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

Help SCLA tell our SC Representatives how important libraries are to our communities! Please consider visiting your district's congressperson during the congressional recess February 19- 22. We need one organizer and three or four others to accompany them on the appointment.

Federal Congressional Districts (Find your representative)

  • District 1- Joe Cunningham
  • District 2- Joe Wilson
  • District 3- Jeff Duncan
  • District 4- William Timmons
  • District 5- Ralph Norman
  • District 6-Jim Clyburn
  • District 7- Tom Rice

Organizers will be responsible for setting up an appointment with the representative, steering the conversation if necessary, and serving as a liaison for others attending. Please fill out this form by Monday, February 4 to sign up to attend or organize. Each group will be provided with leave-behind materials and talking points. 

We also welcome non-SCLA members to attend and will enter each non-member into a drawing for a free, 1-year SCLA membership!

Please contact Virginia Cononie with any questions. Thank you for supporting our libraries!


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. 




Access to Services for You, Your Library, and Your Community

SCLA members can take advantage of numerous personal and professional benefits.  These benefits include:

  • Career resources, such as the Job Board, which provides a listing of career opportunities in library service available in South Carolina and assistance from SCLA members on issues impacting your library and your career.
  • Annual recognition of individuals who made significant contributions to the library community with awards.
  • Opportunities to receive grants and scholarships, such as the ALA Emerging Leader grant.
  • Contributing sessions at the SCLA annual conference and sponsored workshops.
  • Acquire CEUs for training received.
  • Receive registration discounts for the annual conference and continuing education opportunities.
  • Receive discounts on SCLA merchandise.
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