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Academic Background and Experience

  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts: Secondary English Education, Clemson University, 1995
  • Head of Collection Management, Anderson University 
  • Director of Technical Services, Anderson University 
  • Reference and Instructional Services Librarian, Anderson University
  • Media Specialist: White Knoll High School, Easley High School, Chastain Road Elementary School, Liberty Middle School
  • Technical Services Coordinator, Pickens County Library System
  • Branch Manager, Pickens County Library System
  • Campus Librarian, ECPI College of Technology
  • Reference Librarian, Richland County Public Library

About Me

I was born and raised in Upstate South Carolina. After a few years of living in Pennsylvania and Virginia, my husband and I returned to South Carolina where I began library school. My lifelong love of books and reading led me to this wonderful career that I have loved for over 20 years. After working for several years in public and public school libraries, I accepted a position here at Anderson University where I have served for 8 years. The library work that I love the most is what happens behind the scenes: acquisitions and collection management. I really enjoy purchasing materials for the library and managing the print and electronic resources that we provide to the staff, faculty and students here at Anderson.

Personally, I am married to my wonderful husband and am mother to two young adults. I enjoy needlework of all types, particularly cross-stitch and knitting. I also enjoy reading, especially historical fiction, and traveling with my family. I am an active member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church where I participate in the Sunday School and Prayer ministries.



Professional Service and Memberships

Professional Service
  • Anderson University College of Education Liaison
  • PASCAL Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Working Group
  • PASCAL Cataloging and Metadata Working Group

Professional Memberships

  • South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Association of College and Research Libraries: Education and Behavioral Sciences Section
  • Association of Christian Librarians
  • South Carolina Library Association

Head of Collection Management

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Dana Whelchel
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

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

My Guides

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