Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Julie Williams: A Rare Titanic Family

Julie Williams, Samford University journalism professor, shares the story of a missionary couple who survived the sinking of the Titanic: A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival, published January 1, 2012, by NewSouth Books.

Encyclopedia, anyone?

A number of web sites, including Wikipedia, are protesting the SOPA bill before Congress with a 24-hour blackout. Here is an informative LibGuide about the Wikipedia Blackout from Texas A&M University.

Remember: the University Library provides you with uninterrupted online access to a wide range of encyclopedias and other scholarly reference materials. Whether you are conducting in-depth research or are simply curious to learn more, our resources can help you. Please contact the Reference Desk for assistance.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcome, Marliese Thomas

We are delighted that Marliese Thomas has joined the University Library staff as our Reference and User Engagement Librarian. Thomas will assist in reference and instruction as well as coordinate library marketing initiatives and outreach activities. She will also have primary responsibility for managing the web presence for Reference and Research Services.

Thomas comes to us from Auburn University, where she served as Special Collections Technology Librarian and Database Enhancement Librarian. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Loyola University New Orleans and a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Alabama.