Books by Faculty

facbookpicsNext time you are in the library, stop by our new display of selected works written by our very own pioneers of knowledge.

The display is located in the stand alone shelf in the Main Reading Room.  Resources will be periodically switched out.

Check out a book written by your favorite professor today!

Blog Post Highlights ASC’s Robert Frost Collection for National Poetry Month

Christina Kaylor, a blogger for “Readers Unbound,” grew up near the Agnes Scott College campus.

For National Poetry Month, she chose to take a “field trip” here to research and highlight the history of Robert Frost’s many visits to Decatur.  Her well-crafted post captures his essence and some of the unusual artifacts related to him that are housed at ASC and in McCain Library:


Get Prepared to “Occupy Shakespeare”

Marjorie Garber, Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, will be on campus Thursday, April 10 to talk about Shakespeare and the Humanities. Dr. Garber is the 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.

Her talk, entitled “Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare in/and the Humanities” will be held at 8:00 pm in the Bullock Science Center’s Teasley Lecture Hall (lower level of the BSC).

Listed below are just a few of the books available in McCain Library.

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Be sure to check the Irvine for opportunities to meet Dr. Garber!

Last Minute Research Help

If you are struggling to find resources for your research project, set up an appointment with Casey, Erica, or Liz in McCain Library.  All you need to do is use the appointment scheduler  and choose a time that works best for you. McCain Library will contact you to let you know who you will be meeting and where the meeting will be held.

For help creating and formatting your bibliography, McCain Library recommends using  Zotero or RefWorks.  On Mondays Kaitlyn Lyles, McCain’s resident expert on Zotero, is available at the Reference Desk to teach you how to use Zotero.  Within 15 minutes she’ll have you registered for an account and creating bibliographies in any citation style.  Here are guides to help you learn how to use these tools: Zotero Guide | Refworks Guide

Happy Birthday, Robert Frost!

Envelopes in Frost Exhibit

Today would have been the birthday of poet Robert Frost whose portrait hangs on the second floor of McCain Library (born in San Francisco, March 26, 1874; died in Boston, January 29, 1963).

It’s a perfect day to stop by the Frost exhibit there, too.  You’ll see the chronological list of Frost’s twenty visits to Agnes Scott College and artifacts such his artistic doodles and the mailing wrappers above, in which he sent books to friends at the College.  The Agnes Scott collection of Frost material was initiated by Frost himself, who gave some of his books to Professor Emma May Laney in 1935.  Professor Laney gave the material to the library.  In 1944 the librarian, Edna Hanley Byers, began seriously to collect Frostiana – and upon hearing about this, Frost sent several first editions of his works.

Here’s one of his poems for your reading pleasure:

Fireflies in the Garden, poem by Robert Frost

Workshop: Quick & Easy Bibliographies — Monday, March 31st @ 5pm in McCain 211

zoteroZotero is a powerful, free tool that helps you gather citation information from websites, articles, and books and turn this information into bibliographies.  It even let’s you insert citations into the text of your research paper.  If you need to create a bibliography in APA, Chicago, or MLA style this tool is for you!

Kaitlyn Lyles ’11, an intern with McCain Library and master of helpful research tools, will teach you how to set up an account and gather your sources into a bibliography.  Be sure to check out the fantastic Zotero guide she created for this resource!

  • When: Monday, March 31st at 5:00pm
  • Where: McCain Library, Room 211.

We will have you started in under 30 minutes and even give you homemade cookies to take home!

Additional workshops targeted towards faculty but open to students will be held on Friday, April 4th:

  • Beginners: 12:30pm in McCain 211
  • Advanced Users: 1pm in McCain 211

We hope to see you there!

Spring Break Library Hours

Beach palm treeWondering what the library’s hours will be during spring break, if you’re staying in the area?

Friday, March 7   Open 8:00am-6:00pm

Sat. & Sun., March 8-9   CLOSED

Monday-Friday, March 10-14   Open 8:30am – 4:30pm

Sat., March 15    CLOSED

Sunday, March 16    Open 1:00pm – 2:00am

See the full schedule at under “Exceptions.”

Students may use their ASC ID cards to access the 24/7 spaces on the ground floor too.

If you are researching at a distance, remember that LibGuides are available anywhere to point you to the best resources for your topic. They are keyword searchable too!

Have a safe, fun and relaxing break!