Library Podcast



Library Podcast from Union University


  • Season 5, Episode 3: Melissa Moore Interview

    29/09/2015 Duração: 33min

    On this episode of the Summar Library podcast, Stephen and Paul discuss changes that have occurred in the library over the past few months including the addition of RFID, the many places in close proximity to campus to purchase coffee, and the biggest change ever about to occur in the life of the library. Melissa Moore also joins in the conversation to discuss the library's upcoming move, the transitional library known as The Bridge, and what library patron's can expect during the last week of October and the first week of November 2015.

  • Season 5, Episode 2: David Burke Interview

    16/04/2015 Duração: 01h10min

    Stephen and Paul discuss their latest venture into the construction zone of the new library as well as a few end-of-semester things. Also for good measure, a dash of sports talk is thrown into the discussion. Additionally, the guys welcome Union's Theatre Director David Burke to the podcast to talk about Union's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.

  • Season 5, Episode 1: Patty Hamilton Interview

    26/03/2015 Duração: 49min

    Season five of the Summar Library podcast begins with Stephen and Paul discussing Union sports, the progress of the new library construction, and library resources for those involved with writing research papers. Patty Hamilton also joins the podcast to discuss poetry and her new book of poems, The Distance to Nightfall.

  • Season 4, Episode 4: Christmas 2014

    11/12/2014 Duração: 24min

    In this episode of the podcast, Paul and Stephen discuss the Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays greeting, banter about Christmas-related fun facts, and finish with some information regarding the new library. Listen to the end to hear Paul's favorite secular Christmas song.

  • Season 4, Episode 3: Leland Lyerla Interview

    02/10/2014 Duração: 27min

    In the Season 4, Episode 3 of the Summar Library podcast, Stephen and Paul chat about the new library's construction and it's Open the Doors fund raising campaign, the Scholarship Banquet, and Union's acceptance as a full member into the NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference. Additionally, the boys of Summar make mention of how their baseball picks turned out. Paul was...way...waay...waaay off. Also, Leland Lyerla, Union's edTech Support and IT Security Analyst, stops by to discuss cybersecurity and how we can better protect our identity while online.

  • Season 4, Episode 2: Jeannie Byrd Interview

    08/05/2014 Duração: 24min

    Season 4, Episode 2 of the Summar Library podcast welcomes Jeannie Byrd. Jeannie, the library's Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, discusses databases and other electronic resources the library offers and the changes that have taken place in the field over the past few years. Stephen and Paul also chat about Finals Week, TV series, and books.

  • Season 4, Episode 1: Anna Beth Morgan Interview

    14/03/2014 Duração: 17min

    Season four of the Summar Library podcast begins with Stephen and Paul speaking with the Director of the Library, Anna Beth Morgan. Anna Beth talks about a new library survey that is underway as well as an emphasis to collect long overdue library materials. Also in the mix, are discussions of Stephen's latest educational pursuit as well as Final Four basketball and predictions for the upcoming Major League Baseball season.

  • Season 3, Episode 1: Sean Evans Interview

    23/01/2013 Duração: 53min

    In the Season 3 premiere of the Summar Library podcast, Stephen and Paul discuss a little football, movies, new databases and other new library services. Also, we welcome our featured guest, Dr. Sean Evans. Listen as Dr. Evans shares his insight on various political and presidential topics, and gives us his Super Bowl pick. We hope you enjoy it and as always, thanks for listening.

  • Season 2, Episode 8: Randall Bush Interview

    10/12/2012 Duração: 54min

    The Christmas episode of the Summar Library podcast is full of fun and good cheer as Stephen and Paul chat about movies, Christmas songs, and Paul's color changing hair. Go figure. Dr. Randall Bush, professor of Philosophy and Christian Studies at Union, joins the guys for the Season 2 finale to discuss his latest children's Christmas book, The Mailbox Tree. Dr. Bush also discusses his two previous Christmas titles, Gabriel's Magic Ornament and Widgmus World and shares a reading from The Mailbox Tree. Be sure and listen closely to the end of the podcast, as you just never know what Christmas magic might occur. Merry Christmas!

  • Season 2, Episode 7: Tom Rosebrough Interview

    10/10/2012 Duração: 41min

    In this Fall Break episode of the Summar Library podcast, Stephen and Paul discuss library happenings, the library capital campaign and how to contribute, and ways to stay in touch with the library through social media. Also, Dr. Tom Rosebrough, executive dean of the College of Education and Human Studies and professor of education at Union, joins Stephen and Paul to discuss transformational teaching, the state of education, and the use of technology in the classroom.

  • Season 2, Episode 6: Tim Ellsworth Interview

    28/08/2012 Duração: 35min

    On the sixth podcast of Season 2, we welcome back our first podcast guest, Tim Ellsworth. In this episode, Tim, the Assistant Vice President for University Communications and Director of Media Relations here at Union, discusses his work with Baptist Press, his time in London at the Olympics, and reflects on the subject of his previous book, Albert Pujols, and Pujols's departure from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

  • Season 2, Episode 5: The Boys of Summar (Library)

    21/06/2012 Duração: 26min

    T.R. Parker, Stephen Mount and Paul Sorrell, The Boys of Summar (Library), come together to talk about summer in the library, baseball and a little bit about the weather. T. R. also makes a big announcement. The conversation is casual yet informative.

