At the Library...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013: Conversation with Carolyn Haines Join the Friends of the Library as they welcome local author, Carolyn Haines, who has recently published “The Darkling” under the pseudonym of R.B. Chesterton. This sharp and edgy gothic novel is set in 1974 Coden, Alabama. A young Californian family
Thursday, May 9, 2013: Friend of the Library Annual Dinner & AuctionJoin the Friends of the Spring Hill College Library for their annual Dinner and Silent Auction! This year's theme is 50 Years of James Bond!
Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Dinner at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $50 per person
The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library is a volunteer group established to support and promote the Spring Hill College Library, Archives and Special Collections. The Friends raise and contribute funds through a variety of projects including the voluntary operation of the Book Nook used book store. The Friends encourage gifts and bequests of books and manuscripts to the Library and to the Archives and Special Collections and promote awareness of the Library and the college.
It is Easy to Join or Give to the Friends of the Spring Hill Library
Now is the perfect time to make a tax deductible gift or become a member of the Friends of the Spring Hill Library.
Avoid the rush and make your qualifed tax deductions for 2012 now. Simply click on the appropriate link listed here or the tab at the top of the page.
In addition to memberships and monetary gifts, donations of your time and new or gently used books are always welcome at the Book Nook.
Memorials and Honorariums
In Memory and In Honor
The following gifts were recently received by the Friends of the SHC Library.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Joseph Costello
Undergraduate Research Award Recipient
Abbey Roam received the Charles Boyle Friends of the Spring Hill College Library Undergraduate Research Award ’s for her paper entitled “What Page was I On? An Example of Book Navigation in the Vulgate of 1600”. This year’s award was given to the best research that demonstrated substantive utilization of the Burke Library’s special collections. She received a certificate and check for $250 from the Friends.
Abbey wrote her paper on the newly discovered Slotkin Book Leaves Collection in the SHC Archives. The Slotkin leaves are from rare biblical and antiquarian books (1496-1876) from works in several different languages and include the Koran, the Bible, Greek, Hebrew, other religious texts. Each original item is mounted on a sheet with a reproduction of the original book’s title page and a short description of the work that it came from.
Abbey’s award was given by Father Salmi at Honors Convocation on April 19, 2013.
Can You Identify This?
In the June 2012 issue of our electronic newsletter, Bookends, we asked our friends and alumni if they were able to identify the object pictured here. Among the clues offered, was that the object was the property of one of the present board members of the Friends of the Library.
In fact, this is a freshman beanie that was worn by Dr. John Hafner, Professor Emeritus, during his freshman year at Spring Hill College. Unfortunately, we don't have any pictures.
We had just a few entries in the contest, and while Phillip A. Brady of Fairhope, AL correctly identified the object he didn't guess the owner. He was awarded with a Spring Hill College flash drive.
Homecoming and a Special Remembrance in honor of Dr. Charles Boyle
Dr. Boyle's wife, Roberta, poses with the artist, Ms. Stephanie Morris (at left) during the Homecoming dedication.
Ms. Stephanie Morris, Mrs. Roberta Boyle, and incoming FOL President, Dr. Hafner.
This year's homecoming was truly a special occasion as we honored the memory of Dr. Charles Boyle, beloved educator, archivist and friend with a specially commissioned portrait. Dr. Boyle's family and friends were on hand for the unveiling on April 21, 2012 in the Barter Room at Burke Library.
Next time you are in the library, be sure to visit the archives for a personal viewing.
For more information about Dr. Boyle, simply click on the link below.
Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS)
Announcing Winners of the Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS)
Congratulations to the Charles Boyle Undergraduate Research Award Recipient:
The Friends of the Library were pleased to sponsor two Charles Boyle Research Awards for student projects of exceptional quality. The Special Collections award is designated for research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library’s special collections including Archives and federal depository materials. and the Print & Digital Collections Prize is awarded for research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library’s print or digital collections.
In addition to the Charles Boyle Friends of the Library Awards, there were also two Excellence in Presentation awards.
We extend congratulations to Excellence in Presentation Award Recipients: Caitlin Murphy and Victoria Gonzalez, and Excellence in Presentation Award Honorable Mentions: Catharina Palmer and Caroline Wilson
The SHCURS provides students with the opportunity to present their research, internship and classroom projects to a larger audience. The symposium also provides a space for students, faculty, and the community to examine the connection between research and education. Event coordinators, Jamie Franco-Zamudio and Gentry Holbert, would like to thank the following individuals for donating their time and expertise in order to make this event possible: Stuart Babington, Sara Boccardo, Gwen Brightbill, Sharee Broussard, Anna Burton, Amanda Collins, Don Culberson, Elizabeth Dexter-Wilson, Harold Dorton, Linda Grizzle, Lisa Hager, Bret Heim, Ramona Hill, Terren Mathers, Margaret Massey, Tracey Parman, Margarita Perez, Michael Piafsky, Kendra Reed, Estevan Ruiz-Limon, Pamela Shuggi, Carolyn Simmons, Royce Simpson, George Sims, Meg Smith, Dodie Ward, Richard Weaver, and Sharon Williams. Special thanks to the Psychology Department, the Friends of the Library, and the Office of Student Affairs.
For Your Reading Pleasure
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