Professional Development

Librarianship is constantly changing, driven by new technologies and the evolving needs of library patrons. Consequently, librarians must engage in ongoing professional development to remain relevant and valuable to the community.

Professional development offers essential benefits for librarians, whether they are seasoned professionals, newcomers, or individuals transitioning between positions. The South Carolina State Library provides opportunities, resources, and access to certification so librarians can acquire transferable skills that enhance their employability,  gain knowledge, and excel in their current roles.


Continuing Education

The South Carolina State Library provides continuing education for library staff via webinars, in-person training, and staff development topics. 

Public Librarian Certification

Certification for South Carolina librarians aids library boards and librarians in selecting competent personnel and gives the taxing bodies assurance that public funds are spent for quality library service.

Library Jobs

The South Carolina State Library accepts submissions and maintains a listing of professional library job openings in South Carolina.