Friday, June 29, 2007


Cheryl Cecil will be chair of the Circulation Department effective July 1, 2007. She has a B.M. from Samford University and a M.L.I.S. from the University of Alabama. Her experience with Samford is extensive. She was an assistant in circulation, the Interlibrary Loan/Resource Retrieval Assistant and a reference librarian with responsibility for instruction.

Cheryl brings knowledge, experience and a commitment to service to her new position.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Health & Life Sciences Journals from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect College Edition are now accessible . The collection provides access to 1,000 full text journals from 2003-present.

It offers users a large number of high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles. These journals are exclusive to ScienceDirect and are not available anywhere else online.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Samford University’s Government Documents has just received the “Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq’s WMD, Vol. 1, 2, 3, Duelfer Report (Key Findings)”. Yes, it does sound a bit dull, but don’t judge the document by its title. This report is a really cool time-line of key developments of Iraq’s WMDs starting with the Iraq-Iran War and ending in 2003. So, come by GovDocs to examine the time line for yourself!


Through AVL the library is pleased to announce the addition of Europa World Year Book to its database collection. The Europa World Year Book provides detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical, and directory data available for over 250 countries and territories.

The database includes a comprehensive listing of some 1,700 International Organizations such as the United Nations, The European Union, the International Organization for Migration and the World Trade Organization, and provides details of countries arranged alphabetically from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Position Description: As a member of the Reference Department, provides references services for all persons in the Samford community; coordinates, develops, maintains, and assesses departmental web pages; and promotes departmental services, resources, and opportunities to the Samford community through print, personal, and online marketing. Participates in library instruction; performs collection development duties in concert with other reference librarians; and serves on library and university committees. This position reports to the Reference Department Coordinator.

For more information please look here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Samford University Library is proud to recognize the following students employees. Thank you for your service and we wish you all the best!

The Graduates are:

Janise Medina
William Ellis
Rebecca George
Bradley Harris
Claire Kimberly
Sheri Thomas
Mark Skinner
Lauren Obermann
Jenni Pate
Austin Campbell
Thomas Beavers