In order to protect and preserve our beautiful library, the original 1932 ceiling and walls of the library’s Reading Room are being reconstructed over the Summer of 2013. Take a look at some of the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151481453023528.1073741826.101363268527&type=1.
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Radford College alumnus Alfreda Marion Peel began collecting Appalachian ballads in 1911, and was instrumental in the development of the Virginia Folk-Lore Society. Her book of Appalachian folk stories, Witch In The Mill, is based on tales she collected in Southwest Virginia. Find out more about Alfreda Peel in this biographical sketch by McConnell Library’s [...]
Calling all stressed students!
Join us on Tuesday, December 4th for our Stress Buster program! Enjoy fresh fruit and cheese, hot drinks, cool giveaways, crafts, and games! Get a chair massage, make a handmade book or a stress ball, send a postcard to the folks back home, enter a drawing for an R-SPaCE goody bag, snuggle with a therapy dog, pick [...]
Now it’s even easier to find us on Facebook. Our new Facebook URL is: https://www.facebook.com/mclib.ru
If you haven’t “liked” us yet, now is a great time to do it! Just click on the link above (then log in to your Facebook account, if you haven’t already), and click “like.” You’ll get library news, pictures, fun, prizes, [...]
McConnell Library is pleased to announce the Spring 2012 library survey incentive prize winners:
iPad 3 Winner: Randi-Lyn Randall (above)
$25 Starbucks gift card winners: Veronica Lewis (above left), Natalie Kiddie (not pictured), Cory Hoback (above right), and Jessica Mawdsley (not pictured)
Thanks once again to all the RU faculty, staff, and students who took the time to [...]
Steve Helm, Dean of McConnell Library, received a Presidential Citation from Virginia Library Association President Connie Gilman. Helm was recognized for his service to the Virginia Library Association Council and his role as the VLA Webmaster from 1995 – 2011. During his tenure, he transformed the VLA web presence, developing new content and functionality including implementation [...]
This month’s “Spotlight” feature is on Bruce Buskill, Information Systems Administrator at McConnell Library.
A book you have read more than once: Cry of the Kalahari by Mark and Delia Owens.
Your favorite TV show: I watch almost no TV at all, but in the past, Nature on PBS was a favorite.
Something you love: I have kept [...]
Story by Kay Johnson, Coordinator of Collection and Technical Services
Photos by Mike May, Web Services Developer
About 30 people gathered on February 22nd to celebrate the 146th birthday of Radford University’s founding president, Dr. John Preston McConnell (pictured above). Dean of the Library Steve Helm introduced the event.
Gene Hyde (left) and Adrian Whicker (right) from the [...]
The new face in the classroom and at the Reference Desk is Shalin Krieger, our new adjunct Instruction Librarian. Shalin earned her master’s degree nine years ago, here at Radford University. She currently teaches all four courses in the Core curriculum, using music and media as a focus. Shalin says, “I’ve had the privilege of educating students at [...]