Friday, November 19, 2010

Library as Museum: Art Throughout Lewis Library

Frank & Laura Lewis Library has a variety of artwork on display throughout the library. Many of the pieces on display are the work of LaGrange College students and professors, including the sculpture of alumni artist Matt Montgomery and current ceramics and sculpture professor Tim Taunton. In addition to sculpture, other medium represented include photography, drawings, etchings, patintings, and textile. If you have not taken the time to peruse the artwork on display, please make a point to! Works are located on all three floors. (Photos by Rachel Evans)

New LaGrange College Weblog for National History Day

Click HERE , or on the photo below, to visit the new LaGrange College Weblog for National History Day. The LaGrange College History Department’s National History Day Blog is part of the Department’s effort to support and assist Georgia Educators as they work to create dynamic and active learning opportunities for their students through National History Day. The History Department and Dr. Kevin Shirley hope this page can be a gateway to information, resources and support. You can also reach the page through the link posted to the library blog's Links page.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Travelers' Alert!!

The library has set up a new map and guidebook collection on the 3rd floor (near the Technology Help Desk). If you are heading off with any of the Jan Term travel courses, you may want to find a current guidebook on your destination country. Examples below:

Also, we've started a map exchange. Feel free to borrow the maps you need and if you have extra maps from your own travels, please donate them for others to use. As always, if you have suggestions about additional travel books that the library should purchase, then drop a note with titles listed in the suggestion box next to the copier on the main floor or email your suggestions using the "Ask-A-Librarian" icon on the library's homepage.
We have an especially strong collection of South American guidebooks and maps thanks to a donation by a traveller to those areas.
(Click on the photos below to enlarge; lower photos by Rachel Evans.)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Alumni Authors Exhibit

For the next two weeks, the LaGrange College Alumni Authors Exhibit will be on display on the main floor of the Frank & Laura Lewis Library, after which a portion of the exhibit will be moved to the library's lower floor and occupy more permanent exhibit space in Archives and Special Collections. The exhibit is a sample of LaGrange College's variety of alumni authors, and includes spotlights on 25 different alumni. The range of talents is ride, encompassing former students who became authors in their academic fields, novelists, journalists, poets, historians, and a cartoonist. From the earliest gradute featured (Eliza Frances Andrews Fanny, class of 1857) to the youngest graduate featured (Dr. Missy Cavallin, class of 2002), this exhibit highlights the accomplishments of some of LaGrange College's most outstanding alumni. Those represented in the exhibition also include well known author Terry Kay (class of 1959) whose books are also on display, and cartoonist Dean Young (class of 1960), whose panel of popular comic Blondie is also on display. We encourage you to attend this wonderful exhibit, organized by Jacque Hornsby and Patricia Barrett of Archives and Special Collections. (Photos by Rachel Evans)