Thank You For Sharing Your Thoughts!

With your help during our 10 Days to Have Your Say event, we gathered 804 responses from our blog, social media, and in-person at our tabling locations.  Based on your feedback, it is clear that the availability of study space is your primary concern, as it was mentioned in over half the responses.  The accommodations in Cooper Library came in second with over 150 responses; this included comments on library hours, outlets and charging ports, and signage and accessibility.  Library services came in third, with comments on tech lending, our book collections, and more.

In the coming months, we will share our plans to respond to your input.

Open Access Week

Clemson Open Access Week

Learn, Share and Empower in Teaching and Learning

October 22-25th, 2018


Did you know:

The practices of for-profit academic publishers have added to the financial burden of faculty, institutions and students and perpetuated a growing cost barrier to accessing scholarly information.

What can we do?

Come join us and learn about Open Access programs and resources that are available to tremendously reduce cost of learning and to enhance teaching. Events are organized by Clemson University Libraries. You will:


  • Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.

Explore the controversial nature of academic publishing and the need for Open Access through a showing of this documentary.

Monday: October 22, 3:30-5:30, Strom Thurmond Auditorium

  • Open Access at Clemson

Learn ways that you can contribute to Open Access by making your writings more accessible to researchers, while increasing their scholarly impact.

Tuesday: October 23, 12:30-2:00, Brown Room, Cooper Library

  • Open Education Resources

Discover how you can reduce the costs of textbooks for students. Find out financial incentives you can receive for your activism.

Wednesday: October 24, 1-2:30, Brown Room, Cooper Library

  • Multimedia Resources and Open Access

Want to incorporate audio, visual and video sources into your creative work or student’s projects? How do you find relevant media? What are some legal and technical issues you should be aware of? Learn about Creative Commons, a creative licensing system for creators and authors.

Thursday: October 25, 3:30-4:30, Adobe Studio, Cooper Library


Ask questions, share your experiences and thoughts in these four discussion-based events hosted by experts on the subject.


Enrich yourself with a deeper understanding of your rights as an author, how you can make your works known while making knowledge and education more accessible.

Hispanic and Latinx Voices in Academia Conference

The University Libraries is a proud sponsor for the first upcoming Hispanic & Latinx Voices in Academia Conference, hosted by The President’s Commission on Latino Affairs with support from the Office of Inclusion and Equity and the Provost’s Office. This event not only celebrates the rich contributions scholarly works by Hispanic and Latinx faculty, students and other academics; it serves as a center to explore collaborative opportunities for scholars, educators, and students in research and teaching from across the country. In the evening, join and relax with us at the Noche De Gala celebration at the Madren Center Grand Ballroom. This culminating event will include live entertainment and authentic food. Recognition awards will be presented to those individuals who have contributed to enhancing the campus climate for Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty, and staff.

Registration is $10 for students, $40 non-students, cost includes admission to the Noche De Gala. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference.

Hispanic/Latinx Voices in Academia 2018

October 13, 2018, 7:30 am – 5:30 am

Watt Family Innovation Center

Gala De Noche

October 13, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Madren Center Grand Ballroom

To register for the conference, please go to our website:

More information about the Gala De Noche is available here:

LGBTQ Book Display

Across the world, members of the LGBTQ+ community continue to face violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Check out the library’s new book display to learn more about equality for LGBTQ+ people through a range of print and film titles such as The Courts, the Ballot Box, and Gay Rights; Queer People of Color in Higher Education; Pride; and Understanding Trans Health.  The display will be up through mid-October.

Adobe Pop-up Classes


Friday, September 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Cooper Library, 5th floor, Adobe Digital Studio


The Adobe Digital Studio is holding a series of lighting Adobe workshops on Friday, September 28. The three, 30-minute classes will provide a quick introduction to using Adobe programs to edit videos, retouch photos, and create logos. The series is free and open to all.

Additionally, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, stop by the Adobe tent on the Cooper Library Bridge to learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud and snag new Adobe gear.

Workshops presented by the Adobe Digital Studio, Clemson University Libraries, CCIT, and CoCreate.



Friday, September 28, 2018

9-9:30 a.m. Video Editing Basics

See how easy it is to import your footage, create a sequence, add a title, adjust audio levels, and export video in Premiere Pro.


Friday, September 28, 2018

10-10:30 a.m. Photo Manipulation and Retouching

Learn how to use Photoshop to repair a damaged photograph or digitally manipulate an image.


Friday, September 28, 2018

11-11:30 a.m. Logo Design for Beginners

Need a Logo? Can’t Draw? Let Illustrator’s Shapebuilder Tool help you out!

PASCAL Services Temporarily Suspended

Due to Hurricane Florence, PASCAL Delivers patron requesting and courier services will be suspended effective today, Tuesday, September 11 until further notice.  If you need an item that Clemson Libraries does not own, please use CU Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan to place your request. If you need any assistance with your PASCAL requests, please contact or call 864-656-5186.

Native America Episode Viewing

Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Cooper Library Brown Room

Native America, a four-part PBS series, “travels through 15,000-years to showcase massive cities, unique systems of science, art, and writing, and 100 million people connected by social networks and spiritual beliefs spanning two continents.”  This viewing will focus on the warriors of New York, who renounced war and founded America’s first democracy, 500 years before the Declaration of Independence, and later inspired a young Benjamin Franklin.  Discussion will follow.  The event is free, open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Libraries and the Gantt Multicultural Center.  For more information visit the PBS website: or contact Maggie Mason Smith at

National Suicide Prevention Month Book Display





September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Clemson Libraries want to draw attention to its collection of scholarly and popular materials about this important topic and to the work of Tigers Together, Clemson’s suicide prevention initiative.

Check out the book display next to the Library Services Desk in the lobby of Cooper Library between now and September 30th to learn more. Also please visit the Tigers Together page:

New Semester Reminders

Please remember to have your ID handy when entering Cooper Sunday-Thursday! You will need it to enter the Late Night Access Doors.

Also remember while we love that Cooper is your home away from home, don’t leave personal belongings unattended! Over 8,000 patrons frequent Cooper Library in a 24 hour period including guests and off campus visitors.