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Help keep SC DISCUS strong! Contact your local House of Representatives or SC Senate members.

Proposed Changes to DISCUS
The South Carolina House of Representatives members have rejected the Senate’s version of the budget for the South Carolina State Library, and have submitted an amendment to control the type of materials thatare purchased for DISCUS, this means that the budget will go to a conference committee for discussion.

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May Issue of Media Center Messenger Released!


The newest issue of Media Center Messenger has been released to all current SCASL members.
Go to our Media Center Messenger webpage to view it.
This issue includes award winners, a review of conference, and much more.

Read it to stay in the loop!

YouTube Channel

 

SCASL has a new YouTube channel where you can access various videos.
Right now you can see our promo video that premiered at conference, the winning Book Award trailers, and a couple of Library Week videos from Byrnes High School.

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Impact Video

 
Take 2 minutes to watch our new School Libraries Impact Study video, then share it with everyone you know!
A very special thank you to our Public Awareness Committee for creating this video.
The video is also located on our South Carolina Impact Study page along with the accompanying reports.

Read-In

Join students, teachers, librarians, and other stakeholders in Columbia at the annual Read-In on April 14th. Go to the official website for more information and to register: http://read-in-sc.org/

January Issue of Media Center Messenger Released!


The newest issue of Media Center Messenger has been released to all current SCASL members.
Go to our Media Center Messenger webpage to view it.
This issue is full of great information about many things, including the 2015 slate of officers and the 2015 conference schedule!
Read it to stay in the loop!

The latest issue of the Media Center Messenger has now been published! See it for yourself here (login required).

Have you seen this video making rounds?  

"Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School" was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Texas Library Association, Demco, and the Dean's Research Funds (College of Professional Education, Texas Woman's University).If you are a principal or school administrator and you want to share why your school librarian is the heart of your school, contact Dr. Judi Moreillon (jmoreillon@twu.edu).

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Congratulations to Cathy Jo Nelson and Tamara Cox, two SCASL members both who have landed a spot in a recent list of the Top 50 School Librarian Blogs 

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Mark your calendars for a fun TL Cafe Night December 2 at 8PM!! Be sure to sign into the chat room as SCASL_your name. Who will "step up" to the mic for this virtual smackdown? http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

Bring your headset with a mic so you can REPRESENT SCASL. See you there peeps!

SCASL is providing funding for media specialist presentations at SC educational conferences during the 2013-1014 school year to advocate for teacher/librarian collaboration, reading programs, and other benefits of school library programs. The funds available may be used to pay for expenses including registration and one night hotel stay (maximum $250). Media Specialists may apply for one SC Conference Presentation Mini Grant per SCASL membership year.

We have awarded two mini grants this year (June 2013- July 2014), and have three more grants to give out! 

Requirements of SC Conference Presentation Mini-Grant:
Must be a current member of SCASL
Submit an application for SC Conference Presentation Mini-Grant
Submit confirmation of presentation proposal acceptance from educational conference presentation
Submit photo evidence of educational conference presentation
Submit a proposal for SCASL conference upon receipt of mini-grant







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School Library Media Month

Governor Nikki Haley has declared April 2015 as School Library Media Month.

 

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