Staff/Fac/Alum Book Club reading Lamb in Love August 20

Lamb in Love coverThe next meeting of the WRL book club for staff, faculty and alums will be Tuesday, August 20 for a discussion of Carrie Brown’s “Lamb in Love.” Carrie Brown, who is currently distinguished visiting professor at Hollins, will be joining us for the discussion. (see )

Time: noon
Location: Hollins Room (third floor library)

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided by the library.

For more information or to rsvp, contact Maryke Barber, Public Services & Arts Librarian, at 540-362-6592 or

Free magazines to take home

The library sometimes receives duplicate copies of journal and magazine issues, as well as sample issues of journals we do not subscribe to. We are making these freely available to any member of the campus community to take home. If you’re interested, come by the library’s coffee commons on the first floor by Monday, July 15, to browse the selection and take anything you’d like. Any journals and magazines remaining on July 15 will be recycled.

Art by Alison Clarke, Opening 6/26

Odyssey Into The Fantastic

Mystical characters of colour–a kindred–a fantastical odyssey. Women connected by magic and the celestial. Come experience the diversity in The Fantastic. An art show opening on Wednesday, June 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., created by MA in Children’s Literature student Alison Clarke. 2nd floor.

Workshops on Zotero bibliography software June 26, July 5

Creating a bibliography is easy if you save your sources with Zotero.

Zotero is a free tool to help you save, organize and cite all the materials from your research. Want to know more? Come to our workshop and find out how Zotero will save you time.

Wednesday June 26 or
Friday July 5

12:15 – 1:15 p.m, in the Instruction Room on the Library’s second floor.

For more information, email Maryke Barber at or call 540-362-6592.

Meet the candidates for Librarian, June 6 and June 11

All are invited to meet the candidates for Outreach and Liaison Librarian this Thursday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 11.

Schedule (for both visits):

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Candidate Presentation (Library Instruction Room).

3:15- 4:00 p.m.: Reception to greet the candidate (Lewis Reading Room). Refreshments will be served.

Joining us on June 6 is Maggie Nunley. Currently working as Outreach and User Experience Librarian for Sullivan University in Louisville, KY, Ms. Nunley received her Master of Science degree in Library Science from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from James Madison University.

Joining us on June 11 is Rebecca Seipp. Ms. Seipp has received her Master of Science in Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has experience as the Marketing and Special Events Coordinator at the Municipal Museums of Lubbock. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is from Southwestern University.

Please help us welcome our candidates to campus!

New Exhibit Honors Lottie Moon

“Lottie Moon (1840-1912): Hollins Alumna, Missionary to China, Activist.”

2012 marked the hundredth anniversary of Lottie Moon’s death.  Although she is well known within the Southern Baptist Convention, new scholarship suggests that she played a much larger role in the history of southern women.

The exhibit is located on the 3rd floor of the library, next to the Hollins Room.

Staff/Fac/Alum Book Club Reading Heller’s “Dog Stars” June 4

Join the library’s book club for staff, faculty and alums on June 4 for a discussion of Peter Heller’s best-selling fiction debut, “The Dog Stars.” We will meet at noon in the Hollins Room. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the library. Bring a brown bag lunch, bring a friend, and join us! RSVP to Maryke Barber, 540-362-6328 or

“In the near future, a flu pandemic has decimated civilization, leaving only scattered pockets of survivors to fend for themselves. Hig is one of the healthy ones. For the past nine years, he has coexisted with a loner named Bangley at an abandoned airport in eastern Colorado. Trying not to think of his former life, Hig finds sanity in fishing, staring at the constellations, and flying his plane. With his dog, Jasper, Hig flies the perimeter of their safety zone in his 1956 Cessna. Bangley has a well-stocked arsenal, and between them, they keep a watchful eye for unfriendly invaders. On one of his forays, through broken static, Hig hears another pilot over the radio, an incident that haunts him until he goes in search of this other human being. Packing enough supplies to get him there and back, he takes off for western Colorado in search of the voice. During his six-week journey, he discovers more than he bargained for. VERDICT After an award-winning career as an adventure writer and NPR contributor, Heller has written a stunning debut novel. In spare, poetic prose, he portrays a soaring spirit of hope that triumphs over heartbreak, trauma, and insurmountable struggles. A timely must-read.” – Library Journal

Late Night at the Library: Exam Hours

The library will be open until 2 a.m. starting on May 5, through May 11. On Reading Day we will be open 24 hours.

Hungry? Free coffee and tasty snacks will be available in the evening hours.

Stressed? Check out our games, bubbles and other stress-busters.

Need some quiet? On Reading Day, the third floor of the library becomes a quiet zone for those wishing to study in peace; groups are encouraged to use a study room or other space on the second and first floors.

Need some help? Our reference librarians are standing by to help you solve that knotty problem. You’ll find us at the desk, by email:, by IM: askwyndham or by phone: 540-362-7465. Good luck with your exams!!!

-The Library would like to thank Student Services for sponsoring the exam snacks.