Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to join the Trustee Library to celebrate our 30th birthday with beer, food and team trivia on Friday Nov. 9, from 5-7 p.m.
We’ll have a selection of beer and wine, delicious bar food fare and team trivia questions that include a number of subjects including history, pop culture, Brenau and more. Watch for an E-vite headed to you soon.
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Sidney O. Smith Graduate School, the Office of the Provost and VP of Academic Affairs and WBCX 89.1.
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Welcome to a new school year from the Trustee Library! We want to let you know about some exciting updates.
Our new graduate instruction librarian, Emily Thornton, will arrive next week. In addition to teaching graduate level information literacy classes, Professor Thornton will also be our Norcross campus librarian. She will be there multiple times a week and will be available for research consultation for our Norcross students.
The historic Gainesville campus will be infected with zombies soon! Next week begins our First Year Experience information literacy courses. Students will end each class with playing “Zombies in the Library” and employing library research skills to escape the zombie horde. Zombies, NERF guns and FYE students will be zipping through the library stacks every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. beginning on Sept. 5.
This semester you’ll see an increase in librarian availability for instruction and research help. We’ve spent the summer prepping research tools and instruction, ordering and processing new materials, streamlining workflows, and even planning some fun activities. To request instruction or book a research appointment, please visit our website at https://library.brenau.edu/. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up with all the action.
We will be closed for the Labor Day holiday weekend from Friday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. until Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7:45 a.m. Our hours for the semester are Monday – Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1–10 p.m.
The 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.
Stock 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.
This 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!
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.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library book sale will be held Feb. 20-21 at the Trustee Library.