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Exhibits, Events and News

University Libraries offer students, faculty, staff and the entire community opportunities to engage with our collections and expert staff. Learn how we support research and discovery of all types, and let us know if you've got a libraries story you'd like us to share. 

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In the Arena: Presidential Campaigns and Conventions

South Carolina Political Collections’ exhibit showcases dozens of interesting campaign materials produced throughout the decades.

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Open Education Week 2020

Open Education Week is March 2 - 6, 2020


"The Charleston Renaissance" and "Elizabeth Boatwright Coker's Life and Legacy"

South Caroliniana Library and Irvin Department showcase collections this spring

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Enhancing the TCoop experience

New partnership creates a playbook for supporting student success

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'South Carolina Veterans Project' wins national award

A University of South Carolina oral history project has been awarded the 2019 Oral History Association Elizabeth B. Mason Award

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Supporting digital scholarship

New centralized services connect faculty with technology access and support

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Four Color Fantasies

Attention all comics fans: superheroes, villains, space monsters and crime fighters have invaded University Libraries!

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UofSC Libraries is now home to the Catesby Centre

The new Mark Catesby Centre at the University of South Carolina brings attention to the innovative work and influence of 17th-century English naturalist Mark Catesby.

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Fairfield High School Oral History Collection now online

Learn about rural life in Fairfield County, South Carolina before, during and after the era of desegregation and school integration from people who experienced it.

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Take the next Historic Horseshoe walking tour

USC archivist Elizabeth West leads monthly tours around the heart of the original campus.

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

Online workshop: Data Visualization-Basic Principles & Hands-on Practice

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020

Location: See Event Description for Location

Cost: Free

Online workshop: Copyright in the Classroom

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020

Location: See Event Description for Location

Cost: Free

Online workshop: Introduction to Open Science Framework

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020

Location: See Event Description for Location

Cost: Free

Cancelled: Hollings Library Open Gallery with exhibit curator tours

Saturday, Apr. 11, 2020

Location: University Libraries

Cost: free

Online workshop: Data Management Plans & DMPTool

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020

Location: See Event Description for Location

Cost: Free

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