Tuesday, September 13, 2011

25th Anniversary of Baptist Archives at C-N

The Mildred L. Iddins Special Collections is proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Baptist Archives! In 1986 Carson-Newman was commissioned along with Belmont University and Union University to maintain a collection of materials documenting Baptist history for their respective regions. Over the years our collections have grown through the efforts of numerous people including Rev. Glenn A. Toomey, former Archivist Sue Lynn McGuire and Librarian Emeritus Imogene Brewer. In October of 1999 the renovated Baptist Archives was dedicated during the Founders' Day chapel.

In 2007 Belmont University broke ties with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and their collection was returned and placed in storage. This past year we asked for and received permission from the TBC to be the repository for this material, enabling Carson-Newman to now house the East and Middle Tennessee Baptist Archives. We are grateful to Dwayne King and David Henderson for making the trip to Brentwood to pick up and deliver these wonderful records.

As a “faith based” archives, we believe that in preserving materials documenting the history of Carson-Newman and Baptists, we are keeping a record of God’s work in the lives of His people. As David wrote in Psalm 22:30, “Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.”

Special thanks go to Susanne Cate and Charles Key for the wonderful logo they desgined for our collection.

We are located in the Maples' wing on the third floor of the library. Please come by and see us!

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Friday, September 09, 2011

New Lease Books 9/9/2011

A new shipment of popular reading materials arrived this morning. Here's what came and is available to be checked out.

Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton
Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton
The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
We All Fall Down by Michael Harvey

These books are located on the wooden shelves near the circulation desk. If the book is not on the shelf, you can always check back in a few days or place a hold on the item.

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E-Book Pioneer Dies

An early visionary who brought electronic books to the computer as early as 1971 is dead. Project Gutenburg founder Michael S. Hart died earlier this week in Illinois. See his obituary in the Los Angeles Times.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

For C-N Faculty: Prezi Workshop on Tuesday September 13th!

C-N Faculty! Join us on Tuesday, September 13th from 2:30-4:00pm in Library Room 403, as Nicole Saylor walks us through the creation of a Prezi presentation and shares creative tips to make all your presentations shine. This is a hands-on workshop; attendees are encouraged to bring a presentation project (new or old) to use in the session.

9/11 Resources

Are you looking for some resources for the 10th anniversary of 9/11? Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence is currently featuring 9/11 Resources. You will find personal stories, resources for teachers, information on memorials, and much more.

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