July 2012

Change is Coming to South Carolina!

Built on seven years of research and over 4,000 participants from over 1,000 libraries, Library Journal's Lead the Change workshop provides insights, best practices and leadership tools from B.A. David Company founder David Bendekovic, library innovators, and thought leaders from around the country, including LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers.

Do You Know... Gerald Moore?

Who: Gerald B. Moore (mooreg@ccpl.org)

What: Regional Branch Manager, Dorchester Road Regional Branch, Charleston County Public Library

Why: Chair, Round Table for African American Concerns*; Member, Awards Committee; Member, Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee

*Don't miss the RAAC Summer Colloquium on August 9th!

Call for Nominations: SCLA Treasurer and Secretary

Consider nominating a colleague to serve on SCLA's Executive Board by contacting Immediate Past President Adam Haigh.

The Treasurer is responsible for receiving and making deposits, paying Association bills, keeping accurate records of financial transactions, ensuring that payroll reports are completed, serving as a member of the Association's Financial Planning and Development Committee, ensuring that tax reports are filed, and coordinating an annual financial audit of the Association's financial records.

Funding Available to Increase Literacy Resources for Adult English Language Learners

In May 2012, The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) received funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to continue the American Dream Starts @ your library, a literacy initiative serving adult English language learners and their families.  A primary goal of this project is to help public libraries in Dollar General communities add or improve library literacy services for adult English language learners and their families.

ALA Membership Blog: "You Need Your State Library Association"

Add your voice to library advocacy within your state by joining your state library association—also known as an ALA Chapter.