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Amir Karami joins the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina

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Amir Karami

Mr. Amir Karami is finishing his PhD at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in May 2015.  He will be joining the USC SLIS faculty in Fall 2015.  Currently, he works at the Maryland DINAMIC Lab and also as an instructor at the UMBC Information Systems Department.  He was a Data Science Consultant for a start-up company in Washington D.C.

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Call for Conference Program Proposals

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The South Carolina Library Association is seeking program proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference that will be held in Columbia, SC on October 21-23 at the downtown Marriott. We encourage submissions from library professionals covering a wide range of topics that appeal to those who work in public, academic, school, and special libraries as well as those who work with groups that support libraries.  This year’s theme is "100 Years in the Making" in celebration of SCLA’s 100th anniversary.

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#shelfieSC2015 Contest Winners Announced

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The State Library is pleased to announce the winners for this year's National Library Week #shelfieSC2015 contest!  State Library staff judged all 53 submissions for the contest from all types of libraries across the state and the winning shelfies are:

  • 1st Place - Georgetown County Library
  • 2nd Place - Lisa Miller, LTA, Children's Services, Anderson County Library
  • 3rd Place - Leigh Ramey, Greenville

Honorable Mentions were 

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Teen Tech Week is March 8 – 14, 2015

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Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries.

Teen Tech Week encourages teens to take advantage of the technology at libraries for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals who can help them achieve greater digital literacy.

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Call for Digitization in a Box Project Participants

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The South Carolina State Library is looking for Spring, Summer, and Fall participants for its Digitization in a Box Project!

What is the Digitization in a Box Project?

The Digitization in a Box Project allows public libraries in South Carolina to borrow scanning equipment, hardware, and software from the State Library to start a new digitization project.

Who can apply?

Any public library who would like to digitize a collection, and is in need of the technology, training, and support!

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