There’s several construction-y things going on in Cooper Library this week.
We’ve been getting the lobby ready for painting. You may have noticed that John C. Calhoun’s portrait is missing. We took it down and stored it until painting is done. There may be paint fumes, but we promise it’s nothing like last week.
We took the portrait down (temporarily) and are putting up a new security desk. Pieces of the former Research Services Desk and the CCIT Support Desk are being used to create a new desk for our security staff.
We hope by now you’ve noticed that something is going on the lobby of Cooper Library.
The biggest change, so far, is the security desk switch from one side of the exit to the other. We moved the desk and the security gates because construction of the Adobe Digital Studio is beginning during spring break. The first step is taking down part of the wall above the Byrnes Room. And we can’t have pieces of wall falling on the desk.
When you return from spring break expect to find many changes to the lobby and to the 5th floor. Big things are coming!
In the meantime, try not to run into the security desk while looking at your phone.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist, humanitarian, pastor, and leader who dreamed of social and political change. His goal was to help further the rights of all humans, regardless of race, color, or belief.
This year, Cooper Library has a pretty cool display, located to the right of the circulation desk on the 4th (main) floor. This display features books (both fiction and non-fiction), audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and documents that highlight important moments in the fight for civil rights and equality in America. Many of them include references to the legacy of Dr. King as well.
The display includes work by Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, and Andrea Davis Pinkney, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of the Disney book Hand in Hand.
Come check out our display and learn something new about yourself and others! Reading and writing about those who have made a difference may encourage you to do so as well.
Check back soon for the next display, as it will update monthly.
Happy MLK Day!
Yes, you can advertise your event on the digital signage in the lobby of Cooper Library. It’s easy!
We’ve created a guide that will help you make reservations, explain the technical specifications, and upload your images. You’ll have to login using your Clemson userID and password.
Remember, this takes the place of hanging paper posters from the 5th floor balcony.
Today’s De-Stress Fest event is a flash mob, library style! Be in the lobby at 2:30pm for 15 minutes of silent reading.
If you don’t have your own fun/popular reading, we’ll have a cart full of books for you to choose from. There’ll also be free “I took part in the Flash Mob–library style” bookmarks.
So bring your books, grab a beanbag, and relax and read for 15 minutes before you get back to the grind.