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New Director Starts at Florence County Library System
Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:22

The Florence County Library Board of Trustees has named Philip Alan Smith as the new director of the Florence County Library System.  He succeeds library director Ray McBride who retired last year after six years of service.  Smith started in his new position on March 10, 2014.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science, Smith holds an undergraduate degree from Charleston Southern University.

Who was that person I passed in the State House today?
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:51

People doing business with the State Legislature or state agencies need to know who they meet or pass by in the State House. The South Carolina Legislative Manual is an annual publication of the House of Representatives designed to assist the General Assembly members in their activities during the legislative season.   Once “pocket sized” so the members would have quick access to names of Representatives and Senators, directors of agencies, House Rules, portions of the Constitution appropriate for legislative service, and, of course the name and biography of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the book is now almost 600 pages and includes photos of individuals and color photographs of the several emblems and symbols.  The current manual (2013) is available online where it can also be purchased.  Are you doing research and looking for old copies? The South Carolina State Library has the manual going back to 1918.

2014 South Carolina Book Award Winners Announced
Monday, 17 March 2014 14:59

The 2014 South Carolina Book Award Winners were announced on March 14, 2014, to attendees at the 39th Annual South Carolina Association of School Librarians conference held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The students of South Carolina have chosen:

Picture Book Award: Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes by Eric Litwin 
Children’s Book Award: Wonder by R.J. Palacio 
Junior Book Award: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen 
Young Adult Book Award: Divergent by Veronica Roth

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