The end of the semester and the holidays are fast approaching which means that libraries begin to slow down lending books through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
As such, the last day for students to request books for the fall semester is Wednesday December 4. We will continue to request articles until Friday12/20 when we close for the fall semester. ILL will reopen Monday January 6.
Please stop by the reference desk or contact us through one of our many AskUs points, if we can help you find materials for your papers or assignments.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Shuping at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-301-2251.
And thank you for using Interlibrary Loan this semester
Help! Jack Needs You . . Jack Tarver Library is conducting a campus wide survey on the use of electronic books for academic work. We are asking students, faculty, and staff to complete a survey. The survey is open now and will close November 18, 2013. Each participant is eligible for one of several gift cards valued from $5 to $50.
Special Collections, located on the 3rd floor of Jack Tarver Library, has acquired the personal documents and written works of Vladimir Volkoff. The International Colloquium on the Writings of Vladimir Volkoff will celebrate the opening of the Volkoff Archive during November 15-16 at Mercer University. A series of events taking place throughout the two-day colloquium will include a tour of the archives. Currently, an exhibit on the 2nd floor highlights a wide array of Volkoff memorabilia, documents, photos, posters, and two original drawings by Volkoff.
Volkoff was born in 1932 in Paris to White Russian parents, who had fled Communism. He spoke Russian, French, and English fluently and wrote various works of fiction, essays, plays, biblical commentaries, biographies (including that of his great grand uncle Tchaikovsky), translations, science fiction, and children’s mysteries. It was his espionage fiction that propelled him into the French media in the early 1980s. Volkoff’s other interests and talents included an intelligence officer in the French army during the Algerian War, a college professor, an actor/director, an avid hunter, fencer, chess player, and weapon collector. He lived for two decades in Georgia and taught at Agnes Scott College in Decatur before retiring to Macon to focus on his writing career.
Photo: Vladimir Volkoff receives an award from former Prime Minister and President of France, Jacques Chirac.
Mercer University’s Jack Tarver Library will host a series of events to open the exhibit “Faces from the Past: The Human Image in the Ancient World,” which will feature ancient artifacts from the collection of Dr. Yulssus Lynn Holmes, CLA ’62, of Carrollton. The exhibit is curated by Dr. Eric Klingelhofer, professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts.
Events will take place during the fourth week of October, beginning with an exhibit opening on Oct. 21 with reception and gallery talk by Dr. Holmes at 7 p.m. Dr. Beth Stewart, professor of art in the College of Liberal Arts, will give a lecture on “Roman Portraiture” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. On Oct. 23, Dr. Scott Nash, professor of Christianity in the College of Liberal Arts, will lecture on “The Face of God: The Human Image in the Ancient World” at 7 p.m. The final event in the series will be a film showing of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1966) at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 with a discussion led by Dr. Achim Kopp, professor of foreign languages and literatures in the College of Liberal Arts.
All events, which are free and open to the public, will take place in The Bear Spot at Jack Tarver Library.
To learn more, additional information about the exhibit and events is available.
Check out the 13WMAZ news coverage about the Holmes ancient artifacts exhibit.
The shutdown of the federal government impacts the availability of some electronic government resources through the online catalog. This interruption in access also may impact the ability to retrieve various government resources through interlibrary loan.
Need research assistance? Please contact Ask Jack at email@example.com or (478) 301-2055.
Yes, Tarver Library will be open Game Day during our regular hours – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
As noted by Mercer Police, parking will be heavily impacted by the festivities throughout the weekend as Mercer celebrates the return to football. The Stetson parking lot will be paid parking only as well as the parking lots for the Religious Life Center, Engineering, and Medical School. Free, open lots (see map with lots outlined in red) will be available on a first-come, first served basis and are accessible from North Campus-Coleman Avenue only. The Medical School lot will be closed off to drive-thru traffic.
We look forward to seeing you on Game Day!
The Zotero plugin for Firefox on the thin client computers in the Jack Tarver Library is currently out of date. While a future update to our thin clients will permanently correct this, students must currently update the Zotero plugin manually each time they log into a thin client computer in the Jack Tarver Library.
To Update the Zotero Plugin:
· Go to zotero.org
· Press the “download now” button
· Select “zotero for firefox”
· Follow the prompts, one of which will restart Firefox.
· Once this is done, login and use Zotero as usual.
Please Note: This temporary outage applies only to thin client computers located in the Jack Tarver Library.
We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to resolve it soon. In the meantime students can speak with a librarian at the Ask Jack desk for assistance with updating the Zotero plugin.
Jack Tarver Library is hosting the exhibit, “Macon, Then and Now,” produced by the Historic Macon Foundation and the Knight Neighborhood Challenge.
The exhibit features photographs and information on many historic homes, some very close to the Mercer campus. Some have been lost to demolition or other construction and others are still here, though perhaps changed over the years. It’s a fascinating snapshot of Macon history.
Note: the exhibit is only at Tarver Library through Aug. 31. This is a traveling exhibit and will next be on exhibit at Carlyle Place on Zebulon Road.
For more information contact Lee Twombly at (478) 301-2852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.