Join SCLA

SCLA is the state’s premier library association. We are a group of librarians, library staff members, and library supporters working together to advocate for and improve library services in South Carolina. If you’re visiting this site, you must care about libraries, and that means SCLA is for you!

As a member, you will benefit from:

  • advocacy efforts on behalf of South Carolina libraries and library staff
  • leadership and professional development opportunities
  • partnerships and collaboration with library leaders from across our state
  • reduced registration fees for attendance at our outstanding annual conference

To join or renew, use our easy online membership form. Trustees, students, and paraprofessionals, please see below for information about our joint membership opportunities.

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Joint Memberships

Trustees, Students, and Paraprofessionals: If you’re joining SCLA for the first time and have never been a member of ALA, consider a joint membership!

Joint membership forms can be submitted online through ALA:

For information on submitting membership forms by mail, see the "Join Offline" section of ALA's Joint Membership Program site.


Questions? Take a look at the Membership Committee’s FAQ’s or contact John Kennerly (2nd Vice President/Membership) or Donald Wood (SCLA Executive Secretary) to learn more.

Also, check out the Membership Committee Blog and PREZI to get to know current SCLA members and learn more about membership benefits.