Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Break

Florida A&M University will observe its winter break during the period of Tuesday, December 24, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  The university will officially close at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013.  FAMU will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Residence halls will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  Classes will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014. 

Happy Holidays from everyone at University Libraries!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Paying Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013

The FAMU Libraries pause along with the rest of the world to pay homage to Nelson Mandela. These and other resources about his life and service to humanity can be found at your University Libraries.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

24/7 For Finals!

Library Hours 24/7 through December 13, 2013

To assist you with successfully completing final assignments and final exams, in addition to the regularly scheduled 24/5, Coleman Library will also remain open 24 hours on Friday, December 6, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Hours & Extended Hours During Finals Week!

University Libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Thursday the 28th through Saturday the 30. Coleman library will reopen on Sunday, December 1st at 1 pm and be open 24/7, that's right! 24/7 until Friday December 13 at 6 pm. 

Coleman Library Thanksgiving/Finals Schedule

Sunday Dec. 1st        Open at 1 pm, starts 24/7 schedule    

Monday Dec. 2nd -   
   Friday 13th              Open 24/7   

Friday, Dec. 13th       Close at 6 pm

Branch Library Hours (Science Research, Architecture
and Journalism)

Sunday Dec. 1st        Closed
Monday Dec. 2nd -   
   Friday 13th              Regular Branch Hours   

Friday, Dec. 13th       Close at 5 pm.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Timely Topics: This week is all about the turkey. Read about the turkey and other foods here.
Trivia Tidbit: What is a male turkey called? If you know the answer then you might be ready to gobble down this month's Trivia Tidbit, available here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Shuchun (Susan) Liang Wins FHSLA Conference Logo Contest!

Congratulations go to Shuchun (Susan) Liang, Head of the Science Research Center Library. Her logo submission was selected to be used for the FHSLA (Florida Health Sciences Library Association) 2014 Meeting that will be held April 3-4, 2014 at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando.
Ms. Liang's Winning Logo
In exchange for designing the 2014 logo, she will receive free full registration to the annual meeting, which includes the continuing education course “The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare” taught by Michele Kraft, aka “The Krafty Librarian.”  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Great American Smoke-Out


The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

This event represents a collaboration between The School of Allied Health Sciences, Big Bend AHEC, American Cancer Society , and the American Lung Association.  

The Smokeout Day at FAMU will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Noon on the Set. So mark your calendar and make plans to join us!

You Can Help Improve Library Services!

Take the FAMU Libraries Fall 2013 User Survey and help us help you.  Survey ends  November 25, 2013.


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EVENTS for INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: NOVEMBER 12 - 15 “Learning Matters Around the World”

Florida A&M University ~ Division of Academic Affairs

“Learning Matters Around the World”

Tuesday, November 12
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Dr. Don Huber’s Lecture
“The Impact of Glyphosate and GMOs on Food Supply and Human Health:
 Best Management Practices.”
Perry Paige Auditorium-  10 a.m. to Noon
Education Abroad Display (All Week) Noon to 4 p.m.
Located at Coleman Library, Main Floor

Wednesday, November 13
 All About Brazil “
Presentations and Featuring a Taste of Brazil
Perry Paige Auditorium - 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Caribbean Night at the Cafeteria - 5:30 to 7p.m.

Thursday, November 14
SBI International Forum Featuring:
Diplomat In Residence, Mr. Andrew Passen
Lee Hall - 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

A Study Abroad Experience – Showcasing England
 By Adam McNeil (Featuring A Taste of England – Fish and Chips)
Gibbs Hall - 7 to 8 p.m.
Study Abroad Information Dissemination at Cafeteria Noon to 3 p.m.
Friday, November 15
International Music on the Set - Noon to 3 p.m.
Study Abroad Students Presentations:
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Teleconference Center - 2 p.m.

Teach me and I will learn; show me the world and I will understand my fellowmen – Avis Veronica Simmonds

Friday, September 20, 2013

Exciting Discovery of First African-American Female Novelist

It was recently reported that the writer of the bestseller, The Bondswoman's Narrative, was a former slave named Hannah Bond. It was written in 1858 which makes her the first African-American female novelist.

Here are two links to articles that tell you more about it.

Henry Gates in The Root and Julie Bosman in the The New York Times.