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

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.



SCLA Continuing Education Webinar

SCLA Executive Officers AskMeAnything

The Executive Officers from the South Carolina Library Association will take questions as a panel for this AskMeAnything. 

Registration for this event is open.

More Continuing Education Webinars are located on the Calendar

Future Legal Research Webinars

Join the University of South Carolina School of Law librarians for a five-part legal research webinar series. All webinars will be held from 2:00pm-3:00pm. Registration is now open.

April 9, 2020: Law & Legal Research: State & federal constitutions; the three branches of state & federal government and the laws they produce; and the reference interview and how to avoid legal advice.

April 23, 2020: Secondary Sources & Topical Research Guides: How to use books, articles, and topical guides to research legal issues and find relevant state and federal statutes, regulations and cases.

May 14, 2020: Local, State & Federal Codes: How to research municipal (city & county) ordinances, state statutes (focusing on SC), and federal statutes.

May 28, 2020: Researching State & Federal Regulations: The relationship between state and federal statutes and administrative agency regulations and how to research state (focusing on SC) and federal regulations.

June 11, 2020: State & Federal Cases, Court Rules & Forms: The concept of legal precedent, hierarchy of authority, and how to research state (focusing on SC) and federal cases, court rules and forms.