Schedule Adjustment for Research Room on May 11th and May 13th

The Beaufort District Collection Research Room staff will participate in free online webinars in honor of "Preservation Week" two days next week. This means we must adjust our customary hours of operation while we are taking the classes.

We believe that the community benefits when BDC staff keeps abreast of the best practices in the archives and special librarianship fields. And, we believe that it's particularly good for the community and our taxpaying public when County staff can take advantage of free training opportunities that do not involve travel to and from the training site in these times of financial challenge. Nevertheless, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our Research Room customers.

We will close the Research Room from 2:00 - 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 11th and again from 2:00 - 3:00pm on Thursday, May 13th to participate in free online archival training sessions.

The Research Room at 311 Scott Street will be open Tuesday, May 11th from 10 am - 2 pm; closed from 2 pm - 3 pm for staff to participate in the ALCTS free webinar "Archives 101" and will re-open for customers from 3 pm - 5 pm.

We will follow the same schedule on Thursday, May 13th. From 10 am - 2 pm we will do our best to help you enjoy the resources of the BDC; from 2 pm - 3 pm staff will participate in a "Mold Prevention and Remediation" webinar sponsored by ALCTS while the Research Room is closed; we will re-open for customers immediately after the online class at 3 pm.

Again, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this adjustment in our hours of operation might cause our Research Room customers.

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.