Wednesday, September 18, 2013

University of South Carolina Tours Recap

Hi everyone,

LISSA is right in the middle of our September tours. Last Friday, our members were able to tour the Thomas Cooper and Ernest Hollings Libraries. The Thomas Cooper is undoubtedly familiar to all of our students, but we did get a quick look behind the scenes. Our newer members were also given a rundown of some of the special features and privileges that they may not have been aware of. The tour of Ernest Hollings took us behind the scenes of the South Carolina Political Collection, Digital Collection and Rare Books. Members were treated to memorabilia from South Carolina’s political movers and shakers and rare books and materials ranging from John J. Audubon paintings to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s personal ledger.

Monday’s tours were equally exciting – at the South Caroliniana our members were treated to information that covered the scope of the library’s collection, its policies and its history. Some of the storied history of USC’s campus, particularly the Horseshoe, was also touched on. Afterward, LISSA toured the Coleman Karesh Law Library. Members were shown the library’s collection, its circulation area and its technical services department. It was a great presentation of how law libraries function.

These tours were a perfect prelude to our big North Carolina trip coming up this Friday. We hope that all of our members can join us! If you plan to do so, please meet us on Greene Street in front of Davis College at 6 Am this Friday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It's Tour Time!

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to keep you updated on some of the great tours we have planned for the month:

We will be touring the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina Columbia campus on Friday, September 13th at 3:30 where we will be meeting in the lobby. This tour will be followed by a social at Hunter Gatherer on Main St.

We will also be touring the Coleman Karesh Law Library of the USC Law School on Monday, September 16th at 4pm. We will be meeting at the reference desk. 

And our big tour of the month will be our trip to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State in Raleigh, NC. We will be taking a caravan of mini vans for the trip leaving bright and early from Davis to hit the road. We will be touring the Wilson Library as well as the School of Information and Library Science Library on the UNC campus. Our tours will be led by ILSSA members from the school and we will be getting lunch with them before we take a drive over to the NC State campus. Here we will tour the Hunt Library learning about all the new features of the library which opened in January 2013. We will then complete our journey and return back to the University of South Carolina that evening.

If you would like to join us on any of these tours please let us know, the more the merrier!

Our first member meeting will be held on Monday, September 9th at 5:30pm in Davis 112. We will be streaming the meeting for those that are unable to make it.