The Library Development Department of the South Carolina State Library offers assistance to librarians, trustees, and other interested persons on all aspects of library development, library programming, and library operations.
In addition to general areas of library service, consultants have expertise in services to children and young adults, library management and planning, advocacy, public relations and marketing, outreach services, and much more.
The State Library consults on best practices for Boards of Trustees and Friends of the Library groups.
The South Carolina State Library offers training, consultation, and resources in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
For public library directors and staff involved in facilities management and construction.
The Inclusive Services Center is a resource for library staff to learn about assistive technology and library materials that serve diverse populations.
The South Carolina State Library offers consultation and training to library directors in finance, planning, policies, legal issues, personnel, and more.
The Public Libraries Survey examines when, where, and how library services are changing to meet the needs of the public..
Take a look at how our South Carolina public libraries served their communities in 2022.
The South Carolina State Library manages and moderates a number of discussion groups for libraries, librarians, and staff on varieties of topics.
South Carolina Public Library Standards provide public library administrators with a basis for establishing service levels.
Summer reading programs promote the joy of reading, connect communities, assist with summer learning loss, and encourages lifelong library usage.
Services include help with planning, collection development, programming, promotion, collaboration with schools, and other aspects of work with children, young adults and families.