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Leo O’Donnell Archives. Library hours vary depending on the academic term and holidays. Always check the library homepage at www.cbu.edu/library for the current day's hours.

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02/15/2024

CBU’s subscription to RefWorks will end on June 30, 2024.

If you have references in RefWorks that you wish to save, you will need to transfer your sources out of RefWorks by June 30, 2024. It is easy to export collections into any other citation manager. Free citation managers include Zotero and Mendeley. Zotero is the citation manager that Plough Library will use going forward.

Using Zotero: Plough Library’s Citing Sources guide (link on our homepage at cbu.edu/library) has a page with more details on how to use Zotero.

If you have questions about transferring sources out of RefWorks into another citation manager, please contact Kay Cunningham, Library Director, at [email protected].

02/14/2024

Happy Valentine’s Day from Plough Library! What we love most about the library is YOU: every single CBU student, faculty/staff member, and alumnus who uses the library. Come by and see us! ❤️💌🥰

Photos from Plough Library's post 02/13/2024

Have you used our group study rooms yet? We have two, and each comes equipped with a floor-to-ceiling whiteboard wall and a wall-mounted computer and large monitor. CBU students can reserve a room for academic use if you have 4 or more people, for a maximum of 2 hours a day. (If not reserved, they are for general student academic use, and we ask you to share the space with other students who wish to study.)

The library hopes to have an interactive online reservation system up and running by fall 2024. For now, reservation requests may be made at the Library Service Desk, by chat (available through the library homepage), by phone at (901) 321-3432, or by email at [email protected].

Photos from Plough Library's post 02/12/2024

It’s National Library Lovers Month, so our whiteboard question of the month is “What do you love about the library?” We invite you to stop by and share your thoughts on the whiteboard (or here in the comments). In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we also have a display of popular romance books from our collection. Check one out if you want a good book to read. 💕♥️💜💗💖💞💛💚💓💘🧡😻💌💝🫀📚📕📗📘📙

02/08/2024

As seen in this photo from the 1987-88 Galleon yearbook, members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Christian Brothers College posed in front of Barry Hall: (Front) Leroy Yancey, Patrick Randolph; (Back) Darnell Golden, and Kevin Randle.

You can find more photos like this in our Yearbook Collection inside Plough Library, as well as in the CBU Digital History Collection at digitalcollections.cbu.edu!

02/06/2024

The main library portion of the building will not be open this Saturday afternoon, but the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery will be! Come check this out!

🎉 Exciting Announcement! 🎉 Join us this Saturday, Feb. 10th, as we welcome the incredible Zaire Love to our gallery for two unforgettable events! 🎨✨

🕒 Schedule of Events:

• 3:00 pm: Engage in a lively Panel Discussion, capture moments with Photos, and dive into Ghetto Games - all happening right here in the gallery!

• 4:00 pm: Immerse yourself in the world of Art Making and let loose with some Rump Shaking! 🎨💃

• 5:00 pm: Be part of the exclusive screening of Zaire Love's inspiring film, "ETTO," at the Spain Auditorium in Buckman Hall. 🎬 Learn more about this captivating piece at https://zairelove.com/etto/

🏆 Noteworthy Achievement: "ETTO" served as the muse for "Ghetto Girls Deserve Good Things" and recently bagged the Best Hometowner Narrative Short award at the Indie Memphis Film Festival! 🌟 Check out the accolades here: https://www.memphisflyer.com/hometown-filmmakers-dazzle-at-indie-memphis

Don't miss your chance to witness the magic of Zaire Love's work and be part of an unforgettable art experience! 🌟🎭

02/06/2024

The Seed Library inside Plough Library (a partnership with the CBU Community Garden and the Student Sustainability Coalition) is available any time we’re open. Seeds are FREE. All we ask is that you use the QR code on the sign to let us know how many and what kinds of seeds you take! The seeds are supplied by Alpha Omega Veterans Services Urban Farm & Garden. Come get some today!

Photos from Plough Library's post 02/01/2024

Celebrate and learn about Black history during February — and all year long! Take a look at our Black History Month book display and check out a book (or two or three). We have many more books, ebooks, and streaming videos on a wide variety of Black history topics at Plough Library. Just ask a librarian if you are looking for something in particular. ❤️🖤💚

01/25/2024

We’re so glad to be back after last week’s winter weather! to a snowy day from the 1960s, when CBU was CBC.

We pulled this photo from the Brother I. Leo O’Donnell Archives; find more at digitalcollections.cbu.edu

01/25/2024

We're so glad to be back after last week's winter weather! to a snowy day from the 1960s, when CBU was CBC.

