May 2012

Keep Those Memberships Coming In!

SCLA really appreciates all the returning and new members. Forms for joint SCLA/ALA trustee, student, and paraprofessional memberships can be found on the Join SCLA page.

Need more information? Take a look at our Membership FAQ's or contact one of the membership committee officers. We're happy to help!

Association Options Fair at ALA Annual

SCLA Treasurer and ALA Emerging Leader, Crystal Johnson, is working with a task force organized by ALA President Molly Raphael to host the Association Options Fair at ALA Annual on June 24. Don't miss this opportunitiy to network with Association, Division, Round Table, and Affiliate representatives and discuss leadership and engagement opportunities. The fair is open to all conference attendees. Click here for more information. 

Registration is Open for ALA's Virtual Membership Meeting

Can't attend ALA Annual this year? Don't miss out on your chance to participate in the first ever online Virtual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 6!

New Name for ALA's ALTAFF

Members of ALA's Association of Library, Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations have voted to change the organization's name to United for Libraries. Please help spread the word that new trustee members can join both SCLA and ALA (including United for Libraries!) for just $100 annually. Click here for more info.

Do You Know... Philip Cheney?

Who:  Philip Mathews Cheney (

What:  Director, Oconee County Public Library in Walhalla, SC and SCAPLA member

Why:  Affiliated with Florence County Library (1978-1985, Director, 1982-1985), Anderson County Library (1989-2006), Oconee County Public Library (2007-present)

College and University Section Summer Program

Don't miss the College and University Section's Summer Program, The Library Instruction Toolkit: Effective Teaching, Active Learning, featuring Joshua Vossler, 2012 ACRL Innovation Award recipient and author of the book Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction.

Visit the College and University Section's page for more information and a link to the registration form.

Seeking PASCAL Volunteer Trainers

Are you an academic librarian interested in sharing your expertise with South Carolina's library community? Consider volunteering to provide training on the state's electronic resources for public and school librarians as well as your colleagues in higher education. Click here for more information.