New Career Resource Now Available from Hackney Library via NCLIVE

It’s a given–everyone wants to find a job when they graduate from college.   A recent Hackney Library acquisition may make the task of preparing for a career and finding a job in a particular field that much easier—and it’s now available as part of a batch of  newly-acquired NCLIVE resources!

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive electronic resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.

Ferguson’s is available in our A-Z list on the library’s home page, and from the Career Exploration LibGuide on our library page as well.  You can access it from on campus with no password, and it is accessible from off campus to Barton students, faculty, and staff by logging in with your Barton username and password.

Once you have accessed Ferguson’s, it’s recommended that you set up an account within the database to customize your search results and save them to a folder, among other things.  (To do so, click on the “Create an Account” link on the right-hand side of the blue banner at the top of the screen, and follow the instructions.)

Ferguson’s complements several other employment resources—both print and electronic—available through Hackney Library.

So when you’re looking for a job or preparing for a career, remember to try out this new resource (and don’t forget to visit Barton’s Career Services office as well, located in the Office of Student Success in the library)!

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Tom Parham, Winning Tennis Coach, Author, and Bob Dylan Fan to Speak at Hackney Library

Tom Parham

Calling all tennis (and Bob Dylan) fans!

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Hackney Library and the Friends of Hackney Library will sponsor a reception and program featuring Former Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) championship-winning tennis coach and AC alumnus Tom Parham.

The event will take place in Hackney Library’s Learning Commons on the campus of Barton College.  A reception (with refreshments) will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by Parham’s talk, “Hartsock, Dylan, and 50 Years,” at 5:30 pm.

From 1964 to 1983, Tom Parham coached tennis at the College, and from 1983 to 1985, he served as Athletic Director.  He led the Bulldogs to NAIA National Tennis Championships in 1979 and 1984, and earned another NAIA National Championship for Elon University in 1990, where he served as tennis coach from 1985 until his retirement in 2004.  Parham was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1977, 1979, 1985, and 1990.  For his service to collegiate tennis and his achievements in the sport, Parham was named in 1979 to North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor awarded in the state of North Carolina.  He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including induction into several athletic halls of fame and the awarding of the Elon Medallion, the University’s highest honor, upon his retirement in 2004.  He serves on the N.C. Tennis Association’s Board of Directors.

Not only is he a tennis coach par excellence, Parham is also a lover of books–he has written three himself: The Little Green Book of Tennis, Play is Where Life Is, and ALOT (A Level of Thinking)—and he is a devotee of Bob Dylan and his music.  In October 2017, Parham donated his collection of over 30 books and four DVDs about Dylan to Hackney Library for circulation.

In addition to his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Physical Education from Atlantic Christian (Barton) College, Parham holds a Master of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Parham, professor emeritus at Elon University, now resides in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, with his wife Margaret.

Please join us on February 6 for Parham’s recollections of his life as both student and coach at Atlantic Christian College and his passion for Bob Dylan and his music.

This event is sponsored by Hackney Library and the Friends of Hackney Library and is free and open to the public.  For additional information, please call (252) 399-6502.

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Calling all Night Owls!  “Study ‘Round the Clock” Returns Dec. 7 to Hackney Library

Looking for a quiet place to study all night long in preparation for exams?  Hackney Library’s ever-popular “Study ‘Round the Clock” may be just the ticket; it  provides Barton student night owls a safe place to roost during Fall 2017 Reading Day and exams.

Beginning this Reading Day on December 7, Study ‘Round the Clock will provide 24-hour availability over a four-night period to Hackney Library’s study spaces (which adds up to an extra 32 hours compared to the regular semester).

Library hours during Study ‘Round the Clock are as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec. 7 (Reading Day) through Friday, Dec. 8: Open 8 am Thursday, remaining open continuously until closing at 8 pm Friday
  • Saturday, Dec. 9: 10 am – 7 pm (regular hours)
  • Sunday, Dec. 10 through Wednesday, Dec. 13: Open 2 pm Sunday, remaining open continuously until closing at 6 pm Wednesday
  • Thursday & Friday, Dec. 14 & 15: 8 am – 5 pm

In addition to extended hours, throughout Reading Day/exams, free coffee, tea, hot cider, and hot chocolate will be available while supplies last to Barton students, faculty, and staff.

During Study ‘Round the Clock, no library services will be available from midnight until 8 am the following morning, but a police officer will be on hand providing security during that time.

Access will be limited to only Barton students during the midnight to 8 am time slots.  Barton ID will be required for admission from midnight until 8 am, and students entering or leaving after midnight will sign in/out with the police officer on duty.

So plan to visit Hackney Library during exams (remember to bring your ID for admission after midnight!) to get some extra study time in, and get your favorite hot beverage for free!

“Study ‘Round the Clock” is sponsored by Hackney Library, the Friends of Hackney Library Office of Student Affairs, and the Student Government Association.

