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 Slate of Candidates

The SCLA Nominating Committee presents the 2019 slate of candidates for the SCLA Executive Committee and ALA Council. The election will take place at the business meeting at the SCLA Annual Conference in Greenville on October 31, 2018.


Hurricane Florence Damage and Relief

At this time the full extent of damage to libraries in South Carolina is still unknown. ALA supports the establishment of a fund to help, but since other agencies are collecting monies as well, it seems best to consolidate efforts and support our statewide efforts to help where needed. Please help us support disaster efforts.

Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship

We're holding a silent auction to fund the Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship. Bidding will begin Wednesday, October 31, 2018 and conclude Thursday, November 1, 2018 (4:00 p.m.). Winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 2, 2018.

 Resume Review @ SCLA

Join the SCLA Continuing Education Committee for a resume review session on Thursday, November 1, from 1:30 to 3:30, in the Executive Boardroom. Participants can drop-in or make an appointment with Lisa Gieskes, [email protected]

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Make sure to visit and thank our sponsors and exhibitors at the conference. We appreciate their support of libraries and library staff! 



Conference Registration

Registration for the SCLA/SELA Conference in Greenville, SC on October 31 - November 2 is now open!

  • Early-Bird Comprehensive Registration for Members: $200 Non-Members: $225
  • Conference Hotel Rate: $139 per night.  
  • 2018 Conference Schedule @ a Glance
  • Click here to access the online registration page
  • Click here to access the printable registration packet

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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