Wednesday, December 18 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Chat and Email Reference Service will resume in January after the break.
The official blog of the Charles Andrew Rush/N.E. Miles Library at Birmingham-Southern College, featuring library news & highlighting cultural events on campus. Photo credit for Book Birds: facebook.com/caseydavidphoto
|Signatures of the charter members of ΦBK at BSC.|
|BSC Phi Beta Kappa pioneer Guy Snavely|
|Now at BSC Library!|
|Halloween on the Hilltop 2011|
|Josh Philips and Christie Connelly |
rehearse a scene from "Richard III."
|Magdalena Teske ('13) Checks out an iPad to a BSC Student|
|Students studying in |
Seminar G (Garcia Marquez)
|Students studying in the Auditorium|
|Dr. Mark Schantz|
While some students have utilized the iPads for academic purposes, others have simply used them for fun. The iPads are equipped with many scholastic applications such as notetaking and e-book apps; however, other "just-for-fun" apps such as Netflix and Photo Booth provide some extra delight for students.
To check out an iPad, contact Eric Kennedy (email@example.com) or Craig Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org), or ask at the Library circulation desk.
Thank you SGA!!
THE 20TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
APRIL 20-21, 2012
Teaching at college is not limited to professors in classrooms. Academic symposia provide opportunities for college students to be on the other side of the lectern—the side that teaches students and professors alike a thing or two that is new.
Join your fellow scholars at the 20th Annual Latin American Studies Symposium held right here on campus and listen to your peers from BSC and other schools from all over the country as they present papers on such topics as:
· Amazon deforestation
· Standards of beauty in Brazil
· Mariachi music and patriotism
· Sports and society
Student presenters from BSC include:
· Katie Adams
· Jennifer Commander
· Trent Baker
· CeCe Lacey
Other schools that are represented include:
Kennesaw State University
IT is hopeful that access to these systems will be restored by tomorrow, April 12. Thank you for your patience as they work to resolve this problem.
but millions would die
So let your Library help cure your ills with ILLs.
Feb. 16, 3:30 PM, Norton Campus Theatre
Community Panel: "The Dream Realized: Defining the Black Professional" (EEIS event!)
Feb. 19, 2:00PM
Tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Feb. 23, 7:00PM, Hanson Loft
Film: When We Were Kings, Leon Gast
Feb. 26, 5:30PM, College Theatre
Of One A-Chord Performance (EEIS event!)
Feb. 28, 11:00AM, Harbert Auditorium
Speaker: Judge Helen Shores Lee (EEIS event!)
For more information, please visit http://www.bsc.edu/communications/news/2012/20120130-bhm.cfm.
photo W.E.B. DuBois, historian, founder of NAACP, poet, civil rights leader
Secondly, we now offer TEXT to our chat service service. Simply send a text message to 205-287-7746, and chat away (standard text and data charges may apply).
We have also added the capability to share our PC screen with you should you need to see a step-by-step demonstration of some database or other library magic.
--photo of Southern University in 1888
For more information about the history of BSC, take a look at the BSC History page prepared by the College Archives.--G.W. Hubbs, College Archivist
The Library Hours for Winter Break
February 1–3, Wednesday –Friday 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
February 4–5, Saturday –Sunday CLOSED
The Library opens again for Spring Term on Monday, February 6th at 8:00 am.
All of the books are listed in the BSC Library catalog and are available for check-out. A full listing of the "100 books" can be found at http://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/eng/worldwide/readjapan/list_100books.html. The new items build on the excellent foundation established by the James Wren Asian Studies Collection.
Many thanks to the Nippon Foundation for these wonderful additions to the library collection!
Thursday Night Movie Fundraiser
Do you ever think about scientific breakthroughs and the ethical questions they pose? Sometimes the benefits of these experiments are purchased at a great cost to individuals who often remain anonymous. Dr. Melanie Styers' ExTerm class, Tough Choices: Ethical Dilemmas in Science and Medicine explores the implications of medical breakthroughs.
Based on one case, the students were moved to action and along with Dr. Styers have organized a fundraiser for the Henrietta Lacks Foundation on Thursday evening, Jan. 19, at 7 PM in Harbert Auditorium. They will show the movie Source Code (with Jake Gyllenhall, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan) and serve pizza and snacks. Following the movie will be a discussion of the bioethical issues raised by the plot. The suggested donation is $5, but any amount is appreciated. All proceeds will be donated to the Henrietta Lacks Foundation.
Dr. Styers reported "the class read the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (a wonderful book!!) The book deals with the history behind HeLa cells, a cervical cancer cell line that has led to many of the most significant scientific breakthroughs over the last 50 years. It details how the cells were isolated from Henrietta Lacks (without her consent) and the lasting effects on her family. The book adresses issues related to race, poverty, medical ethics, and education. My students have been very touched by Henrietta's story."
For information of the movie Source Code see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/
For information on the Henrietta Lacks Foundation see http://henriettalacksfoundation.org/
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Acrobatics!
One of the most famous acrobatic groups in China, the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe, will perform at Birmingham-Southern on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in celebration of the 2012 Chinese New Year, The Year of the Dragon.
The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum. The public is invited and the event is free. The doors of the coliseum will open at 7 p.m.
Monday, January 16, 2012
The BSC Library will be CLOSED
As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, many of us are unaware of the direct effect that his message had on BSC students. Marti Turnipseed, a BSC student, attended a meeting at the Ensley First Baptist Church, where she heard the Reverend King speak on the need to take a stand for justice. As a result she became the first white person to participate in the non-violent sit-ins at the segregated Birmingham Woolworth's Department Store lunch counters. For her courage to stand up for what she believed to be right, the college administration bowed to outside pressure and expelled her for a year. But Marti returned with her head held high to graduate from BSC in 1964 and then attend divinity school.
You can learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. through the BSC Library catalogue. Marti Turnipseed's story and BSC's struggles through the civil rights era have been researched by Professor Bill Nicholas of our History Department; you can find her entry in the BSC yearbooks, available online.
--G. Hubbs, BSC Library
Good Friday March held on April 12, 1963. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Rev. Ralph David Abernathy join Dr. King on a march for civil rights in Birmingham.
Photo from the Encyclopedia of Alabama.