October 2009

nota bene: the newsletter of the Bryan College Library
October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 2

In This Edition:

ON DISPLAY: Christian Studies Division

What do a super hero comic, a high-priestly garment, and a tongue-in-cheek "Curse of the Day" calendar have in common? photo of The Minister by Jared HelmsThey're all student projects featured in the library's current Bring Your World Into Our World display showcasing the Christian Studies Division. Stop by to see what your colleagues have to say about their field(s) of study, how they do research, what they require of their students, and what their majors go on to do after they graduate. Enjoy perusing some very clever student works created in response to what they're studying. Take home some coloring pages (from Erika Gebel's Unclean Animals Coloring Book) for the kids or grandkids!

photo of Bring Your World Into Our World display

The Bring Your World display cases are located in the library's first floor eastern hallway across from the new Technical Support Desk and the newly relocated and expanded Academic Support Center.

FACULTY RESOURCES for Teaching and Research

Looking for digital images to embed in your next presentation? Or would you like to know more about copyright and how it applies to the materials you use in class? You may find what you're looking for on our Faculty Resources page. It's designed to be a one-stop shop for tools to enhance your teaching and assist in your research.

screenshot of Faculty Resources page

We've included links to:

  • our library databases and tutorials on how to use them
  • other libraries' web sites
  • forms to request books and articles from other locations 
  • digital image collections
  • copyright guides
  • citation guides
  • powerpoint template sites
  • academic news web sites

If you would like to see more information included on the library's Faculty Resources page, please e-mail your recommendations to Keri-Lynn Paulson (kepaulson@bryan.edu).

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.
 -Hal Borland


Here's a sampling of what we added to the library in September. For more information on each title, please refer to our online catalog.

Main Collection

Throness, Laurie. A Protestant purgatory: Theological origins of the Penitentiary Act, 1779. 261.8 T416p 

Veith, Gene Edward. Modern fascism: The threat to the Judeo-Christian worldview. 320.5 V538m

Gonzales, Manuel G. The politics of fear: How Republicans use money, race, and the media to win. 320.520973 G589p  
Goldberg, Jonah. Liberal fascism: The secret history of the American left, from Mussolini to the politics of

change. 320.53 B564L  
Herspring, Dale R. The Pentagon and the presidency: Civil-military relations from FDR to George W. Bush. 322.5

Twight, Charlotte. Dependent on DC: The rise of federal control over the lives of ordinary Americans. 328.09


Olasky, Marvin N. The American leadership tradition: The inevitable impact of a leader's faith on a nation's destiny. 973.09 OL11a 


The adventure of English, 500 A.D. to 2000 A.D. Vols 1-8. AV 420.9 Ad961

Musical minds: With Dr. Oliver Sacks. AV 780.9 Sa147 

Soviet disunion: Ten years which shook the world. AV 947.085 So897  

Children's Lit

Smith, Jeff. Little mouse gets ready. JUV Easy Sm511L 

MacLachlan, Patricia. The true gift: A Christmas story. JUV Fic M22t

Fleming, Candace. The great and only Barnum: The tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum. JUV 791.3092 F629g   
Business statistics of the United States. 2009. REF 338.5 S115b

Jouon, Paul. A grammar of Biblical Hebrew. REF 492.4 J824g 


The library's annual Book Sale is going on now through October 7th. The Silent Auction portion of the sale is this week only (ends October 4th)!

Dr. Gary Fitsimmons attended the Fall Library Directors’ Meeting of the Bowen Central Library of Appalachia (the library part of the ACA) on September 17-18 in Abingdon, VA. The attendees met with the new Director of Library Programs, Dianne Schaefer, and Irene Burges of the ACA to discuss the structure of the Library Council, current library programs and directions for the future. This cooperative allows the Bryan Library to buy databases at a discount and offers project grants and professional development opportunities for our librarians.


Ah, October—that beautiful month when the leaves begin to change color, the weather changes to cooler and the library changes to—well, the library just changes. Traffic in the library gets heavier as paper deadlines get closer. Events are scheduled in both the ASC open area and upstairs on the second floor that necessitate furniture rearrangement. We will also be adding some new furniture pieces during the month, so be looking for those. My office is now decorated in “Early 20th Century Archives” as Bob Simpson, Tom Davis and I begin to sort through the archive collections to try to make them more accessible. Then, of course, there is our new display: “Bring Your World Into Our World” which will change about three more times during the year. There are a number of other changes planned during the year, so drop by often to take a look around, and as always, ask us if we can help you find any information resources or help you in any way. Thanks for noticing us—and our changes.

--Dr. Gary Fitsimmons


Library Fall Break Hours:
closed Sat-Sun, Oct 10-11
*new hours* OPEN Mon-Thurs, Oct 12-15, 8:00am-4:30pm, (closed for lunch noon - 1:15pm)
closed Fri-Sat, Oct 16-17
OPEN Sun, Oct 18, 7:00pm-11:00pm
regular hours resume Mon, Oct 19

© 2009 Bryan College Library
Please direct your comments or questions to
Dr. Gary Fitsimmons (Library Director) or Keri-Lynn Paulson (editor)

Current Issue | Past Issues:  September 2009 | May 2009 | April 2009