Media advisory: Tour of Hollings Library set for July 14
Broadcast and print media will have the opportunity to tour the University of South Carolina’s new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14. The library will be dedicated July 23, with Vice President Joe Biden delivering the keynote address.
Reporters attending the July 14 event will be able to do the following:
- tour the 50,000-square-foot Hollings Library, including many behind-the-scenes areas;
- learn about and explore areas specially designed for the conservation and usage of the South Carolina Political Collections, the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and Digital Collections;
- view items from the various collections that will be on display; and
- interview curators from each area, as well as Tom McNally, dean of libraries, about the significance of the library, the building’s many green features and how the library will enhance teaching, learning and research.
The Hollings Library is located behind and connected to USC’s Thomas Cooper Library on Greene St. Reporters should park in the Bull Street parking garage and enter through Thomas Cooper Library’s main entrance.
The media tour will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and last approximately 30 minutes, with additional time available for reporters to revisit collection areas, take video and photos and conduct interviews.
Reporters planning to attend the Wednesday, July 14, media tour should call Peggy Binette or Margaret Lamb in USC’s Office of Media Relations at 803-777-5400 no later than Tuesday, July 13.