SCSL

A Library Extension agency was established by the General Assembly in 1929 to assist towns and counties in the development of public libraries. There were no funds appropriated, but a State Library Board was created. Under the Works Project Administration a statewide library program developed from 1935 to 1943. The objective was to provide some form of public library service in each county of the state.

The Board became an official state agency in 1969, with duties to provide for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies.

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  • New South Carolina state documents - January 2019 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • Fiscal Year 2017-18 accountability report 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    The South Carolina State Library reports to the Office of State Budget its annual accountability report that includes an organization chart, comparative summary of statistics, and report of programs of the State Library.
  • Shipping list - July-August-September 2018 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    Each quarterly shipping list contains the list of South Carolina state documents that are sent by the South Carolina State Library to eleven depository libraries across the state and the Library of Congress.
  • New South Carolina state documents - December 2018 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • New South Carolina state documents - November 2018 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2018-11)
    The monthly New South Carolina State Documents publication by the State Library provides a list of state documents published by state agencies that have been cataloged and added to the South Carolina State Documents ...
  • 2005 Staying Connected Grant Program : guidelines for technology training grants 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    Staying Connected Technology Training grants are competitive grants intended to provide funds for advanced training of public library technology staff. These guidelines explain the process for obtaining the grants.
  • 2005 Staying Connected Grant Program : hardware and software replacement guidelines 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    The State Library’s implementation plan provides for sub-grants to the public libraries for hardware and software replacement. Libraries will be required to submit an inventory of equipment and software purchased with ...
  • State Library building 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1967)
    This is a justification for building a state library building. Included is an artist's rendering and plans.
  • Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) five year plan evaluation FY 2008-2012 

    Dickes, Lori A.; Saltzman, Ellen W.; South Carolina State Library; Strom Thurmond Institute (South Carolina State Library, 2012-03-30)
    The Strom Thurmond Institute (STI) at Clemson University is pleased to present the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with an evaluation of the South Carolina State Library’s Library Services and Technology ...
  • Open the door to advancement with one of five graduate scholarships in library science offered by the South Carolina State Library Board 

    South Carolina State Library Board (South Carolina State Library, 1965)
    This brochure explains the scholarship available through the State Library Board. Covered are the value, purpose, application requirements, where to apply, final date for application, method of selection, recipient's ...
  • LSTA grants to libraries - grantee communications kit 2013-2014 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 2013)
    This Grantee Communications Kit provides guidance for spreading the word about your grant project, first in order to attract an audience and acknowledge the grant funds that paid for the program or service, and then to ...
  • Inherit what earth? : a selected booklist on conservation and our environment 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1969-09)
    This is a bibliography of environmental books.
  • Public library service good or bad? the choice is yours 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1965)
    This brochure explains the financial situation of libraries in the state and is a plea for more funding.
  • "Where do I find...?" 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1977)
    This brochure tells about the State Library and the services it offers.
  • Cataloging & authority overview 

    South Carolina State Library. Collection Management Services (South Carolina State Library, 2005-10-10)
    This Powerpoint presentation examines cataloging. Topics include MARC records, call number records, copy cataloging, authority records and cataloging digital collections.
  • Serving South Carolina 

    South Carolina State Library Board (South Carolina State Library, 1965)
    This brochure describes the services of the South Carolina State Library Board.
  • Serving South Carolina 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1990)
    This brochure explains the services of the South Carolina State Library.
  • South Carolina state documents classification system 

    South Carolina State Library (South Carolina State Library, 1986)
    This document explains the SC State Library classification system.
  • Notable children's books 1970 

    South Carolina State Library Board (South Carolina State Library, 1971)
    This brochure is an annotative list of notable children's books for 1970.
  • Library services for the blind and handicapped 

    South Carolina State Library Board (South Carolina State Library, 1968)
    This brochure describes the North Carolina-South Carolina Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and tells how to obtain books from it.

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