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joined SCLA because as someone new to South Carolina I wanted learn
what is happening within the SC library community. I also wanted the
opportunity to collaborate with other librarians and contribute to the
promotion of libraries and their services, particularly in the area of
government information. Consider joining SCLA and supporting libraries across the state.”
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Do You Know?
Send in your: 1.) name, title, email & .jpg thumbnail photo, 2.) library or organization name, 3.) something about what you do, and 4.) your quote, to: Ed Rock, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2012 SCLA 2nd V-P/Membership. All submissions edited for space and content.
an active member of SCLA, I’ve found the association to be
professionally rewarding, energizing, and a whole lot of fun! I
love the opportunities to share ideas with others and to grow in ways
that are different from what I do every day in my library. SCLA
provides me with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from,
which is priceless for me as a new librarian. Through my
committee involvement, I’ve learned how much I enjoy serving this
organization and working alongside such smart and creative people.
When we draw upon one another’s strengths, we build stronger
libraries… believe it!”
in SCLA and participation in its programs is a powerful means for
information sharing. All members are afforded the opportunity to meet
others in the profession and to network. Information sharing promotes
the interchange of knowledge throughout the profession, builds a
stronger organization, and aids in the proficiency
of our organization in realizing its goals and mission including the
provision of innovative services and the promotion of all types of
libraries throughout the state.”
Clemson Libraries Dean Kay Wall believes in the power
of membership and association, not only at the state level, but
regionally and nationally as well. Kay is a former Chair of the
PASCAL Board of Directors 2009-2010 and a member previously since
2008; Board Member of SOLINET 2006-2009; and Board Member of ASERL –
the Association for Southeastern Regional Libraries 2008-2010. In
addition, she is a current and long-time member of both ALA and its
academic division, ACRL. Kay has also served in many leadership
positions with the Mississippi Library Association previous to her
residency in South Carolina.
“Not only am I a individual member of SCLA,
but Clemson Libraries is an Institutional member. I encourage all
people working in all kinds of libraries in the state, as well as our
many Trustees and Friends, to be SCLA members. There is a membership
category right for you.
I especially encourage all library directors,
decision-makers, procurement agents and purchasing heads to keep an active
SCLA membership and thereby maintain our South Carolina decision-making and collective
buying power strong .I also salute our
many library vendors, exhibitors and suppliers who faithfully support
SCLA and encourage all SCLA Members to attend the Conference exhibits
served as Vice-President last year for the College & University
Section and stepped up this year as Chair. In fact, the College &
University Section has opened its Call For Speakers for the Summer
love that SCLA places so much emphasis on professional development.
I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to present at SCLA
events, as well as to design programs for my fellow SC librarians.
Do you have something to say?Join
SCLA and I’ll help you to share your ideas and expertise.”
SCLA Executive Board Representative to the Southeastern
Library Association (SELA), a position he has held for almost
fifteen years. Bill is a past Chair of the SCLA Public Library
Section, as well as the Archives & Special Collections Round
Table. He also presently serves on the Boards of
97 years, the South Carolina Library Association has served as a
means for librarians and support staff to learn, share, and help
advance library service to South Carolina citizens. It enhances that
partnering with other regional and national associations as advocates
for first class library service in changing times. Join SCLA and
participate in an organization that leads in support for libraries and
their staff across South Carolina.”