College of Charleston Friends of the Library

They built the library of the future. Now it's time to ensure the future of the library. Join the Friends of the Library in this important effort!

The College of Charleston Friends of the Library supports and advances the work of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Rivers Communication Museum, Lowcountry Graduate Center Library, and Marine Resources Library. Membership dollars add depth to research collections with strategic acquisition of books, databases, and journals.

Operating as usual

06/23/2017

The Sophia Institute presents
The Shark Club
by Ann Kidd Taylor
Special introduction by Sue Monk Kidd
Co-sponsored by the College of Charleston, Friends of the Library
Thursday, June 29 | 6:30-8:00pm
Lance Hall, 150 Meeting Street
Free but registration required
Register Here: https://www.thesophiainstitute.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1021&reset=1
For more information visit: friends.library.cofc.edu

[03/28/17]   Come meet the author, H. Gibbs Knotts

03/17/2017

Forms and Motifs in African Art: Works from the Avery Research Center's John R. Dupree's African Art Collection. On exhibit, College of Charleston Addlestone Library, 3rd Floor, Free and open to the public.

03/14/2017

Come take a selfie with Bucky our T. Rex

03/10/2017

Forms and Motifs in Art: Works from the Avery Research Center's John R. Dupree African Art Collection, College of Charleston Library, 3rd Floor, Free and Open to the Public.

02/28/2017

Friends of the Library at the College of Charleston presents
Christopher Dickey. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6 pm
Addlestone Library Room 227. Free and open to the public.

Christopher Dickey will discuss "Gertie" and her family
Spying in the Blood:
Gertrude Sanford Legendre's Privilege, Patriotism, and Espionage

02/24/2017

Forms and Motifs in African Art: Works from the Avery Research Center's John R. Dupree African Art Collection.
Opens Saturday, February 25 through December 1.
Addlestone Library, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

02/22/2017

Come see the t.Rex at Addlestone Library.

02/20/2017

The John Dupree African Art Exhibit begins Saturday, February 25, Addlestone Library, Third Floor. Free and open to the public.

02/09/2017

What happens after your wash goes down the drain? Environmental implications of chemical and microplastic wastewater transport. February 15th, noon, Addlestone Library Room 227. Professor Barbara Beckingham, Dept. of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. Faculty Lecture Series. Free. Light lunch provided.

02/08/2017

Friends of the Library at the College of Charleston presents
Christopher Dickey, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6 pm
Addlestone Library Room 227

Christopher Dickey will discuss "Gertie" and her family
Spying in the Blood:
Gertrude Sanford Legendre's Privilege, Patriotism, and Espionage
For more information visit: http://friends.library.cofc.edu/

[02/06/17]   T. rex at Addlestone Library

02/01/2017

Lowcountry Digital Library

Explore the latest online exhibition from the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative today! "Remembering Individuals, Remembering Communities: Septima P. Clark and Public History in Charleston"

New! The Lowcountry Digital History Initiative is excited to announce the online exhibition, “Remembering Individuals, Remembering Communities: Septima P. Clark and Public History in Charleston,” written by Katherine Mellen Charron, North Carolina State University. The exhibition interprets and maps the life and work of Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), to provide insights into her experiences as an African American civil rights educator and activist. Highlighting this history not only reveals the significance of the black freedom struggle in Charleston, it also challenges ongoing race, class, and gender divisions throughout the city’s public history landscape. Historic photographs, documents, and other primary sources featured throughout the exhibition are available to explore on LCDL through Avery Research Center’s online collections!
http://ldhi.library.cofc.edu/exhibits/show/septima_clark

12/14/2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates RESCHEDULED
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 – 6:30 pm
TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street, Charleston

“A Deeper Black: Race in America”
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive black voices today—“the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (New York Observer). Coates wrote Between the World and Me in the form of a letter to his teenage son, Samori, addressing what it means to be black in America. He is a national correspondent for the Atlantic.
Read his latest article, My President Was Black.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/my-president-was-black/508793/?utm_source=atltw

The event is free and open to the public and part of the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the College of Charleston. Visit: go.cofc.edu/rsji

Race and Social Justice Initiative 12/14/2016

Race and Social Justice Initiative

11/09/2016

Livestream of Dr. Mari Crabtree Lecture "Liberating The Spirit, Securing the Body"

11/09/2016

Join us now as we host our final installment of the Faculty Lecture Series featuring Dr. Mari Crabtree of the African American Studies! We will also livestream the event beginning now!

Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Honors College on November 9 for the third Faculty Lecture of the semester with Professor Mari Crabtree as she discusses, "Liberating the Spirit, Securing the Body: James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Discourses of Redemption." Professor Crabtree will give a talk that explores how Baldwin and Coates differ in their diagnoses of the nation's ills and in their visions for the course of Black freedom struggle.

The lecture begins at 12 noon, in Addlestone Library room 227, a light lunch will be provided.

