Monday, February 26, 2007


Samford University invites applications and nominations for the position of director of the Samford University Library. The library director is a member of the university’s faculty and oversees a total of 13 library faculty and 15 staff.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Dr. Alan Hargrave, Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer, made this announcement last week:

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Della Darby as the Director of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). This appointment is effective immediately. In this role, Della will coordinate all activities of the Institute, including its summer programs. Della brings a strong background and interest in genealogy to this new role and I know that she will carry on the fine tradition that has been established.

I would also like to publicly express appreciation to Jean Thomason for her excellent leadership of the Institute for the last several years. Under her guidance, the Institute’s summer programs have showed sustained improvement in quality and in the number of attendees. She has worked to build a support structure that insures the future success of the Institute.

I know you will join me in congratulating Della and thanking Jean.

Alan Hargrave

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Encyclopaedia Judaica. The second edition presents the latest scholarship on historic topics as well as extensive new treatments of contemporary Jewish life, including added emphasis of the role of women and explorations of the full global scope of the Diaspora. The 22 Volume set includes over 21,000 articles, 2,600 new entries, 600 maps, tables and illustrations, and more than 150 pages of full-color photo inserts.

Friday, February 9, 2007 OFFERS NEW WEB SITE, the Web site and search box that offers public access to the catalogs of libraries worldwide, has added new features and functionality that enhance the discovery experience. allows Web users to search the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

WorldCat connects libraries of all types and sizes, from giant research libraries to small public libraries around the world. It enables people to find what they’re looking for in library collections irrespective of where they are located.

You can also access WorldCat from our Search Engine or Alpha List page.

Thursday, February 8, 2007


Artist Jean Albright

Plants of the Bible

January-February 2007

Samford University Library hosts the Acrylic and Watercolor Collection of Jean Albright.

Through her generous gift, some of her paintings are now part of our Special Collection. The images are showcased on the main entry level around the grand staircase.

See exhibit: Plants of the Bible

Friday, February 2, 2007


Check out our latest way to chat live with a Librarian. It's called Meebo and it allows you to IM the Reference Desk. Try it from our Ask A Librarian page.


Eric Price Allen joined our staff during Jan Term as the office secretary. The picture (Eric is the one on the right) was taken in July 2006 when he became a Jeopardy Champion. Welcome To Samford Eric!


We are pleased to announce the addition of Mergent Online to our database collection.
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