College and University Section

It is the purpose of the College and University Section to serve persons interested in all aspects of academic libraries. Its objective is to stimulate and support high standards of library service in colleges and universities. It encourages professional growth through attendance at professional meetings, promotion of communication and exchange of ideas among its members, continuing education opportunities, and dissemination of publications of professional interest to its membership. It represents academic library concerns to other Sections within the SCLA as well as to groups and persons outside the Association.

2024 Officers


Stacy Winchester, Chair
Research Data Librarian
University of South Carolina--Columbia
(803) 777-1968
[email protected]


Chris Vidas
Head of Collections and Acquisition
Clemson University
(864) 656-5175
[email protected]


Florence Sloan
Information Literacy Librarian
Piedmont Technical College
(864) 941-8647
[email protected]

Program Coordinator

Daniel Stevens
Electronic Resources and Cataloging Librarian
Columbia College
(803) 786-3570
[email protected]

The College & University Section is working to recruit officers for 2024. Below is some information about what each officer does:

Chair: Being chair of a section means that you are on the SCLA Board and have voting privileges! This is a wonderful way to get involved in SCLA! The board meets quarterly, sometimes in person and sometimes virtually. Also, as chair, it is your responsibility to schedule and run meetings for the section. Last year, we met approximately every two months, but it is up to the section leadership to decide how often you would like to meet and what you would like to do as a section. The chair does have to submit a couple of reports during the year. First, as the College and University section of SCLA, we are a chapter of ACRL. It is necessary to submit a report to SCLA during the summer to receive funding from ACRL. The chair must also submit an annual report to SCLA. This is done in the fall.

Vice-Chair: As vice chair, you are responsible for taking over the role of chair if that person cannot fulfill their duties.

Program Coordinator: This person is responsible for programming during the year. It is up to section leadership to determine what programs the section will offer during the year. The program coordinator may contact potential speakers, set up webinars, and/or create advertisements.

Secretary: The secretary takes minutes at all meetings (officer meetings and general meetings) and participates in leadership decisions.