USC wins pair of awards from S.C. Center for the Book
A University of South Carolina faculty member and library department will be awarded 2010 South Carolina Center for the Book Awards for Writing, Teaching and Literary Arts Advocacy at a public ceremony Sept. 8 at the South Carolina State Library. The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, housed in the university’s new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, will receive the Literary Arts Advocacy Award. Helen Fellers, coordinator of the School of Library and Information Science’s South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy, will be honored with the first State Library Partnership and Collaboration Award.
The South Carolina Center for the Book Awards were formerly a single award known as the Palmetto Book Award. In 2008, the Palmetto Book Award expanded to honor excellence in Writing, Teaching and Literary Arts Advocacy. The other 2010 award winners are Batt Humphreys, S.C. author of “Dead Weight,” Writing Award; and Dr. Tom Mack, USC Aiken English professor, Teaching Award.
The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is a cooperative project of the South Carolina State Library, the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science and the Humanities CouncilSC. Website: www.sccenterforthebook.org