SC State Employee News

State Library Announces Three New Webinars

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The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce three new webinars:

On August 5, 2015 we will look at the State Department of Archives and its rich holdings of state government materials.  We will also find other digital collections of state documents, including the South Carolina State Library’s digital depository.


South Carolina 2014 Notable Documents Announced

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The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the selection of the most notable South Carolina state government documents of 2014. The event will mark the 25th anniversary of the Library’s Notable Documents Awards program.

Awards will be presented to the winning agencies and authors on May 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia.


New South Carolina State Government Documents for March 2015

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The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

April is Certified Public Manager Month

Certified Public Manager Month Proclamation

A Proclamation has been passed by Governor Nikki Haley, which proclaims April as “Certified Public Manager Month” to recognize the professionalism of those trained as certified public managers and the impact their leadership has on the state of South Carolina.  Please take the time this month to celebrate the accomplishments CPM graduates have made to state government agencies and the citizens of South Carolina.

State Library Staff Member to Speak at National Tech Webinar

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Social media offers government a great tool for engaging with citizens, but it comes with its share of challenging questions. How can governments both ensure transparency and protect citizen privacy on social media? With mobile devices replacing agency computers, how do governments maintain centralized control of data? As social media drives the desire for on-demand access to information, how can you leverage social media to improve service to your constituents while still complying with legal requirements?

Free Legislative Research Webinars Announced

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The South Carolina State Library is pleased to offer a new series of five free 30-minute webinars on Legislative Research.  This series of webinars will look at resources to find and track legislation for South Carolina and the U.S. using, and FdSys. We’ll also look at resources for locating county and city administrative contacts, and using Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library resources to keep up with news.


State Agency Accountability Reports


Did you know that the South Carolina State Library receives copies of the state agency Accountability Reports? These official reports are sent to the General Assembly and copies are provided to the South Carolina State Library. The reports detail how state agencies have used funds allocated by the state legislature, the federal government and/or other sources for the citizens of South Carolina.

Are You Looking for South Carolina County History Information?


Did you know you can look up the history of your county on the State Library web site?

You can also search our catalog for books on the history of South Carolina counties.

Need more information? Contact one of our information services librarians today!

There's an App for this: The Constitution


The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office (GPO) marked Constitution Day (September 17, 2013) by launching a new app and web publication that make analysis and interpretation of constitutional case law by Library experts accessible for free to anyone with a computer or mobile device.