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President’s Mini-Grant for Social Justice to Expand Smith Collection

McCain Library was recently awarded a President’s Mini-Grant for Social Justice. This grant will fund the expansion of the Shuronda Gardner Smith Multicultural Resource Collection. Before receiving this grant, library staff worked to add to the collection an estimated fifty books that fit the specific criteria to make this multicultural resource diverse and current. With this award, we will continue to work towards creating an expansive and equitable collection of updated resources to reflect the diverse Scottie community and its needs.

If you would like to check out any Smith Collection books or DVDs, use our Grab & Go service (available for patrons who can get to campus) or request scans through our CDL service (for remote patrons). For more information on library services, email or call 404-471-6094.

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Interested in a Library or Archives Career? Apply for the Arseneau Award


Each spring, McCain Library sends out a call for nominations for the Arseneau Award.  This award was created by the Agnes Scott College Class of 1989 to honor the memory of their classmate Marjo Dobbs Arseneau, an academic librarian whose life was cut short by cancer.

At least ten past winners have gone on to complete library-related Master’s degrees and to pursue careers in libraries and archives.

To be eligible (self-nominations are accepted), a nominee must be a current Agnes Scott College junior or senior:

  • committed to pursuing a career in librarianship/archives by continuing her education in a Master of Library Science, Information Management/Studies, or allied program,


  • who has made significant contributions to McCain Library while working as a library student assistant.

The Arseneau Award includes a monetary prize intended to assist with graduate school costs. This year’s distribution will be $800.

A Google Form on which to submit your own information or a student nomination (by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 28, 2016) is available here:

People other than the McCain Library staff will help with the selection process, so please be thorough in completing the form.

Thank you for your assistance.  Any questions may be directed to the director of library services.