Pop-Up Library at Facutly Assessment

Pop-up library flyerThe Trustee Library’s Pop-Up Library returns to faculty assessment day on Tuesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pick up some summer reads and spin the prize wheel to win gift cards, treats and summer fun.

Spring Break Hours for the Trustee Library

Spring Break Hours TableThe Trustee Library will be open Monday through Wednesday next week, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the spring break holiday.

Library Book Sale this Week

Library Book Sale flyerStock up on some great spring break reads at our library book sale! We will have an assortment of fiction and non-fiction titles and even some DVDs. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1. The proceeds of the book sale will help us enhance our book collection.

The book sale will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday,  Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library.

Blind Date with a Book Pop-up Library at Faculty Meeting

Don't let a Great Book Get AwayThis Thursday’s faculty meeting will feature a pop-up library with fiction and non-fiction books that are sure to kindle your love of reading. Books are wrapped to hide their titles. Look at the hearts on the book for hints about your blind date. We’ll also have a brief survey so you can tell us what books you like to read for fun and relaxation.

Checking out a book “date” or filling out a survey will enter you into our contest for a Dunkin Donuts gift card!

The pop-up library will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. We’d love to see you there!

Books to Honor Black History Month at the Trustee Library

Books to Honor Black History Month at the Brenau University Trustee Library

For the month of February, the Trustee Library will have a Black History Month display featuring the following books and many others:

“We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates: From the author of “Between the World and Me,” this book contains eight essays first published in The Atlantic along with eight additional essays reflecting on the years of the Obama administration.

“Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement” by Angela Y. Davis: This new collection of essays, interviews and speeches explores the historical and global context of oppression and state violence.

“Don’t Call Us Dead” by Danez Smith: Poet D.A. Powell describes this riveting collection as being filled with “poems of insistence and resistance.” These poems explore what it means to be male, black, gay and HIV positive in America.

“Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge: A London-based journalist, Reni Eddo-Lodge examines how race is discussed and tackles structural and institutional racism head-on.

“The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein: Rothstein, an authority on housing policy, offers a clear and expansive history of racial segregation through discriminatory laws and policy decisions.

“The Fire this Time” by Jesmyn Ward: This collection of essays and poems on race echo the themes of James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” and wrestles with the past, present and future of race relations in America.

“Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward: Winner of the National Book Award, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” follows an interracial Mississippi family through the eyes of 13-year-old Jojo.

Book Donations Needed for Library Book Sale

Call for Book Donations FlyerThe Trustee Library is seeking donations for our February book sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to enhance our collection with new materials. Current fiction, young adult titles and children’s books are especially wanted. Please drop off your donations at the library information desk. For more information contact Benji Barton at bbarton@brenau.edu.

The library book sale will be held Feb. 20-21 at the Trustee Library.

Extended Library Hours Begin on Monday, Nov. 27

Extended Library Hours (as indicated in copy)The Trustee Library will begin extended hours on Monday, Nov. 27. The library will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the Redwine Technology Center will be open 24/7.

On Friday, Dec. 8, we will close at 5 p.m. and begin our winter business hours. During this time the library will be closed on weekends and open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Thanksgiving Hours and Thankfulness Turkeys at the Library

Thankfulness turkeys at the information desk.

Fill out a thankfulness turkey for the information desk.

Paper turkey sculpture made by library student-worker Michaela Beckham.
Paper turkey sculpture made by library student-worker Michaela Beckham.

We’re in full Thanksgiving mode at the library this week. You can fill out a thankfulness turkey for the front desk, checkout some holiday cookbooks for omnivores and herbivores, and pick up an autumn book or two for the Thanksgiving break. We will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and will reopen at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.

Trustee Library Staff Scholarly Research and Awards

The Brenau Trustee Library staff members have received several awards and will make prestigious presentations to help represent Brenau in the community.

Brenau librarians Linda Kern and Kimberly Boyd will present at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy on Sept. 15-16 in Savannah. Their presentation, “Building Relationships: Mapping the Journey from One-Shots to a Strategic Program of Information Literacy Instruction” will focus on developing a strategic instruction program across university curricula and within individual majors.

Kimberly Boyd is one of the recipients of the Georgia Library Association Team Award for her work with GLA’s Carterette Webinar Series, which develops and hosts free professional development webinars for librarians across the globe.

In November, Amanda Roper will present at the Library Marketing and Communications Conference in Dallas, Texas. Her presentation, “But I Want to Do It All! Social Media Strategies for the Small Academic Library” will discuss creating an effective social media management program.

Roper is also the winner of the Georgia Library Association’s Hubbard Scholarship for students pursing a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Amanda is currently pursuing her MLIS at Valdosta State University where she is focusing on information literacy instruction and library communications.

Zombies in the Library Sept. 6

This Fall the Trustee Library Presents Zombies in the Library. Bring your Brains.

Beginning next Wednesday, Sept. 6, you may discover some strange, undead activity in the library.

Student Zombies post in LibraryThis fall, First Year Experience students will learn to use information literacy skills by playing a zombies-versus-humans game. The game was developed by librarian Kimberly Boyd and library specialist Amanda Roper after researching other university libraries that employ gamification to teach information literacy.

Learning objectives for the game include searching the library catalog for books, evaluating resources, finding a research guide and using our Ask-A-Librarian service. The added fun involves three teams, six Nerf guns and plenty of brains.

The game runs at the library every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-1:50 p.m. and will end just before Halloween. If you’d like to follow along with the fun on social media, use the tag #bringyourbrains2017. We’ll be documenting the battle between humans and zombies on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.