August 2016

University Libraries
Learn and Discover

Great things are happening in the University Libraries, and we’ll tell you about them in this new monthly blog.

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Join us for these free events and exhibits.

  • Opening Event — Thursday, August 25, 5:30 p.m., Official exhibit opening for “Interpreting Faulkner: Text – Image – Sound. A Selection from the Nancy and Reece Williams Collection of William Faulkner.” Dr. Don Doyle, McCausland Professor of History at USC, will give a talk entitled, “William Faulkner and the Southern Past.” In the Hollings Library
  • Drop-in for Students — Thursday, September 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cooper Kickoff, a fun event to introduce students to the services and staff at Thomas Cooper Library. Cocky arrives at 1 p.m.!
  • Exhibits new, current and extended (just too good to end)

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  • Faculty:  Want help with resources for the classroom? Contact the libraries’ Liaison for your area. Liaisons can match you with any number of resources, including new Educational Films. Or schedule a librarian-led instruction session where your students can gain hands-on experience and learn about resources and services to meet the information needs of an assignment.
  • Faculty and students:  Build up your research toolbox with free library workshops, including “Zotero: Free Online Citation Manager.”
  • Students:  Got a research paper due? Sign up for a personal research consultation through Book a Librarian.

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A recent gift, The Nancy and Reece Williams Collection ofThe_Vigil_00001 William Faulkner adds another dimension to the Libraries’ rich American literature holdings.

The depth of this collection can be seen in the newest exhibit from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. “The Vigil,” an original etching that celebrates Faulkner’s 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury, is one of the selected items in “Interpreting Faulkner: Text – Image – Sound.”

“The Vigil” was created by award-winning printmaker and retired USC art professor Boyd Saunders. As a student at the University of Mississippi in the early 1960s, Saunders met Faulkner and became forever inspired by the famed author’s work.

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