Essie Moore Carroll and Clarence V. Lebby, Sr. Learning Resources and Technology Center
The mission of the Learning Resources Center is to support the intellectual and cultural environment of
the College by providing information and services to meet the curricular, research, and self-development needs of the students, faculty, staff and community users.
The Learning Resources and Technology Center is a gateway to information resources in both traditional and electronic formats as well as a provider of many services that meet the informational and research needs of its users.
The Learning Resources and Technology Center’s web page provides a plethora of information for users on-campus and off-campus to peruse. The online catalog is located on the library’s web page and provides access to the library’s holdings in print and non-print formats.
Library users: faculty, students, staff and the community are able to access various research databases: ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES, FERGUSON’S CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER, TODAYS SCIENCE, US GOVERNMENT ONLINE, AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY ONLINE, BLOOM’S LITERARY REFERENCE ONLINE, HEALTH REFERENCE CENTER, etc.
Another vital resource is DISCUS, South Carolina’s Virtual Library www.scdiscus.org. Managed by the South Carolina State Library, the DISCUS project provides all of the state’s libraries with free access to four large databases of periodicals, reference books, newspapers, etc. Many of these general and academic databases are available in full text.
Two conference rooms are available to the usership for study groups, meetings, tutorials, etc. The library also houses a technology center which is ideal for teleconferences, training and workshops. The Center has a large seating capacity and features a Tandberg 6000 teleconferencing system, wall mounted 60-inch plasma television, and a ceiling mounted LCD projector and retractable electric screen. The room is equipped for interactive video instruction with access to a wireless computer network.
A comprehensive Information Literacy (IL) program is provided to all classes as a part of bibliographic instruction.