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Library Development Consulting Services: Home

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

Leah Cannon, State Data Coordinator

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

Contact me for:

  • Questions about the annual Public Libraries Survey
  • Assistance with data collection and evaluation
  • Training and consulting related to data tools and visualization

Subject Guides: Libraries - Surveys and Statistics

Tiffany HayesTiffany Hayes, Library Development Director 

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

Contact me for:

  • Consultation on library development topics
    • Collection maintenance and weeding
    • Policies and procedures
    • Reference and customer service
    • Library ethics and intellectual freedom
  • Continuing education events for public library staff, both in-person and online
  • 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

Leigh Ramey, Youth Services Consultant  

​lramey@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 

Caroline SmithCaroline Smith, Inclusive Services Consultant

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

Contact me for:

  • Support, training, resources, and best practices related to:
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
    • Accessibility and Digital Accessibility
    • Spanish language and multilingual collections and services
  • Training and presentations promoting inclusion of library staff and patrons. Topics include:
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility: Putting DEIA into Practice
    • Multicultural Services, Outreach, and Partnerships 
    • Digital Accessibility in the Age of Virtual Programming
  • Consultations and site visits
  • 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 

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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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