ORANGEBURG – Staff members from 25 member schools of the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) recently completed a workshop designed to enhance their abilities to serve as librarians at their respective institutions.
Larry Watt, SCISA executive director, said Martha Ladd, a member of the staff at Richard Winn Academy in Winnsboro, attended the one-day workshop.
“The Librarians’ Workshop is just one of many professional development programs we offer our member schools and their staffs,” Watt said. “Our educators are among the best that can be found anywhere. The workshop was designed to enhance the skills of school librarians, assistant librarians, part-time and volunteer library workers and librarians new to SCISA.”
Facilitators for the program included Karisa Ruth from F.H. Wardlaw Academy in Johnston; Ruth Thompson, school library and training consultant with the South Carolina State Library; and Dianne Gregory, who is with the South Carolina Educational Television system.
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development for member organizations.