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Writers’ Festival LibGuide

Be prepared to ask great questions at this year’s Writers’ Festival. Visit the Writers’ Festival LibGuide to find interviews, books, articles and more with each of the writers on campus this week.

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A big thank you to Jillian Speck ’17 who created all the profiles on the writers this year. The guide also links to snapshots of previous years and provides a history of the Writers’ Festival.

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Info Session: UNC-CH iSchool (MSLS/MSIS)


On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, representatives from the #2 nationally ranked School of Information at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will be on campus to provide information about their graduate programs, financial aid, and career placement. (1-2pm). The session will be held in Lower Evans, Room C.

The iSchool at UNC-Chapel Hill offers a Master’s in Library Science and in Information Science. Graduates are in the workforce as Digital Librarians, User Experience Librarians, business intelligence analysts, web developers, archivists, and more.

Attendees may meet individually with recruiters from 2-3pm in that same location.

Open to alumnae and the public.

Co-sponsored by the ASC Office of Internship and Career Development and McCain Library.

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Book Lovers’ Fair – Thursday, August 25 – 3:00pm-5:00pm

Book Lovers' FairWe are so excited to welcome all the new and returning students to campus that we are throwing a Book Lovers’ Fair just so we can see each and everyone of you in person!

We will have stations to test your knowledge of book trivia, provide you with tips for finding inexpensive textbooks, and share with you information on how to access other libraries.

Plus we will provide tours of our literature collection to help you find your favorite works of fiction.

Charis Books and Decatur Public Library will be on site to tell you about their resources too! Decatur Public Library will be ready to sign up Agnes Scott students for a public library card so you have access to even more books and databases, including test prep materials and audiobooks!

Best of all we will have cookies from Insomnia Cookies.  Mmmmh, cookies! We can’t wait to see you!

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Alumnae Weekend Events in McCain Library


Alumnae Weekend will happen soon on April 15-16, 2016. Current students are invited to enjoy a few of the relevant things happening then in McCain Library.

Elevator lobby displays will reflect current events during the years of reunion classes (1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011).

English majors may join faculty and returning alumnae at the English Department Reception on Friday, 4:00-5:45 p.m. in the Kate Durr Elmore Reading Room (Ground Floor). Alumnae English majors, minors and friends are invited to share refreshments and visit. Current students who have received awards and honors this year will be recognized. (Note: that reading room will need to be set up for the event starting about 2:00 p.m. on Friday, so students should kindly choose another spot in McCain for studying.)

On Saturday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Betty Pope Scott Noble ’44 College Heritage Center (Floor 2) will have an open house. Visit and enjoy this small museum space that preserves and celebrates the rich history of the Scott family and the college.

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UNC Chapel Hill’s Library & Info Science Program Visiting ASC

If you are a Scottie interested in a Master’s program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill,  mark your calendar:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM     Info Table in the Lobby of Evans Dining Hall

1:00 – 2:00 PM              Information Session, Lower Evans

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Celebrating Fair Use Week

Fair Use WeekIn honor of Fair Use Week nationally, check out this infographic on all the ways a college student benefits from Fair Use in a given day (commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries with permission to share):


ASC faculty and staff with fair use questions may refer 24/7 to our Copyright and Fair Use LibGuide with common scenarios at
or contact McCain’s librarians ( or 404-471-6096).

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Agnes Scott College Traditions

Just in time for Founders Day, the Sophomore Ring Ceremony and Family Weekend, McCain Library Special Collections & Archives introduces its newest resource tab – Campus Traditions (

Look here for the history of each of these Scottie traditions and others that will be added as the weeks go by.


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Pictures from the History Detective Event

On Friday, October 23rd McCain Library hosted a game called History Detective – The Leighton Edition.  It was a scavenger hunt that lead teams to information about Lord Frederic Leighton and then challenged them to decide if he did in fact deserve to be knighted and to become a Baron.

queenEach team presented their case to Queen Victoria. While Queen Victoria and Lady JLP evaluated the arguments and selected a winner Casey and Rachael described the history of the Lord Leighton painting that hangs in the Main Reading Room of McCain Library.

We are happy to report that all of the teams voted to bestow peerage upon Frederic Leighton and believed him to be the Neil Patrick Harris of his time.  All Scotties may study with pride beneath his painting in the Main Reading Room.

For more pictures from the event visit our site.