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McCain Library’s First Weekend of ADDED Exam-Time Hours for ASC Students

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Friday, Dec 2        Open late – 8 AM – 2 AM

All library services until 10:30 PM

Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM

@ 2 AM, relocate to G-11 w/ID (ETC area)


Saturday
, Dec 3   Open late – 9 AM – 2 AM

All library services until 10:30 PM

Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM

@ 2 AM, relocate to G-11 w/ID (ETC area)


Sunday
, Dec 4      Open 1 PM – 2AM


Next weekend (Dec 9-12) will also have additional, but different, hours and services.

Good luck wrapping up this semester!

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Library Hours Around Thanksgiving Break

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An alert to library users:  between November 22-26, 2016, McCain Library’s hours will be adjusted around Agnes Scott College’s Thanksgiving Break.

Please plan accordingly.

Mon., 11/21      OPEN 8:00 am – 2:00 am*

Tues., 11/22         OPEN 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wed., 11/23      OPEN 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thurs., 11/24         CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Fri., 11/25           CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sat., 11/26          CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sun., 11/27         OPEN 1:00 pm – 2:00 am*

If you’re traveling, remember our online, no-password-needed, keyword searchable LibGuides – subject-oriented research starters for help at a distance, 24/7.

**If you’re staying on campus, remember that McCain G-11 is accessible by ASC ID card (go to library side doors facing Alston, then scan your ID at the card reader there and at the classroom door) when the main library spaces are closed. Enjoy the break!

*Visitors allowed in the building until 10:30pm.

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Game Night – Friday, November 11th at 6:30pm

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Hungry Hippos? check.

Witty answers? check.

Snacks? Double check!

Come join us in the Main Reading Room of McCain Library this Friday between 6:30 – 9:00 pm for a game night extravaganza! The Reading Room tables will be transformed into gaming spots; video game systems will be connected to large monitors; and there’ll be a full ice cream and cookie bar.

Best of all there will be prizes plus a hide and seek hunt throughout the library!

Co-hosted by the Center of Student Involvement.

 

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Videos

ASC Video Clips from the Archives

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The McCain Library Archives & Special Collections is regularly adding historical information about the college to its website at http://libguides.agnesscott.edu/speccoll/home.  The most recent additions are some video clips from the late 1920s through mid 1930s, showing campus scenes, students at work and play, etc.

All the clips can be found in the “From the Archives” playlist at McCain Library’s YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/McCainLibrary), and many of the clip descriptions on YouTube are linked to a related page on the archives website where the video, along with additional pictures and information, can be found.

One of the next major additions to the archives site, coming later this semester, will be a tab on the history of athletics on campus, with a page for each sport & historical pictures of play and teams over the years from the 1890s forward.

Thanks to ITS Media Technician China Wilson ’14 for digitizing this old video, and Margaret Rose Hunt ’18, Archives Student Assistant, for putting the material online.  Please contact Marianne Bradley ’74, Archives Manager, for further information.

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New Additions to the Libraries Circulating Equipment Collection

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The McCain Library offers a number of equipment items for use by students, faculty, and staff. New additions to the collection include eight circulating HP laptops and two TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculators for in-house use.

A list of all available equipment in the library, including images, loan periods, and availability, is available from the Items to Borrow webpage. The list below includes an overview of equipment available for loan.

  • Laptops
  • PC Adapters
  • MAC Adapters
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Projectors
  • Projector Screens
  • iPads
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Digital Camcorders
  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • Digital Presenter
  • Tripods
  • CD Players
  • Graphing Calculators
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Library Hours Around Fall Break

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An alert to library users:  between October 5 – 9, 2016, McCain Library’s hours will be adjusted around Agnes Scott College’s Fall Break and because of a film shoot in the library.

Please plan accordingly.

Wed., 10/5         OPEN 8:00 am – 2:00 am*
(Students may use computers in McCain 211 or library laptops if computer clusters on Floor 1 are affected by movie prep.)

