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Valerie B. Edmonds Student Research Award 2022

The Mercer University Libraries has awarded the 2022 Valerie B. Edmonds Student Research Award to Amelia Patrick for her project “India’s Gender Gap in Secondary Education: An Analysis of Cultural Factors” for her IAF 400 (Senior Capstone) course, with Dr. Eimad Houry as faculty support.

Evelyn Johnson has been chosen and the runner-up for “Merge and Move Out: The Cultural Homogenization of the Russian Jewish Immigrant in World War 1” from the HIS 495 (Senior Research Seminar) course, with Dr. Abigail Dowling as faculty support. Honorable mention is awarded to Kendall Webb  for “Elaine: A Forgotten Legacy” for the HIS 295 (Historian’s Craft) course, with Dr. Matt Harper as faculty support.

The Edmonds Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that incorporate the use of the University Libraries’ collections and services and demonstrate exceptional information literacy skills on the part of the undergraduate researcher. The intent of the Valerie B. Edmonds Student Research Award is to celebrate student engagement in original research in all academic disciplines and to promote extensive and meaningful use of library resources and services.

The award honors long-time librarian and student mentor, Valerie B. Edmonds, whose tireless service to students and faculty over a thirty-year career exemplified passion and commitment to scholarship and research.

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Mercerians Speak on Race (Macon)

February 17th is World Anthropology Day, which always occurs during Black History Month. This year, the Mercer Anthropology program presents an exhibit, “Mercerians Speak About Race”, displayed on the ground floor of Tarver Library from February 17th until March 14.

The exhibit, curated by Dr. Bourdon’s Cultural Anthropology course, collects and shares narratives from students in Dr. Bourdon’s Anthropology 101 course on race, their experiences with racism in America, and their hopes for an anti­racist future.

Stop by the exhibit to read and listen to our fellow Mercerians’ stories which we hope will move you to reflection, open conversation, and dialogue. At the exhibit, there is a suggestion box.

Please stop by and submit ideas for what you think will make Mercer a more just and equitable place. Those suggestions will be collected by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and integrated into our overall efforts on campus. Dr. Bourdon is deeply grateful for all of the students who shared their stories and participated in this project.

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In-Person Spring Break Hours 2022

The Mercer University Libraries will alter our in-person hours for Spring Break from March 5 through March 12 for Swilley & Tarver Library.

Swilley (Atlanta)
Tarver (Macon)
Saturday, March 5ClosedClosed
Sunday, March 6ClosedClosed
Monday, March 78:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 88:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 98:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 108:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, March 118:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 12ClosedClosed

*24/7 spaces will be open and accessible via Bear Card. 

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Women's History Month

The Mercer University Libraries (MUL) is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff. During the month of March, we are acknowledging women in technology. Check out the list of films to watch, books to read, web resources, and the slideshow presentation streaming at Douglas (in the lobby), Henry (in the lobby), Swilley (in the library), and on the MUL’s YouTube channel.


You can also take a photo with our Women’s History Month selfie sign

Featured Film 

Stream the PBS documentary film titled Not Done: Women Remaking America, which is available to watch through the Mercer Library in KanopyNot Done examines the voices of women through various movements: Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and the Women’s March. Also, check out the Women and Society collection for more suggestions. 

MUL YouTube  

View the Women’s History Month Presentation. 


Check out these books available through the library. 

Selfie Sign Activity  

Tell us what Women’s History Month means to you by writing a message on our selfie sign. You can download and print the sign here, or grab one from the tables at the Swilley Library (Atlanta) or the Douglas/Henry Regional Academic Centers. Take a photo of yourself with the selfie sign and tag us on Facebook at Mercer University Library. We would love to feature you on our Facebook page! 

Web Resources 

Here’s a list of resources that focus on women in technology. 

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In-person spring semester hours begin january 10

Spring Semester Hours 2022

Mercer University Libraries’ regular in-person spring semester hours begin on January 10. 

Swilley Library & Tarver Library*

Sunday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Monday8:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
Tuesday8:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
Wednesday8:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
Thursday8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 Saturday10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*24/7 spaces will be available via Bear Card

In-person spring semester hours begin january 10

Douglas Center

Monday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 Saturday10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Henry Center

Monday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 Saturday10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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