Summer Reading Webinar: Working With Online Summer Reading Tools

Summer Reading Webinar: Working With Online Summer 	Reading Tools
Have you been thinking about using online summer reading software at your library, but you aren’t sure how you would use it? Have you used one particular product but you would like to know how it stacks up to others? Are you just not sure what all the hype is about with online summer reading ...

2018 Paraprofessional Conference

The 2018 Paraprofessional Conference will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2018.  The theme this year will focus on understanding and promoting diversity within libraries and the communities they serve.  Derrick Jefferson, an academic librarian from American University will be the keynote speaker this year.   More information about Derrick can be found here. We encourage you to attend ...

Impact Survey available for NC Public Libraries

Impact Survey available for NC Public Libraries
The State Library is thrilled to announce that all state aid eligible public libraries now have free access to Impact Survey.  Impact Survey is an online survey tool designed specifically for public libraries that want to better understand their communities and how people use their public technology resources and services. Developed by research staff at the University ...

New Director Announced for Haywood County Public Library 2

New Director Announced for Haywood County Public Library
Kathy G. Vossler has been named the new director of the Haywood County Public Library. Vossler grew up in the Asheville area and is looking forward to returning to North Carolina and working with library staff “to continue building a great library system for the county.” She has been employed with the Wichita Falls Library system since ...

Monthly Report: January 2018

Monthly Report: January 2018

Transforming Communities: IMLS Strategic Plan, 2018 – 2022 released

Transforming Communities: IMLS Strategic Plan, 2018 - 2022 released
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released its new strategic plan focused on positioning libraries and museums as trusted and valued places for engagement and dialog. IMLS director Kit Matthews says, “Building strong communities is foundational to us and infused throughout the strategic plan. We like to think of the work of ...

Free webinar from CFPB: Money on our minds: How to help library patrons make financial choices

Free webinar from CFPB: Money on our minds: How to help library patrons make financial choices
Many Americans are turning to a trusted source in their communities, their local public library.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal government agency, recognizes that libraries are a powerful and trusted community resource, and has materials specifically for libraries to use to inform their patrons about financial education.  Collaborating with the CFPB makes ...

Public library staff in small, mid-sized or rural communities invited to free learning series on dialogue and deliberation facilitation

The American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite public library staff serving small, mid-sized or rural communities to attend a free learning series to learn to lead productive conversations in their communities. Through Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change, a two-year ALA initiative, library ...

Free Training: February 2018

In addition to the training offered below, the State Library of NC will be hosting three events: February 16, Chapel Hill – Mindfulness in the Workplace February 21, Edenton – Collaboration: I love it! I hate it! February 23, Goldsboro – Collaboration: I love it! I hate it! Training opportunities for this month were compiled ...

Thrillers: An Evening with John Grisham & John Hart

Thrillers: An Evening with John Grisham & John Hart
Explore the imagination behind the creation of riveting novels as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences — with WRAL-TV, Business North Carolina magazine and the North Carolina Humanities Council — present this special event which will be moderated by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.” Hart’s novels take place in his native ...