Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Browser Security Warnings When Using Library Resources

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

We have been made aware that some browsers are having issues linking from library databases to full-text articles on publisher websites. You may encounter security warnings from your browser as a result of publishers adopting the secure "https" protocol, while our databases continue to use the "http" protocol. We are currently working with our vendors and publishers to resolve this issue.

In the meantime, if you or your students encounter a security warning from your browser while using library resources, please report the citation for the resource you are attempting to access and the browser you are using to Beth Ashmore, our Metadata Librarian for Serials & Electronic Resources.

You may also want to ensure that you are using the most up-to-date version of your browser. If you are still encountering security warnings, please consider using the most recent version of the Firefox browser for your library research as there have been fewer reported issues with the Firefox browser than with Chrome or Safari. For more information on these security warnings, please click here.

We apologize for any inconvenience these issues may cause while you are conducting your research. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fall Library Hours

All across campus, students will be settling into their new routines with the start of Fall Term on Monday -- and we here at the library are no exception!  Monday marks the start of our regular hours of operation:

Sunday -- 1:00pm to Midnight
Monday -- 7:30am to Midnight
Tuesday -- 7:30am to Midnight
Wednesday -- 7:30am to Midnight
Thursday -- 7:30am to Midnight
Friday -- 7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday -- 10:00am to 7:00pm

The library will be CLOSED Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

Inclement weather or other events beyond the control of the University that might cause risk or danger to students, faculty, and staff may occasionally result in changes to normal University operations, including library hours.

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Throwback Thursday - WW2 Veterans in College

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

As we prepare to honor our men and women in the armed forces who have died in service to their country, this week's "Throwback Thursday" shows a group of veterans between classes on Howard College's East Lake campus.

The photo, captioned "Veterans in College, in 'Civies' -- and Liking It," was taken for some promotional materials aimed at young men getting out of the military after World War II.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Throwback Thursday - 1898 Student Body

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection

This week's "Throwback Thursday" takes us all the way back to 1898, where we see the entire Howard College student body.  It was an all-boys school at the time and there weren't many students.  They also wore woolen cadet uniforms -- which sounds downright awful in the Alabama heat!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thowback Thursday - 1973 Religious Activities Council

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

No, this week's "Throwback Thursday" isn't a pyramid scheme in action -- it's the Samford Religious Activities Council back in 1973.  Since this photo was published in the Entre Nous yearbook we actually know who everyone in it is (which is pretty uncommon).

Row 1: Ricky Godwon, Allen Murphy, Jim Ailor
Row 2: Beth Williams, Paul Duke, Ricky Dill, Lynn Hazelgrove
Row 3: James Wade

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring 2018 Finals Study Break Turnout

We had such a great turnout last night for our late-night study break.  The pizzas arrived right on time -- and it's a good thing, too, because nobody wants to see what happens when students are up late from studying and are denied their promised pizza!

Thanks to everyone who came out to make this such a fun event!  And a special "thank you" to Marcos, Jackson and Kelsey (who took the awesome shots below) for helping make it happen!

And for those of you who still have finals ahead of them, here's a bit of Viking-style motivation we found on one of our rolling whiteboards...

Good luck everyone!