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SCLA Opens Annual Awards Nominations

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Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards, which will be presented at this year’s Annual Conference. Please consider nominating someone who deserves to be recognized for their good work and contributions to the field.

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Fall Winter Speaker @ the Center Author Talks Announced

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 Fall Winter 2016 2017 Speaker @ the Center

Join us for an exciting line-up of FREE monthly author talks and book signings at the SC State Library.

September 22 – Tom Poland, Georgialina, A Southland As We Knew It – USC PressA nostalgic look at Georgia and South Carolina before development, outsiders, and modern conveniences brought wholesale change.

October 12 – Adam King, Archaeology in South Carolina: Exploring the Hidden Heritage of the Palmetto State - USC PressScholars examine the rich human history of South Carolina from its earliest days to the present.

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A Look Back at SC School Libraries

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It's always interesting to look back into the history of library development in South Carolina. This brief bulletin titled, The school library, from 1915, available from the SC State Library's digital collection, counsels South Carolina schools to create school libraries. It advises about what books to buy, how the library should be used, and how to get libraries in rural schools. 

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Going Back to School with Discus - SC's Virtual Library

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Listen to the latest episode of our LibraryVoicesSC podcast as we sit down with the SC Discus staff, Patricia Sinclair, Jessica Ogburn, and Linda Heimburger.  In this episode, we explore a few of the many wonderful resources available in the South Carolina Virtual Library and learn a few tricks and tips for using some of the tools. Some of the tools highlighted include: BrainPopjr, Opposing Viewpoints, Science Reference Center, Credo, Nursing Resource Center, Consumer Health Complete and more.

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New South Carolina State Government Documents for August 2016

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The South Carolina Digital State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state.

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Greenville Library System partners with SC Dept. of Commerce and others for launch of SC CODES

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Greenville County Library System has joined forces with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and other area partners to tackle a critical employment gap in the state technology job market – the availability of skilled computer programmers.

The innovative approach of this new initiative, SC Codes Greenville (SC Codes), combines online learning, weekly in-person meetings and mentorship support to provide free, basic computer programming training to adults.    

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