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

South Carolina Library Legislative Day

Thank you to all of the library workers who took the time to visit our South Carolina legislators and promote the importance of libraries in our communities. We want to give a special thanks to Benjamin Higgins, the winner of a one-year SCLA membership drawing for non-SCLA members who participated!

Benjamin is a school library media specialist at Myrtle Beach Middle School. Together with Steven Sims, SCLA Treasurer, he met with Representative Rice's staff, Rodney M. Berry and Pamela Ratliffe. Benjamin stated he was "excited to spend this year learning more about other libraries throughout South Carolina and appreciate the South Carolina Library Association." 


2018 SCLA Award Winners

We are pleased to present the 2018 SCLA Award Winners. This year's winners are making significant contributions to libraries in South Carolina through their hard work and dedication. 




SCLA Member Highlight

Ron Stafford

  • Ron is the Head Librarian at Northwestern Technical College.
  • You can find Ron on Instagram @ronstafford1829 and Twitter @VersoLaltosc
  • “At work I have launched an OER initiative. In SCLA I am a member of the College and University Section, the Information Literacy Round Table, and the Scholarly Communications Interest Group.”
  • Why SCLA? “I joined SCLA as a MLIS student at USC to network and learn about SC libraries.”

Want to be featured in the next Member Highlight? Send your:
1.) Name, Title, Email address, and .jpg thumbnail photo
2.) Optional: Twitter or Instagram name
3.) Library/Institution/Organization name
4.) Something about what you do at work and/or within SCLA (are you a member of any sections, committees, round tables, or interest groups?)
5.) Why did you join SCLA? To: Michelle Rubino, [email protected], SCLA 2nd VP/Membership Chair. All submissions edited for space and content.