Student Feedback Fair

Join us Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 5:30m – 6:30pm at the Learning Commons West, 4th floor Cooper for our Student Feedback Fair!

Your feedback can help shape the future design of the re-envisioned Clemson Library! We are seeking your input on the future of the new Clemson Libraries and its role on our campus. Drop in at any time during this open house session to participate in activities facilitated by our consultant team and give feedback on future experiences we should offer in the library to best support the Clemson community.

Your feedback is valuable to our work. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you!

Library Bridge Tabling Change

Effective immediately, tabling will no longer be allowed on any portion of library bridge due to safety issues related to the volume of foot traffic on the bridge that conflicts with emergency evacuation plans, including Cooper Library.

Five alternative 10’x10’ locations have been identify for registered student organizations to utilize: two at the top of the stairs to the west of the bridge (at Rhodes Hall), and 3 to the east (beside Daniel Hall).

Student organizations wishing to use these locations must have a confirmed reservation and utilize the space number that was confirmed. Tables will not be provided. Tents 10X10 or smaller can be used only if they are appropriated weighted.

Reservation requests for these new locations can be made beginning Monday, August 19, 2019 by contacting the Campus Activities & Events guest services desk on the 2nd floor the Hendrix Student Center or by emailing:

Arcade at the Library

The Libraries, in collaboration with Student Transitions and Family Programs, a Division of Student Affairs, will host an event on August 19th, from 3:30-5:30 at Cooper Library, called Arcade @ the Library. During this event, students will learn about library spaces and resources, as well as connect with their peers and library staff to help create community and learn through play. The games and activities will incorporate our branches, including the Education Media Center, Gunnin Architectural Library, Library Depot, and Special Collections and Archives, as well as our GIS and CCIT partners. Students will have a chance to win Apple Airpods or a Bose Bluetooth speaker and food and swag will be available for students. Stop by and meet our new students at this event!

Jim Cross Selected as University Marshal

The torch of the University Marshal is passed from college to college annually by the Office of the Provost. This honor is bestowed upon the senior-most tenured faculty member within the college. They are presented with with the role of leading graduates into Commencement and leading the procession of Convocation. For this next academic year, the University Marshal represents the Libraries.

As new University Marshal, Jim Cross will be listed in all Commencement programs for August graduations (undergraduate and graduate) through May 2020 graduation and serve this important formal role.

Congratulations, Jim!

University Press Joins Clemson Libraries

We are pleased to welcome the Clemson University Press to the Clemson Libraries organization. John Morgenstern, the Press’ Director and Alison Mero, Managing Editor, are now a part of our team. John, Alison, and their student assistants will have an office on Cooper Library’s third floor once the renovation of their space here is complete.

John has been hired as an Assistant Librarian. He has led the Press since 2016 and was managing editor for one year previous. He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Oxford and has extensive editorial experience.

Alison brings a wealth of experience as well, serving as Managing Editor of the press since 2017. She is also a musician, with PhD in Musicology. She also served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Musicology for 4 years.

We’re so glad for this new partnership and the collaboration it will bring between the University Press and Clemson Libraries.

Gift from Sigma Alpha Zeta Fraternity

Clemson University Libraries received a gift of $11,000 from Sigma Alpha Zeta Fraternity. They money will go to provide upgrades to the Sigma Alpha Presentation room on the second floor of Cooper Library, as well as other library needs. Join us in thanking them for their generosity!

ILLiad Software System Temporarily Unavailable

The ILLiad software system used to process interlibrary loan requests will be unavailable to both library users and library staff on Friday, May 3, from 2-4PM due to a system upgrade to version 9.0.3 from  As a result, resource sharing staff will not be to process ILL requests or check their status during that time; however, the office in Cooper 413 will be open and anyone is welcome to stop by, call 656-5186, or email so that we can answer their questions as soon as possible once the upgrade is complete.

Memorial Day Book Display

Memorial day is a time to remember those who died while serving in the United States Military. Traditionally set on May 30th, it is now observed on the last Monday in May. In 2019, Memorial Day is May 27th. While most workers are given the day off and it is widely treated as the start of summer, we should all take time to honor the sacrifice of those who died in service to this nation.

Cooper library has put together a display featuring works focused on remembering Memorial Day and the experience of American soldiers in war. The display includes several titles highlighting the contributions and sacrifices made by African-Americans, women, and other minorities in the military. The books are located on the 4th floor of Cooper Library, next to the service desk, and all are available for check-out.

Spring Exam Week Events

Take a break during exam week and join us as we partner with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Office of Advocacy and Success (OAS) to provide students with some stress reducing activities in the Brown Room April 29-May 3.  From 11-1PM, students will have the opportunity to engage in various activities. There will be a short interactive activity in the Brown Room (e.g., yoga) and we will be tabling a smaller activity outside the Brown Room to engage students who have even less time to commit (DIY activities). See below for a schedule of activities and drop by!

Monday, April 29 Art Therapy with Play Doh (Brown Room with Ginny Gaulin, CAPS)/ Notes of encouragement (tabling near Brown Room)
Tuesday, April 30 Relaxation exercises (Brown Room with Rachel Latham, CAPS)/ distributing scented bookmarks (tabling near Brown Room)
Wednesday, May 1 Gaming (Brown Room with Megan Lynch, CAPS)/ DIY sugar scrub (tabling activity)
Thursday, May 2 Progressive muscle relaxation (Brown Room with Bailey Nevels, CAPS)/ DIY stress ball (tabling activity)
Friday, May 3 No larger activity but will have remaining tabling activities.