Fact or Fiction?

August 20, 2014 by

Fact or Fiction:

Rock Hill, SC has never been home to a minor league baseball team.

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Rock Hill, SC was the home for the Rock Hill Chiefs from 1947-1955, Rock Hill Wrens in 1963, Rock Hill Cardinals from 1964-1966, and Rock Hill Indians from 1967-1968. These Rock Hill teams played at Highland Park which was the site where the District Three Football Stadium currently stands.

In that time two Hall of Famers and a World Series hero passed through Rock Hill.

Hall of Fame pitcher, Steve Carleton pitched for the Rock Hill Cardinals in 1964 and went 10-1 with an ERA of 1.03.

Hall of Fame manager, George Lee “Sparky” Anderson was a Major League Baseball player and manager who went on to win two World Series titles with the Cincinnati Reds (1975, 1976) and one with the Detroit Tigers (1984).

James Lamar “Dusty” Rhodes played for the Rock Hill Chiefs in 1950 and 1951 (hit .344 with 31 home runs in 1951) and even worked at the Bleachery in the offseason before eventually helping the New York Giants win the 1954 World Series over the heavily favored Cleveland Indians. Dusty won the first game of the 1954 World Series with a pinch-hit, 10th-inning three-run homer off future Hall of Famer Bob Lemon. In game two he delivered a pinch single in the fifth and a home run in the seventh against another future Hall of Famer, Early Wynn, to highlight a 3-1 Giants win. Finally, in Game 3, he hit a two-run pinch single that led to a 6-2 Giants win.

Dacus Library Closing Tuesday, August 19th, from 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM

August 19, 2014 by

Dacus Library is closing on Tuesday, August 19th, from 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM for the Opening Address.

Library Hours This Week

August 18, 2014 by

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, August 18th to Sunday, August 24th:

     Building Hours      Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Fri.      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

View complete library schedule.

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Archives Collection Spotlight

August 13, 2014 by
Former York Mayor Eugene Barnwell - March 1982

Former York Mayor Eugene Barnwell – March 1982

EUGENE L. BARNWELL PAPERS, 1919-1999, nd (Accession 1011)

The Eugene L. Barnwell Papers consists of the records created by the former mayor of York, SC, Eugene Lindsay Barnwell. Barnwell was a York, SC native and served as Mayor of York from 1982-1991. Mr. Barnwell was also a member of several clubs and organizations while living in Alexandra, VA and York, SC. (including Jaycees, Civitans, Toastmasters, and the Rock Hill Rotary Club), and was an active church member. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, training materials, memorabilia, and personal reflections concerning his life and careers in music and public service. Of particular interest among the Barnwell Papers is his study of municipal management relative to a council/manager form of government.

For more information about this collection please contact the Archives

 

Dacus Library Closing at 3:00PM Friday, August 15th

August 13, 2014 by

Due to the IT Department recasting all of the public computers in Dacus Library Friday afternoon, the library will be closing at 3:00 PM on August 15th.

Work Study positions available at Dacus Library!

August 13, 2014 by

Need a job? Want to work at the library? Do you have work-study as part of your financial aid package? If so, there are several job opportunities at Dacus Library!

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The Circulation Department is looking to hire several student workers this fall semester. For information on the positions and how to contact us, please see the attached job description:

Circulation work-study positions

Want more information? Drop by the Information Commons desk at Dacus Library, Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM. We’d love to talk to you!

Library Hours This Week

August 11, 2014 by

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, August 11th to Sunday, August 17th:

     Building Hours      Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Weds.      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thurs. – Fri.      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

View complete library schedule.

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Librarian Spotlight

August 6, 2014 by

This month’s librarian spotlight is on Antje Mays, Dacus Library’s Head of Monograph & AV Acquisitions.

Antje

Antje has worked at Dacus Library for 15 years. As Head of Monograph & AV Acquisitions, she is in charge of purchasing books, videos and ebooks that support all our academic programs and manages the budgets that go along with this. She also works with the library liaisons and subject selectors in strategically planning library materials for new, expanding, or changing academic programs.

Antje has a BA degree in Liberal Arts with a double minor in history and foreign languages from Excelsior College. She has a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California Coast University. Currently she is nearing completion of a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from California Coast University.  She just finished writing her doctoral dissertation which weaves together human capital theory from economics, business research on human resources, and education.

Some of Antje’s hobbies include: photography (see one of her recent photos below), painting, fashion/hat/jewelry design, classical music and Bossa Nova jazz. In addition, she would like to learn more about construction and electrical wiring. She also enjoys math, statistics, data analysis and visualization, languages and translation, and training and mentoring. Quite the renaissance woman!

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As part of her library duties Antje has developed research guides for a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to, dance, economics, finance, management, psychology, world languages and cultures, etc. You can take a look at the complete list here. Check out her most popular guide on Management for some great research resources. If you would like to meet with Antje for a research consultation, she is happy to set up an appointment. Just send an email to maysa@winthrop.edu.

Dacus Library has many wonderful librarians on staff who all teach library instruction classes, work various hours on the reference desk, and do collection development work. Each librarian also has other specialized responsibilities within the library. To learn more, check back at the beginning of each month for a new librarian spotlight post.

Library Hours This Week

August 4, 2014 by

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, August 4th to Sunday, August 10th:

     Building Hours      Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs.      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

View complete library schedule.

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Library Hours This Week

July 28, 2014 by

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, July 28th to Sunday, August 3rd:

     Building Hours      Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs.      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM      8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM      1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

View complete library schedule.

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.


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