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OCPL Names New Library Director

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The Oconee County Public Library has hired a new library director. "The board of trustees is very happy to announce Blair Hinson as our new director. We received applications from all over the country, and our selection committee worked diligently to find the candidate who would best develop and guide our library system into the future,” stated Alisa Suddeth, Chairman of the Board. She went on to say, “ The trustees are committed to our great staff and to our patrons, and we look forward to Mr. Hinson's leadership.”

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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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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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Storytellers at the Laurens County Library

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Laurens County Public Library system is excited to host two storytellers and singers during the month of March. These programs are a part of the Family Night Out series. Families from around Laurens County are encouraged to come to these events to enjoy activities, story times, and special guests.

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State Library to provide free training to public library managers on PLA's Project Outcome

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Be a part of a cohort of public libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome to drive change, influence decision making, and demonstrate the true impact of the library’s programs and services on the community. This important workshop will be held at the SC State Museum on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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