SCLA Conference 2014

October 22-24, 2014 in Columbia, SC

Conference Details


Unbound: Unconventional Services in South Carolina Libraries

Session Slides and Materials


Registration for the conference is now available. Early bird rates are available through September 19, 2014.


Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton, St
Columbia, SC 29201

Click Here To Make Your Hotel Reservations

Hotel Parking

$12 per day for self parking
$22 per day for valet parking

City Parking Garages

Sumter & Hampton - $10 per day
Washington & Assembly - $10 per day
Downtown Parking Map

Airport/Shuttle Information

Columbia Metropolitan Airport
3250 Airport Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29170

Marriott Hotel – Shuttle service to and from the airport and Vista businesses is available. Contact the hotel at (803) 771-7000 for more information.

Cancellation policy

Substitutions are welcomed at any time. Registration cancellations made in writing and postmarked, emailed or faxed at least thirty days prior to the official start of the conference or workshop will result in a full refund less an administrative fee of $35. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. There will be no refunds of cancellations postmarked after thirty days prior to the official start of the conference or workshop unless there is an extraordinary reason.

Conference Programs

Unbound Conference Program

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 22

8:30am to 5:00pm – Registration
10:00am to 11:50am – Breakout Sessions
11:50am – Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting
12:00pm to 1:00pm – Lunch ‘n Meet (Officers of individual Committees, Sections, Round Tables are encouraged to meet during this time)
12:00pm to 7:00pm – Exhibit Hall Open
1:00pm to 2:00pm – 1st General Session & Business Meeting/Opening Keynote*Speaker: Ed Madden, Jr., University of South Carolina
2:10pm to 5:00pm – Breakout Sessions
5:00pm to 7:00pm – Vendor Reception
6:00pm to 7:30pm – Happy Learning Hour at Richland Library Main *Free and open to all public library colleagues. The event will be held in the 3rd Floor Board Room and Reception Rooms.
8:00pm to 11:00pm – Out of the Stacks & On to the Stage/Scholarship for Diversity Karaoke Fundraise

Thursday, October 23

8:30am to 5:00pm - Registration
8:30am to 4:30pm – Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am to 11:50am – Breakout Sessions
11:50am to 12:30pm – Vendor Showcase
12:30pm to 1:45pm – 2nd General Session/Keynote Luncheon *Speaker: George Needham, OCLC
1:45pm to 2:30pm – Vendor Showcase
2:30pm to 5:10pm – Breakout Sessions
5:30pm to 6:30pm – SLIS Alumni Tea
6:00pm to 7:30pm – SCLA Play, NMRT
7:00pm to 9:00pm – All Conference Reception, Senate’s End (300 Senate)

Friday, October 24

7:30am to 10:00am – Registration
8:00am to 9:00am – Poster Sessions
8:30am to 9:15am - SCLA Past Presidents’ Centennial Roundup Meeting
9:30am to 12:20pm – Breakout Sessions
12:30pm to 1:45pm – 3rd General Session/Awards Brunch *Speaker: Sanford Greene
2:00pm to 3:00pm – Board Meeting

Call for Poster Session Proposals

The general poster session proposal deadline has been extended to September 16, 2014.
The student poster session proposal deadline is September 16, 2014. Click here for more information regarding the poster sessions.

Questions? Please contact Faith Keller, poster sessions coordinator at [email protected].

Conference Deadlines

Call for Program Proposals - The call for program proposals has now ended.

Call for Poster Session Proposals

General poster session-September 16, 2014
Student poster session-September 16, 2014

Exhibit Space (to be listed in the conference program)

September 19, 2014

Sponsor and Exhibitors

Sponsor and Exhibitor Packet

Many sponsorship opportunities are available at the annual conference, from from overall conference sponsorship (maximum exposure) to individual event sponsorship.

Forms from Displays Unlimited LLC

Thank You To Our Sponsors


Richland Library
SC State Library

Yellow Jessamine


Wolters Klewer


Conference Questions?

Questions regarding conference proposals can be directed to:
Crystal Johnson
1st Vice President/Conference Chair
Richland Library – St. Andrews Branch
2916 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 772-6675
[email protected]