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:

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!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Library Services – Reference and Research Help

Starting August 29, you will find a research librarian at the desk ion the main level of the Library. Of course our specialty is assisting you with research, but you are welcome to stop by with any question, and we will do our best to answer it or find someone who can. Our librarians also monitor online chat, which you can find on most of our web pages at library.bsc.edu. If we look like we are busy, we are just waiting for your next question.

Monday-Thursday 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday 3:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

We are here to help!

PS - Tutoring will begin Monday, September 10, so watch for schedule detail ext week.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Welcome!

Welcome to the Hilltop!

We are look forward to helping you with all your library needs: materials; space to study, meet, or watch films for class; help creating or finding answers to research questions; interlibrary loan for materials we don't have in the library at BSC; and computers to help you create or print, copy, or scan; and finding your way around the building and the campus.

We also want to remind you of the library schedule for the fall semester. Regular hours begin August 29:

Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Special hours will be posted on the library website.

Thanks for checking out the blog and we wish you the best year possible at BSC, whether it's your first, middle, or last!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Library book display celebrates GLBT Book Month

Birmingham-Southern College is committed to supporting a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. The Library is supporting this over the summer by celebrating GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. (http://www.ala.org/rt/glbtrt/glbt-book-month)

The Library has a display of books of both adult and juvenile winners of the Stonewall Book Awards. These are available for checkout if you inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Read more about the American Library Association and its Intellectual Freedom Round Table's work.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Hours through Summer 2018

Summer 2018 - Library Calendar

June 4 - August 28

Library hours during intersession:

June 4 - 7     Monday - Thursday     8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
June 8           Friday                         8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
June 9 - 10   Saturday - Sunday       CLOSED

Library hours during Summer Term (June 12 - July 20)*:

Monday - Thursday     8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Friday                         8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday                     1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday                        2:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

* Wednesday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day

Library hours during July/August break (July 21 - August 28):

Monday - Friday        8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.**
Saturday - Sunday      CLOSED

** Friday, July 27: Close at Noon

Monday, May 14, 2018

Extended hours through exams

Finals are coming!

The Library will be open longer (many times 24 hours) during Reading Days and finals. Thank your SGA for funding for Campus Police to staff the Library during the overnight hours!

Reading Days and Finals (May 15-22)
May 15-17: 8:00 AM to open all night
May 18: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
May 19: 9:00 AM to midnight
May 20: 2:00 PM to open all night
May 21: 8:00 AM to open all night
May 22: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Intersession hours begin May 23.

ILL books are due back no later than Wednesday, May 16.
The ARC Tutoring Center will be open through Thursday, May 17.

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 arc@bsc.edu 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 ljjohnso@bsc.edu. Math Lab appointments can be made by emailing Dr. Doug Riley at driley@bsc.edu.

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 sar@bsc.edu

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