Support for You and Your Library

Your membership supports SCLA’s aggressive and productive efforts in the state and nationally to assure that South Carolina’s libraries are well-funded and maintain their national standing as the very best. 

We are a state chapter of the American Library Association (ALA) and an affiliate of the Southeastern Library Association (SELA).  The association is made of librarians from all around our state South Carolina dedicated to providing innovative services and promoting libraries and intellectual freedom to all our citizens including the public, as well as those in higher education and in our schools.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Support for you and your library
  • Grow your career and skills
  • Stay informed
  • Opportunities for involvement and networking
  • Access to services for you, your library, and your community

Exceed to Succeed: Embracing Inclusion

The Paraprofessional Round Table is hosting a workshop featuring Dr. Porchia Moore. Dr. Moore is an inclusion catalyst, museum and library specialist, and the founder of M+ Consulting. She regularly speaks to libraries and museums, including her most recent engagement at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Richland Library Main

Register now!


 Calling All Presenters

We are now accepting conference proposals! (Deadline extended one week to Friday, June 15th)

This year’s conference theme is "Illuminating the Future" of libraries. Share your ideas, techniques, and stories of how you and your library create opportunities for exploration, innovation, and transformation in the communities you serve with your colleagues.

Sessions will run 50 minutes. The format of the session may include presentations, panels, case studies, discussions, or hands-on activities. If you have a proposal for a preconference, double session, or a unique format, contact Conference Chair Amanda Stone to discuss your idea

iTeach 5: iSpeak, iPresent, iTalk

The full-day event, co-sponsored by SCLA’s College & University Section and Information Literacy Round Table, is a collaborative workshop on instruction and learning in the library environment. This year’s theme, “iSpeak, iPresent, iTalk,” encourages South Carolina librarians from various types of libraries and different phases of their careers to be better presenters and advocates of information literacy. Whether you work in academic, public, school, or special libraries and are a new librarian or a seasoned professional, iTeach 5 is a great opportunity for you to share your experiences, learn about what other South Carolina librarians are doing, or pick up new techniques.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Hollings Library, Thomas Cooper Library, USC Campus

Register online or by mail today


Access to Services for You, Your Library, and Your Community

SCLA members can take advantage of numerous personal and professional benefits.  These benefits include:

  • Career resources, such as the Job Board, which provides a listing of career opportunities in library service available in South Carolina and assistance from SCLA members on issues impacting your library and your career.
  • Annual recognition of individuals who made significant contributions to the library community with awards.
  • Opportunities to receive grants and scholarships, such as the ALA Emerging Leader grant.
  • Contributing sessions at the SCLA annual conference and sponsored workshops.
  • Acquire CEUs for training received.
  • Receive registration discounts for the annual conference and continuing education opportunities.
  • Receive discounts on SCLA merchandise.
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