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Faculty Services: Instructional Support

Information about library services available to faculty.

Instruction Contacts

Instruction Contacts by Location

Addlestone Library
Elena Rodriguez
Instruction Coordinator

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

Special Collections
Mary Jo Fairchild
Manager of Research Services

Avery Research Center
Aaisha Haykal
Manager of Archival Services

Marine Resources Library
Geoff Timms
Librarian for Marine Resources

Instruction Contacts by Discipline

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

Course Related Information Literacy Instruction

The College's Libraries strive to collaborate with faculty of every discipline to teach students research, information, and digital literacy skills. Librarians and archivists work closely with the faculty member to develop lessons that focuses on the type of research and content specific to each course. Librarians can also create web-based library research guides that incorporate library resources related to your course, and help instruct students in tools such as digital media software. By having a librarian work with your class, the librarian can help 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 submit an instruction session request.

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

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. 

Library Classrooms

Library related instruction in Addlestone 120, 122, and 127 can be coordinated with your library liaison or by contacting Elena Rodriguez, Coordinator of Instruction, at 843-953-0006 or Typically, library related instruction does not exceed 2 sessions per class. Addlestone 227 and 360 is scheduled by Tamara Rosas-Bossak, 843-953-5530. Faculty seeking a computer classroom for non-library related instruction should submit a Faculty Classroom Request on the registrar’s website: