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!

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