Monday, December 3, 2007

Finals and holiday break

As finals approach and the holiday break is near, here is some information which might come in handy: Due date of library material, All books and recordings checked out between now and the end of the term will be due in January. Videos and DVDs still have the usual 3-day loan period and will be due before the break. Don't forget, you may renew books (that are not overdue) via the "My Account" feature on the Library Catalog. Just start the Library Catalog, select My Account, enter the barcode on the back of your ID, and view the library materials you have charged, and any fines and other things on your record. InterLibrary Loan items are due back on Monday, December 10th. Hours: December 5 - 6, Wednesday - Thursday, 8:00am - 2:00am December 7, Friday, 8:00am - 10:00pm December 8, Saturday, 9:00am - midnight December 9, Sunday, 2:00pm - 2:00am December 10 - 12, Monday - Wednesday, 8:00am - 2:00am December 13, Thursday, 8:00am - 10:00pm December 14, Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm December 15 - 16, Saturday - Sunday, CLOSED December 17 - 18, Monday - Tuesday, 8:00am - 5:00pm December 19 - January 1, CLOSED - Christmas & New Year's holidays Happy Holiday from the BSC Library!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Recption in honor of Dr. H.O.R. van Tuyll van Serooskerken

You are invited to a reception To acknowledge the gift of Dr. H.O.R. van Tuyll van Serooskerken Of his personal library Given in honor of his daughter Dr. Renee Norrell November 7, 2007 4:00 – 5:00 p. m. Wood Room Charles Andrew Rush Learning Center/ N.E. Miles Library “He is a tremendous scholar,” said Dr. Renee Norrell about her father, Professor van Tuyll van Serooskerken. She might have been more specific—for he is at least a philosopher, theologian, and musician—but that would be too limiting. “Tremendous scholar” will have to do. Professor van Tuyll van Serooskerken earned his doctorate in Philosophy with a dissertation on Emmanuel Kant. During his early days in Holland he served as organist in Utrecht’s French Protestant Church. After the war he immigrated with his family to Canada, where he served as a Dutch Reformed Church minister before teaching Religion and Philosophy at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. He then came to Alabama, where he taught at the University of Montevallo. He is the author of two books: the first on Kant, De strijd om het ding an sich in eenige na-Kantische beschouwingen (Breukelen, 1947); the second is on J. S. Bach, Probleme des Bachportr√§ts (Bilthoven, Creyghton, 1956). Now retired, Professor van Tuyll van Serooskerken continues an active intellectual life, indulging his passion for classical organ music and organs and holding weekly conversations about Philosophy with his former students.

Friday, November 2, 2007

New Furniture

Thanks to the BSC administration, the Library has new casual seating in the lobby and on the main floor. The new items include sofas, chairs, tables, and lamps. We have plans/hopes of adding more new items over the coming months. Stop by soon and try the new stuff! Thanks again to the College administration.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Miscellaneous Library News

A BSC Homecoming Display is currently on view in the BSC Library. You will see photos and memorabilia of past BSC homecoming events. The library hours of operation are listed here The Library's only color printer is broken. Please be patient while I.T. figures out how to either repair or replace it.
Banned Books Week is September 29 through October 6, 2007. The American Library Association has compiled lists of the books that are most frequently banned by communities.

2007 LibQUAL results now available

The results of our LibQUAL survey conducted during the spring term are now available. Just click on the LibQUAL logo at the bottom of our web page to see both the complete statistical report and the comments. Again, thanks for your participation!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The scaffolding is GONE!!!

The repair project on the facade of the Library has been completed and the scaffolding has been removed!! Thanks for your patience and cooperation during the repairs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New full-text linking tool now available from BSC Library!

The BSC Library is pleased to announce the introduction of a new service, Articles@BSC. Articles@BSC is an OpenURL revolver we have licensed from SerialsSolutions. SerialsSolution has been the provider of our Periodicals@BSC service, an online tool which helps our users identify and link to the full-text periodicals to which the Library has access. Articles@BSC goes a step beyond Periodicals@BSC. Periodicals@BSC answers the question “Does BSC have on-line access to the periodical title?” but it is then up to the user to navigate to the article through a sometimes ponderous process. We think it is a great way to take advantage of the over 27,000 electronic journals to which BSC has access. To use Articles@BSC, just do a search from one of many of the Indexes and Databases available from the Library’s home page. As you look at citations, you will see the Articles@BSC listing and sometimes the BSC image: Let us know if you have questions and comments.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wikipedia - on the level?

There is an interesting article on Wikipedia in today's (9/4/2007) Birmingham News. It is about the accuracy of Wikipedia and the ability for most anyone to change entries. Take a look at: This is a good example of the fact that not everything you see in Internet is correct. Steve Laughlin

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


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