Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Welcome Back From Holidays, Everyone!

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Welcome back everyone!  We hope everyone had a joyous and relaxing holiday break!

The Samford University Library is currently operating under reduced hours to start off 2019:

Sunday -- 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday -- 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday -- 7:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday -- 7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday -- 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday -- 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday -- 10:00am - 5:00pm

Additionally, the library will be CLOSED Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We will resume our normal operating hours when we re-open at 7:30am Tuesday, January 22nd.

You can always find more information about the library's hours of operation by visiting our website.



Friday, November 30, 2018

Library Hours for Finals -- and Beyond!


Planning on burning the ol' "midnight oil" with final exams coming up?  Starting Monday, the Samford University Library will be open additional hours during the next two weeks to help accommodate your late-night study needs!


Monday, December 3rd:  7:30am - 2am
Tuesday, December 4th:  7:30am - 2am
Wednesday, December 5th:  7:30am - 2am
Thursday, December 6th:  7:30am - 2am
Friday, December 7th:  7:30am - 8pm 
Saturday, December 8th:  10am - 8pm
Sunday, December 9th:  1pm - 2am
Monday, December 10th:  7:30am - 2am 
Tuesday, December 11th:  7:30am - 2am
Wednesday, December 12th:  7:30am - 2am


Starting on Thursday, December 13th, we will begin operating on reduced hours in anticipation of our annual holiday break.


Thursday, December 13th:  7:30am - 6pm
Friday, December 14th:  7:30am - 5pm
Saturday, December 15th:  CLOSED
Sunday, December 16th:  CLOSED
Monday, December 17th:  7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday, December 18th:  7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday, December 19th:  7:30am - 5pm
Thursday, December 20th:  7:30am - 5pm
Friday, December 21st:  7:30am - 5pm


Beginning Saturday, December 22nd, the library will be CLOSED through January 1st for the Christmas and New Year holidays.  We will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd, at 7:30am.

You can always find more information about the library's hours of operation by visiting our website.




Friday, November 9, 2018

WW1 Armistice 100th Anniversary


Howard College cadets during WWI. Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.


Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.

WWI or “The Great War” was the largest and deadliest war to that point in history. From July 1914-November 1918 dozens of countries on multiple fronts fought around the clock. It was the advent of many different modern war technologies, such as planes and deadly gas, helping make it one of the most horrifying conflicts in history.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month “The War to End All Wars” was over. Over 65,000,000 were dead, with millions more wounded and displaced.

A supply caraven in Europe days after the Armistice.  Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

Graves of fallen soldiers as far as the eye can see.  Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

War destruction in Verdun, France.  Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

An arm of the American Red Cross was based out of Birmingham. Many local people who could not serve in the military, many women, worked to provide relief services for those serving in the war.

Canteen service report.  Images courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

Many of the applications for service in the Red Cross include a desire to serve their country as their reason for volunteering. The Samford University Library Special Collection has many of these applications, including one from Howard College Alum Frances Youngblood.

Images courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New Online Resource -- Statista

The Samford University Library is excited to announce that we are now able to offer Statista to our students, staff and faculty!  Samford joins over eight hundred institutions of higher learning in offering this electronic resource -- a community that includes prestigious schools such as Harvard, Michigan State, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, M.I.T., Rutgers, Stanford, Vassar, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Alabama.

Statista is a statistical database that offers comprehensive and efficient access to over one million statistics and facts on eighty thousand topics in one hundred seventy multidisciplinary categories from more than twenty-two thousand sources. It has the ability to quickly and comprehensively access multifaceted statistical data in six hundred industries, making this resource applicable to a wide variety of programs and disciplines.


Where does the data in Statista come from?
Image source: Statista


Statista allows you to search by concept, location, industry, societal trends, etc., and to export the reference for the original source into a variety of formats.  Furthermore, it automatically formats the reference to be compatible with five different academic style guides.  These features make it easier than ever for students to use its data in term papers, presentations, or projects.

Samford students and employees can access Statista via our website’s database listings.  If you are visiting the campus, please visit the University Library’s circulation or ASK US desks to inquire about temporary access to online research resources.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Library Hours for Fall Break


Midterms are behind us, so students get to take a few days off for Fall Break.  The library will still be open, but we'll be taking it a bit easier as well with some reduced hours:
  • Friday, October 5, 2018:  7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018:  10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018:  2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Monday, October 8, 2018:  7:30am - 8:00pm


The library will resume its regular operating hours on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

For more information about the library's hours of operation, please click here.




Friday, September 28, 2018

Extended Library Hours for Midterms



It seems like classes just started, but here we are with Fall Break right around the corner.  But looming even closer are the ever-dreaded MIDTERMS!  For those of you night owls needing some late-night midterm study space, the library will once again be operating under extended hours to accommodate your needs.

  • Monday, October 1st:  7:30am - 2:00am
  • Tuesday, October 2nd:  7:30am - 2:00am
  • Wednesday, October 3rd:  7:30am - 2:00am


For more information about the library's hours of operation, please visit our website.