Thursday, January 15, 2015

Survey Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of our website redesign survey, Coastal student Alan Lam! The survey elicited feedback from users of the new library website when it was in its testing phase.

Alan was chosen during a random drawing of survey participants, and wins a $20 gift card to the CCU Bookstore. The library would like to thank all of the other survey entrants. Your comments and suggestions are integral in helping us continue to improve the library website and library services.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dust Bowl Series Talk

Women's Stories of Survival is the title of this Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry series talk given by Angie Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director of Women's and Gender Studies at CCU.

In the 1930s, record-breaking droughts and dust storms wreaked havoc on the southern plains, destroying farms and displacing families. While the Dust Bowl has captivated American audiences for decades, women's accounts of these historic events have often been overlooked. This lecture explores the experiences of the women who survived the devastation of the Dust Bowl and lived to tell the tale.

The Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry series is a national traveling exhibition about the Dust Bowl, the disastrous drought and dust storms that wreaked havoc on the Great Plains in the 1930s. As part of the exhibition, Kimbel Library hosted programs that connect the Dust Bowl of the Midwest to Horry County.

The talk took place on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Recital Hall. Kimbel Library was selected as one of only 25 libraries in the country to host this exhibit, which was developed by the American Library Association and the libraries of Oklahoma State University and Mount Holyoke College, and was made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Library Website

Our new website is live! The Kimbel Library website redesign is complete and the new site is now available in the main system. Highlights of the website redesign include a reorganized navigation structure that emphasizes library services and student needs. The design has been modified to align more with university website standards and policies. The Discover! search box is now visible in even the smallest of browsers without scrolling. Thousands of files were deleted from the back-end of the system to increase browsing speed and search engine optimization.

We hope you enjoy the new website!