In the spirit of full disclosure

Librarians like to make it clear that we don't make up what we share with our customers. So we cite our sources. In the spirit of full disclosure, among the many electronic sources that I cull looking for potential posts for this blog which is dedicated to the topics of our area's history, culture, and environment are: 

Beaufort Tribune
Beaufort Gazette / Island Packet
Bluffton Today
Island News
Lowcountry Weekly
Sea Island Scene
Bluffton Breeze Magazine
Hilton Head Monthly
Beaufort Lifestyles
American Libraries Direct
News and Press Releases from the National Archives
South Carolina Archival Association ListServ
Library Journal
North East Document Conservation Center 
Institute for Museum and Library Services
CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship
Charleston Magazine 
The Telegraph
OCLC e-mail subscriptions
Digitization 101 
History Classroom
History Channel Club, Living History
C2 Celebrate Hilton Head/Bluffton
Daufuskie Front Porch

Before ye pundits start thinking that all librarians sit around and read all day! let me state unequivocally that I do not consult all these potential sources each and every time I get a RSS feed, e-newsletter, or post from them. These are just the ones most easily accessible online for free. Although I am a skilled and quick reader, the sheer volume of all those words would not leave me any time to breathe much less help BDC customers! I also get notices from sister cultural heritage organizations that sometimes get put into Connections. Plus, there are other potential sources for blog posts. I am an information omnivore and just can't help sharing what I learn. Thus, every day is a new day to discover something that I didn't know before which I can share with you. Because Beaufort County Library is "For Learning. For Leisure. For Life."! I have to hold up my end of the rope by sharing information about the history, culture, and environment of this wonderful place throughConnections posts.


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.