Early History of High Point College

Founder’s Day is September 14th. In observance of this important day in High Point history, we have assembled some images and information from the archives about the early history of High Point College: We were founded by the Methodist Church. The commonly quoted version of the College’s history can be found on the University’s website […]

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The Second Annual Smith Library Open House!

On Thursday, September 6 from 10am to 4pm, Smith Library is hosting the second annual Open House.  We warmly encourage all students, faculty and staff to visit all FOUR floors of Smith Library. Come and meet with staff from Academic Advising, Accessibility Services, Learning Excellence, Tutoring and the Library. Test your knowledge of Smith Library, […]

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What do we do with old books?

Other than love and appreciate them, that is! Librarians are often asked how to determine the value of a book or a book collection. The scenario is simple: baby boomers want to downsize, they have books left from their parents or their grandparents and they want the books to have a good home, or they […]

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Michael Ingram Retires after 30 Years at HPU Libraries

Mike Ingram came to work at Smith Library in 1987 but more importantly he graduated from High Point College in 1977. After getting a MFA from Arkansas State in English, he taught as an adjunct. While finishing library school in 1987, he worked at UNCG and later applied for the Head of Technical Services position […]

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HPU Libraries Lead: Celebrate National Library Week 2018

This year, April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. HPU Libraries join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through transformative services, programs and expertise. Academic libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging […]

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Books We Love: A Confederacy of Dunces

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, (think “Comic Book Guy” from the Simpsons) a 30-year-old, aspiring writer who lives in his mother’s basement in […]

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