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Library Closed July 4-5

The library will be closed Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5.
Our regular hours will resume on Sunday, July 6. Enjoy Independence Day!

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BrowZine App

BrowZine is a tablet-based service that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the McConnell Library’s journal subscriptions on your iPad, Android or Kindle. The free app works by pulling together articles from library subscribed databases, uniting them into complete issues and displaying them in a “newsstand” type presentation. (read more)

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Reading Room Renovation

In order to protect and preserve our beautiful library, the original 1932 ceiling and walls of the library’s Reading Room are being reconstructed over the Summer of 2013. Take a look at some of the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151481453023528.1073741826.101363268527&type=1.

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Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection

McConnell Library’s Archives and Special Collections recently added the Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection to its Appalachian Collection. Virginia Deal Lawrence was a Radford College alumna and lifelong educator in the Auburn community of Montgomery County. She was a devoted historian and scrapbook collector, and compiled 123 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials during her lifetime. Donated to the university by the estate of Virginia Deal Lawrence, the collection consists of scrapbooks, one photo album, a ledger book, loose newspaper clippings, miscellaneous documents, and a variety of other materials. You can read more about the collection on the Archives and Special Collections blog. Selected photos and documents from the collection are available on the Radford University Digital Collections website, and a finding aid to the collection is available here.

Virginia Deal Lawrence
Virginia Deal Lawrence

The collection was processed by David Atkins, a 2012 Radford University graduate who is currently working on a graduate degree in Library Science from Florida State University. He processed the Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection as part of a graduate internship in the Radford University Archives and Special Collections in the Spring of 2013..

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