Wednesday, August 29, 2007


First, I would like to thank my colleagues in the library, as well as those I met last week during new faculty orientation, for their warm welcome. I am delighted to be part of the Samford community.

The June 22 issue of Inside Higher Ed ( contains an article discussing a book digitization project described as providing an approach to digitization that is "more library driven" than
Google's. For example, it provides libraries with greater decision-making authority over the type and scale of the materials to be digitized. A link to the article may be found here:

Thursday, August 23, 2007


We are happy to announce the arrival of Dr Naomi E. Gold! Dr. Gold has joined the Samford University Library as a Reference Librarian. She is a 2006 graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama, where she was involved in providing virtual reference services. In addition to the MLIS, she holds a Ph.D. in Theology from St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

Monday, August 13, 2007


Would you like to meet some of your dedicated Library employees? Are you interested in learning a little about your Library’s resources?

At the beginning of each academic year we invite all Samford employees to the Library for an orientation/discussion.

· DATE: Thursday, August 23
· TIME: 10:00 am
· LOCATION: Lower Level Computer Classroom

Feel free to contact Harold Goss with any questions: 205-726-2521 (W)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Did you know your library has a huge collections of books available online? The collections covers just about every subject imaginable and the titles tend to be very recent. We currently have access to more that 56,000 titles. Do a search or browse the whole list HERE!