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Chief Officers of State Library Agencies

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For the latest verified and comparative data on public libraries and the state library agency, please consult the Institute for Museum and Library Services website for data products and publications at: http://www.imls.gov/research/

CHIEF OFFICER

Name: Leesa Aikenlaiken@statelibrary.sc.gov
Title: Director
Organization: State of South Carolina
Address: PO Box 11469
City: Columbia
State: SC
Zip Code: 29211
Phone: (803) 734-8668
Fax: (803) 734-0822 n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/
Virtual Library: http://www.scdiscus.org/index.html
State Home Page: http://www.sc.gov
Governor: Henry McMaster
Library Association: http://www.scla.org/
Friends of the Library Association: < http://www.foscl.org/...
Trustee Association: http://www.scla.org/TrusteeSection/HomePage
Other State Library Links:
      SC Center for the Book      http://sccenterforthebook.org
     

STATEWIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-survey

Year the data below was released:
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
      http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/index.php?option=co...
Population: 4,147,152
Number of Public Libraries: 42
Total Circulation: 20,453,523
Circulation Per Capita: 4.93
Total Library Operating Income: 88,942,015
Total Expenditures: 87,322,322
Expenditures per capita:21.77
State Support:5,818,261
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 13,283

STATE LIBRARY AGENCY

Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/state-library-administrative-agency-survey

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: Independent agency with Board appointed by Governor
Library Legislation:
Code of Laws of S.C. 60-1-10
Library Standards:
Public Library Standards being updated 2006- 2007- current version available at: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=78&Itemid=221
Allied and Other Special Operations:
N/A
Number of Service Outlets: Two
Collections: Book & serial volumes, 313,435 Audiovisual, 4,333 Serial subscriptions, 2,201 Government documents, 280,708
Staff: 47 Full Time 3 Part Time
Income:
Expenditures: 12,637,828
Employment Opportunities: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/index.php?option=co...

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/index.php?option=co...
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/index.php?option=co...
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/index.php?
option=com_docman&Itemid=449
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