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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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GPO Releases Congressional Member Guide App for 114th Congress

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The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has released the Mobile Member Guide app for the 114th Congress. The mobile Web app provides the public with quick, easy access to information on Members of the 114th Congress; the features include their picture, party affiliation, hometown, home state, and length of service. The app allows users to browse for Members of Congress by last name, state, chamber, or party. The public can take advantage of this free mobile Web app on major mobile device platforms.

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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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Center Chooses Amelia Bedelia to Represent South Carolina at National Book Festival

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The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book has selected Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parrish (HarperCollins Publishers), to represent South Carolina at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  The book is the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s Discover Great Places Through Reading map.  Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book about the state or by an author from the state that is a good read for children or young adults.

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