April 2021
2021 Employee Excellence Award - Two Winners - Lois Rhodes, Library Services Coordinator, nominated by Abbeville County Library System and Tricia Gordon, Library Manager, nominated by Friends of the Libraries of Barnwell County

2021 Outstanding Individual Award - Kathryn Harvey, Principal of Neue South Collective, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries
2021 John Landrum Advocacy Award - Andy Flynt, Director of Information Services, nominated by the Spartanburg County Public Libraries

2021 Outstanding Friends Group - Friends of the South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library

2021 Outstanding Public Official Award - Joint Nomination - Bobby Keisler, Lexington County Council Representative and McLain R. Toole, South Carolina House Representative, nominated by the Friends of South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch Library
Award presentations will be scheduled by the nominating party. For date, time and location contact fosclpresident@gmail.com.

Are you ready to submit your story to this campaign? 

Please join the South Carolina Library Association, the South Carolina Association for School Librarians, and the Friends of South Carolina Libraries in the 2021 library advocacy campaign by sharing your library's COVID-19 story.

Suggested items to include:
- Services provided during the pandemic
- Patron success stories
- Community-specific stories

Deadline for participation is March 31st, 2021.
  • Submit a narrative (300 words max) and one (1) photo of your library via the following form: https://bit.ly/Sharestory2021
  • Submissions do not need to hold a membership to any professional organization. A book for each district will be created from the submissions. 
  • Each book will be open access, freely downloadable and CC-BY-NC-ND
  • Each book will be printed and given to district-specific Federal Legislators through the mail and also presented digitally during South Carolina Library Legislative visits the week of April 19th, 2021.
  • Don't want to submit via the Google Form? You may email your narrative and photo to Virginia - vcononie@uscupstate.edu
Virtual Visits with Friends are back!

Thursday, April 8th @ 6:00 pm

A Conversation with South Carolina Humanities

A guided discussion with Randy Akers, Executive Director of the South Carolina Humanities Council, Suzie Parker Devoe, speaker, writer, performer and Tom Poland, local author and historian about in-person and virtual programs for your library and Friends group.
Randy Akers
Tom Poland
Suzie Parker Devoe
All library Friends and board members welcome to attend!

Open discussions with library Friends across South Carolina on topics that affect your library and Friends. 

Join the discussion to share, listen, and learn.  

Register for free to receive an email confirmation with the Zoom discussion link.

Friends of SC Libraries | fosclpresident@gmail.com | www.foscl.org