Tuesday, April 1, 2014

24/5 library access expanded!

Bunch Library provides an all-night study area Sunday – Thursday nights for Belmont students. The study area, which up to now has included the first floor and atrium areas, has become so popular with students that the Library has now extended it to include the Information Literacy Classroom as well as the second floor of the Library. Come on over and settle in!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Need to scan something quickly?

KIC Scanner

Try Lila’s new walk-up KIC scanner. Easy, fast, high-quality scans of documents and photos.
Simply place your document on the flat bed. Use the touch screen to Scan, Modify, and Save documents. Save scans as Searchable PDF, Quick PDF, JPEG, PNG, Rich Text File, or Audio File (will convert scanned document to an mp3 file and read it back to you!) Then, save the file to USB or send to your Google Drive or Email. Located on the first floor, next to periodicals and printing.
Ask for a quick tutorial at the Research Desk. Happy scanning!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Poetry Reading at Bunch

Join us for an evening of poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month! 

Tuesday, April 8 from 5-6pm in the Leu Art Gallery in Bunch Library

Local poet, Kendra DeColo, will be reading from her newly published collection, Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014). Thieves in the Afterlife was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Southern Indiana Review, Calyx, The Collagist, Best Indie Lit of New England and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and residencies from the Millay Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She has taught writing workshops in prisons, middle schools, and homeless shelters. She is the founding poetry editor of Nashville Review and Book Review Editor at Muzzle Magazine. Following the reading there will be opportunity for Q&A with Kendra as well as a reception with light refreshments.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On Display

It's interactive!

 February is Black History Month, and to mark the occasion there is a new display up on the first floor of Bunch Library.  The display features highlights of African-American music from 1950-present using books and media found in our collection.  A row of QR codes that link to YouTube videos take you through a music history lesson from 1950-present.  Grab your smart phone and scan away!

(URLs are provided if you do not have barcode scanning capabilities on your phone)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sharing the Love

Student responses are now on the wall in Bunch Library

We asked, and you responded in a BIG way!  Last Friday, Bunch librarians spent some time sharing treats and asking you what you love the most about Bunch Library.  Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by the table to show your library love!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Book Sale at Bunch!

Bunch Library book sale starts tomorrow!! 
Sale begins on Friday, January 31 at noon, and runs through Friday, February 7th at noon.

Most hardbound books are $1, paperbacks are 50 cents. Some new books or multi-volume sets may be more.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

100 years ago

2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ward-Belmont School, when Ward Seminary for Young Ladies and Belmont College for Young Women merged in 1913. Ward-Belmont was largely a junior college for young women, although it also included a music conservatory, a Preparatory School, and the School of Arts and Dancing. Ward-Belmont was in existence until 1951 when it was purchased by the Tennessee Baptist Convention. 

Although much has changed since then, you might recognize some of the images below. Stop by Special Collections in Bunch Library to see a special display that includes photos and memorabilia from the Ward-Belmont days.