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Faculty Services: Instructional Support

This guide is a resource listing the various library services available to faculty.

Instruction Contacts

Christa Poparad
Head of Research & Instruction Services
Addlestone Library
843.953.8014

Instruction Contacts by Location

Burton Callicott
Coordinator of Instruction
Addlestone Library
843.953.0016

Mary Jo Fairchild
Manager of Research Services
Special Collections
843.953.8016

Barrye Brown
Reference and Outreach Archivist
Avery Research Center
843.953.7613

Jannette Finch
Librarian
College of Charleston North Campus and Lowcountry Graduate Center
843.953.2766

Geoff Timms
Librarian for Marine Resources
Marine Resources Library
843.953.9370


Instruction Contacts by Discipline

After clicking the link below, use the pull-down menu to select your discipline. Click the liaison's photo for contact information.

Information Desk

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.

Call us 843.953.8000

Text Us 843.353.1259

Email Us infodesk@cofc.edu

For Faculty

Other Resources

Metaliteracy Instruction

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:

  1. Develop compelling research questions
  2. Identify contextually appropriate tools and resources to answer research questions
  3. Employ effective and efficient search strategies to find a range of appropriate information sources
  4. Critically evaluate information according to discipline specific parameters of authority
  5. Use information ethically, avoiding plagiarism and respecting the intellectual property of others
  6. Contribute to ongoing scholarly conversation by producing new information content and building on previous scholarly efforts

Many faculty members report receiving better research papers from their students following library instruction sessions.

For information on scheduling an instruction session for your class, please contact your department's Library Liaison or click here to schedule an instruction session.

Digital Scholarship in the Classroom

The Digital Scholarship and Services department in Addlestone Library supports interdisciplinary scholarship at the College of Charleston by:

  • Coordinating the development and maintenance of locally-created open-access digital resources
  • Maintaining the library website, the catalog, off campus access to databases, and the library's digital collections systems
  • Collaborating with librarians, faculty and other institutions on digital projects that advance the academic mission of the College. 

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:

  • Digital scholarship methods and tools
  • Digital repositories
  • Scholarly text encoding
  • Digital scholarly editing
  • Discipline-specific approaches to digital technology
  • Data Visualizations

To find out more, please contact the DSS staff, or browse our Services and Selection Criteria. To submit a proposal, fill out the Project Proposal Form and our Digital Scholarship Librarian will be in touch with you to discuss your project in more depth.

Multimedia Resources for Research and Content Creation
Library How-To Guide about interdisciplinary resources available to support the creation of scholarly digital projects and presentations.

Research Consultations

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.  Click here to schedule a research consultation.