David Goble to receive John N. Olsgaard Distinguished Service Award

March 23, 2011

David Goble (MSLS '94), director of the South Carolina State Library and alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be presented with the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Library and Information Science’s John N. Olsgaard Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the School.

Previous award winners include South Carolina representatives Lanny F. Littlejohn and Gilda Cobb-Hunter, and former State  Librarian of South Carolina James B. Johnson.

"At SILS, David serves on our Board of Visitors and readily assists when there is a need," said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at SILS. "We know that any project or program that David is involved with is always outstanding. It comes as no surprise at all that he's been selected to receive this prestigious award that recognizes exceptional contributions."   

The award will be presented at the USC School of Library and Information Science Deans’ and Director’s Lecture on Thurs. April 7, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Thomas Cooper Library – Ernest Hollings Special Collections program room.

In addition to his responsibilities as director of the South Carolina State Library and professional interests, Goble has also been named treasurer of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA). He currently serves as chair of the Southern Council of COSLA. 


About the S.C. State Library
The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries. The Library is a national model for innovation, collaboration, leadership and effectiveness.  The Library’s mission is to optimize South Carolina’s investment in library and information services. In 1969, as the result of action by the General Assembly, the State Library Board was redesignated as the South Carolina State Library and assumed responsibility for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.  For more information, visit www.statelibrary.sc.gov or call 803-734-8666.