Compact Shelving Update

I am delighted to announce that we cleared a major hurdle today. The Public Facilities committee of the Beaufort County Council approved our request for funding of the compact shelving array for the Paul Siegmund Room around 5 pm this afternoon. Hurray! David Hughes, County Engineering, did a good job of presenting our request.
The full Council will discuss the matter on 12 April. Keep your fingers crossed that the project gets approved, the shelves installed, and the collection relocated to the 2nd floor before Hurricane Season 2010 begins June 1st.
Thanks to all who've donated to the Compact Shelving Fundraiser. Your advocacy and donations have been crucial in getting the project this far.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.