Monday, March 27, 2017

Annual Juried Haiku Exhibition

Inspired by the success of Black History Month and Women's History Month, the Academy of American Poets founded National Poetry Month in 1996.  Among their goals was a desire to increase support for poets and their works by increasing media attention and encouraging additional distribution (and publishing) of poetry books.

In 2014, the Samford University Library began its tradition of observing National Poetry Month with our annual juried haiku exhibition featuring short poems submitted by members from the Samford faculty, staff, students and library patrons.  We will continue that tradition next month and we're asking YOU to submit your best haiku!

Image source: Wikimedia Commons 

Haiku painting from 1688 by famous Edo period poet Matsuo Bashō.  English translation:

Quietly, quietly,
yellow mountain roses fall –
sound of the rapids.


The next haiku exhibition is scheduled to be installed on Thursday, April 6th and will remain beside the grand staircase on the 1st floor of the library until Friday, April 28th.  If you would like to submit your meditations following the short form structure of haiku, please fill out this short form below or tweet to us at @SamfordULibrary.

You may submit your haiku anonymously or with your name.  The best haiku may be displayed in the library and/or shared via the library's social media.




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Throwback Thursday -- Dr. George P. Faust



Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.


Not sure what to study? Meet with an advisor like this student did with Dr. George P. Faust, Head of Freshman English in the 1940s.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday -- A Capella Choir England Tour

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.


The Samford University A Capella Choir, under the direction of Dr. Black, toured England during the summer of 1979.  We have no information as to whether or not "Sweet Home Alabama" was part of the program.



Friday, March 10, 2017

Library Hours for Spring Break 2017


As classes are out next week for Spring Break, the library will be operating on reduced hours while the students are (hopefully) having a FANTASTIC week off:
    • Friday, March 10th (today):  7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Saturday, March 11th:  CLOSED
    • Sunday, March 12th: CLOSED
    • Monday, March 13th:  8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tuesday, March 14th:  8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wednesday, March 15th:  8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thursday, March 16th:  8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Friday, March 17th:  CLOSED
    • Saturday, March 18th:  CLOSED
    • Sunday, March 19th:  6:00pm - midnight
We will resume our normal operating hours on Monday, March 20th.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday -- 1977 Debate Team

Image courtesy of the Samford University Library Special Collection.

The Samford Debate Team, known as the "Debate Squad," displays their awards in this 1977 photograph.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Extended Library Hours for Midterms

Need a quiet place to help you cram for that midterm?  The Samford University Library will be open 7:30 am - 2:00 am Monday through Wednesday of next week, with Conference Room 233/234/235 set aside exclusively for quiet study after 5:00 pm. each evening.


And if you're in the mood for some late-night study munchies, the Einstein Bros. Bagels located on the 1st floor of the library will be open until 1:00 am Monday through Wednesday of next week.