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Summer Reading at SC Libraries: 2015 Performer Showcase

A program that entices children and young adults to read throughout the summer in order to keep up the skills they learned during the school year, and encouraging them to become lifelong library users.

2015 SC Performers Showcase

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The 2015 Showcase will be held at the 
SCLA Conference in Columbia 
 

                                                                 http://scla.org/content/scla-conference-2015

 

 

Date: Wednesday October 21, 2015
Time: 9:00am to 11:45am  and 2:15pm to 5:30pm
 The break from 11:45 to 2:15 is to accomodate conference attendees who want to attend the general session.
Location: Marriott, downtown Columbia

Applicaton to be a performer is here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015PerfShowcase

deadline to apply is Sunday, August 23

Event Details

Information for attendees:

  • There will be no snacks or coffee offered in the performance room.  Water will be provided.
  • Refreshments are available for purchase in the Marriott lobby.
  • Lunch will not be provided.  There are however, many lunchtime options within walking distance of the Marriott.
  • For those attending SCLA, the general session will be held in the same room as the performer showcase.
  • Performers will be given space outside the room so you will have ample opportunity to speak with them individually.
  • An agenda will be shared here at a later date.
  • Parking at the hotel is $12 per day (or $2 per hour).  There is also a City of Columbia garage adjacent to hte hotel (cost is being researched.)

Information for performers:

  • Performers will be notified by September 11, 2015 if they have been selected to participate in this year's showcase
  • A schedule of the day will be shared here at a later date.
  • Each performer is give 15 minutes to perform:  this includes getting on and off stage.
  • 15 tables will be provided for performers to share as a space to meet with librarians outside of the performance room.
  • There will be no snacks or coffee offered in the performance room.  Water will be provided.
  • Refreshments are available for purchase in the Marriott lobby.
  • Lunch will not be provided.  There are however, many lunchtime options within walking distance of the Marriott.
  • Performers needing to load in a large amount of props are encouraged to load in from on Main or then move their vehicle.
  • Parking at the hotel is $12 per day (or $2 per hour).  There is also a City of Columbia garage adjacent to the hotel (cost is being researched.)
  • Regarding audio:  there will be a mic available, but no cd/dvd player. 
  • There should be a stage roughly 8x12.

 

About

Interested in learning about potential performers for your Summer Reading Programs or other library programs? Ever wish you could meet performers in person, ask some questions and see if they are the right fit for your audience? The Performer Showcase is your opportunity!  The showcase will feature approximately 22 performers, each performing 15 minutes.  There is also an information room for any performer who applied to set up an information table to meet and greet attendees during breaks.

The purpose of the Performers Showcase is to give librarians a chance to see quality performers in action. This is an opportunity to get a sample of what a program may look like in their library before deciding to hire them. The Performers Showcase is open to any Children's librarians, Teen librarians, School Media Specialists, and anyone who might be looking to meet and evaluate a variety of performers. Please register for this free event at http://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/990997.

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