Discus News

Discus Welcomes New Staff

Patricia Sinclair

The State Library is pleased to announce that Patricia Sinclair has joined the library as the new Electronic Resources Coordinator.  Patricia will direct the overall operations of the library’s electronic resources, including Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. 

Discus, Library Skills and...a Game Show?!

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by Janice Grathen, Media Specialist, Aiken County Public School District

During the current school year, the students at New Ellenton Middle School in the Aiken County Public School District have been learning about their school library and Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library.  

Students face big challenges when doing research and using general Internet search tools like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to find information.  They often find that:

Aiken County Public School District Students Thank Legislators

New Ellenton Middle School Media Specialist Janice Grathen goes the extra mile when working with her students as they use the Discus resources in their research.  After locating the information they need in a Discus database, the students write thank-you letters to legislators who represent Aiken County in the South Carolina General Assembly.