Join the SCLA Discussion Group!

Participate in our new SCLA Discussion Group!  Ask questions, share, discuss, and problem-solve topics of interest with your colleagues throughout the state.

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Upcoming NMRT Brunches

The first of the New Members Round Table brunches took place last Saturday in Columbia. But, there two more brunches are taking place in April and May. If you’re looking to meet and connect with other members of SCLA throughout the state, consider attending one of the brunches listed below.  

On Saturday, April 12 in the Upstate area, there will be a brunch at 10am at Mimi’s Cafe. Contact Bree Kirsch at

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.


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