Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reimagine Libraries: Biblioburro

Biblioburro: A traveling library that distributes books to patrons from the backs of two donkeys, Alfa and Beto.

Luis Soriano, and elementary school teacher from La Gloria, Columbia, came up with the idea of Biblioburro after witnessing first-hand the power reading had on his students. Since the late 1990s, Soriano has traveled to communities in Colombia's Caribbean Sea hinterlands with a portable library, which began with only 70 books.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Library Sponsors Book Discussions

The Coker College Library will be sponsoring book discussions throughout the 2010 - 2011 academic year. The community is welcome to join us. Our first book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The discussion will be led by Dr. Jeanne F. Cook, Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Social Department. Please join us on Thursday September 30 at 11:00am in the library for our first discussion.

From Publishers Weekly... What perfect timing for this optimistic, uplifting debut novel ... set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised to hone her chops by writing about what disturbs you. The budding social activist begins to collect the stories of the black women on whom the country club sets relies and mistrusts enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who's raised 17 children, and Aibileen's best friend Minny, who's found herself unemployed more than a few times after mouthing off to her white employers. The book Skeeter puts together based on their stories is scathing and shocking, bringing pride and hope to the black community, while giving Skeeter the courage to break down her personal boundaries and pursue her dreams. (February 2009)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Reference Desk is back!

Well, it never really left...but it will now be staffed at these times:

Monday 2-8 PM
Tuesday 2-4 PM
Wednesday 2-4 PM
Thursday 2-8 PM

Why use a reference librarian? Because it will save you time by getting you to appropriate and reliable resources much more quickly.

We (Alexa and Todd) are always available by e-mail, phone, and chat reference -- just check the About Us page for contact information.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Picture of the Day: 8/20/2010

We've had some water leaks due to the heavy rains last night. Fortunately, no books or computers were damaged! The library is open and fully operational...just mind the mess!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Picture of the Day, 8/19/10


The baristas are back behind the bar (say that 3 times fast). LITC's resident coffee shop has opened its doors to the public. Now, who wants a Javalanche?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Picture of the Day, 8/14/2010 - 7:30 A.M.

This year the LITC hosted Student Orientation, welcoming one of the biggest incoming classes in Coker's history.

Welcome Freshmen!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Reimagine Libraries: Book Bike

"Everyone has the right to build and cherish a private library."

With this in mind, Gabriel Levinson of Chicago created the Book Bike: a custom-built tricycle stocked with 200 lbs of free books. Since July of 2008, the Book Bike has been responsible for placing over 3,000 new and used books into peoples’ hands. Weather-permitting, you’ll find the Book Bike at Chicago public parks on the weekends; anyone who wants a book is invited to take something home to read.