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New Youth Services Discussion Forum

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Services to children and teens are at the core of today's public libraries.  Youth services librarians and staff have an opportunity to share stories of success and challenge on this website in the Youth Services Discussion Forum, available now in SC Library Community section of this site. 

You must have an account in order to participate in the forum, but registration is easy and free.  Click on the "Member Login" link at the top of the screen in order to login or register for an account.

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Books for Children Grants Available

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Grant Opportunity for Rural Libraries from the Libri Foundation.

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States.  Application deadlines for 2007 are:  (postmarked by) January 15th, April 15th, and August 15th.    

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SC State Library Offering TechTrack Classes for Public Library Employees

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The South Carolina State Library will kick off a series of hands-on technology workshops for public library employees in November with sessions on blogging.

The TechTracks workshops are designed to provide a basic understanding of the technology and offer hands-on instruction. The two-hour workshops on blogging will be held at the State Library in Columbia and at county libraries in Greenville, Florence and Charleston. Participants will read and subscribe to blogs using RSS feeds and create a personal blog.

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LDS Introduces New Blog

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SCSL's Library Development Services is happy to announce the availability of its new blog, LibraryTrax!  We’ll be sharing information for and about libraries in South Carolina. 

We’ll share great library programs, highlight what we learn from leaders in the field, and hopefully inspire conversations about the future of libraries.

We’ll also be sharing resources, like workshop handouts, presentation slides, etc.

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South Carolina Librarians, TechExpress is coming! Get ready to jump aboard!

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Tech Express, South Carolina’s public library Technology Institute arrives September 13, 2006 at the Columbia Conference Center.   We encourage you to begin thinking about emerging technologies and the issues before the event, by reading the web logs (blogs) of our three dynamite speakers:

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The South Carolina State Library's OPAL Archive

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The South Carolina State Library's OPAL training sessions can now be heard on the library’s Web site.

Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL) And All Library Users is an international collaborative effort by libraries of all types to provide Web-based programs and training for library users and library staff members.

These live events are held in online rooms where participants can interact via voice-over-IP, text chatting and synchronized browsing.

The four sessions now available on the library Web site were held this year. Topics were:

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