Support for You and Your Library

Your membership supports SCLA’s aggressive and productive efforts in the state and nationally to assure that South Carolina’s libraries are well-funded and maintain their national standing as the very best. 

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.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Support for you and your library
  • Grow your career and skills
  • Stay informed
  • Opportunities for involvement and networking
  • Access to services for you, your library, and your community

SCLA Awards

Consider nominating a colleague or community member for an SCLA Award

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Questions? Contact Sarah Gough, SCLA Awards Committee Chair, at [email protected] or (803) 929-3478.


Call For Poster Sessions!

We are now accepting poster session proposals. Please review the guidelines before submitting your proposal. The deadline for submitting completed proposals is September 1, 2018. 

The poster session will be held Friday, November 2, from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. 

Conference Registration

Registration for the SCLA/SELA Conference in Greenville, SC on October 31 - November 2 is now open!

  • Early-Bird Comprehensive Registration for Members: $200 Non-Members: $225
  • Conference Hotel Rate: $139 per night.  
  • 2018 Conference Schedule @ a Glance
  • Click here to access the online registration page
  • Click here to access the printable registration packet

Access to Services for You, Your Library, and Your Community

SCLA members can take advantage of numerous personal and professional benefits.  These benefits include:

  • Career resources, such as the Job Board, which provides a listing of career opportunities in library service available in South Carolina and assistance from SCLA members on issues impacting your library and your career.
  • Annual recognition of individuals who made significant contributions to the library community with awards.
  • Opportunities to receive grants and scholarships, such as the ALA Emerging Leader grant.
  • Contributing sessions at the SCLA annual conference and sponsored workshops.
  • Acquire CEUs for training received.
  • Receive registration discounts for the annual conference and continuing education opportunities.
  • Receive discounts on SCLA merchandise.
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