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Addlestone Library is accessible only to College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff, Friends of the Library, or those with appointments for services offered in the library. NEW Cougar Cards, FOL cards, or appointment emails are required for entry. Face coverings and social distancing are also required. Virtual services for all College Libraries continue to be available at answers.library.cofc.edu.

Faculty Services: Instructional Support

Information about library services available to faculty.

Instruction Contacts

Instruction Contacts by Location

Addlestone Library
Elena Rodriguez
Instruction Coordinator
843.953.0006

Scholars Studio, Addlestone Library
Jolanda "Joey" Van Arnhem 
Scholar's Studio Librarian
843.953.3604

Special Collections
Mary Jo Fairchild
Manager of Research Services
843.953.8016

Avery Research Center
Aaisha Haykal
Manager of Archival Services
843.953.7615

Marine Resources Library
Geoff Timms
Librarian for Marine Resources
843.953.9370


Instruction Contacts by Discipline

After clicking the link below, use the pull-down menu to select your discipline.

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 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

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 Appointments

Research appointments 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 in person and via video conference.