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

SCLA Conference 2019 Registration

The 2019 SCLA Conference will be held in Columbia, SC at the Columbia Marriott on October 9-11, 2019. Conference registration is now available! 

2019 SCLA Awards

Now accepting nominations for all 2019 SCLA Awards! There are eight awards to nominate fellow librarians, staff, friends of libraries, students, and paraprofessionals. Nomination forms are now available!



2019 Poster Session Proposals

We are now accepting Poster Session Proposals for the 2019 SCLA Conference! Please contact Kathy Snediker with any questions.


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!


Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship Silent Auction