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More - the newsletter for SC libraries September 2015 issue now available

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The September 2015 issue of More - the newsletter for South Carolina libraries, is now available online.  Back issues are also available online.  Download your copy today!

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New Preparedness LibGuide Now Available for Libraries

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The South Carolina State Library has created a DISASTER PREPAREDNESS for Libraries LibGuide.  This is a short guide of federal, state, and other online resources for libraries to have ready for staff and patrons for a variety of emergencies when library holdings are in danger of destruction.

For more information about National Preparedness Month, please visit the Ready.gov website.

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Career Services at the SCLA Annual Conference

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Catapult your career with SCLA’s Career Services!  If you are seeking a job now, think you might be in the future, or simply want to ensure you are prepared if your dream job suddenly opens up, please consider registering for a free consultation with SCLA’s Career Services, held throughout the SCLA Annual Conference, October 21-23, in Columbia, SC.  Services provided include resume and cover letter review and career consultations. A program on resume writing will be offered during the conference as well.

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ILEAD USA in SC - June Live Session Update

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The South Carolina ILEAD USA second live session (held June 22-25, 2015) was more focused and slightly less intense than the March session. The teams have shown tremendous growth. MaKit Work! has secured a partnership with the South Carolina State Library to circulate their maker tech kit after they have completed building it.

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Registration Now Open for Library Marketing and Communications Conference

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Join us in Dallas, Texas, November 3-4, 2015 to take part in the conversation about issues related to library marketing and communications.

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) will connect marketing, public relations, fundraising, outreach, and program development professionals from public, academic, and special libraries. In today’s digital world, promoting and marketing libraries is crucial. Library public relations, community outreach, and marketing professionals have to strive to remain competitive by using innovative tools for effective marketing.

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SC Education Oversight Committee Publishes Reading Guide

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Reading with young children is a proven way to promote early literacy. Helping to make sure children are reading on grade level by third grade is one of the most important things we can do to prepare children for a successful future. Reading with a child for 20 minutes per day and making a few simple strategies a part of your daily routine can make a positive impact on a child’s success in school.

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MUSC Library Announces New Director

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Associate Professor Shannon Jones has recently been named the MUSC Library's new director effective July 1, 2015.  Jones joined the MUSC Library in January 2014 as Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration, and Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science.  She has over 13 years' experience working in academic research and health science libraries including 8 years in management and administration.  Prior to MUSC, Jones was the Associate Director for Research and Education at the Tomkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia

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