Continuing Education (C-EDU)
C-EDU is an open, moderated discussion group where SC public library staff may discuss continuing education, training, and staff development ideas and resources. Topics may include, but are not limited to: announcements of State Library training opportunities, discussion of training delivery methods, topics of interest to staff development, presenters of continuing education workshops, evaluation of training, and tracking staff development participation.
Children's Services (CHILDLIB)
This discussion group is an open, moderated forum where South Carolina public library staff working in children's services may ask questions and exchange ideas related to services provided to children, ages 0-12, and their parents and other caregivers. These topics may include services to various age groups, types of programming, suggestions for performers, outreach services, collection development, training, policies, staffing, and technology issues particular to children's services.
Disabilities & Accessibility (Lib-Accessibility)
Lib-Accessibility is an open discussion group to share information, resources, and training related to accessibility and disabilities in libraries.
Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library (Discus-L)
Discus-L is a one-way email announcement group for SC media centers, public libraries, colleges, and instructional technology staff for the purpose of communicating about Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. For assistance or additional information please contact the Discus Office.
Diversity and Inclusion (Lib-Inclusion)
Lib-Inclusion is an open, moderated discussion group to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to South Carolina public libraries. The topics discussed can include but are not limited to: race and ethnicity, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, ability levels, poverty and socioeconomic status, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity, and individuals experiencing homelessness or incarceration. This list can be used to announce training opportunities, share resources and articles, and exchange ideas about how to better serve our diverse communities.
Institutional Library Services (institutional-lib)
Moderated discussion and resource sharing for those interested in library services to the incarcerated and detained in South Carolina. Open to staff and volunteers who work with libraries in prisons, detention centers, and related institutions in South Carolina.
Library Information Technology (LIB-IT)
This open discussion group is for information technology staff who are devoted to supporting and sustaining public library systems in South Carolina.
Public Library Directors (SCLIBDIR)
This is a closed email group for South Carolina public library directors only. It is used to broadcast information to directors about events, workshops, and other opportunities as well as State Library business and operational issues. Public library directors are automatically added to this email group. For more information about this group, contact Tiffany Hayes, Library Development Director, at the State Library.
Technical Services (SC-TECH)
This is an open, moderated electronic discussion group where South Carolina public library technical services staff members may ask questions and exchange ideas about issues related to public library technical services and concerns in South Carolina.
Young Adult Services (YALIB)
This discussion group is an open, moderated forum where South Carolina public library staff working in young adult services may ask questions and exchange ideas related to services provided to tweens and teens, ages 11-18, and their parents and other caregivers. These topics may include services to various age groups, types of programming, suggestions for performers, outreach services, collection development, training, policies, staffing, and technology issues particular to young adult services.