The Lion's Roar

Library maintains engagement off campus

Sims Memorial Library has the guide “Using Sims Library during COVID-19 closure” available for students. The guide contains information on accessing databases, including 40 temporary resources provided by database vendors, course reserves, research help and other information.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although the building is closed, the Sims Memorial Library is operating virtually to ensure that students get the help and resources they need for their classes. During the stay-at-home order, the library has continued to maintain its  24/7 online chat assistance. Eric Johnson, library director, expla...

Sims Library director retires after 23 years

Library director Eric Johnson is retiring this semester after 23 years at the university. “I’m happy with what I’ve done over the years,” said Johnson.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2020

After overseeing Sims Memorial Library for over two decades, the director is preparing to pass the torch.  Eric Johnson, director of Sims Memorial Library, is retiring this semester after 23 years at the university. The Connecticut native decided that after 55 years of working in libraries, he...

Library remains open but events are cancelled

The Sims Memorial Library will remain open and continue to offer computer lab services, book checkouts and non-event related services.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Several events related to the Sims Memorial Library have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibition Opening at the library on March 16 and the “Let’s Talk Art” lecture presented by Anna Dow at the Contemporary Art Gallery on March 18 have both been c...

Library hosts wine tasting fundraiser

The Friends of Sims Library hosted a wine tasting event to raise money for the library. Along with a silent auction and live music,

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

A fundraiser continued its prominence at the library this semester. The Friends of Sims Library hosted the 11th annual "Wine with Friends" on Friday, Nov. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library. Library Director Eric Johnson explained how the event began 11 years ago. “We started a true Frien...

Ten years of wine tasting

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

The Friends of Sims Library organized the 10th annual "Wine with Friends" to help the Sims Memorial Library financially. The event was held at the library on Friday, Nov. 3. The event included a wine tasting paired with food, a silent auction and door prizes. The silent auction items included paintings,...