The South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) is offering a special professional development opportunity for school librarians who have been in the field for five years or less. This year long program will begin with an introductory session at the 2021 SCASL conference and will conclude with the pre-conference held at the 2022 SCASL conference in March. You will have an opportunity to meet and collaborate with new and experienced librarians in South Carolina, SCASL Board members, and join networks in your area of the state affiliated with SCASL. You will learn more about being a leader in your school and district. You will also learn what SCASL is, what we do, and how you can be an active part of the organization.

You must be new to the profession not just new to your position.

Requirements for Participants

Participate in regularly scheduled meetings.
Choose a leadership activity following the program:

  • Serve on a SCASL committee
  • Present at the 2022 conference
  • Assist in guiding next emerging leader group
  • Other approved (Examples: design a webinar, plan a district/regional training, organize an EdCamp, etc)

Application Process

Application Form *
Recommendation *

Applications are due December 31, 2020. Those accepted into the program will be notified by January 31, 2021.

 Minimum Criteria

  • School Librarian with fewer than 5 years in the profession.
  • Have or be in the process of obtaining a Masters in Library Science.
  • Ability to attend the 2021 SCASL conference & the 2022 SCASL conference for a pre-conference session.
  • Ability to work virtually in-between the two conferences.
  • Willingness to serve at district, region, or state level upon completion of the program.

 Email Heather Loy at [email protected] if you have any questions.