THIS SATURDAY | “A Life in Lessons” with William H. McRaven

Events, Friends of the Library, Winthrop Roundtable

A Life in Lessons: A Conversation with William H. McRaven 6:00 p.m. | Saturday, March 24, 2018 The Gaillard Center Performance Hall The College of Charleston Friends of the Library and our generous sponsors are pleased to announce the rescheduled date for our evening with retired U.S. Navy SEAL, four-star admiral, and #1 New York Times bestselling author William […]

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Exhibit Reception: “New Gardens Are Ever Appearing”


Join the College of Charleston Libraries for an Opening Reception “New Gardens are Ever Appearing”: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition Friday, February 12, 2016, 6-8PM Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor This new Special Collections exhibit will tell the story of taming and cultivating the rich semi-tropic flora of the Lowcountry over the past […]

December 12, 2015

New Publication about Library Projects: “Success Beyond Access”

In the News

Beginning in 2008, the College of Charleston Libraries have received three successive nationally competitive grants from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Recently CLIR published a new volume titled, Innovation, Collaboration, and Models: Proceedings of the CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium, March 2015. The volume documents the capstone event to the seven-year Cataloging Hidden Special Collections […]

December 8, 2015

FOL Book Club – de Waal’s The Hare with Amber Eyes

Events, FOL Book Club

Tuesday, December 1, 6PM, Addlestone Library Special Collections   Join the Friends of the Library for an exciting Book Club conversation with Dr. Nan Morrison. We’ll be discussing Edmund de Waal’s The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance. When world-famous ceramicist, Edmond de Waal, inherits a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory […]

November 13, 2015

FOL Book Club – Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror

Events, FOL Book Club

*Rescheduled due to weather. New Date: Thursday, October 22, 6PM, Old Charleston Jail, 21 Magazine Street  The Friends of the Library hosts Professor Scott Poole for a very special Book Club – Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror. This FOL Book Club will be moderated by the author and take place at The Old Charleston Jail, now […]

October 1, 2015

Race and Social Justice Initiative – College of Charleston

In the News

Avery Research Center and College of Charleston Receive $125K Grant to Spark Dialogue about Race and Inequality In response to the recent tragic events in Charleston, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture has received a $125,000 grant from Google to implement an eighteen-month educational initiative focused on increasing conversations about race, […]

September 20, 2015

Newest Exhibition from LDHI Reflects on Race, Labor, and Food at Civil War’s End

Exhibition, In the News, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Lowcountry Digital Library

In April 1865, Nat Fuller, a newly free African American cook, hosted what one observer described as a “miscegenation dinner” at his restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Fuller’s dinner guests, both black and white, celebrated Emancipation and the end of the U.S. Civil War. A century and a half later, Charleston paid homage to this […]

April 30, 2015

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative Recognized by American Library Association

In the News, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Lowcountry Digital Library, Nominations & Awards

The annual list of Best Historical materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. The list, in its 11th year, recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness in coverage of historical resources in all fields of history. Published in Reference and User […]

February 5, 2015

Panel Presentation: “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought”

Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Events, Panel Discussion

Join on us Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6PM in the McKinley Washington Auditorium of the Avery Research Center for “The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader,” a panel presentation by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, PhD, and Susanna Ashton, PhD, Clemson University In this presentation, Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Susanna Ashton will discuss […]

February 5, 2015