State Library Announces 19th Annual Notable State Documents Awards

The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the selection of the most notable South Carolina state government documents of 2008. The selection is announced annually on or near Freedom of Information Day, March 16, the birthday of President James Madison, an early proponent of citizen access to government information.
Awards were presented to the winning agencies by David Goble, State Library Director, at a morning ceremony at the State Library on March 16, 2009. “As we celebrate Freedom of Information Day, I salute South Carolina state agencies that continue to make their information available to the public, either in print form or electronically. The agencies honored today continue a fine tradition of open government in the Palmetto State,” said Goble.

Librarians from state documents depository libraries around the state selected the winners from items received last year at the State Library and distributed to the depositories. Elaine Sandberg, Government Documents Librarian of the South Carolina State Library coordinated the judging and program.

2008 winners:

 Faces of Homelessness: A Study of Homelessness in South Carolina.  S.C. Council on Homelessness. (electronic only)
 Little Pee Dee Scenic River Management Plan.  S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources. N2197La 3.R36 No.45

 Native American Archaeology:  Working Backward, Moving Forward.   University of South Carolina Institute of Archaeology.  Un35A 2.N17

 Planning for College.  Alliance for Research on Higher Education.    AL 55 8.P51

 Practical Guide to Services for People with Severe Lifelong Disabilities. S. C. Dept of Disabilities and Special Needs.  D6302C 3.S36

 SC Green Guide.  S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control.  H3496 2.G63

 A Teacher’s Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina.  S.C. Dept of Archives and History.  Ar255P 2.T31

 The Winthrop Experience.  Winthrop University. W7375AD 2.W45-7

Web Sites

Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging

South Carolina Means Business.  S.C. Dept of Commerce.

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