Library Pond Drained–What About Dabo & Tilly?

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Today is a perfect day for Dabo Duck.Over the weekend the library pond was drained. We know everyone is worried about Dabo Duck and Tilly. The folks in University Facilities spoke with some of the avian wildlife faculty in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences about what would happen to Dabo Duck and Tilly when the pond was drained.

They were told that mallards usually move among several sites and said it would be surprising if they are only using the library pond. This may be why we don’t see them every time we are at the pond.

No one thinks draining the pond will cause any issues for the adult ducks since they would either just hang out until it was refilled or potentially leave for one of their other locations.  Typically, mallards would be nesting now if they have mated, and that the female would be spending the majority of her time sitting on the eggs. (Wouldn’t it be awesome they had babies!?)

The pond will be cleaned and the water replaced, hopefully by the end of the week.

We’ll keep an eye out for Dabo and Tilly. Maybe @Dabo_Duck will let us know where they are on Twitter.

Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with Us

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MapWorld Intellectual Property Day is April 26.  We are celebrating today with a program highlighting increasing access to Clemson research via TigerPrints and the online catalog.

Join Clemson librarians; Lisa Bodenheimer, Jan Comfort, and Andy Wesolek from 11:00am until noon in Room 118 of the Academic Success Center for a panel discussion*.

Read more about the discussion at or on Facebook.

*with cake!

And the Winners Are…

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omar winner 1 omar winner 2Congratulations to Zachary Ward and Bobby Ley for entering the Special Collections Starbucks gift card contest and answering the question about Omar Ibn Said correctly!

The question was: “What language did Omar use to write his autobiography?” Omar Ibn Said, a West African Muslim and Arabic scholar, wrote his autobiographical narrative of his life in his native Arabic.

This interesting exhibit featuring the manuscript written by Omar is currently displayed in the Special Collections Library. All are welcome to come view the exhibit, but you need to hurry! It will only be displayed through graduation.

Research help at your fingertips…now THAT’S innovative!

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ChatDid you know that asking a librarian for help is just a click away?

You can live chat with a librarian most any time just by going to the library webpage!  You can tweet the library your questions…you can even ask us on Facebook!

And be sure to check out the Library Resources tab in your BlackBoard Account!  Helpful librarians are there for you when you need help, all you have to do is ask.  So, next time you’re struggling to find that last article or double checking your citation or wondering whether the sources you have chosen are reliable be sure to ask a librarian.  We promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Celebrating Research and Innovation Month!

Write Here, Write Now Event Tonight!

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writeherewritenownodatePlease consider joining us for Write Here, Write Now–an opportunity to put your procrastination to work. The event is tonight from 8-10pm in the Brown DRL, Room 416 in Cooper Library

During this two hour “lock in”, we will help you reach your writing goals and get closer to a finished paper. Writing Center tutors and research librarians will be available to support you as you get started, complete, or revise a writing assignment. We’ll have pizza, snacks, and give aways.

Register by emailing

Celebrate Earth Day with a Book!

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earth day april 2015 smThe recognition of Earth Day – celebrated on April 22nd and acknowledged by many as the birth of the modern environmental movement – helps to broaden, diversify, and activate the environmental movement worldwide through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day?  You may find an idea in a book or in a DVD from our Earth Day display, which is located on the New Books Shelf beside the Circulation Services desk in the lobby of Cooper Library.  Items on display include: The Carbon Diaries 2015, On Extinction: How we became Estranged from Nature, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, No Impact Man, and The World without Us.

Check out the Earth Day website to learn more.

Learn more about our book displays by going to our guide.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

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ConeWhat I am hearing is nothing. Delicious, delightful nothing. No hammering, no sawing, no construction noise of any kind.

That’s right, there will be NO construction taking place in Cooper Library until after exams are over!

Thank you so much for bearing us this semester during the construction of the Adobe Digital Studio. We know the noise has been a little hard to live with sometimes. We appreciate your patience and goodwill.

Good luck on your exams and don’t forget to Ask A Librarian if you need anything!

A Winner at the Library

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winnerCongratulations to Joshua Hardin!  He won a $10 Subway gift card in appreciation of completing a “Coop Wants to Know” survey about the technology equipment available for checkout from the Circulation Services desk.

Thanks to all of you who completed our survey!

Be on the lookout for more surveys and chances to win  before the end of the semester.