2 Database Trials–PolicyMap & OnArchitecture

We have access to two resource trials—already launched.

PolicyMap (ends on March 19)
Easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, economics and more in communities across the US.

OnArchitecture – critical views on contemporary architecture (ends April 16)
Interviews with prominent architects from around the world and explorations of their principal works, all on video.

Please send your thoughts about either or both to Kathy Edwards, librarian at Gunnin Architecture Library.


New Display in Architecture Library

 Fold to Pop, Fold to Wow

Using children’s pop-up books as inspiration, we celebrate folding, bending, twisting, and overlaying ‘flat’ materials to achieve fun, lively—and surprising–three-dimensional effects.

In parallel, studio instruction in architecture explores the application of folding to enable structures to stand, span, expand, and ‘adapt’ to variable conditions–or, simply to ‘Wow.’

Find the display outside the Gunnin Architecture Library through the month of February.

New Display in Gunnin Library

There is a new display up at the Gunnin Library in Lee Hall! 

Designing for Sustainability and Recovery focuses on the anticipation of and recovery from disaster, and coincides with the timely new master’s program launched in Charleston this semester: Master of Resilient Urban Design.

Works on recovery from various types of disaster, sustainable planning and design, and resilient design are included in an arrangement intended to encourage browsing and establish connections. 

Request assistance with checkout at the Gunnin Library Services Desk.

Service Desk Hours on Eclipse Day

On Monday, August 21, in order for library employees to be able to view the eclipse, the following service desks may be closed briefly:

Library Services Desk (Cooper Library)
Closed 2-3pm
Please do not leave technology items on the desk for return.

Special Collections & Archives (currently located in Cooper Library)
Closing at 12:30 pm on Monday, August 21 and reopening at 8:30am on Tuesday, August 22.

Education Media Center (Tillman Hall)
Closed 2:15-3:45pm

Gunnin Architecture Library (Lee Hall)
Open 8:00-4:30, no closing time.

New Exhibit in Gunnin Architecture Library

 A new exhibit, GRITTY CITIES : Urban Landscapes, Urban Lives is available the Gunnin Architecture Library in Lee Hall.

Featured in the exhibit are films that convey The City–in all its forms, layers, environments, and intensities–as both setting and engine in the shaping of human  experience. These films portray the city as a character in the narrative, whether foil, protagonist, or antagonist. Feel free to suggest titles we should have included, or leave comments on this bibliography. All DVDs in this case are available for 5-day checkout this summer. Request assistance at the Gunnin Library circulation desk.

Credits: A Kathy Edwards / Maggie Mason Smith co-production, with significant advice from Steven Fore and Bobby Hollandsworth. Additional credit to Clarissa Mendez and other film lovers who suggested titles. Big thanks to Paula Smith for handling Reserves/collection control  and for display suggestions.

There are 130+ DVDs on display, with more on order and several checked out already! This one has generated a lot of discussion & interaction, and many title suggestions.

Art and Activism Display in Architecture Library

There’s a new display in the Gunnin Architecture Library space ‘On Broadway’ in Lee Hall. You’ll find it in the glass cases near the entrance to Gunnin.

The display, ART for Political Action and Social Justice: When you believe that ART can change the WORLD… showcases a selection of books about art and how it relates to politics and activism. Be sure and pick up a bibliography of the books on display, including an extensive but barely-surface-scratching list of artists/collectives/venues engaged with activist art.

Created by Kathy Edwards, Maggie Mason Smith, Paula Smith, with artist and resource recommendations from Rob Silance, Todd Anderson, Andrea Feeser, Beth Lauritis, Anderson Wrangle,  and Greg Shelnut.


Cooper Closed July 3rd/Holiday Hours

american_flag_bookshelf-300x200Cooper Library will be closed Friday, July 3 for a mandatory campus power outage. (Not all of campus will be without power!)

Below are our hours for the holiday weekend.

Hours for service desks and branches may vary.

For example, Architecture Library will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3.

Date Hours
Thursday, July 2 close at midnight
Friday, July 3 closed (power outage)
Saturday, July 4 closed (power outage)
Sunday, July 5 closed (power outage)
Monday, July 6 open at 4:00 p.m.


Thanks, Seniors!

Congratulations to all of our student assistants who will be graduating tomorrow! It’s a Clemson University Libraries tradition to honor our graduating student assistants by dedicating a book in their honor. Each one gets to pick a book and in it we put a bookplate with their name and year they graduated.

We also take their photo with their book. Check out our May gradutes!

Thanks to them and all our other student assistants for all your hard work!


Kanopy Streaming Video Trial

kanopyClemson Libraries’ trial of streaming video from Kanopy–featuring documentaries on the work & practices of world-famous contemporary architects, artists, and designers– is live and will be available for you to try until October 3. Urban planning and art history are included, too.

Please give it a try and send feedback to Kathy Edwards at kathye@nullclemson.edu.

Branch Library Tours/Open House This Week

Library-Training-Logosm-150x150This week two of our branch libraries are offering you the opportunity to come see what they are all about.

  • Come by the Tillman Media Center in Room 212 of Tillman Hall any time between 9am and 3pm on Wednesday, August 27. Get some general information, a quick tour, and some free popcorn! You can also visit their interactive display of equipment and resources.
  • The Gunnin Architecture Library in Room 2-112 of Lee is offering an open house on Wednesday, August 27 from 10am until 1pm.  Visit the library, have a cookie and a glass of cold lemonade, and see what they do.  Everyone is welcome!  The staff and student assistants will be on hand to show you around and talk about their new technology that they have implemented in the past two years as well as the upgrades to the entire library when Lee Hall was renovated.

Look for more classes and other learning opportunities coming up this semester! You can browse upcoming classes on our calendar. You’ll find some classes are in person and some are online. Sign up for all the ones you like!