assignments!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Extended Hours for Reading Days & Exams

The Library will once again provide some extended hours for Reading Days and Final Exams. Thank you to the SGA and Campus Police for making this possible!

Extended Hours for Reading Days/Final Exams (November 30-December 6)
Thursday, November 30: 8:00 am to open all night
Friday, December 1: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 2: 9:00 am to midnight
Sunday, December 3: 2:00 pm to open all night
Monday - Wednesday, December 4-6: 8:00 am to open all night

Best of luck on all of your end-of-term assignments!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Library Hours Nov. 21-25

The Library will have adjusted hours the week of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Tuesday, November 21: 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 22: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (subject to change)
Thursday-Saturday, November 23-25: Closed
Sunday, November 26: Resume regular fall schedule, 2:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.