Published on April 9, 2014 by Brad Radice 

Next week is National Library Week, and Davis Library at Samford University has some great activities planned to celebrate!

There is a Book Fair, April 15th and 16th from 8:00am to 5:00pm on the first floor in the library next to the circulation desk. A percentage of the proceeds go to benefit BackPack Buddies, a local charity that provides food for children in need.

Kim Herndon, Dean of the Library, and Assistant Librarian, Jane Daugherty, are coordinating the weeks activities.

"We’ll also be giving away a $50 gift card to and a $50 gift card for iTunes on Thursday and Friday," said Daugherty. You can register to win by submitting your name and Samford email address at the Circulation Desk.

Other displays include 'Missiography' in the 2nd floor reading room. This features photos of Samford's mission works from around the world.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.