We pulled this photo from the Brother I. Leo O'Donnell Archives; find more at https://digitalcollections.cbu.edu/

01/16/2024

Thanks to an overwhelming response, the art exhibit Ghetto Girls Deserve Good Things has been extended at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery through March 1, 2024. See www.cbu.edu/gallery for gallery hours and more information. Zaire Love

01/16/2024

CBU Campus will be closed Tuesday, January 16 due to inclement weather. Keep an eye on your CBU email for more information.

Photos from Christian Brothers University's post 12/20/2023
12/15/2023

As fall finals wrap up this week, we wish you all a fun and festive winter break! The library will observe the following hours from Dec. 16 to Jan. 7:

🎄 Saturday, December 16: Closed
🎄 Sunday, December 17: Closed
🎄 Monday – Wednesday, December 18 – 20: 8:00am – 4:30pm
🎄 Thursday, December 21 – Monday, January 1 (Christmas Break and New Year’s Day): Closed
🎄 Tuesday – Friday, January 2 – 5: 8:00am – 4:30pm
🎄 Saturday – Sunday, January 6 – 7: Closed

12/14/2023

It’s a Christmas ! Brother Cyril Conroy took a Christmas photo in the 1940s/1950s. Brother Cy was at Christian Brothers University for 23 years starting in 1970.

Do you have a favorite holiday memory from your time at CBU? Visit more photos online in the Brother I. Leo O’Donnell Archives using the link in our bio!

12/14/2023

It's a Christmas ! Brother Cyril Conroy took a Christmas photo in the 1940s/1950s. Brother Cy was at Christian Brothers University for 23 years starting in 1970.

Do you have a favorite holiday memory from your time at CBU? Visit more photos online in the Brother I. Leo O'Donnell Archives https://digitalcollections.cbu.edu/

12/06/2023

Happening Tomorrow, 12/07! Vincent O'Neill Winter Readings @ 6:30 PM in Spain Auditorium on the lower level of Buckman Hall. Free snacks and prizes! 📔🗣️

12/04/2023

Finals are nearly here! To give you a little more time to study in the library, we’ll be open later this week and next, December 4 – 16, 2023.

🕰️ Monday – Thursday, December 4 – 7: 7:30am – 12am
🕰️ Friday, December 8: 7:30am – 4:30pm
🕰️ Saturday, December 9: Closed
🕰️ Sunday, December 10: 2pm – 12am
🕰️ Monday – Thursday, December 11 – 14: 7:30am – 12am
🕰️ Friday, December 15: 7:30am – 4:30pm
🕰️ Saturday, December 16: Closed

11/22/2023

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are the hours for Plough Library for the holiday weekend:

Wednesday, Nov. 22 - 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thu - Sat, Nov. 23-25 - CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 26 - 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

11/21/2023

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are the hours for Plough Library this week:

Wednesday, Nov. 22 - 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thu - Sat, Nov. 23-25 - CLOSED
Sunday, Nov. 26 - 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

11/09/2023

We're getting ourselves ready for some holiday eating!

You can see more blasts from the past at the Brother I. Leo O'Donnell Archives through the link in our bio.

11/03/2023

Be sure to join us on Monday at 2pm for Professor Thomas King's talk on Conspiracy Theory: Genre and Conventions!

Join us on 11/6 at 2pm as Thomas King, Instructor of Literature and Languages here at CBU, discusses, "Conspiracy Theory: Genre and Conventions" at Plough Library’s InfoLab, Refreshments will be served.

Photos from Plough Library's post 11/01/2023

Plough Library is getting a new air conditioning system installed. Until that work is completed, the library's north stairwell and the northwest corner of the top floor will be closed. Along with these inaccessible areas, you may notice some loud noises as well as temperature fluctuations. Please use the south stairwell or the elevator to access the library's other floors. If you need a book from the northwest corner of the top floor (the call number range from 303.7 - 547.9), please ask a librarian and one of us will retrieve it for you. Thank you for your patience!

10/30/2023

Join us on 11/6 at 2pm as Thomas King, Instructor of Literature and Languages here at CBU, discusses, "Conspiracy Theory: Genre and Conventions" at Plough Library’s InfoLab, Refreshments will be served.

Photos from Plough Library's post 10/27/2023

It’s getting spooky here in the library! 👻

10/13/2023

Fall Break is nearly here! The library will be closed this weekend but open Monday-Friday next week from 8am-4:30pm. Sunday, October 22, we’ll be open from 5-10pm before resuming our regular hours on Monday, October 23. We wish you all a restful fall break! 🍂🍁🍃

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