The Discus staff was pleased to meet and greet many of the attendees at the annual conference of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) that was held on March 11-13 in Columbia. The conference theme of “Everyday Heroes” spoke to the incredible and inspiring work that takes place day after day in school libraries and media centers across the state.
Want hands-on technology training that will provide 60 renewal credits and allow your teachers to walk away with abundant and valuable knowledge to help them have a fresh start for the next school year?
ETV is providing week-long classes this summer in districts across the state! These trainings focus on using and creating video, assessment tools, cool technology tools, and more. Teachers will learn new ways to use technology in the classroom with one or multiple devices.
New enhancements make it easier than ever for state residents of all ages to use Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. SmartSearch, the tool that allows researchers to conduct a single search and retrieve information from numerous electronic resources in the Discus collection, is now powered by EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
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.
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: