January 31, 2007

Brunching with Authors at the SC Book Festival

The South Carolina Center for the Book, in partnership with the South Carolina Book Festival and Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., announces “Brunching With Authors,” a special literary event on Sunday, February 25th, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Brunching With Authors” will take place at the South Carolina State Museum on 301 Gervais Street in downtown Columbia and will feature a gourmet brunch eaten alongside an author. The winner of the 2007 Palmetto Book Award will also be recognized at this event.Author guests at “Brunching With Authors” come from a wide variety of literary backgrounds, including mystery, cookbooks, children’s literature, poetry, nonfiction, and general fiction. The guest list includes Jack Bass, James O. Born, Sonny Brewer, C. Michael Curtis, Elizabeth Cox, Nathalie Dupree, Karin Gillespie, Michele Martinez, Clarence Nero, Margot Theis Raven, George Singleton, Mark Turcotte, and Marjory Wentworth. For more information about these authors, please see the South Carolina Book Festival Web site at www.scbookfestival.org.

South Carolina State Library - South Carolina Center for the Book Announces “Brunching With Authors” Event

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New look to web site

The web site of the South Carolina Library Association has a new look! Check it out!

SCLA - - Home Page

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January 26, 2007

SC Library Blogs (from the Library Trax Blog)

South Carolina State Library Blogs

* Collection Management Services Blog–http://scslcms.blogspot.com/

* Every Child Ready to Read Blog–http://scecrtr.blogspot.com/index.html

* IT Matters–http://itmattersscsl.blogspot.com/

* Librarians and Life–http://curtisrogers.blogspot.com/

* LibraryTrax—http://librarytrax.wordpress.com/

Public Libraries

* Abbeville County Library–http://www.abbeville-library.blogspot.com/

* Beaufort County Library –http://bcgov.net/bftlib/blogs.htm

* Berkeley County Library– http://berkeleycountylibrary.blogspot.com/

* Florence County Library Teen Talk–http://fclteentalk.blogspot.com/

* Georgetown County Library’s BookBlog –http://gclnet.jot.com/BookBlog/

* Greenwood County Library http://greenwoodcountylibrary.blogspot.com/

* Spartanburg County Public Libraries–http://spartanburglibraries.blogspot.com/

Librarians * Adam, Life of a Lander Librarian–http://blog.lander.edu/ahaigh/

SC Library Blogs « LibraryTrax

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January 25, 2007

Searching the Information Highways & Byways Classes for Information Seekers - Spring 2007

The staff of the South Carolina State Library presents a series of classes to assist state agency employees with finding information. The classes will give overviews and tips on specific topics related to online searching and to services available at the State Library.Since enrollment is limited to 17 people per session, we recommend that you register early. You will receive an official confirmation of registration by email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact Amanda Stone at (803) 734-4816 or astone@statelibrary.sc.gov to confirm your registration.All scheduled classes will be held at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street. Limited visitor parking is available in the lot behind the Library. Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the library. Parking meters cost about $1.50 for two hours (quarters only). A map and driving directions to the library are available.

South Carolina State Library - Training Classes

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January 24, 2007

Becoming a Librarian Brochure

Check out this brochure! Especially if you want to become a librarian! :-)

Have You Thought About Becoming a Librarian?

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SCLA Leadership Retreat

If you're interested in getting more involved in the SC Library Association, be sure to attend this retreat on Feb 3, in Columbia, SC.  Please let Gabrielle Barnes at scla@capconsc.com or 803-252-1087 know you're planning to attend! Hope to see you there!

SCLA Leadership Planning Retreat February 3rd Meeting Agenda

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Hurricane Workshop

  This is a wonderful opportunity, especially for libraries in the lowcountry areas of South Carolina to learn more about preparations for safety during hurricane season.  Visit www.scemd.org for more information.

SCEMD - Hurricane/Emergency Management Workshop 2007

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January 08, 2007

State Library Staff participate in Greater Columbia Shrinkdown

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This is a photo of Debbie and Julie who are 2 of 13 State Library staff members attending the opening day weigh-in of the Greater Columbia Shrinkdown. http://www.greatercolumbiashrinkdown.com/

The Shrinkdown is a free 10-week healthy living awareness program open to anyone in the greater Columbia area. It targets youth and adult obesity by offering enthusiastic support and guidance for healthy lifestyles.

It is important to provide opportunities to library staff members to get and stay healthy. Staff members who are healthy are more productive and are out sick less so if you want a happy staff, encourage a healthy staff!

January 02, 2007

StoryCorps comes to Columbia, SC

StoryCorps comes to Columbia, SC
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StoryCorps Announces Columbia, SC as a Stop on National Tour

StoryCorps is a national initiative to create an oral history of America. Created by Dave Isay, MacArthur Fellow and founder of an award-winning radio documentary house, Sound Portraits Productions, StoryCorps instructs and inspires Americans to record one another's stories in sound. Excerpt from interviews, more information about the project and an oral history 'question generator' can be found: www.storycorps.net. StoryCorps will collect recordings and oral histories in Columbia, February 8 - 22nd.

Here is how it works: Visitors to a state-of-the-art air stream mobile recording booth (image attached) record 40-minute oral histories with a loved one with the help of a trained facilitator. A broadcast quality CD of the interview goes to the participants and a second copy goes to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to become part of the biggest oral history of America. To date StoryCorps has recorded over 8,000 interviews and many have been aired on various NPR stations around the country.