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Faculty Library Newsletter

Departmental Budgets and Acquisition

Check your departmental budget allocations, spending, and balance.

Review databases charged to your department.

Check the status of all your book, eBook and media orders - date ordered, date received, list, cost, call number assigned, etc.

Contact your liaison to order new materials.

Contact Head of Acquisitions to inquire about unfilled orders.

Local Authors

Lifelong Learning recently held an event in the library promoting several local authors. Autographed copies are available for purchase at the Front Desk, some for as low as $1.00.

RIley Adams is the bestselling cozy mystery author of the Southern Quilting mysteries, Memphis Barbeque mysteries, and the Myrtle Clover series. She is also the daughter of former AU faculty Henry Spann.

  • Hickory Smoked Homicide
  • Finger Lickin’ Dead
  • Delicious and Suspicious
  • Rubbed Out
  • Once for a Shining Hour
  • Pretty is as Pretty Dies

Kathryn Smith, longtime writer for the Anderson Independent, has written both nonfiction and mysteries.

  • Gatekepper - The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Goes to Prison, with Kelly Durham
  • The President’s Birthday Ball Affair, with Kelly Durham
  • Shirley Temple is Missing, with Kelly Durham

Lawrence Webb, Faculty Emeritus, brings the past alive and inspires his readers.

  • Life Lessons in Stories, Songs, Poems, Plays
  • Revelation: A Book of Hope
  • Songs that Sing to Me

We have Man Booker Prize Winners - Widely viewed as the most coveted prize in fiction.


  • 1971, In a Free State by VS Naipaul - PR9272.9.N32 I5 2002
  • 1981, Midnight's Children, Salmon Rushdie - PR6068.U757 M5 2006
  • 1986, Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood - PR9199.3.A8 H3 1986 (runner up)
  • 1987, Moon Tiger, by Penelope Lively - PR6062 .I89 M66 2018
  • 1989, The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro- PR6059.S5 R46 1990
  • 1992, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje - PR9199.3.O5 E54 2011
  • 2002, Life of Pi, by Yann Martel PR9199.3.M3855 L54 2007
  • 2009, Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel - PR6063.A438 W65 2009
  • 2017, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - PS3569.A7897 L56 2018
  • 2018, Milkman: A Novel, by Anna Burns - PR6102.U76 M55 2018

Faculty Library Survey

Every two years the Thrift Library surveys faculty about its Resources, Services, Staff, and Facilities. The results are then shared and used to to improve the library.

If you haven't already answered the survey, you may use the link at the bottom.

Need a free or inexpensive textbook? SCALE can help.

SCALE is provided by PASCAL, South Carolina's 57 academic libraries. This year it has joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an alliance of hundreds of colleges, universities, and consortia partners working together to advance the effective use of open educational resources in higher education. The membership will include training and tools to support sustainable open textbook programs.

OTN manages the Open Textbook Library, a comprehensive catalog of open textbooks with over 3,000 faculty reviews. The textbooks are freely available to faculty who wish to adopt them and are licensed under Creative Commons. With the consortial membership, faculty at PASCAL member institutions will be able to contribute reviews to the Open Textbook Library that will be available to a global audience.

As part of the membership, OTN will provide two statewide, in-person workshops for faculty, administrators, librarians, and other stakeholders at PASCAL institutions. Experienced OTN trainers will introduce attendees to open textbooks and the benefits they can provide on campus. The workshops will be scheduled later this year. 

Good Reading

Ever notice the Good Reading Icon at the top of the Library Newsletter's Home Page? This link will lead you to fascinating choices for newly added books, eBooks, DVDs and streaming videos.