South Carolina Libraries Journal

South Carolina Libraries is the official journal of SCLA.

South Carolina Libraries is an open access journal hosted by the University of South Carolina Scholar Commons.

Available Issues

ABOUT THIS JOURNAL: South Carolina Libraries publishes information relevant to SC libraries and librarians, as well as materials in the field of librarianship in general. Authors are invited to submit articles, news, innovations, columns and book reviews for consideration. The journal will be published twice a year. The spring edition will be dedicated to the previous SCLA conference and will include research, conference proceedings, and posters.

SUBMISSSION OF MANUSCRIPTS: Articles can be submitted directly through the South Carolina Libraries website. Simply click on the “Submit Article” link to the left of the page and follow the provided directions. During the process you will be able to select the type of article you are submitting. If you have any questions or suggestions about the different article types, please email the Editors. If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer or have any questions about the peer review process, please email the Peer Review Editor. If you have questions or suggestions about book reviews, please email the Book Review Editor.


April Akins, Lander University
[email protected]
(864) 388-8184

Megan Palmer, Clemson University
[email protected]
(864) 656-5179


McKenzie Lemhouse, USC Lancaster
[email protected]




Ron Stafford, Northeastern Technical College
[email protected]


Amie Freeman, University of South Carolina
[email protected]


  • Submission deadline for the Conference edition issue is April 3.
  • Submission deadline for the fall issue is August 15. 

WHO MAY SUBMIT: Submissions are sought from anyone with a vested interest in libraries in the state of South Carolina from all types of libraries: Academic, K-12, Public, Special, etc. Both peer-review AND non-peer-reviewed articles are welcome!

For more information about formatting and submission guidelines, please visit the Policies section of the journal.