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  • Speak Your Mind About Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

    The Task Force on Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity wants to hear your questions, recommendations, and suggestions on how to improve the campus. Go to and leave an anonymous message. Continue Reading

  • Library 101: Valentine's Day

    A book never written: “Guide to Love” by Val N. Tines. Happy Valentine’s Day from Kelly Library! Little is known about the historical Saint Valentine, but he is believed to have been a Roman priest who was martyred on around 270 CE. Valentine’s Day might have been the Church’s attempt to Christianize Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February, though there is some debate about that claim. (Holidays, Festivals & Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Kelly Reference GT3925 .H64 2005, also available electronically in Credo Reference) Regardless, the holiday became associated with courtly love in the 14th century, mostly due to its inclusion in a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer. Over time the holiday became linked with the giving of gifts and cards, Valentine’s Day cards became popular enough to be mass produced as early as the 1800s and more cards are sold during this season than any other. If you are trying to get in the Valentine’s Day mood here are some romantic films that are available in the DVD section of Kelly Library. Continue Reading

  • Library 101: America's Historical Newspapers

    “A distressing case of insanity occurred at Emory & Henry College, Virginia, a few days since. Professor Stevens has been suddenly bereft of his understanding, accompanied with such symptoms of violence that the strongest restraints upon his person were necessary.” Don’t worry, this isn’t current news. This quote is from the January 7, 1844 issue of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, accessed through one of Kelly Library’s online databases, Readex’s America’s Historical Newspapers. This collection contains scans of hundreds of historical newspapers from 1690 to 1900. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, election returns, matrimony and death notices, maps, cartoons, illustrations and more, these historical newspapers offer researchers essential local and national perspectives on American history, culture and daily life across three centuries. Continue Reading