Need something fun to read this weekend? Visit our New Fiction Browsing Books Pinterest Board. There you will see all the latest literary masterpieces and popular novels we have recently ordered or received. No Pinterest account needed!
This seemed like a momentous moment. The end of a literary era. Due to their age and the need to create room for new Browsing books, we are moving the Twilight series and Harry Potter series to Stack 3. Does this mean they are now considered “classics?”
Did you know the library website is being renovated? We are almost ready to reveal the results. Listed below are four pictures we took that may be featured on the library homepage. Use this poll to vote for your favorite!
Agnes Scott’s password to use GALILEO (Georgia’s virtual library consortia) databases when off of the campus network changed on June 15, 2013. The current password is valid until August 16, 2013, and then it will change for fall semester.
In Moodle it is now available from the main navigation list on the right sideafter you log in (as you would to get campus email). If you have not done so previously, you will need to enroll yourself in the non-academic “LIB 101″ course in Moodle to see the password.
The GALILEO password is not needed on desktop computers in campus offices, labs and the library, but is needed on personal laptops, mobile devices, in Avery Glen, if studying abroad, etc. Save time and contact McCain Library if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-471-6096).
Thanks to an alumna gift supporting access, the well-liked, scholarly journal archive JSTOR is being made accessible at no charge to graduates of Agnes Scott College who request access through McCain Library. JSTOR offers backfiles (and not always although some of the most recent issues) of core academic journals in many disciplines. JSTOR limits the number of libraries with which it is partnering on this pilot. When we informally polled alumnae on Facebook, there was overwhelming enthusiasm for the idea, so we are happy that it’s worked out.
ASC undergraduates use JSTOR heavily, so that fondness must continue after Commencement! If you are applying to grad school and need sources for a writing sample, or just want to stay connected to more than a thousand academic journals and primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content.
Alumnae who earned an Agnes Scott College degree and who are in good standing with McCain Library may email us requesting remote JSTOR access. You will be sent a link with which to create a My JSTOR account. If interested, contact email@example.com with “Alumnae access to JSTOR” in the subject line.
Note: Our other research database license agreements do not permit remote access for alumnae; however, you may use them on site at visitor computers. If you are a Georgia resident, contact your local public library about access to their GALILEO databases, and if you are no longer in Georgia, ask what databases your local public library provides.
Need help after library hours? Try keyword searchable LibGuides. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll follow up the next business day.
For study space when the main library floors are closed, current ASC students should be able to access G11, G13 and/or G37 (rooms around the Writing Center) in the Educational Technology Center, separate from library services, on McCain’s ground floor. To enter the building scan your ID at the exterior door facing Alston, and scan your ID again to enter the room. Please leave the room tidy and as you found it.
Do you have any special areas of interest, academic or otherwise?
I’m really interested in women’s history and women’s writing– that’s what I tend to focus on in my classes and where my interests tend to lie! Specifically, I love to look at formations of identity and spaces where women’s experiences can intersect.
What are your favorite resources at McCain Library?
Currently, I’m loving the Historical New York Times database– I’ve lost chunks of what could have been productive time looking through old headlines and articles. I’ve also been known to get sucked into the bound periodicals on the ground floor. (Pick up an old volume of TIME magazine sometime. So interesting.)
Do you enjoy reading? How would you describe yourself as a reader?
I love reading! As a reader, I’m a bit difficult, actually. It takes me a couple of tries to get into a fiction book unless it really captures me in the first few pages. I tend to be reading a lot of different things at one time, which can get tricky. I also like having something to eat or drink (or both), so I find myself reading in coffee shops a lot. And in the kitchen, which isn’t always ideal if you’re cooking. (Tip: watch your pasta. It will boil over. Dubliners can wait.)
It appears that my two adjectives would be fickle and hungry, which reflects very positively on me as a scholar.
What kind of books to you like to read outside of your classwork?
I like all kinds, really. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of poetry and young adult novels. It’s a nice break from the more dense and lengthy reading I do for class. (But it’s not any less meaningful, of course!)
I generally love comedies and old movies. I’ve also been drawn to indie dramas in the past with mixed reactions.
Are there any movies you recommend?
Mel Brooks movies, especially Young Frankenstein– classic.
Roman Holiday– I watched this movie for the first time last semester right before I did some traveling and it’s lovely. The Up Series is a series of documentary films that follows a group of children from when they’re seven years old– there’s one made every 7 years. The first film is sort of based around the proverb “Give me the child at seven, and I will give you the man.” The children from Seven Up are now in their 50s. It’s really interesting to see not only the way their lives turn out, but the way in which they start pushing back on the concept of the project. The Women (1939) is based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce– it’s a really fast-paced, witty movie that is certainly a product of its time and really interesting for that reason! No men make an appearance on screen for the entire movie, which is pretty cool.
Do you have any memorable stories about reading that you can share?
I started reading at an early age and have always been a voracious reader. But I think To Kill a Mockingbird was the first book that I really interacted with in a way that resembles the kind of literary analysis I do now as an English major– not only was I completely captivated by the story, but I was also analyzing it as a work of literature. I go back to it periodically and every time I’m shocked by how much I’ve grown. It’s a different book every few years
Is there anything else you would like to share?
My favorite places to sit in the library– because I’m sure you wanted to know– are on the patio on the first floor and the little hallway with the comfy chairs beside it. Lots of natural light! I also love my study carrel on the ground floor, but it’s mine, all mine. (Just kidding. Or AM I?)