For those who can't make the event, we will be Livestreaming the talk for the first time! Tune in next Tuesday at 12!

11/03/2016

Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Honors College on November 9 for the third Faculty Lecture of the semester with Professor Mari Crabtree as she discusses, "Liberating the Spirit, Securing the Body: James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Discourses of Redemption." Professor Crabtree will give a talk that explores how Baldwin and Coates differ in their diagnoses of the nation's ills and in their visions for the course of Black freedom struggle.

The lecture begins at 12 noon, in Addlestone Library room 227, a light lunch will be provided.

For those who can't make the event, we will be Livestreaming the talk for the first time! Tune in next Tuesday at 12!

10/19/2016

As we reflect on the most publicized presidential election in American History, legal commentator and television host, Dan Abrams, will provide thought-provoking insights into the media's increasing role in shaping our modern political landscape. Abrams serves as the chief legal affairs anchor and commentator for ABC News and is a published author and former anchor of Nightline.

He worked as chief legal correspondent and analyst for NBC News, as general manager of MSNBC and as an anchor for that network, Abrams first became known for covering the OJ Simpson case as a legal analyst. In addition to serving as a television host, Abrams is CEO of Abrams Research, which connects business and the media with a specialization in social media strategy, as well as founder and publisher of the innovative news website, Mediate. The Friends of the Library this year pilot a new Winthrop Roundtable format with a lecture-lecture style keynote address in Alumni Hall followed by an expanded cocktail reception in Hill Exhibition Gallery.

10/13/2016

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

CANCELLED: “A Deeper Black: Race in America,” Ta-Nehisi Coates, Journalist and Author, College of Charleston TD Arena, October 18th, 2016, 6:30 pm

Unfortunately, Ta-Nehisi Coates has cancelled his lecture at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena on October 18th, 2016 due to an unexpected change in his schedule. The Race and Social Justice Initiative team is looking into rescheduling options for a later date and will release another Eventbrite site. This event is postponed until further notice. Please contact Daron Lee Calhoun, II with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

The Charleston County Public Library’s John L. Dart Library will still host a discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on Thursday, October 20th at 6pm. This discussion will be led by radio personality and local educator Kevin Smith, as part of the Dart after Dark: Book Discussion Circle. For more information please see: http://www.ccpl.org/

The College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is funded and founded by Google, and this event is co-sponsored by the Charleston County Public Library, South Carolina Humanities, the SC Community Loan Fund, Coastal Community Foundation, SunTrust, the Avery Institute, and the Sophia Institute. For more information about RSJI, please see: http://avery.cofc.edu/…/the-race-and-social-justice-initia…/.

CANCELLED: “A Deeper Black: Race in America,” Ta-Nehisi Coates, Journalist and Author, College of Charleston TD Arena, October 18th, 2016, 6:30 pm

Unfortunately, Ta-Nehisi Coates has cancelled his lecture at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena on October 18th, 2016 due to an unexpected change in his schedule. The Race and Social Justice Initiative team is looking into rescheduling options for a later date and will release another Eventbrite site. This event is postponed until further notice. Please contact Daron Lee Calhoun, II with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

The Charleston County Public Library’s John L. Dart Library will still host a discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on Thursday, October 20th at 6pm. This discussion will be led by radio personality and local educator Kevin Smith, as part of the Dart after Dark: Book Discussion Circle. For more information please see: http://www.ccpl.org/

The College of Charleston's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) is funded and founded by Google, and this event is co-sponsored by the Charleston County Public Library, South Carolina Humanities, the SC Community Loan Fund, Coastal Community Foundation, SunTrust, the Avery Institute, and the Sophia Institute. For more information about RSJI, please see: http://avery.cofc.edu/programs/the-race-and-social-justice-initiative/.

10/11/2016

After an extremely hectic week, we hope everyone has made it back to the Lowcountry safe and sound. Now that we are back on campus, we are very excited to partner with the College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program as they host the German Consulate General in Atlanta this Sunday, 10/16.

Ambassador Detlev Ruenger will participate in two events: a lecture at 10AM in Arnold Hall on German Foreign Policy; as well as the Opening Reception of the Zionismus exhibit, on display in College of Charleston Libraries / Addlestone Library rotunda through November 21st. Please join us!

[10/05/16]   DUE TO THE THREAT OF HURRICANE MATTHEW AND THE CLOSING OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, THE FACULTY LECTURE SERIES WILL BE POSTPONED. EVERYONE, PLEASE TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO STAY SAFE, ESPECIALLY SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL RESIDENTS!

10/03/2016

Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Honors College for the third Faculty Lecture of the semester with Professor Mari Crabtree as she discusses, "Liberating the Spirit, Securing the Body: James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Discourses of Redemption." Ahead of Ta-Nehisi Coates's October 18 lecture in Charleston, Professor Crabtree will give a talk that explores how Baldwin and Coates differ in their diagnoses of the nation's ills and in their visions for the course of Black freedom struggle.
The lecture begins at 12 noon, in Addlestone Library room 227, a light lunch will be provided.

