Paraprofessional Round Table

The purpose of the Paraprofessional Round Table is to provide opportunities for paraprofessionals to meet regularly and exchange ideas. The Section seeks to offer workshops that encourage paraprofessional development as well as cooperation among its members in order to promote excellent library service. Specific objectives include the following:

  • To promote the recruitment and retention of library paraprofessionals in all types of libraries.
  • To sponsor workshops that address topics of interest to library paraprofessionals.
  • To investigate the possibility of establishing a library paraprofessional continuing education program within the state.
  • To offer financial aid to library paraprofessionals who wish to further their education.
  • To ensure that paraprofessionals among the state's libraries be recognized and affirmed. 

2017 Conference Sponsorship Application for Paraprofessionals - Due Date 8/1/2017 

Paraprofessionals: Leading from the Front Lines

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Richland Library Main
1431 Assembly Street ~ Columbia, SC 29201

Join us for a fun, informative day specially catered to Paraprofessionals!  Come meet with other Paraprofessionals from around the state to gain new insights, ideas and tools to bring back to your locations.

Cost: $15.00 for SCLA Members and SLIS Students, $25.00 for Non-Members

Registration Deadline is July 15, 2017

Tentative Agenda

9:00am - 9:15am  Sign-In
9:15am - 9:30am Welcome, announcements and introductions
9:30am - 11:30am Merry Taylor presents Building Leadership Skills for Customer Service
11:30am – 11:45pm Break
11:45am – 12:45pm

Show & Tell: Hear what some of your colleagues are doing around the state

12:45pm – 2:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00pm – 3:00pm  South Carolina State Library presents Opportunities for Growth with Support Staff 
3:00pm – 4:00pm Tour of Richland Library Main
4:00pm – 4:30pm Raffle & Closing Remarks


Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please contact Amanda Reed via E-mail -


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2017 Officers

Amanda Reed, Chair
Richland Library

Lorraine Law, Vice Chair
Richland Library

Amanda Holland, 2nd Vice Chair
Richland Library

Melissa Poole, Secretary
Clemson University