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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Christine Shelek

Title: Executive Director, South Carolina Center for Community Literacy
Department: School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-1339
Fax: 803-777-7938
Office: South Carolina Center for Community Literacy
1430 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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South Carolina Center for Community Literacy
Cocky's Reading Express



B.A., Psychology, West Liberty State College (W.Va.)
M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina


Christine Shelek previously worked as the program coordinator for the university’s literacy outreach initiative, Cocky’s Reading Express. As the executive director of the South Carolina Center for Community Literacy, she is responsible for planning, promotion, management, and evaluation of all operations and programs of the Center.


In 2017, Shelek was the recipient of the Carolyn Delton Service Award, in recognition of her outstanding service to the students of the USC School of Library and Information Science.

She was the 2014 recipient of the South Carolina Civic Engagement Professional Award from the South Carolina Campus Compact for her outstanding contributions to the Cocky's Reading Express program's growth and development.  


Member: School Library Committee, School of Information Science

Member: Curriculum Committee, School of Information Science 

Member: South Carolina Library Association

Member: Library Leadership & Management Association, American Library Association

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