SCASL Conference

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The State Library will be at the SC Association of School Librarians conference here in Columbia today through Friday. If you are attending, be sure to come visit our booth for StudySC stickers, handouts, posters, and tons of DISCUS promotional materials. The State Library is also presenting several informative sessions:

Wednesday, March 9th 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

There’s More Than One Way to Read a Book — Talking Book Services
Jump Start Session
Pamela Davenport, Director

Wednesday, March 9th SCASL Showcase 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Reading is for Everyone
Tamara McIntyre, SC State Library - Talking Book Services
Could you imagine not being able to read your favorite book? We don’t believe anyone should have to. At the South Carolina State Library Talking Book Services, we believe EVERYONE deserves to experience the joy of reading. Come learn how we make this happen for people who struggle with conventional books!

Thursday, March 10th 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Nothing Could Be Finer…The New StudySC Website for South Carolina Students
Amanda Stone, South Carolina State Library
The SC State Library introduces the new StudySC website, loaded with South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects, and more. StudySC also has lesson plans and other online resources for educators who are looking for ways to incorporate South Carolina-related topics into their classroom.

Thursday, March 10th 3:15-4:15

Ten Hidden Jewels in DISCUS That Educators Want to Know About!
Amy Duernberger, SC State Library
DISCUS – South Carolina’s Virtual Library contains content linked to SC curriculum standards, free storage accounts, interactive earning materials, note-taking tools and other little-known jewels that are perfect for K-12 learning and research. Learn how to use hese jewels effectively with your school community!

Thursday, March 10th 4:30-5:30

DISCUS for New South Carolina Media Specialists
Ruth Thompson, SC State Library
Are you a new media specialist? Or perhaps you’re “seasoned” in the field but have only recently begun working in South Carolina? In either case, you need to know about your new BFF: DISCUS – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. Attend this session for an overview to see how using DISCUS makes your job easier.