Thurs., 10/6      OPEN 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (No Classes/Movie Prep in Main Reading Room)

Fri., 10/7           CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sat., 10/8          CLOSED (Movie Filming)**

Sun., 10/9         OPEN 1:00 pm – 2:00 am*

If you’re traveling, remember our online, no-password-needed, keyword searchable LibGuides – subject-oriented research starters for help at a distance, 24/7.

**If you’re staying on campus, remember that McCain G-11 is accessible by ASC ID card (go to library side doors facing Alston, then scan your ID at the card reader there and at the classroom door) when the main library spaces are closed. Enjoy the break!

*Visitors allowed in the building until 10:30pm.

 

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How to Register to Vote: Tips for Agnes Scott Students

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Image provided by Flickr user Theresas Thompson

Register as Georgia Resident in Your Home County

Georgia Residents with a valid Georgia Driver’s license may register to vote online at: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR.

Those without a valid Georgia Driver’s license may complete the State of Georgia Application for Voter Registration. Download a copy from the Georgia Secretary of State Office or stop by the Circulation Desk in McCain Library to pick up a print copy. Casey Long (clong@agnesscott.edu) is available for help in filling out the form.

If you are a new voter, in the envelope you will need to include a photocopy of your Georgia driver’s license or U.S. Passport. Also acceptable are photocopies of:

  • a certified copy of your birth certificate;
  • a valid Social Security card;
  • a current utility bill, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address; or
  • a bank statement, or a legible copy thereof, showing your name and address.

McCain Library called the Georgia Secretary of State to determine if a copy of your Agnes Scott College ID would be sufficient for voter registration. They said “yes,” but since this is not listed anywhere in their documentation we are hesitant to recommend it.

The postage is already paid so simply fold and seal the form when it is complete and drop it in the mail.

Register as Georgia Resident Using Your Agnes Scott Address

Agnes Scott students living on-campus can register to vote as a Georgia resident using the State of Georgia Application for Voter Registration by using the college address (141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030) as the residence address and the student’s P.O. box number plus the college address as the mailing address. (See instructions above)

Register as a Resident of your Home State

Look for an opportunity to register online. The National Conference of State Legislatures lists 31 states that allow for online registration.

Use USA.gov to find the Elections Office for your state. They may have a downloadable Voter Registration Application for your state for your state that will allow you to mail in your application.

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Alumna Architect Featured in Atlanta Magazine

McCain Library’s archival collections related to alumna architect Leila Ross Wilburn are featured prominently in the September 9, 2016 online issue of Atlanta Magazine. The full article is available here: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/homeandgarden/pioneering-female-architect-leila-ross-wilburn-one-atlantas-prolific/.

The article reports that, “After graduating* from Agnes Scott Institute (now Agnes Scott College) and studying architectural drafting with a private tutor, the 21-year-old traveled around the country to study the emerging Arts and Crafts movement—using her Kodak camera to capture some 5,000 photographs of residences that inspired her. Returning to Atlanta, she apprenticed with B.R. Padgett and Son, where her first commission was a three-story YMCA gym at Georgia Military Academy, now Woodward Academy. Just three years later, Wilburn established her own practice.”

If one visits “Atlanta’s Intown neighborhoods where early-20th-century houses and bungalows remain,” the results of Wilburn’s house plans can be seen, particularly in Decatur’s MAK neighborhood adjacent to Agnes Scott College. Her homes also still exist in Inman Park, Ansley Park, and Midtown.

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Wilburn’s plan books are the only ones known to have been published by a female architect.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MCCAIN LIBRARY

*Note from McCain Library: Wilburn attended Agnes Scott Institute but did not graduate from there as stated in the article.

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15 Minute Dance Party – Friday, September 9th at 6:00pm

danceparty2016Black Ring Radio and McCain Library are teaming up again to bring a little levity to the library with a pop-up dance party. Kick off your weekend by pushing the books aside and dancing in the Main Reading Room of McCain Library this Friday starting around 6pm. It is 15 minutes of great music and fun!

All are invited! Faculty, staff, students, and alumnae, we want to see you there!

The library will be officially closed, so no studying allowed – just dancing.

Checkout our pictures from last year!