David Goble, SILS alum (MSLS '89) and chair of the Board of Visitors and the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee, has been named State Librarian of South Carolina. His appointment begins on March 19, 2007 in Columbia, SC.
According to the South Carolina Legislative Manual, Goble will be responsible "for the provision of reference and research services to the departments and agencies of state government, for developing public libraries over the entire state, for coordinating a system of regional depository libraries for state documents, for establishing and improving institutional libraries, for the provision of library service to the blind and physically handicapped, for the administration of state and federal aid to libraries, for the provision of information and interlibrary loan service to libraries, for the operation of the S.C. Library Network, and for the development of cooperative programs among various types of libraries to coordinate the library resources of the entire state for the service of the people of the state."
Goble spent four years as Dean of Library Services at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Libraries in Charlotte, NC. According to his colleagues, he made many improvements and contributions to library services at CPCC, as well as on local and state levels.
Goble served two terms as Chair of the North Carolina Council of Community College Library Administrators (CCCLA), where he spearheaded the 2006 North Carolina Community College LibQUAL+ endeavor, resulting in many positive changes for community college libraries. He also chaired the North Carolina Library Association’s Endowment Committee assisting in the development of the Barbara Beebe Memorial Fund in Support of Leadership Development.
In addition to chairing the Board of Visitors and the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee for SILS, Goble has demonstrated his commitment and dedication to the School by serving terms as treasurer and as president of the School's Alumni Association.
Goble is a 1969 Graduate of the Citadel in Charleston and holds a MA in American Literature from the University of South Carolina. He is a former Marine Officer and a Viet Nam veteran.