December 2016

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All of our December events are free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Coffee, light refreshments, good cheer, and “Holiday Jazz: Musicians Born in Columbia in the Nineteenth Century,” a talk with music by USC’s Dr. Benjamin Franklin V. In the Hollings Library
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Holiday Book Signing, meet USC Press guest authors during this drop-in event. Books will be available for purchase. In the Hollings Library
  • Friday, December 16, 1 p.m., Horseshoe History Tour with University Archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West. Meet at South Caroliniana Library.blog_lobel_poster
  • On display:  “The Colorful Life of Anita Lobel: Highlights from the Anita Lobel Collection,” Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Gallery, Hollings Library, until mid-March. Are you interested in a guided tour of this large exhibit? Do you know a faculty member or teacher in the community who would like to arrange a class visit? Contact archivist Jessica Crouch at JDCROUCH@mailbox.sc.edu or 7-6356.

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  • Winter break hours: Thomas Cooper Library (TCL) will operate on a modified schedule for the rest of the semester and will be closed Dec. 23 – Jan. 2.
  • Graduate students: The Graduate Study Room is a quiet space available for your use on Level 5, TCL. Swipe  your Carolina Card to enter.
  • Undergraduate students: It’s all here in TCL. Floors devoted to quiet study (Levels 1, 2 and 3). Tech Lounge (Level 5). Copiers (Main and Tech Lounge). Snacks and coffee (Cooper’s Corner, Main). Vending machines for snacks and sodas (Main and Level 5). Check the December issue of INSIDER for exam week tips.

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After a tumultuous election year, it’s comforting to see pretty (and funny, and clever, and kind) greeting cards lawmakers send and receive during the holidays. South Carolina Political Collections‘ “Christmas on the Potomac” showcases about blog_pew_group_card50 such cards and, this year, includes a case devoted to cards showing animals. Here’s one, sent to Congressman Joe Wilson in 2011 from the Federal Fisheries Policy, Pew Environment Group.

See the entire exhibit in the lobby of Thomas Cooper Library until Jan. 5.

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November 2016

University Libraries
Learn and Discover

Great things are happening in the University Libraries!

Please share this information with your faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

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These events are free and open to the public:

For a listing of all of our November events and current exhibits, visit here.

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  • Thanksgiving holiday hours: Thomas Cooper Library will operate on a modified schedule November 22 – 27.
  • Faculty: Thomas Cooper Library offers Reserve materials electronically. We partner with University Technology Services using the Content Collection module in Blackboard so that you can access your reserve information in the Content Collection and easily move it into your course in Blackboard. We are happy to scan library materials or find links to resources for you, as well as address copyright concerns connected to posting these materials. To provide this service, we need a list of the reading assignments and the dates of the assignments. You can send in your Reserves requests for the Spring at any time, but the sooner the better.

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Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Anita Lobel has given her collection to the University Libraries. A large exhibit of items from her collection one-lighthouse-one-moonwill be on display November 7 through mid-March in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Gallery, Hollings Library.

Lobel will be the featured speaker at the annual Ex Libris Society Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 17.

For information about attending this ticketed event, please contact the Libraries Development Office at 6-6016 or libdev@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

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