On Friday, June 3, SCAA will be visiting the new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. The Hollings Library is accessed through USC’s Thomas Cooper Library via a walkway from the main floor. The 50,000-square-foot Hollings Library is home to three divisions of USC’s University Libraries: South Carolina Political Collections, The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, and Digital Collections.
The day will begin with networking and lunch at the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Alehouse, located at 900 Main Street in Columbia. After lunch, we will walk to the library for the tours. We will be touring the reading room, exhibit galleries, public seminar and program rooms, as well as taking a behind-the-scenes look at the staff workspaces, digitization center, Rare Books’ treasure vault, and the stacks. Staff from all three divisions will be on hand to help with the tour and answer questions. If you are unable to join us for lunch, we'll be meeting in front of the Hollings Library at 1:00 p.m.
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This event is the fundraiser for the SCAA's scholarship program. Proceeds from the day will benefit the Darrick L. Hart Endowment Fund Award. Darrick Hart was a charter member of the South Carolina Archival Association and was very active in the organization. He was employed as a Conservation Specialist from the University of South Carolina Conservation Laboratory in Columbia, SC. Hart was a dedicated professional and trained many graduate assistants and interns in Public History and Library Science. Darrick Hart passed away in 2002.