Thursday, March 26, 2015

NLW Coming Soon...


National Library Week is April 12-18!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

History Talk: Val Dunham


Author Val Dunham, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the College of Science at Coastal Carolina University, gives this month's History Talk. The talk centers around Allegany to Appomattox: The Life and Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers, a book based on the letters of a Union soldier during the Civil War. 

This talk takes place on Tuesday, Mar. 24 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Horry County Archives Center.

From the publisher's book description:
On September 7, 1864, William Whitlock, aged thirty-five, left his wife and four children in Allegany, New York, to join the Union army in battle. More than 100 years later, his unpublished letters to his wife were found in the attic of a family home. These letters serve as the foundation for Allegany to Appomattox, giving readers a vivid glimpse into the environment and political atmosphere that surrounded the Civil War from the perspective of a northern farmer and lumberman.
  
This event is brought to you by the Horry County Archives Center, as part of the center's History Talk series. The Horry County Archives Center is located on the second floor of Kimbel Library, in Room 220.


Friday, March 6, 2015

What Do You Like?




We asked students to tell us what they like about the library, and our new video highlights their responses. We love hearing about the ways we positively affect the lives of students. The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons is dedicated to contributing to student success, as our Mission Statement conveys:
The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons will employ highly qualified librarians and staff to develop creative and innovative technology, programming, support services, delivery methods, and real-life work opportunities for students to ensure that graduates of Coastal Carolina University are well-prepared for professional careers or graduate programs and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy, information-literate citizens with a global perspective.

So what do YOU like about the library? Let us know!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring Break Hours

The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons will operate at reduced hours over Spring Break.
  • Friday, March 6: Close at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 7: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
  • Sunday, March 8: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday, March 9: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 10: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 11: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 12: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, March 13: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 14: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 15: 24/7 schedule resumes beginning at 7:30 AM
You can always find our hours on the library homepage or a more detailed listing on our hours page.

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

History Talk: Mansfield


Author Christopher C. Boyle talks about the history of Mansfield Plantation on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Horry County Archives Center.  

Standing on the banks of the Black River, the Mansfield Plantation is a well-preserved living testament to antebellum rice plantations. In 1718, it started as a 500-acre land grant near Georgetown and soon grew to nearly 1,000 acres. Plantation historian Christopher C. Boyle captures the spirit of Mansfield Plantation and unravels the many mysteries of its past.

This event is brought to you by the Horry County Archives Center, as part of the center's History Talk series.

The Horry County Archives Center is located on the second floor of Kimbel Library, in Room 220.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Survey Winner!


Congratulations to the winner of our website redesign survey, Coastal student Alan Lam! The survey elicited feedback from users of the new library website when it was in its testing phase.

Alan was chosen during a random drawing of survey participants, and wins a $20 gift card to the CCU Bookstore. The library would like to thank all of the other survey entrants. Your comments and suggestions are integral in helping us continue to improve the library website and library services.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dust Bowl Series Talk



Women's Stories of Survival is the title of this Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry series talk given by Angie Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director of Women's and Gender Studies at CCU.

In the 1930s, record-breaking droughts and dust storms wreaked havoc on the southern plains, destroying farms and displacing families. While the Dust Bowl has captivated American audiences for decades, women's accounts of these historic events have often been overlooked. This lecture explores the experiences of the women who survived the devastation of the Dust Bowl and lived to tell the tale.

The Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry series is a national traveling exhibition about the Dust Bowl, the disastrous drought and dust storms that wreaked havoc on the Great Plains in the 1930s. As part of the exhibition, Kimbel Library hosted programs that connect the Dust Bowl of the Midwest to Horry County.

The talk took place on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Recital Hall. Kimbel Library was selected as one of only 25 libraries in the country to host this exhibit, which was developed by the American Library Association and the libraries of Oklahoma State University and Mount Holyoke College, and was made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.