Thursday, October 23, 2008


We are now subscribing to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music (accessible through the Oxford Music Online portal). “EPM gives you online access to the largest and most authoritative popular music reference work, comprised of the full text of The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Edition.”

Oxford Music Online includes the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, the Oxford Companion to Music, and Grove Music Online. You can access this resource 24/7 with your SU email id and your password.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


We are delighted to welcome Emily Allee, who has joined the University Library as Circulation Assistant Night Supervisor.

Emily is originally from Attalla, Alabama. She holds a B.S. from The University of Alabama with a major in Applied Mathematics and minor in Physics. She is now working on the Master of Library and Information Studies degree at the University of Alabama. Welcome Emily!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Ellen Griffin Shade has joined the University Library night/weekend rotation as a part-time Reference Librarian. Ellen is currently head of the circulation department at the Birmingham Public Library's Avondale Regional Branch Library. Ellen has also staffed the reference desk at the Homewood Public Library. She has worked at UAB’s Lister Hill Library as Historical Collections Cataloger, where she also served on the UAB Faculty Senate and as an instructor for University 101, a university-wide course in interdisciplinary critical thinking. Ellen studied for special collections librarianship at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. She earned the MLIS degree from the University of Alabama, and her B.A. and M.A. in history from UAB, focusing on British and Southern American history.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

LIVE @ the LIBRARY to feature Kate Campbell and Wayne Flynt

As part of this year’s Homecoming festivities, Samford University Library is proud to present singer/songwriter Kate Campbell and historian Wayne Flynt – both Samford University alumni – for “Live at the Library” on Saturday, October 25th at 9:30 a.m. in the main reading room of the library. Their collaborative performance combines literature and music with a decidedly Southern focus and is open to all ages.

Ms. Campbell is an acclaimed folk artist whose music has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk, and Mountain Stage. Copies of her latest album, Save the Day, will be available for purchase at the event.

Dr. Flynt is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian and author of eleven books. His most recent, Alabama in the Twentieth Century, was awarded the 2004 Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Ms. Campbell’s web site at or contact Cheryl Cecil by email or phone:, (205) 726-2699.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Have you ever wished that you could simultaneously search all of the databases relevant to your topic? You can! Use Research Pro from the library's web site to search several resources at once. We don't recommend that you depend on this interface for in-depth research, but it's a useful place for experienced searchers to gain an overview of available resources.

From the library's homepage, click "Articles and More." A link to Research Pro is available at the top of the page: Using this tool may put you in touch with databases for your subject area that you haven't used before. Give it a try!

Thanks to Lori Northrup for the posting.


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