Innovative Programming: Banned Books Trading Cards at Chapel Hill Public Library

Shannon Bailey, Reference Librarian at Chapel Hill Public Libraries, was interviewed for this blog post Chapel Hill Public Library is celebrating Freedom To Read with local art and trading cards. What do Maya Angelou, E.B. White, Toni Morrison, and George Orwell have in common?  Over the years – and into the present day – their ...

New Library Director: Laurel Hicks at Gaston County Public Library 2

Please join the State Library in welcoming Laurel Hicks as the new Library Director in Gaston County, effective September 13th 2013.  Laurel grew up in New Hampshire, went to UNC Chapel Hill for library school and graduated in 1984. Laurel has worked at the Gaston County Public Library since 1987, beginning as Reference Supervisor, then ...

IMLS report: Use of Small and Rural Libraries Grows in the Digital Age

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2013 IMLS Press Contact 202-653-4799 Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov New data provide first federal look at these important community institutions. Washington, DC — Rural and small public libraries in the United States are community anchors, providing critical services and resources to meet a variety of local needs. The IMLS brief, The ...

Gearing up for the Affordable Care Act 1

Gearing up for the Affordable Care Act
On October 1st 2013 millions of uninsured Americans and their families will have access to new health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act.  This will be the first time for many of them to apply for a health coverage program, to select a health plan, and to use the health coverage to obtain ...

State Library Commission Meeting, 10/7, James B. Hunt Library

State Library Commission Meeting Monday, October 7, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 5th Floor Conference Room James B. Hunt Library 10170 Partners Way, Raleigh Please note the change of venue for this meeting. The State Library Commission meets biannually to advise on matters relating to the operation and services of the State Library.

Annual Family History Fair, Oct 26th

Annual Family History Fair, Oct 26th
The annual Family History Fair will be held on Saturday, October 26 at the State Library in downtown Raleigh, 109 E. Jones St. The Fair opens at 9:00 and presentations begin at 10:00 a.m.  The Fair offers presentations and a panel discussion about the types of evidence used to trace family ancestry—from public records to the mysterious ...

Nominate your library for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service!

Cumberland County Public Library in North Carolina was one of the ten 2012 recipients of this award. The award is a great way to shine a national and local spotlight on your library! Read more about Cumberland County’s award here. Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2013 Access to nomination form: www.imls.gov/medals Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and ...

State Library monthly report, August 2013 1

Activities / Accomplishments Two resignations have been submitted in the Government and Heritage Library (GHL) – Emily Horton and Lisa Gregory – both from the Digital Information Management Program (DIMP).  A Processing Assistant II position in the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) became vacant with Danny Powell’s resignation and has been filled ...

Innovative programming: “HeartSongs” at Polk County

Innovative programming:
This post is part of a new series on library programming taking place across the state. We hope you’ll get ideas and be inspired by your colleagues! If you’ve got a program you want to share, please email us! joyce.chapman@ncdcr.gov. Many might consider Polk County Public Library’s new adult programming series HeartSongs to be “non-traditional” programming. The ...

LibCal and Advanced LibGuides workshops, October-December

Are you the LibGuides administrator at your public or community college library?  If so, then one or both of these half-day workshops is designed for you! Getting Started with LibCal Getting Started with LibCal is a new workshop designed for the public or community college library staff member who serves as the LibGuides administrator at ...