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McCain Library Hosts: Independent Publishing – A Discussion with Deeds Publishing Owner, Bob Babcock (Friday, April 12 @3m in McCain 211)

Bob Babcock is the owner of Deeds Publishing, an independent Georgia book publisher with over 20 years of experience publishing both fiction and non-fiction. During his presentation, Bob will discuss all areas of independent book publishing with an emphasis on unpublished writers and how they can navigate the various opportunities afforded by an independent publisher. A Q&A will follow Bob’s presentation.

Independent Publishing Info Session

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WEBCOMICS: A Digital Space for Humor


Library student assistants Folasade, Isabelle, and Yasmine have curated a visual display for a common like that they (and possibly you!) share: webcomics. Here’s what they had to say regarding their inspiration and resources at the library:

We created this display in hopes to raise interest in webcomics while also displaying some of our favorite works. We also chose books from the library that correspond to the subject or theme of the webcomics.”

To read more about their favorite webcomics, where to find them, and where to find webcomics in general, visit their display on the first floor of McCain Library! They also recommend HiveWorks and Webtoons as good websites for collections of webcomics.

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McCain Library Celebrates Hamilton the Musical

Please visit our student created Hamilton the musical display on the First Floor of the library (near the elevator). Rachel, the display’s creator, also included a statement regarding her inspiration below.

My name is Rachel Magana, and I am a sophomore student assistant here at the McCain Library. I was driven to make a Hamilton display because of not only my love for the musical, but also personal participation in musical theater for many years. Additionally, Hamilton is a topic of interest for both myself and so many others through its historical relevance in today’s political climate.

My display includes not only information about the musical, but also background concerning present Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza. I have also added materials that can be found in McCain for research purposes.

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McCain Library Display: Bugs, Insects, and Arthropods

Library student worker Annel Chavez (Class of ’21) created an immersive display
on the First Floor of the library and included the following synopsis when asked for comment.

How you ever wonder what the difference is between Bugs, Insects, and Arthropods? Well, so did I! Which is why we have display in McCain Library explaining the differences and other fun facts on our small little friends! Did you know that spiders are the 7th in the world when it comes to diversity among their populations?

We have so many books for you to read and check out on these many topics. A lot of the books have beautiful illustrations if you wanted references for drawing. The display case is also filled with vintage items, including preserved butterflies and beetles. So don’t be afraid to come and visit the display. None of  preserved bugs will come to life to jump on  you, I promise!



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McCain Library Celebrates Journeys


McCain Library assistants Tamaria Reed (’22) and Folasade Fasina-Thomas (’22) created a display to celebrate Agnes Scott’s 2019 Journeys destinations. The display, in the case near the spiral staircase, features a map that pinpoints each destination and books that each of our six first-year student assistants – Tamaria Reed, Folasade Fasina-Thomas, Mia Iverson, Lauryn Ewens, Georga-Kay Whyte, and Perry Dowell – chose based on their Global 102 classes. Our First Year class will be travelling to their Journeys destinations from March 3rd to March 11th!