On Display: The History Department

The Library recently unveiled its latest Bring Your World Into Our World exhibit, a fascinating look into the discipline of history. Highlights of the display include a dinner menu doodled by the great Michaelangelo, a collection of Dr. Seuss political cartoons from World War II, and a copy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's signed pledge for $100 toward the establishment of Bryan Memorial University.  Interviews with the history department professors convey a sense of passion for the discipline and for their students, who are poised to succeed in a wide variety of occupations based on their honed skills in analysis and interpretation of vast quantities of information. Also featured is an array of student output, from internships to conference presentations to published articles. Rounding out the display is some of Bryan College's own history: pages from an old scrapbook showing newspaper clippings from the late 1920s and early 1930s when the college was being created. Stop by sometime and look through this engaging window into the past!

History display: text and items from History professorsstudents Leila Barker and Olivia Eanes serve their internship at the Rhea County CourthouseHistory Display: Bryan scrapbook

(l-r: display case of Dr. Musumeci's and Dr. Ricketts' research interests; students Olivia Eanes and Leila Barker catalog items as part of their internship; copies of pages from the Bryan scrapbook discovered in the Bryan Archives)

Students Read for Listen to This!

student authors Nathan Johnson, Adam Parker, Jordan Kelly, Rebekah Weaver, and Sarah Peden.The Library hosted a third Listen to This! on Monday, February 6. This is our second time to showcase students' original compositions. Students who wanted to participate had to submit their works for review. During the evening, each student took time to explain a little bit about what he or she wrote and selected to read. Nathan Johnson read a short story, Jordan Kelly read a sonnet, Adam Parker read a part of a chapter from his forthcoming book, and Sarah Peden and Rebekah Weaver read poetry. 
Our final Listen to This! event of the year is Monday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. We'll be reading favorite children's books, and this time, anyone who wants to read may do so!

Comment Box in the Copier Room

sign for comment box

We've added one more way you can help us improve our services, collections, and communication with our patrons: an old-school, in-person, 3D comment box, located in the library's copier room. The next time you stop by to make copies for a class, take a minute to jot down a note and slip it in the box. Your comment and a response from the library will be posted on the bulletin board. (Of course, you can always e-mail us, too.)

Free Business Resource: Manta

It's essentially Facebook for small businesses

From the Director

Once again with keyboard submitting to my not-always-so-deft keystrokes, I deign to write words that will inspire confidence in the library services being offered to the “Bryan Community”. “What services?” you ask, because, of course, inquiring minds want to know. I’m glad you asked that, because that’s just what I want to expound upon. The Bryan College Library offers a plethora of services including:
Resources for research; including books on the Church.Gary in the hat
Class reserves; and a stairway that curves.
Reference service; not to make you nervous.
Information literacy instruction; helps them research literary construction.
Headphones for loan; blocks out students that moan.
Interlibrary borrowing; cures lack-of-stuff-on-my topic sorrowing.
More than one study room; used more as finals loom.
Faculty/patron-suggested acquisitions; take advantage of your position! (Suggest a book!)
Interesting displays; in spite of delays.
Computers for use; they constantly use “juice”.
A Great Book Exchange; quite a subject range!
IT Helpdesk at night; to make your computer work right.
Reading events; they can be quite intense!
Database trials; beats roaming the aisles!
E-books we’ve bought; maybe just what you’ve sought!
A library newsletter; more constant than the weather.
Our online catalog; but no, we don’t have a blog.
More ideas from you?; We’re open to ‘most anything new.
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