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

Call for Nominations!

Nominations are now open for the following SCLA Executive Committee officer positions:

  • ALA Councilor (3-year term)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (2-year term)
  • 2nd Vice-President/Membership Chair
  • 1st Vice-President/Conference Chair
  • President-Elect

The 1st Vice-President and President-Elect positions are typically filled by 2018’s 2nd and 1st Vice-Presidents.  

Use this form to submit your nomination.  We welcome nominations from those interested in serving in these leadership positions as well as nomination recommendations.  Note that if you are submitting a nomination for someone other than yourself, then that nominee must accept the nomination in order to appear on the ballot for the election this fall.  For a list of officer duties, refer to page 14 of the SCLA Handbook

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 13th and be presented at the August 2018 SCLA Board of Directors meeting.  For nominees, a JPEG photograph and any other needed information will be requested at a later date.

Please contact SCLA Immediate Past-President and Nominating Committee Chair, Amber Conger, at [email protected] with any questions.

Exceed to Succeed: Embracing Inclusion

The Paraprofessional Round Table is hosting a workshop featuring Dr. Porchia Moore. Dr. Moore is an inclusion catalyst, museum and library specialist, and the founder of M+ Consulting. She regularly speaks to libraries and museums, including her most recent engagement at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Richland Library Main

Register now!

iTeach 5: iSpeak, iPresent, iTalk

The full-day event, co-sponsored by SCLA’s College & University Section and Information Literacy Round Table, is a collaborative workshop on instruction and learning in the library environment. This year’s theme, “iSpeak, iPresent, iTalk,” encourages South Carolina librarians from various types of libraries and different phases of their careers to be better presenters and advocates of information literacy. Whether you work in academic, public, school, or special libraries and are a new librarian or a seasoned professional, iTeach 5 is a great opportunity for you to share your experiences, learn about what other South Carolina librarians are doing, or pick up new techniques.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Hollings Library, Thomas Cooper Library, USC Campus

Register online or by mail today!

Calling For Poster Sessions!

We are now accepting poster session proposals. Please review the guidelines before submitting your proposal. The deadline for submitting completed proposals is September 1, 2018. 

The poster session will be held Friday, November 2, from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. 

Access to Services for You, Your Library, and Your Community

SCLA members can take advantage of numerous personal and professional benefits.  These benefits include:

  • Career resources, such as the Job Board, which provides a listing of career opportunities in library service available in South Carolina and assistance from SCLA members on issues impacting your library and your career.
  • Annual recognition of individuals who made significant contributions to the library community with awards.
  • Opportunities to receive grants and scholarships, such as the ALA Emerging Leader grant.
  • Contributing sessions at the SCLA annual conference and sponsored workshops.
  • Acquire CEUs for training received.
  • Receive registration discounts for the annual conference and continuing education opportunities.
  • Receive discounts on SCLA merchandise.
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