09/22/2016

Today!! Lecture and Book Signing: “The Freedom Schools: A History of Student Activism in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement,” Jon Hale, PhD, College of Charleston, Avery Research Center, Sept 22, 6pm

In this presentation, Dr. Jon N. Hale will discuss his recent publication, The Freedom Schools: A History of Student Activism in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (Columbia University Press, 2016). This book examines the history of the Mississippi Freedom Schools, a network of schools that advocated for full political, economic, and social equality in the 1960s by adopting a progressive curriculum and providing students with opportunities for political engagement during the civil rights movement. Drawing upon rich archival sources and dozens of oral histories, this book provides a social history of the Freedom Schools from the students’ and teachers’ perspectives to provide insight into how and why students enrolled, what their experiences were, how education was used to contest inequality, and what impact these schools had on the civil rights movement. Those who participated in the Freedom Schools subsequently joined the front lines by boycotting their schools, organizing protests in the hometowns, and demanding a quality education in the era of desegregation. The legacy of their work deepens our understanding of the civil rights movement and it demonstrates how many of the promises of the movement remain unfulfilled.

Dr. Jon Hale is an Associate Professor of Educational History at the College of Charleston. His research focuses on the use of education among activists during the civil rights movement of the twentieth century.

09/20/2016

Good Afternoon! Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Honors College for our second Faculty Lecture with Professor Trish Ward as she discusses, "Harry Potter and Horcruxes." The talk will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Addlestone 227 at noon. Join us for lunch and a lecture on Horcruxes!

09/19/2016

Good Afternoon! Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Honors College for our second Faculty Lecture with Professor Trish Ward as she discusses, "Harry Potter and Horcruxes." The talk will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Addlestone 227 at noon. Join us for lunch and a lecture on Horcruxes!

09/14/2016

Join us today as we kick off the Fall 2016 Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Phil Manning of the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences discussing "Dinosaurs, Sun Burn, Snakes, and Bug Bites".

The lecture will begin at 12 noon in Addlestone 227 with a light lunch served. Come learn more about his great research on fossils and exploring newly discovered sites in the American Midwest!

09/13/2016

Live now! We are Charleston Book Talk with authors Dr. Bernard Powers, Marjory Wentworth, and Herb Frazier.

09/13/2016

TODAY! Join the College of Charleston's Friends of the Library on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, for an author talk and book signing of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. 6:00 pm, School of Science and Mathematics Building, Room 129, 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
Published June 2016, We Are Charleston not only recounts the events of the tragic shooting on June 17, 2015, but also offers a history lesson that reveals a deeper look at the suffering, triumph, and even the ongoing rage of the people who formed Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church and the wider denominational movement. Join authors Dr. Bernard Powers (College of Charleston), Herb Frazier, and Marjory Wentworth for a conversation about the story of Mother Emanuel, the history and legacy of the A.M.E. Church, and the tragedy that captured the attention of Charleston, the nation and indeed the world. Books will be available for purchase, and a signing will take place after the talk.

09/04/2016

College of Charleston

"We used to have a card catalog and everything was in print."

www.pattersonpope.com 08/25/2016

Dynamic Populations on Campus Demand Reimagining of Educational Spaces

Take a look at this article "Dynamic Populations on Campus Demand Reimagining of Campus Space" as it features Addlestone Library for our mobile shelving units.

"At the College of Charleston, renovations made to the Addlestone Library made efficient use of high-density mobile shelving to help add floor space. This was in turn used to add seating and tables equipped with Internet and smartphone connectivity. Thinking outside the box, colleges and universities are learning that library storage isn’t just about the storage itself, but about what that new organization can lead to in the end"

http://www.pattersonpope.com/2016/08/university-campus-spaces-reimagined/

www.pattersonpope.com When it comes to college students, things change. Expectations change. Tastes change. And their space should change to fit their needs.

iastatelibrary.adobeconnect.com 08/22/2016

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Good Afternoon Friends! On Tuesday, August 23rd at 1pm, tune into a special #PopupWebinar on the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL). The LCDL serves as a regional repository for a host of institutions across the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. In this presentation, LCDL Director, Heather Gilbert, will discuss the LCDL’s origins, establishment, development, partnerships and future plans. Gilbert will also discuss the resources LCDL makes available to their project partners and the importance of those. Additionally, Barrye Brown, Reference and Outreach Archivist for the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will discuss Avery’s ongoing collaboration with the Lowcountry Digital Library on an NHPRC digitization grant to digitize and make accessible 60 linear feet of civil rights materials. If you have any questions you know you want answered please send them to: [email protected]

This will be a great opportunity to support our CofC Library's on the national stage!

Connect here http://iastatelibrary.adobeconnect.com/aac-20160823/

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