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State Library Holiday Closing - May 10, 2017

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The South Carolina State Library will be closed on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in observance of Confederate Memorial Day. If you'd like to do research on this topic, use Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library. Click here to search for articles and resources from Discus SmartSearch.

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New South Carolina State Government Documents for May 2017

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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.

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Women Speak: Celebrating Women and Art - LibraryVoicesSC Podcast Episode 18

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Pamela and Katie sit down with local artists Amy Loftis Alley, Jessica Dame, Michaela Pilar Brown, Ginny Merett, Alexandra White, and Sandy Knowles to discuss the importance of art, the importance of women & women in art, and women's issues through an artist's lens. Check out this episode of LibraryVoicesSC, the podcast of the SC State Library.

Visit the Episode 18 page to listen.

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Kershaw Library Selected for NASA @ My Library Program

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Seventy-five U.S. public libraries have been selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM education initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. Forty-nine states are represented.

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Staff News from Saluda County Library

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Staff News from Saluda County Library

Changes have taken place recently in staffing of the Saluda County Library. These include: Following 12 years of exemplary service, Library Assistant Sandra McAlister, has retired. Geri Martin is promoted to the position of Library Assistant.  New staff members include Lisa Lyon, Director, and Sarah Johnson, Library Aide. Lisa Lyon comes to Saluda from Tryon, NC where she served as director of the Lanier Library. Her past positions include many years working with children and young adults in the public library systems of Spartanburg and Laurens counties.

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Call for 2017 SCLA Conference Session Proposals

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OCTOBER 11-12 | Columbia Marriott

This year’s conference theme is "Libraries Make It Happen!" The focus is on the power of libraries to change lives.  This year’s Conference is your opportunity to share your ideas, techniques, and stories of how you and your library create opportunities for exploration, innovation, and transformation in the communities you serve with your colleagues.

If you are wondering if you should do a session at this year’s conference, we have several good reasons below why you should!

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Dorchester County Library hires new Executive Director

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Dorchester County Library has hired a new Executive Director. Robert C. Antill has been selected by the Dorchester County Library Board of Trustees to lead the growing library system effective May 1, 2017. After a successful bond referendum in which the library system will replace its Summerville location and add an additional location in North Charleston in the near future. Mr. Antill comes in at an integral part of growth in a system that has served the residents of Dorchester County with only two branches since the late 1970’s.

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Register today for the 2017 LIBRIS Conference

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LIBRIS 2017 is in full registration mode! The planning committee has compiled a day of sessions that will challenge, inform and enlighten all members of the S.C. library community! We do hope you are making plans to join us on May 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Columbia College, Columbia S.C. Opening speaker will be Dane Ward who is currently Dean of Milner Library at Illinois State University. Vendors will be there to meet you and to introduce you to their products. Scrumptious breakfast treats, a delicious meal will be provided. All this and more for only $35!

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