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SCLA Conference 2015 Registration Now Open & SCLA t-shirts

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SCLA 2015 Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the 2015 SCLA Annual Conference! You can register online or download and complete the mail-in registration form.

SCLA T-Shirts available!

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SC Attorney General’s Office to provide Internet Safety Training to Public Libraries

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Joe Ryan, Education Coordinator with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is providing a new free service to the state’s public libraries. 

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National Teen Library Lock-in to be held Friday, July 31

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Each year, libraries across the United States invite teens to a locally hosted lock-in on the same night during August for online visits with well-known authors, fun contests, popular crafts, and multi-player games. While each event is sponsored by the participating library, librarians share ideas and expertise to coordinate events that bring teens together across time zones and geographic boundaries.

The 2015 National Teen Library Lock-in will be held Friday, July 31st!  

DEADLINE to sign up is July 1. 

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Learn how to search the South Carolina Collection Historical Archives

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Join us on Wednesday, July 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an in-depth webinar on how to search the South Carolina Collection Historical Archives from NewsBank - a custom collection of select titles from America's Historical Newspapers. Hosted by the South Carolina State Library, presenters will include Dr.

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Amir Karami joins the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina

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Mr. Amir Karami is finishing his PhD at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in May 2015.  He will be joining the USC SLIS faculty in Fall 2015.  Currently, he works at the Maryland DINAMIC Lab and also as an instructor at the UMBC Information Systems Department.  He was a Data Science Consultant for a start-up company in Washington D.C.

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Call for Conference Program Proposals

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The South Carolina Library Association is seeking program proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference that will be held in Columbia, SC on October 21-23 at the downtown Marriott. We encourage submissions from library professionals covering a wide range of topics that appeal to those who work in public, academic, school, and special libraries as well as those who work with groups that support libraries.  This year’s theme is "100 Years in the Making" in celebration of SCLA’s 100th anniversary.

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#shelfieSC2015 Contest Winners Announced

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The State Library is pleased to announce the winners for this year's National Library Week #shelfieSC2015 contest!  State Library staff judged all 53 submissions for the contest from all types of libraries across the state and the winning shelfies are:

  • 1st Place - Georgetown County Library
  • 2nd Place - Lisa Miller, LTA, Children's Services, Anderson County Library
  • 3rd Place - Leigh Ramey, Greenville

Honorable Mentions were 

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