 

 

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Hackney Library to Provide E-Access to “Chronicle of Higher Education” Beginning Jan. 1, 2018

Coming Soon!  Beginning January 1, 2018, Hackney Library will be providing access for the Barton community to the electronic version of the Chronicle of Higher Education, which will be available from anywhere, whether on campus or off.

A variety of features will be included in this subscription:

  • Unlimited access to all premium content at Chronicle.com
  • Access to daily updates through newsletters like Academe Today
  • Special reports and data such as the The Almanac of Higher Education and The Trends Report
  • Archived issues back to 1989

So if you currently subscribe personally to either the paper or e-version (or both) of the Chronicle, you may want to reconsider whether you need to renew for 2018 now that Hackney Library will be subscribing, as of January 1.  Once it’s live, we’ll give you details about how to access and customize it.

Consider it a Happy New Year’s gift from Hackney Library to you!

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New NCLIVE Historic Newspaper Database Now Available through Hackney Library

Thanks to a new database available to Hackney Library patrons via NCLIVE, you can now access some 3.5 million digitized pages of historic newspapers in North Carolina, including selected issues of Wilson’s Daily Times (ranging from 1896-1929),  the Wilson Advance (ranging from 1874-1899), the Wilson Mirror (ranging from 1887-1894), plus many more newspapers from both Wilson and other North Carolina towns and counties.

The new database is called Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection and is distributed by ProQuest through NCLIVE.  Its digitized pages come from the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill.  The database may be searched by topic or keyword, and browsed by both city and newspaper name, among other options.  Available right now, it is part of a new collection of resources from NCLIVE that will gradually be rolled out through January 1, 2018.  It’s a great resource for primary documents dealing with North Carolina history.

There are several ways you can access it from Hackney Library’s home page:

  • Typing Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection into OneSearch, and scrolling down to the “Databases” section of the search results; it will be the first link in that section
  • Navigating to the link to it by hovering over “Search”, then clicking on the “A-Z List” link, and then clicking on the “H” and browsing through the alphabetical listing of database names, and clicking on it.
  • You may also access it from this link.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

 

 

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Former AC/Barton Tennis Coach and Alum Tom Parham Donates Bob Dylan Collection to Hackney Library

Tom Parham

If you’re a Bob Dylan fan, there’s great news “Blowin’ in the Wind” for you:  Former Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) tennis coach and alumnus Tom Parham has donated his collection of over 30 books and 4 DVDs about Dylan to Hackney Library’s collections.  They have just been cataloged and are waiting for you to come check them out!  To find them, you can search the catalog by typing in “Tom Parham Dylan.”

In addition to being a hardcore Bob Dylan devotee, Tom Parham is a 1963 graduate of Atlantic Christian College (ACC), now Barton College.  He was awarded the Barton College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015.

Not only is Parham an ACC alumnus, but he also became an employee of Atlantic Christian College the year after his graduation. From 1964 to 1983 he coached tennis at the College and from 1983 to 1985 he served as Athletic Director.  He led the Bulldogs to NAIA National Tennis Championships in 1979 and 1984, and earned another NAIA National Championship for Elon University in 1990, where he served as tennis coach from 1985 until his retirement in 2004.  Parham was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1977, 1979, 1985, and 1990.  For his service to collegiate tennis and his achievements in the sport, Parham was named in 1979 to North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor awarded in the state of North Carolina.  He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including induction into several athletic halls of fame and receiving the Elon Medallion, the University’s highest honor, upon his retirement in 2004.

Parham holds a Master of Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Physical Education from Barton College/ACC.  He serves on the N.C. Tennis Association’s Board of Directors.  He is also the author of several books, including The Little Green Book of Tennis, Play is Where Life Is,  and ALOT (A Level of Thinking), all of which Hackney Library has in its collections.

Parham, professor emeritus at Elon University, now resides in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, with his wife Margaret.

 

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World War I Comes to Hackney Library

In case you hadn’t noticed, Hackney Library has gone back in time about 100 years:  we are playing temporary host to an exhibit called “North Carolina in the Great War.”  The exhibit consists of two  mannequins–the first dressed in the World War I uniform of a U.S. soldier (known as a “doughboy”), complete with gas mask; and the second in the uniform of a World War I nurse–as well as posters detailing the participation of North Carolina citizens in “The Great War.”

This year commemorates the centennial of the United States’ involvement in World War I, and the mannequins and poster exhibits are on temporary loan to us from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) through October 24, 2017.  In only five months of action in 1918, the United States suffered over 275,000 casualties and over 50,000 deaths during the war.

According to the DNCR World War I web site,

With the declaration of war by President Wilson [in 1917], North Carolinians rallied to the cause. Women joined the American Red Cross, YWCA, and Salvation Army to serve as nurses in military hospitals at home and in France. Farmers grew victory acres and children grew thrift gardens to earn money to buy war bonds. Individuals and industry united to support the war effort.

The posters on display throughout the first floor of Hackney Library explore some of the details of North Carolinians’ involvement in the war and on the homefront during the conflagration that came to be known ironically as “the war to end all wars.”

Come by and take a step back in time to see what North Carolinians were doing to support the World War I effort!

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