Nominations: William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award 2

The NCLA Public Library Section Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award.  Bill Roberts, retired director of the Forsyth County Public Library system, established this award in 2003.  The award is designed to recognize excellence in public library service in our state.  Nominations for the 2013 award are ...

Gigabit Libraries Network Pilot: apply now!

Gigabit Libraries Network Pilot: apply now!
The Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) has announced an open call for interested public libraries in the US to join a national Super Wi-Fi Pilot project. More than 90% of US libraries already use unlicensed wireless spectrum (wifi) to provide no-fee internet access to 10’s of millions of people. In an effort to make library broadband ...

August State Librarian’s Webinar

Join State Librarian Cal Shepard on Wednesday, August 28 from 2:00 PM  to 3:00 PM for all the news on the most recent developments at the State Library of North Carolina including: News from the Government & Heritage Library and Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; News about activities from the Library Development consultants; ...

PEW report: parents, children, libraries, and reading

Recently, the PEW Internet & American Life Project released a new report called “Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading.”  584 parents of children under 18 were surveyed along with 1,668 other adults to explore how parents and their families perceive and use libraries compared with adults without children. According to Ray Lyons (see his blog about public ...

Alamance County’s Little Free Libraries

Alamance County's Little Free Libraries
Photos were taken by Kelly Brannock, Consultant for Continuing Education at the State Library of North Carolina There’s a new library in town… a Little Library! A few weeks ago Alamance County Public Library opened the first “Little Free Library”  in the county at the Mebane playground. What is a Little Free Library and where ...

NCLA: Marilyn Miller Award for Professional Commitment

NCLA Women Issues in Libraries Roundtable (WILR) Seeks Nominations for the Marilyn Miller Award for Professional Commitment. Is there someone in your career who has helped you (or others) do your best, been a mentor, or shown you the way? WILR is accepting nomination for the Marilyn Miller Award for Professional Commitment.  Please consider nominating someone whose dedication has ...

Camden County’s First Library Opens! 7

Photos are from the Camden library’s new blog. Jonathan Wark, Director, East Albemarle Regional Library System & Dare County Librarian; Linda VanSistine-Yost, the new Camden County Librarian; and Mike Renshaw, Camden County Manager, were interviewed for this post. As of July 1, the East Albemarle Regional Library System (EARL) and Camden County are very pleased and excited ...

“Fully Engaged Customer Service” workshops are open for registration 1

The State Library of NC is excited to announce that trainer Cheryl Gould will be back in North Carolina on August 7 – 9 to offer her very popular “Fully Engaged Customer Service” workshop.  Space is limited and a waiting list will be established when the class roster is full at each location.  The registration ...

State Library monthly report, June 2013

Activities / Accomplishments Molly Westmoreland presented a Friends of the Library workshop at the Cabarrus County Library for 23 Friends.  She is planning an Orientation for new public library directors on September 17 – 18.  There are presently 8 new public directors in the state! Raye Oldham has sent out forty-seven LSTA grant agreements to ...

Nominations open for the 2013 “I Love My Librarian Award”

Nominations open for the 2013
Nominations have opened for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations will run through ...