January 05, 2009

SC State Library Launches My State Library Campaign

The South Carolina State Library has
launched a new campaign to let state agencies and their employees know
more about the host of free services it offers.

Key services include:

 All state employees are eligible for a free State Library Card which
entitles you to check out books from the library. Even better – the
library will send you the book right to your office at no charge via
the Budget and Control Board’s Agency Mail Service. And if the book you
need isn’t in the collection, it can usually be borrowed from another
library through interlibrary loan. To get your card, just go to www.statelibrary.sc.gov/obtaining-a-library-card.

 State employees have free access to online databases and book
collections to help them do their jobs better, including Safari Books
Online, the e-reference resource for technology and business
professionals. State employees can view online hundreds of the latest
technology and business books published by O'Reilly, Microsoft Press,
Wharton School Publishing, and more.

•    Free Wi-Fi is available to all visitors at the State Library’s reading room at 1500 Senate Street.

 Library staff can help find a needle in a haystack when it comes to
work-related research. The library is the official depository for all
state government documents and has a large collection of books about
South Carolina.  Got a question? Just call 803-734-8026, Monday –
Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm or visit www.statelibrary.sc.gov and ask your question in an online chat session.

 The library provides free virtual meeting/training hosting that allows
you to bring together up to 25 people in an online meeting.  

campaign is all about the tremendous value our State Library offers,"
said David Goble, Director of the SC State Library, in announcing the
campaign.  He noted that at a time when the role of libraries is
evolving and there are increased competition and budget cutbacks, it's
more important than ever to fill the information gap about the value of
 To learn more about what the South Carolina State
Library has to offer state government employees, a promotional video
has been created and is available on YouTube (http://tinyurl.com/6kjjzt) and Blip.tv (http://scsl.blip.tv/file/1442890).

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