South Carolina State Library Documents

The South Carolina State Library publishes a variety of documents including brochures for public libraries and state employees, South Carolina grant information, collections of materials at the library, and reports on library topics.

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    South Carolina State Library Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) plan 2018-2022
    (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06-29) South Carolina State Library
    The LSTA Five Year Plan created by the South Carolina State Library establishes goals and priorities for the expenditure of LSTA funds in and for libraries in South Carolina consistent with the purposes of LSTA. The State Library uses LSTA funds to support statewide initiatives and services, and may distribute them through sub-grant competitions as determined by local and statewide needs.
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    Youth services guidelines for South Carolina public libraries
    (South Carolina State Library, 2014-08-25) South Carolina State Library
    This document was designed to provide specific guidelines for children’s services, resources, and facilities. It offers a tool for evaluating services for children and teens and an aid for planning for the future.
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    Standards for South Carolina public libraries
    (South Carolina State Library, 2012) South Carolina State Library
    Standards for South Carolina Public Libraries was seen essentially as a planning tool for use by public library decision makers. The objectives are to provide a generally accepted means for assessing the quality and effectiveness of library services. The need for a planning tool is ongoing, but in response to suggestions and feedback from librarians, a goal for the 2012 revision is to provide simpler language and clear quantifiable guidelines which will enable librarians to convey the standards to non-library decision makers.
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    Who do libraries serve?
    (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-19) South Carolina State Library
    This flow-chart shows the State library's relationship to other libraries.
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    What does the General Assembly require of the State Library?
    (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-22) South Carolina State Library
    This gives the legal requirements for the operation of the SC State Library.