October 11-13, 2017

At the Marriott in downtown Columbia, SC.

Conference Schedule

The Conference Schedule, including sessions times, is now available! 

Conference Registration

The South Carolina Library Association invites all library professionals, paraprofessionals, students, and vendors to our annual conference. Please submit your registration by September 15th to take advantage of the Early Bird rate and save on your costs!

More information, prices, agenda, and mail-in registration is available in the conference registration packet. Online conference registration is available for individual registrations only. 

Volunteering

SCLA is seeking current MLIS students to volunteer for the conference. MLIS student volunteers are needed to help at the registration desk and to help with other tasks during the conference. Volunteers will receive a 3-day conference registration for volunteering 4 hours or more, but this will not include any of the paid events, Zumba, or the luncheons. Dress code is business casual. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Registration ends Saturday, September 30th.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to sign up today!

Exhibits & Sponsors

Check out the Exhibitor/Sponsor packet for new early bird booth discounts, sponsorship opportunities, and ways to lock in your 2018 and 2019 conference sponsorships!

The Exhibit/Sponsor Packet is now available!  After a successful 2016 conference, we are expecting to have a large turnout for our 2017 Annual Conference in Columbia, SC. You will want to take advantage of this special opportunity to feature your company or organization, and what you have to offer to librarians from across the state. Learn more at the Exhibits & Sponsors page

As a Conference exhibitor and/or sponsor, you will maximize your presence and investments. Thank you for supporting South Carolina libraries!

Special Events

Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship: Mix and Mingl
Wednesday, October 11 · 4 - 5:30 p.m.<
Location: Carolina H
Sponsor: SCLA Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee
 

On Wednesday, October 11th from 4-5:30 p.m., join in a Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Mix and Mingle!  Hear about the inspiration for the scholarship, its importance to librarianship, the impact it has on the lives of recipients, and how you can support it from a panel of those who have witnessed and experienced it.  After the panel discussion, you will get a chance to meet past and current recipients of this life-changing scholarship.  

There will be door prizes during this event.  If you would like to contribute a door prize, contact Cathi Cooper Mack, Chair, Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee, by e-mail at ccoopermack@scsu.edu.    

Zumba with Celeste Smith!
Thursday, October 12 · 6:15 - 7 a.m.
Location: Palmetto Ballroom II
Sponsor: SCLA Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee
 

Wake-up and get your Thursday started right with a ZUMBA workout.  Join ZUMBA expert Celeste from 6:15 - 7 a.m. on October 12th to jump-start your day with a fun and powerful work-out session.  

There is a $10 charge that goes to the scholarship fund for this event.  Door prizes will be given during this event.  If you would like to contribute a door prize, contact Cathi Cooper Mack, Chair, Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee, by e-mail at ccoopermack@scsu.edu.  All proceeds benefit the SCLA Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship, which is conferred annually to a member of an underrepresented population who has shown outstanding academic aptitude for librarianship. 

Silent Auction!
Throughout the Conference
Location: Atrium
Sponsor: SCLA Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee
 

Once again, the Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee will hold its popular SILENT AUCTION fundraiser!  Every year there are themed gift baskets, beautiful artwork, food, memorabilia, and much more to win.  All proceeds benefit the SCLA Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship, which is conferred annually to a member of an underrepresented population who has shown outstanding academic aptitude for librarianship. 

If you would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, contact Cathi Cooper Mack, Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Committee Chair, by e-mail (ccoopermack@scsu.edu) or complete the Silent Auction Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/CiRpscxsewsR8rOu1) with a title, brief description, starting bid, and your name and contact information as contributor for each item you donate.