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

2019 SCLA Award Winners

Student Award
Emilie J. Hancock of the Mount Pleasant Regional Branch of the Charleston County Library is recognized for her innovative contributions to the field of librarianship during her course of study.

New Professional Award
Emily Jones of the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries in recognition of her achievements and contributions to the field of librarianship.

Outstanding Librarian Award
Annie Sutton of Anderson County Library System in recognition of her achievements and service in the field of librarianship.

Outstanding Paraprofessional Award
LaKisha Perrin of Richland Library in recognition of her excellence and contributions to South Carolina libraries.

Intellectual Freedom Award
Jonathan Newton, co-chair of the SCLA Advocacy Committee, in recognition of his contributions in advocacy for South Carolina libraries and fighting for equality and intellectual freedoms for libraries, librarians, and citizens of South Carolina.

Hall of Fame
Faith Line from Anderson County Library in recognition of excellence, achievements, and long-standing record of leadership and service to South Carolina and the field of librarianship.

2019-2020 SCLA Scholarship for Diversity Recipients
Susan DeForest, Casey L. Howard, Dr. Marie Rodriguez Sollitt, Mattie Thompson-Long



SCLA Continuing Education Webinar

Family History and Local History Research in South Carolina

Debra Bloom of Richland Library will guide you through the steps to help patrons in their genealogical research. Whether they are new or seasoned researchers, many patrons need help navigating the vast amounts of online resources that are making historical materials more accessible but not necessarily easier to find. 

Register for this webinar and learn more!

2019 Poster Session Winners

Sarah Gough and Clo Cammarata received Viewer’s Choice for the poster titled Make Your Own Adventure: Richland Library’s Collaborative Story Project

Amanda Reed received Student Spotlight for the poster titled Have MLIS, Will Travel: International Librarianship.