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News From the Libraries: October 2020

Student Appreciation Week

Briscoe Library is pleased to announce our 4th Annual Student Appreciation Week! We love our students and each year the library dedicates a week to show just how much you all are appreciated. This year's Student Appreciation Week will have both virtual and in-library activities, contests, and prizes so that all of our students are able to participate, either in person or at home!

Follow Briscoe Library's social media accounts throughout the week of October 26th through October 30th for fun activities such as: a Halloween Photo Op, coloring pages, mask decorating competition, trivia contest, pet therapy, and more!

Stay tuned for more info via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Virtual Interview Rooms Coming Soon

Preparations are underway on the 3rd floor (entry level) of Briscoe Library to transform two study rooms into virtual interview rooms.

Each room will come equipped with a brand-new computer, speakers, and webcam along with added decor for that all-important interview.

The rooms will soon be available for booking through the library reservation system. Look for the new locations (Virtual Interview Rooms) when making your reservations. Occupancy will be limited to 1 person per reservation.

For more information, please contact Peg Seger,

History of Medicine Lecture Series Continues

After the great success of our first lecture in the series - Dr. Christine Drennon, Mi Barrio, Mi Salud: How Our Neighborhoods
Came to Determine Our Health
- we are looking forward to the next two lectures coming up in October. Register now!

NOTE: All lectures are held virtually via Zoom. Meeting url and password will be sent to all registrants prior to event.


Dr. Jason Rosenfeld, Big Eyes, Big Ears, Big Heart and Little Mouth:
The History and Role of Community Health Workers

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Register at:


Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, Say Her Name: Resurrecting the Medical
Lives of Enslaved Women

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Register at:

Briscoe Buddies

Briscoe Buddies is a program started by library staff to provide therapy dogs for library and other campus events. While in-person visits will not be possible for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 restrictions, please watch for future opportunities to enjoy some virtual contact with Briscoe Buddy members June (Basset Hound), Angel (Golden Retriever), and our newest member Bartholomew (French Bulldog)!

Featured New Books/eBooks for October 2020

For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Associate Director of Resource Management.