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Consultant Information for South Carolina Libraries

The Library Development Department of the South Carolina State Library offers assistance to librarians, trustees, and other interested persons on all aspects of library development, library programming and library operations. In addition to general areas of library service, consultants have expertise in services to children and young adults, library management and planning, advocacy, public relations and marketing, outreach services, and much more.

Request assistance by contacting one of the Library Development consultants below.

Library Development Consultants

Rebecca AntillRebecca Antill, Youth Services Consultant  

​rantill@statelibrary.sc.gov
(803) 734-8284​

Contact me for:

  • Guidance for public library staff who interact with children ages 0-18 and their families and caregivers
  • Summer programming support and consultation
  • Collection maintenance, age appropriate programming, and Every Child Ready to Read training
  • Assistance strengthening family engagement and outreach efforts of libraries

Online Discussion Groups: Children's Services (CHILDLIB)Young Adult Services (YALIB)

Subject Guides: Summer Reading at SC LibrariesWinter ReadingYouth Services 

Wendy CoplenWendy Coplen, Grants Coordinator

wcoplen@statelibrary.sc.gov
(803) 734-0436

Contact me for:

  • LSTA Grant Program support, reimbursement, project reporting and close out processes
  • General grant assistance on LSTA Grants and other funding opportunities to public libraries
  • Questions about IMLS and the LSTA Grants to States program

Subject Guides: LSTA Grants for Public Libraries 

Tiffany HayesTiffany Hayes, Continuing Education Consultant 

thayes@statelibrary.sc.gov
(803) 545-4206

Contact me for:

  • Continuing education events for public library staff, both in-person and online
  • Presentations at public library staff days on topics such as customer service
  • Assistance planning and presenting CE and staff development events for public libraries
  • Consultation on training and staff development concerns
  • Public library certification applications, processing, and records

Online Discussion Group: Continuing Education (C-EDU)

Subject Guides: Continuing Education, Disaster Preparedness for Libraries 

Donna LolosDonna Lolos, Library Development Consultant

dlolos@statelibrary.sc.gov 
(803) 734-8663

Contact me for:

  • Best practices in library management and operations for public library directors and Library Trustees
  • Implementing local advocacy initiatives
  • Advice and support for Trustees in the process of hiring a new library director
  • New Library Director Orientation
  • Questions about FOSCL (Friends of South Carolina Libraries)

Subject Guides: Library Director ResourcesLibrary TrusteesSouth Carolina Libraries

Caroline SmithCaroline Smith, Inclusive Services Consultant

jcsmith@statelibrary.sc.gov
(803) 734-7067​

Contact me for:

  • Support and resources for services to diverse populations
  • Training and presentations promoting inclusion of library staff and patrons
  • Library accessibility consultation and best practices
  • Consultations regarding Spanish and bilingual collections and services
  • Braille printing requests for short documents
  • Tours of the Inclusive Services Center

Online Discussion Groups: Diversity and Inclusion (Lib-Inclusion)Disabilities & Accessibility (Lib-Accessibility)

Subject Guides: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries, Institutional Libraries 

Ashley TillAshley Till, State Data Coordinator

atill@statelibrary.sc.gov
(803) 734-8625

Contact me for:

  • The annual IMLS Public Library Survey (PLS) and any survey related topics including training, public library statistics, data analysis, IMLS-data tools, comparison and historical public library data.
  • Traveling exhibits. Currently available: "Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery,"  by Cecil Williams, a photography collection of 40 images providing a rare glimpse of events, portraits and moments of significant social change during the 1950s through the 1970s. Free for SC public libraries.
  • Exhibits and Programming resources and consultation.
  • The annual Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest for all SC students in grades 3rd to 12th
  • StudySC: a web resource for K-12 homework help, projects, and provides teachers with lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities. Content is arranged by grade level and subject area, and it meets South Carolina-specific curriculum standards.

SC State Library Information

IMLS

Many South Carolina State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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