  • Season 2, Episode 4: Gavin Richardson Interview

    17/05/2012 Duração: 49min

    Gavin Richardson discusses what it feels like to be Faculty Member of the Year. He talks about what it could be about his teaching and University service that has caused students and faculty to acknowledge him for this prestigious award. Dr. Richardson also discusses his interests in literature from a young age, his undergraduate years at Vanderbilt, a study in the UK where he met his wife, graduate work at the University of Illinois as well as time in Chicago. He talks about teaching The Koran as literature at a Christian University. Gavin Richardson also cited the Lord's prayer in Old English, Norse Icelandic and Latin but we could not get him to give us an Elvis impersonation. It was nice getting to know Dr. Richardson, one of Union's most treasured faculty.

  • Season 2, Episode 3: Hal Poe Interview

    03/04/2012 Duração: 41min

    Dr. Hal Poe has just published several works and in particular one on his distant cousin, Edgar Allan Poe. In this podcast Dr. Poe discusses Edgar Allan Poe's grappling with the bigger questions as it is outlined in his new work entitled Evermore: Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Universe. Dr. Poe organizes Evermore according to Poe's grappling with the problem of suffering, the problem of beauty, the problem of love, the problem of justice and finally the problem of the universe. Dr. Hal Poe clearly unpacks the way that his ancestor came to understand the universe based on his prose poem Eureka. Dr. Poe also discusses his upbringing, education, coming to Union and his role as President of the Edgar Allan Poe museum in Richmond, Va. We were very happy to have Dr. Poe on the podcast to discuss his new book. You can check out Evermore and other works by Dr. Poe in the library.

  • Season 2, Episode 2: Jim Patterson Interview

    03/02/2012 Duração: 40min

    On this edition of the Summar Library Podcast, Paul and I spoke with Dr. Jim Patterson about his new biography, James Robinson Graves: Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity. Aside from being a phenomenal historian Dr. Patterson is also a rapper and you can hear him rap about J.R. Graves in his Founders Day Chapel a year ago. The book was dedicated to his wife on their 40th wedding anniversary as it is in-scripted on the inside cover. Our very own Paul Sorrell is also mentioned in the preface of the book for his work with micro-film and interlibrary loans to help with the research done on this book. We talked about Dr. Patterson's background in Philadelphia. We discussed Dr. Patterson's background as he was raised in Philadelphia. We also discussed his education at Rutgers, Gordon Conwell and later Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Patterson talks about how he became interested in J.R. Graves and Baptist History and how this informs his teaching. He also discusses how he came to teach at

  • Season 2, Episode 1: Research Coaches

    20/01/2012 Duração: 38min

    In a brand new season of the Library Podcast Paul Sorrell talks with Research Coaches Melissa and TR to help describe what the Research Coach service is all about. Melissa gives a brief overview on how the "Research Coach" service came about and tells how a student can contact or schedule a Research Coach. Melissa and TR both share why they really enjoy helping students and being reference librarians. They share some of their favorite Research Coaching memories. Listening to this podcast can help you truly understand what you can expect when meeting with a Research Coach and how we believe that it can help you in your academic pursuits.

  • Season 1, Episode 9: Jerry Tidwell Interview

    21/10/2011 Duração: 41min

    In this episode of the library podcast we spoke with Dr. Jerry Tidwell who serves Union University as the Senior Vice President for University Relations. We talked to him about coming to Union, the relationship that has developed with the Latimer foundation and how that has led to the initiative to raise funds for a new library at Union University. In this episode you can find out something about the timeline for the new library and how you can contribute. In addition you can hear about what the new library might look like.

  • Season 1, Episode 8: Ray Van Neste Interview

    09/09/2011 Duração: 46min

    Ray Van Neste is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Director of the R.C. Ryan Center. It did delighteth us to chat with him on the podcast about the recovery from his recent ailments, the learning that he did receive and the upcoming KJV 400 Legacy & Impact festival. This festival doth celebrate 400 years of the King James Version of the Bible. Professor Van Neste discusses the influence of the KJV on his own life and the history of the King James Bible. The festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday and will feature Leland Ryken, Timothy George and John Woodbridge as well as a host of Union scholars who look at the KJV from an interdisciplinary perspective. The music used in this episode is "I was Glad" composed by Orlando Gibbons, who was born in Oxford in 1583 and attended King's College, Cambridge to study music. The lyrics were taken from Psalm 122 and it was commonly sung in the Church of England at Coronations and other celebrations.

  • Season 1, Episode 7: Phillip Ryan Interview

    16/08/2011 Duração: 29min

    Dr. Phillip Ryan is Associate Professor of Language and the coordinator of the English as a Second Language Program. In this episode of the Summar Library Podcast we talked with Phillip about his education, his academic interests, travels to California and teaching.

  • Season 1, Episode 6: Beth Lynn Interview

    22/07/2011 Duração: 35min

    Beth Lynn, Collection Development Coordinator, at the Summar Libary graced us with her presence on this edition of The Summar Library Podcast. We asked Beth about her job, new resources that the library is providing, and her efforts to redecorate the library over the summer. Some of the new resources that we are providing are Biblical Archaeology Society Online, Films on Demand, Grove Music Online, and Oxford Bibliographies Online. We also now have a host of new eBook collections including CHOICE's 2010 Outstanding Book Collection and up to 3000 titles via Netlibrary's new EBSCO platform. We also have the Encyclopedia of Social Work online now and host of new journals. Beth and others have been working hard to spruce up the library of the summer and you can read about it here. Thanks for listening to us and our podcast. Remember that The Emma Waters Summar Library is where "studying everyday could help you perform better academically".

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