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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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Online Learning Opportunity - Education Statistics Resources

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Looking for online learning opportunities? Visit the South Carolina State Library's YouTube channel to find recorded webinars and much more!  Here is a link to a recent webinar recording for South Carolina State Government Bit by Bit - Education Statistics.  Check it out!

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The Big Read is now accepting applications

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The Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2015 and June 2016.  The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enrichment.

Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities.  Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.

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2015 Teen Video Challenge Launched

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Today, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) launches the 2015 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. CSLP is a consortium consisting of public libraries and state library agencies throughout the United States, its territories, and the Cayman Islands. The members of this consortium work together to provide high-quality summer reading materials for public libraries to use in their summer programs with children, teens, and adults.

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