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Architecture in McCain Library

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If you loved student Assistant Annel Chavez’s Anime Display, you’ll love her display about McCain library’s architectural changes up until now. Her display is complete with visuals and fun facts about everyone’s favorite studying place. Here is what she had to say:

“Have you ever wondered how the great McCain Library came to be? Well look no further; the library is now featuring a display that reminisces the history of the dear and beloved McCain Library. Feel free to check it out [on the 1st floor of McCain Library} when you get the chance.”

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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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African and Black Dance Display: Past and Present

First year student assistant Mia Iverson curated a display on the evolution of African dance and its influence in Black culture today. When you visit McCain Library, stop by to view her display on the first floor by the elevator and borrow some of the materials she pulled!

About Mia:

“My name is Mia Iverson, and I’m a first year student assistant here at McCain Library. I was inspired to create this display because I have participated in dance since I was five years old. Then, I also saw the “Many Steps” movie last semester in Africana Studies, which sparked my interest in the overall topic of African dancing and its origin.”

About the Display:

“This display focuses on the evolution of dance in Africa. The books, movies, and music that is provided below offer a small portion of how African dance has been developed and maintained over the past decades. Some African dance practices have become apart of the black dance culture and that is shown in a few of the resources [for the display].”

 

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Mexican Artists & Muralists

Don’t forget to check out student assistants Lauryn Ewens (’22) and Rachel Magana’s (’21) display on Mexican Muralists when you get the chance! Their display combines visuals and literature concerning not just some of the most influential Mexican muralists, but also Mexican artists such as, Frida Kahlo and Jose Guadalupe Posada. They were inspired to create this display because of our LDR 101 class “Mexican Muralism and the Rise of Public Art” (shameless plug) taught by Professor Korol. This course sparked an interest in the art of that time period and has found a cozy corner in McCain!

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Limited Access to McCain Library Catalog on Wednesday, December 19

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Photo credit: “Computer, server room, engineer Fortepan” by FOTO:Fortepan available via Wikimedia Commons is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

On Wednesday, December 19, McCain Library’s catalog, Sophia, will be unavailable due to server maintenance. We do not anticipate similar issues with database access.

If you have any difficulties accessing a database on Wednesday, or need help finding an item in the library, please stop by the circulation desk on the first floor, call (404-471-6094), or email (library@agnesscott.edu) and we will be happy to troubleshoot.

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Winter Break Hours!

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McCain Library Winter Break Hours

Mon., Dec. 17, 2018   Open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues., Dec. 18, 2018   Open 8:30 AM –11:00 AM
Wed.– Fri., Dec. 19 – 21, 2018  Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018 –  Tues., Jan. 1, 2019  CLOSED
Wed.– Fri., Jan. 2 – 4, 2019  Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat. —- Sun., Jan. 5 -6, 2019  CLOSED
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019  Open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues., Jan. 8 (Classes Start)  Open 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM

 

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NaNoWriMo: Final Meetup for National Novel Writing Month (with prizes!)

National writers month!

We’ve finally arrived to the end of November, so help us end our NaNoWriMo meetups with a bang! The final, culminating meetup will be in Group Study 132 on the first floor of McCain Library from 6-7pm, and we will be raffling gift cards!

Thank you for joining us to write!

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McCain Mad Libs Display

Welcome Back Scotties!

Many of you submitted many hilarious Mad Libs, and there were too many funny ones to only post a few online. To fix the dilemma, we’ve posted them in the ground floor display by the elevator in McCain Library!

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We will switch them out weekly, so check back every week for a good laugh as you prepare for finals :).