Monday, October 25, 2010

Your Hilltop News Online!

Extra! Extra!

Read All About It!

Keeping up with all the campus news is easier than ever. The Hilltop News is now online!

You can read the current issue and the previous archived issues for this semester at:

If you are looking for articles from earlier years, the Library has a complete run of The Hilltop News which started in 1939. 'Southern's earlier newspaper was called The Black and Gold and ran from 1919 to 1939 when it changed its name to The Hilltop News. Visit the College Archives to see the old newspapers. The Hilltop News is listed in the Library's Online Catalog and has a direct link to the online version of the newspaper.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Library Book Sale -- Homecoming Weekend

You'll never have a better chance.

Hundreds and hundreds of books for sale this Homecoming Weekend in the Library lobby.

Paperbacks 2 for $1.00

Hardbacks $1.00 each

Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New printing system (PCounter) for public access computers at BSC

Beginning October 11, 2010, a new system called PCounter will be in place to monitor printing from public computers at Birmingham-Southern.

BSC students, faculty & staff may print using their email user ID and password.

Community patrons: Please visit the library circulation desk to purchase a print card. The printing cost for community patrons will be .06 per page. Color printing is .25 per page.

NOTICE: All Print Jobs are set to print in DUPLEX mode (front & back). To print one side only, you must click on the Properties button (Fig. 1) after clicking PRINT and manually select “1 – Sided” (Fig. 2).

PCounter Info
When you initiate a print job, the following information (Fig. 3) will appear containing the name of the print job, the number of pages, and how much your account will be charged. Simply enter your email credentials (students) or your patron credentials (community patrons) and then click print.

Once your job has printed, a popup (Fig. 4) will appear in the bottom right hand corner with your username and your remaining balance. To check your balance at any time, from anywhere ON CAMPUS, visit and enter your credentials (students only). Community patrons may inquire at the circulation desk as to what their print balance is.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Alabama Biodiversity

This Provost’s Forum, recorded on April 8, 2010 is entitled “4533+ Species: Why Alabama is a Global Hotspot for Biodiversity.” Dr. Duncan did a great job explaining the reasons Alabama is a hotspot in terms of its geography and climate. He then reported on several visits to areas in the state which demonstrate our unique biodiversity. It is a really neat presentation!

The files are at:

iPod video file

Audio file

They may take a few moments to load. Enjoy!

Steve Laughlin