SC State Employee News

New State and Federal Documents, October and November, 2008


Two shipments of state and federal documents have been added to the State Library. This month we received several more agency accountability reports (housed in the Documents Reference room on the first floor) and some titles on a timely subject: South Carolina economy.

Fiscal Sustainability in South Carolina: Trends and Issues. Clemson Strom Thurmond Institute.

New State Salaries


The State Library has received the new listing of salaries for state employees (10/1/2008).  The two lists, $30,000 through $49,999 and $50,000 and above, are available for library use at the Information Services desk.  The lists are arranged by agency code (found at the front of the binder).  Pages may be removed for copying. 

New Documents for August


Need information on the current health status of adolescents?  How about help navigating college admissions?  New federal and state publications have been received at the Library and are available for check out.  For complete lists of state publications received by month, see the doucments at  Highlighted documents include:

New Electronic Books Available


The State Library now offers two collections of electronic books for state employees to search, browse, and read online.  Safari Tech Online contains the full text of 1,448 titles in the field of computer technology, all published within the last three years. O'Reilly, Microsoft Press, Sams, and Que are some of the publishers included.  Safari Business Books Online includes 313 titles related to business and management.  Some publishers included are AMACOM, ASTD, Wharton School Publishers, and FT Press.

More Nursing and Health Resources for State Employees

More bibliographic resources in nursing, medicine and health have been added to the online databases for state employees.  Using your card number you can access these databases from work or home.  The databases increase the quality and quantity of fulltext information for employees who need medical and health information beyond the consumer level.
New databases are:

·        CINAHL Plus with Full Text


Highlights of the many print documents received in the State Library this month include:

South Carolina Business Opportunities
This weekly publication has ceased the print format and is now only available online at  If you would like to get onto a distribution list to be notified of new issues, contact Mary Lynn Fowler, editor, at the Materials Management Office.

New State Documents for March


During February and March the Library received some interesting and colorful documents.  Here are some of the highlights:


  • Count Your Steps in 2008!  DHEC Office of Minority Health.  H3496MI 2.C58

DHEC and BCBS have produced a unique way of recording your walking habits in this colorful, attractive calendar featuring SC’s assets:  CHILDREN!  The calendar has full page photos of children walking for health and has space to record your own walking each day.