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 Proposals

We are now accepting Conference Session Proposals for the 2019 SCLA Conference in October! Please contact Nathan Flowers with any questions.


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

Sunny Peterson

  • Sunny is a Library Assistant at Richland Library Sandhills
  • You can find Sunny on Instagram @BrilliantGirl08, and Twitter @BookLoverSunny
  • At work and within SCLA: “I do a lot of children's programming, but my favorite is a STEAM program for 3-5 year old children called Young Geniuses. We have made volcanoes, done some digging for dinosaurs, and grown hydroponic plants, just to name a few. I am also our Book Club leader and love the discussions that stem from all our books. No book is lousy if it creates a rich discussion! I have been a member of SCLA for 3 years. I am a member of the Paraprofessional Round Table and am this year’s PPRT Conference Chair. I have an interest in participating in Library Legislative Day and look forward to learning the process of how our voices and actions can impact the decisions of our legislators.”
  • Why SCLA? “I am a lifelong learner and feel that the best way to develop professionally is to surround yourself with talented people who have similar goals. In SCLA I have met and learned from many people either at our annual conferences or at our SCLA board meetings and leadership retreats. I have made connections and seen the creativity of people in many different library systems. I have walked away ready to see where I could implement some of those ideas and thoughts into my daily work life. For that, I am grateful to be a member of SCLA.”

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.