Online Discussion Groups

The South Carolina State Library uses Mobilie for onlinediscussion groups. Mobilize is a community social space, member directory, and an outreach center - all in one place.

Continuing Education (C-EDU)

C-EDU is an open, moderated discussion group where SC public library staff may discuss continuing education, training, and staff development ideas and resources. Topics may include, but are not limited to: announcements of State Library training opportunities, discussion of training delivery methods, topics of interest to staff development, presenters of continuing education workshops, evaluation of training, and tracking staff development participation.

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Children's Services (CHILDLIB)

This discussion group is an open, moderated forum where South Carolina public library staff working in children's services may ask questions and exchange ideas related to services provided to children, ages 0-12, and their parents and other caregivers. These topics may include services to various age groups, types of programming, suggestions for performers, outreach services, collection development, training, policies, staffing, and technology issues particular to children's services.

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Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library (Discus-L)

Discus-L is a one-way email announcement group for SC media centers, public libraries, colleges, and instructional technology staff for the purpose of communicating about Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. For assistance or additional information please contact the Discus Office.

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Library Information Technology (LIB-IT)

This open discussion group is for information technology staff who are devoted to supporting and sustaining public library systems in South Carolina.

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Literacy 2030

Literacy 2030, a program of the South Carolina State Library, is a collaboration of stakeholders committed to breaking the intergenerational cycle of low literacy in our state. If you are interested in improving literacy in South Carolina, especially through the work of libraries and partnerships, sign up to learn about program updates.

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Public Library Directors (SCLIBDIR)

This is a closed email group for South Carolina public library directors only. It is used to broadcast information to directors about events, workshops, and other opportunities as well as State Library business and operational issues. Public library directors are automatically added to this email group. For more information about this group, contact Kathy Sheppard, Director of Library Development, at the State Library.

Library Public Relations (SC LIBRARY PR)

This discussion group is an open, moderated forum where South Carolina public and academic library staff working on public relations, marketing, or communications may ask questions and exchange ideas about how we communicate with our communities. These topics may include how to promote services to various age groups, promoting various types of programming, outreach services and communicating with special populations, library signage issues, signage and media communications policies, newsletters, email marketing, etc.

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Tehcnical Services (SC-TECH)

This is an open, moderated electronic discussion group where South Carolina public library technical services staff members may ask questions and exchange ideas about issues related to public library technical services and concerns in South Carolina.

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Young Adult Services (YALIB)

This discussion group is an open, moderated forum where South Carolina public library staff working in young adult services may ask questions and exchange ideas related to services provided to tweens and teens, ages 11-18, and their parents and other caregivers. These topics may include services to various age groups, types of programming, suggestions for performers, outreach services, collection development, training, policies, staffing, and technology issues particular to young adult services.

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