South Carolina State Library releases 2017 Notable State Documents list

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Documents detailing the 2017 historic solar eclipse, a booklet discussing statewide forest recovery, and a guide providing information on holiday shopping scams were among the 10 publications that made the cut for the latest South Carolina State Library's Notable State Documents list.

This annual award is meant to call attention to the most informative documents released by state agencies in 2017. Awards will be presented to the winning agencies and authors on March 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Carolina State Library in Columbia.

A panel of librarians and state employees selected the documents for inclusion on the list, grading the publications based on their designs, writing styles, and breadth of information. The judges chose a diverse group of documents for recognition, including a brochure detailing a historical battle and two well-designed websites.

SCSL Library Director Leesa Aiken said the yearly award showcases some of the strongest work completed by state agencies.

"South Carolina state documents provide a wealth of information, statistics, and share a broad range of knowledge about our state," Aiken said. "I am pleased that we are able to publicly recognize these important publications and websites as notable documents and it is my hope that all South Carolina state agencies continue to produce high quality documents such as these."

View the complete 2017 Notable State Documents list.