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Grand opening of Scholars Lab with inaugural Faculty Publication Celebration

Please join us in the Scholars Lab for the inaugural Faculty Publication Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4-5 p.m., with remarks starting at 4:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Scholars Lab is on the library’s third floor.

The Office of the Provost and the Brown Library invite you to this event honoring our colleagues’ scholarly achievements. We will recognize scholarly authorship, illustrations, editorial work and other published contributions, as well as artistic performances and exhibits by the ACU faculty from the past academic year.

At the same time, we will celebrate the grand opening of the library’s new Scholars Lab,  a digital scholarship center dedicated to supporting computer-enabled research and scholarly communications in all academic disciplines.

Read about upcoming Scholars Lab events.

ACU students design library tables

In an effort to newly furnish the new Library Union and promote individual and small-group study, ACU interior design students volunteered their time to design a table to support comfortable collaboration and focused productivity.

Sophomores Andrea Shone, Arleth Alvarez, Liz Wong, Madison Meenan, Marilyn Salazar, Myra Castillo, Sydney Dawson and Taihja Tribble worked in two teams to complete the project, and now consider Brown Library their first client.

The library selected the Sled Table to furnish five large work surfaces in the Library Union. “It is rewarding to see tables situated on the third floor of the library that our team designed, and students using them for study,” said Shone, a team leader on the project. “The table project was an eye-opening experience,” said team leader Meenan. “It was great to work with a client for the first time, sharing ideas and collaborating to develop a meaningful product.”

Read more about the design project.

Pictured (from left): Andrea Shone and Madison Meenan

Premier online theological collection available for alumni

Brown Library is pleased to provide ACU alumni access to the ATLASerials PLUS Religion Collection (ATLAS PLUS), a web-based collection of full-text religious and theological journals. This premier collection contains content from more than 450 journals in theology and religion. Click here for a full list of titles.

Alumni who would like to access the collection should contact theological librarian Craig Churchill (’91 M.S.) at

Read more about ATLAS PLUS.

Join us Nov. 2 for the grand opening of Hansen Reading Commons

Join us Friday, Nov. 2, from 3:30-4 p.m. as we celebrate the renovation of the Nancy and Ray Hansen Reading Commons with a ribbon-cutting ceremony including Ray Hansen (’53). The new Reading Commons will host new literary events for students, such as story shorts, poetry slams and documentary films, and also will host a revitalized collection of reference books and a collection of popular and new books to broaden and deepen students’ literary awareness and reading.

Read more about the grand opening.

Prickly Pear Display and Maker Lab Open House

Stop by the library the week of Homecoming, Oct. 11-14, to view Prickly Pear yearbooks and enjoy remembering friends and events from your time on the Hill.

You’re also invited to join us in the Maker Lab on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5-7 p.m. for free tours, tool demonstrations and hand-on activities.

Read more about our Homecoming plans.

Cover2Cover returns Oct. 31

Stop by the Reading Commons on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. to listen to readings from faculty, students and special guests and grab some candy on Halloween! Come and enjoy a reading marathon of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and be a part of this Spooktacular event!

Read more about upcoming reading events.

Library staff news

Congratulations to Alyssa Terrill (’18), who joined the library team as the new library acquisitions and periodicals coordinator. She recently graduated with a B.S. in psychology and plans to earn a library science degree in the future.

Read more about Brown Library’s staff news.

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ACU Box 29208
Abilene, Texas 79699-9208

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