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Academic Background

  • Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, 2023
  • Master of Arts in Human Services: specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling, Liberty University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Anthropology, Clemson University, 2010

         • Student Teaching: 
               • Elementary School: K5 and 2nd grade (General Education)
               • Middle School: 6th and 7th grade (Biology)
               • High School: 9th and 10th grade (Agricultural Science and Biology)

         • Medical
                • Forensic Anthropology, under Dr. Katherine Weisensee, Clemson University

         • Employment with the South Carolina Department of Social Services for 12 years
                • Child and Adult Protective Services (2011 - 2017)
                • Economic Services - SNAP and TANF programs (2017 - 2023)


About Me


  • Began working for Thrift Library in Fall of 2023
  • My favorite part of working for the Library is that there is always something new to learn. My job is similar to solving a mystery - someone presents you with a puzzle and you have to fill in the blanks with the right answers. 
  • I am classically trained in ballet and piano. I have performed in many ballets, such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle in various venues such as the Peace Center, the Koger Center for the Arts, Twitchell Auditorium, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. I attended the Fine Arts Center and The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities as a student, as well as the South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory at the University of South Carolina. I have taken a master class with American Ballet Theatre and gone backstage with the Radio City Rockettes. 
  • I enjoy traveling with my family and getting to experience new locations and cultures. I enjoy going to museums, national/state parks, and historic battlefields. Every location has a story. 
  • My family currently attends St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Simpsonville, SC. As a family we are active in working with the local foster care community and assisting as needed.

Selected Publications, Presentations, & Professional Service

Professional Organizations

• Medical Library Association (MLA) - Institutional Representative
• American Library Association (ALA)
• Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
• South Carolina Library Association (SCLA)
• Association of Christian Librarians (ACL)


Research and Instruction Librarian

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Whitney Rice

How I Can Help You

►Locate existing or new subject-specific resources to add to support your course curriculum

►Help you navigate our subject-specific databases

►Locate permalinks for you to post in Canvas

►Investigate copyright restrictions

►Design research guides for specific assignments

►Give a presentation to your classes

►Help your students with their research projects

►Help you with your own research projects

►Help you locate, use, and develop Open Educational Resources (OER)


My Guides

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