School of Law librarian honored for service
Terrye Conroy, librarian for references and public services at the University of South Carolina School of Law’s Coleman Karesh Library, recently received the Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award for Public Service.
Conroy is one of only two recipients of the award, given annually to law librarians in recognition of outstanding charitable work. The award was established 20 years ago by law professors Roy M. Mersky (University of Texas) and Richard Leiter (University of Nebraska), in conjunction with The Fred B. Rothman & Company, which published their book, “The Spirit of Law Librarianship.”
Conroy is being honored for her work developing, in coordination with the South Carolina Library Association, the Circuit Riders program, which travels throughout the state teaching basic legal research skills to non-law librarians in public and academic libraries.
Study ranks retailing department No. 2 nationally
The University of South Carolina’s department of retailing was recently ranked No. 2 in the country by a study presented at the 2009 Academy of Marketing Sciences/American Collegiate Retailing Association Triennial Conference.
The department, which offers more than 30 industry-specific courses and is housed in the College of Hospitality Retail and Sport Management, was cited for its hard work and devotion to providing a high quality and relevant education to its students.
Also recognized was assistant professor and curriculum coordinator Dr. Jason Carpenter, ranked eighth among top scholars in the retail field.
The paper, authored by Dr. Rodney Runyan, University of Tennessee’s department of retailing, will be submitted to a referred journal for publication in the near future.