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Catalog Cards on the Catwalk!

May 3, 2010
Amber Gibbs, Interlibrary Loan Librarian at Thomas Cooper Library recently won top prize at the Runaway Runway recycled fashion show with a dress made entirely of cards from the library’s card catalog. The dress was modeled by Aime Dillard, Interlibrary Loan Assistant at Thomas Cooper Library and graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science at the University. The University of South Carolina Libraries are saying goodbye to their card catalog (which has not been used since 1991) with a yearlong series of events titled “It’s All in the Cards: A Yearlong Celebration Commemorating the University Libraries Card Catalog”. Students, faculty and community members have repurposed the cards in a variety of ways over the past year. For more information visit: The Runaway Runway fashion show is sponsored by the Columbia Museum of Art and features fashions made from recycled materials