Get Ready! SCLA/SELA Joint Conference 2013

SCLA is pleased to announce plans for our 2013 SCLA/SELA Joint Conference! It will take place in October, 2013 in Greenville, SC. Conference dates and location will be announced soon. See below for important dates and conference planning information.

Do You Know... Kevin Hicks?

Who: Kevin Hicks (darlibsysasl@gmail.com)

What: Adult Services Librarian, Darlington County Library System in Darlington, SC

Why: Member, Public Library Section, Round Table on African American Concerns (RAAC), New Members Round Table, and Paraprofessionals Round Table

Quote: The support of SCLA helps sustain my passion to be of service to others in need, fulfillment of my life's purpose, and collaboration with the best peers and colleagues who share common ground! Join SCLA today and experience passion with a purpose.

"To be in a passion you good may do, but no good if a passion is in you." - William Blake, Auguries of Innocence


Would you like to be featured in the next Do You Know...? Contact 2nd Vice President / Membership, Crystal Johnson.

To view the Do You Know... archive and stay up to date on all membership news, follow the Membership Committee's blog posts.

Happy Birthday, SCLA!

Did you know that we have an important birthday coming up? The South Carolina Library Association was established on October 27, 1915, when fourteen librarians and library supporters met at the University of South Carolina and voted unanimously to form the new group.

We'd like to celebrate our 100th anniversary in style at the 2015 conference and throughout the year with the SCLA Centennial History Project. Our association is so important to South Carolina's library community, and we want to show our appreciation for the past as we look to the future. 2015 seems like a long way off, but we need to start working now to create conference presentations, physical and digital exhibitions of historical images and items, and possibly a print publication.

We hope to collect and digitize photos and memorabilia that SCLA members may have, and we would love to have copies of old conference photos or proceedings, tote bags, or other materials. If you or someone you know would like to be interviewed for an oral history, if you have a treasure trove of SCLA materials, or if you have ideas to share, please contact Amanda Stone (astone@statelibrary.sc.gov), Ed Rock (erock@clemson.edu), or Bill McRee (bmcree@florencelibrary.org).

Rummage through those closets and stay tuned for details as we prepare for SCLA's BIG 100!

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