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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.

Tiffany Hayes, Library Development Director
(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 

Leigh Ramey, Youth Services Consultant  

(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 Smith, Facilities and Access Consultant
(803) 734-7067​

Contact me for:

  • Support for library construction and renovation projects and facilities maintenance issues
  • Training, resources, and best practices related to:
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
    • Accessibility for people with disabilities
    • Language access, multilingual 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: Institutional Libraries, Spanish for Library Staff