New Director Starts at Florence County Library System

Philip Alan Smith

The Florence County Library Board of Trustees has named Philip Alan Smith as the new director of the Florence County Library System.  He succeeds library director Ray McBride who retired last year after six years of service.  Smith started in his new position on March 10, 2014.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science, Smith holds an undergraduate degree from Charleston Southern University.

South Carolina Libraries--Call for Papers

South Carolina Libraries is the official journal of SCLA. Published twice annually (fall and spring), it is an open access journal hosted by the University of South Carolina Scholar Commons.

Authors are invited to submit articles for consideration in the areas of information relevant to SC libraries and librarians, as well as materials in the field of librarianship in general.

SC Legislators Penalize Universities for LGBT Curriculum, ALA & SCLA Respond

The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate have both been penalized by the House budget committee to the tune of $70,000 for including LGBT-themed material in their reading programs. The American Library Association and the South Carolina Library Association have both written letters expressing concern over this issue.

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