Exhibitors & Sponsors

Maximize your investments in South Carolina.

After a successful 2018 conference in Greenville, we are expecting to have a large turnout for our 2019 Annual Conference in Columbia, South Carolina. You will want to take advantage of this special opportunity to feature your company or organization, and what you have to offer to librarians from across the state. As a Conference exhibitor and/or sponsor, you will maximize your presence and investments. Thank you for supporting South Carolina libraries!

As an exhibitor you can:

  • Showcase your company’s products and/or services to librarians and decision makers.
    • Build connections with existing and potential customers.
    • Receive a contact list of registered conference attendees.

Support and grow your loyal customer base.

SCLA offers many sponsorship opportunities as listed in this registration packet. Sponsorships at every level help to make the Conference a reality. The Conference, in turn, brings into one place a significant group of professionals who make up your customer base.

Sponsorships provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Increase the visibility of your company and brand at the Conference beyond the exhibitor booth.
  • Show support for the South Carolina library community.
  • Give back to those who have made investments in your products and services.


Please contact the Exhibits Committee Chair, Jonathan Newton, or Donald Wood, SCLA Executive Secretary with any questions.

Jonathan Newton
[email protected]
(864) 320-9837

Donald Wood
SCLA Executive Secretary
[email protected]
(803) 252-1087

SCLA Rules & Regulations

All exhibits should be completely set up by noon, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Access and set-up hours will be in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation letter. No dismantling or packing of exhibits may begin prior to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel at the conference rate of $155/night. Self-parking is $14 per day or $25 per day for valet.

Description of Space: Booths are standard 8’x8’ consisting of the following: 8’ high back drape and 3’ high side dividers; 6’ draped table (per booth); 2 chairs; vendor ID signage; wastebasket; and complimentary internet.

Any two or more adjacent booths may be rented to provide a double or larger booth.

Booth Assignment: Priority assignments may be given for sponsors, exhibitors with multiple booths, previous SCLA exhibitors, and date application/payment received. Early registration is encouraged. All applications must be accompanied by full payment. No cancellation refunds will be issued after September 1, 2019.

Shipping Instructions: The hotel has limited storage space. Pick-up arrangements should also be made prior to the conference with our display company, PRX Exposition Services. More information will be sent in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation letter.

Available Extras: Additional tables, power or equipment should be requested prior to the Conference. Further information on ordering will be in your confirmed exhibitor confirmation packet.

Subletting Exhibits Space: No exhibit space may be sublet without written permission from the Exhibits Chair.

Liability: The South Carolina Library Association and the Marriott Hotel will not be responsible for the safety of exhibits from theft, fire, or other causes, although the exhibits area will be closed when not open to registrants. The exhibitor assumes responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring within the exhibits space assigned to each exhibitor in accordance with the terms of this agreement.

Care of Building & Equipment: Exhibitors or their agents shall not injure or deface the walls and floors of the building or the booths. If any damage occurs, the exhibitor is liable to the Marriott Hotel. Signs must be attached to draperies surrounding the booths or to table covers.

Character of Exhibits: The Executive Secretary and Exhibits Chair reserve the right to decline any exhibit or part of an exhibit if it is deemed unsuitable.

Listing in the Program: To be listed in the official conference program, exhibitors must be registered before September 1, 2019.

Nature of Contractual Agreement: The provisions set forth in this document shall be binding upon exhibitors who make an application, pay fees and are assigned space. No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2019.

Thank you to our sponsors!