Monday, March 29, 2010


This is a reminder that the University Library will be closed for Easter weekend, Saturday April 3-Monday April 5. Click here to view complete schedules for March and April. Have a wonderful long weekend and a happy Easter!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Calling all artists! Earth Day is coming! Display your earth-related art!

Who: Samford artists: students (graduate or undergraduate), staff or faculty
What: Any piece of art that is framed and ready to hang, or sculpture suitable and ready to be displayed. If you are in doubt, email Naomi Gold,

Where: Judged exhibition in the University Library

When: April 18 – May 1, 2010

To participate in the show, you must do the following:
Deliver artwork between 9 am and 4 pm, Tuesday April 6 through Tuesday April 16, to Naomi Gold, Room 224, University Library.

Your submissions must be accompanied by the appropriate paperwork. Please download the paperwork instructions from this link.

EBSCO Databases Emailing Problems

Recently you may have tried to e-mail articles to your email account from one of the databases provided by EBSCO. In certain random instances, this e-mailing feature is not working. You might have seen an error message informing you that your email address is invalid; the article(s) you were trying to e-mail didn't make it to your inbox.
Please be assured that we are working with EBSCO to have this problem corrected. EBSCO has given the problem high priority as other customers are reporting the same problem. Until a fix is in place, this may be an error that you encounter in the EBSCOhost databases. It will be beneficial to us if you will let us know when that happens. You may report this error to the Reference Desk at 726-2196.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Auto Recall and Repair Information

Courtesy of the Alabama Virtual Library, the University Library provides access to the Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC). In ARRC, you can find current recall information for many makes/models in the news lately, including these Toyotas:

Avalon – 2005-2008
Camry – 2007-2009
Corolla – 2009
Sequoia – 2008
Tundra – 2007-2008

You can find the notice via the following path, once you have selected the year, make, model, and engine size of your vehicle:
1. Service Bulletins and Recalls
2. Fuel Systems, Drivability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
3. 02/05/2010 – RECALL – Vehicle Speed Control…

This database is a great place to find information on many vehicles manufactured from 1945 - 2009. Repair procedures, service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams, estimated labor and diagnostic costs per repair/maintenance routine, specifications, and maintenance intervals and recommended service(s)are available.

(Some information courtesy of a recent EBSCO customer update e-mail)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Worried about plagiarism?

The library provides a subject page on plagiarism here: . You’ll find tutorials, software information, reference books, helpful web sites, and more. Two tutorials created by other academic libraries were recently added: “The Dr. Dhil Show” and “The Goblin Threat Plagiarism Game.”

Monday, March 15, 2010


March 28-April 2 is Disability Awareness Week at Samford University. On Tuesday March 30 at 10:00 a.m., Carolyn Cartwright, VP and Director of Corporate Diversity at SunTrust Bank, will be speaking at convo. SunTrust is the recipient of many awards for its diversity initiatives. Come learn about how SunTrust Bank values and recruits a diverse workforce.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Library Survey: Help Us Help You and Enter to Win Prizes!

Help us serve you! Complete the LibQUAL+ Library Survey, February 26-March 19 2010.

Complete our online survey and enter for a chance to win prizes: one of five $40.00 Amazon gift cards, one of ten $10.00 Bulldog Bucks gift cards, and for students only, one 19" Toshiba LCD HDTV. Go to to complete the survey and enter to win. Thank you!