Head of Research & Instruction Services
Instruction Contacts by Location
Coordinator of Instruction
Mary Jo Fairchild
Manager of Research Services
Manager of Archival Services
Avery Research Center
College of Charleston North Campus and Lowcountry Graduate Center
Librarian for Marine Resources
Marine Resources Library
Instruction Contacts by Discipline
After clicking the link below, use the pull-down menu to select your discipline.
The Information Desk provides the CofC community with answers to research and computing questions. Visit us on the 1st floor of Addlestone Library or contact us using any of the methods below.
The College's Libraries strive to collaborate with faculty of every discipline to teach students research, information, and digital literacy skills. Librarians work closely with the faculty member to develop a special lecture that focuses on the type of research and content specific to each course. Librarians can also create web based library research guides and help instruct students in other tools (iMovie/Moviemaker, Wordpress/Blogger, Google Apps, Prezi, etc.) that specifically incorporate library resources related to your course. By having a librarian deliver a special lecture for your curriculum, the librarian can assist you by helping your students:
Many faculty members report receiving better research papers from their students following library instruction sessions.
The library also offers access to Credo's Instruct as a form of supplemental instruction.
"Today’s college students arrive on campus without well-honed foundational skills like information literacy and critical thinking. Creating high-quality, standards-driven instructional materials to cultivate these skills requires extensive time, staff, and technical expertise. Instruct offers a solution to this growing problem, providing tools for libraries to conduct formalized ACRL and AAC&U-aligned instruction, both in-person and online." - Credo
The Addlestone Library supports interdisciplinary scholarship at the College of Charleston by:
We welcome opportunities to work with College faculty and staff as well as local cultural heritage organizations and other institutions, to develop new tools, services and other forms of outreach and collaborative inquiry on topics in digital humanities, digital publication, and related areas.
We welcome proposals for jointly sponsored events, particularly on the following topics:
Multimedia Resources for Research and Content Creation
A Library How-To Guide about interdisciplinary resources available to support the creation of scholarly digital projects and presentations.
Research consultations are scheduled meetings with a librarian to discuss a research topic, outline a research strategy, assist in finding resources, assist in the use of proper citation style, and learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Research consultations are scheduled at a time that is convenient for both the researcher and the librarian and are available 7 days/week in person and via Skype.