About SCLA

Welcome to the homepage of the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA).  Begun in 1915, The South Carolina Library Association was established on October 27 of that year when fourteen librarians and library supporters met in the University of South Carolina Library and voted unanimously to form the new group.

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.

Contact us to learn more and find out how you can get involved.


Meeting Dates

SCLA 2015 Leadership Retreat
Richland Library Main

  • Saturday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Executive Board Meetings
Richland Library Northeast

  • April 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • June 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • August 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes


New Officer Guide