|We are pleased to welcome Scott Gillies, the new
associate dean/director of Swilley Library. Mr. Gillies comes to Swilley from Georgia Gwinnett College where he was Head of Library Information Systems. He recieved his M.S.in Library Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Montana.
The Swilley Library is now conducting a campus wide survey on the use of electronic books for academic work. We are asking students, faculty and staff to complete this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/swilleybooks. The survey is now open and will close October 20, 2013. Each participant is eligible for one of several gift cards valued from $5 to $50 or Swilley Library tote bags.
We’re super excited about our first Pop-Up Book Fair! The fair will be on Thursday, September 26 from 10am-1pm on the campus plaza near the theology building.
The book fair will be offering hardbacks for $1.00 and paperbacks for 50¢. Fill up a Swilley Library book tote and get everything you can fit in the tote for $10.00 (plus a free tote bag). Books are available on a first come basis so come by early and join the fun (and get some great books)!
The Cecil B. Day Campus Research Prize Committee of Swilley Library is pleased to announce its 2013 winners:
The Swilley Library Award of Distinction for Most Outstanding Academic Research went to Mark A. Wirtz, a Master of Divinity Student in the McAfee School of Theology for his paper entitled Wrestling with Leviticus 18.22 and 20.13.
Three Swilley Library Awards of Merit for Excellence in Academic Research were granted to:
Jeanette V. Dauer, a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership student in the Tift College of Education for her project entitled Assessment of Intercultural Development of College Students in Study Abroad;
Stacy Jin and Hye Jin Kim, Doctor of Pharmacy students in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for their project entitled Drug Disposal: Addressing Current Drug Disposal Practices and Pharmacovigilance;
Brittney Nobles, a Doctor of Pharmacy student in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for her project entitled Alzheimer’s Disease: A Summary of Economic Outcomes.
Swilley Library applauds all of this year’s applicants. You may read the winning students’ research statements and projects online at the Mercer University Repository under Swilley Special Collections/Archives after April 19, 2013.
Dr. Monroe F. Swilley, was the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees and only President of the Atlanta Baptist College (1968-1972). When the Atlanta Baptist College merged with Mercer University in 1972, Dr. Swilley assumed the Mercer University position of Vice President.
The Swilley Library has been Awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Collection from NEH, ALA
Swilley Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.
For information about these new materials, please visit our website or contact Kim Eccles at email@example.com.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.