April 2012

Do You Know... Amber Conger?

Who:  Amber Conger (aconger@myrcpl.com)

What:  Business, Science, and Technology Librarian - Richland County Public Library

Why:  New Members Round Table Chair, Editorial Committee Member

SCLA Delegation Attends National Library Legislative Day

Good luck to our SCLA delegates who are in Washington, DC advocating for South Carolina libraries! To learn more about National Library Legislative Day, visit ALA's NLLD 2012 information page.

New Joint ALA/SCLA Membership Option for Trustees

Library trustees who have never before been members of ALA or SCLA can now join both organizations (including membership in ALA's Association of Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations) for just $100 annually.

More information, including links to membership forms can be found on the Join SCLA page. And don't forget that there are also joint membership options for students and paraprofessionals!

SCLA Wins ALA President's Award for Advocacy!

On Tuesday, The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of ALA, announced that the South Carolina Library Association is the recipient of the 2012 ALA Presidential Award for Advocacy.

From American Libraries:

Do You Know... Joyce M. Durant?

Who:  Joyce M. Durant (jdurant@fmarion.edu)

What:  Dean of the James A. Rogers Library, Francis Marion University

Why:  Past President, SCLA (2006); Chair, PASCAL Board of Directors (2011-2012); Membership and Mentoring Committee, SELA

Final Call for Speakers for Library Instruction Event

Program:  The Library Instruction Toolkit:  Effective Teaching, Active Learning
Date: Tuesday June 5, 2012
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; networking lunch included
Venue:  Richland County Public Library, Columbia SC, Lucy Hampton Bostick Auditorium
Proposal deadline: April 16, 2012.  Proposal status notification will take place by April 30, 2012.

Website Updates

The Editorial Committee has been working with SCLA webmaster, Rob Lindsey, to update our website. We're very excited to share some of the new features with you. When you visit SCLA.org, you'll find:

New Members Round Table Brunch

It’s time for the second NMRT brunch! We’ll meet in Florence at Bazen’s Restaurant at 9:30am on Saturday, April 28. Join us for a great meal (dutch-treat!) and enjoy building connections with other librarians in the Pee Dee region. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 26 to Hunter Deas. And remember, this opportunity is open to everyone – not just new members!