Librarian at WCU Special Collections wins statewide award

Librarian at WCU Special Collections wins statewide award
George Frizzell, head of special collections at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library and native of Sylva, NC, is the 2013 recipient of the Society of North Carolina Archivists’ Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award for outstanding service to the archival profession. According to the SNCA website the award, which was established in 2003, “recognizes an individual who ...

Register now: LibCal and Advanced LibGuide trainings this week in Asheboro

It’s not too late to register for Wednesday’s half-day workshops at Randolph Community College in Asheboro!   Registration closes at the end of the day today, so register as soon as possible if you’re interested in attending. Getting Started with LibCal will cover the basic features of LibCal including: system settings and administrative functions; calendar, room ...

Nominations for 2014 Library Journal Movers and Shakers

Nominations for 2014 Library Journal Movers and Shakers
North Carolina is full of innovative library staff who are working hard to make a difference, and nominations for Library Journal’s 13th round of annual Movers and Shakers are due November 8th. Let’s get North Carolina on the 2014 Movers and Shakers map! The 2014 Movers and Shakers will profile 50 or more up-and-coming individuals from ...

Rich Blocks Poor Blocks: explore income data in your library’s service area 1

Rich Blocks Poor Blocks: explore income data in your library's service area
Have you always wanted a better understanding of income distribution in the area surrounding each of your branch libraries? This kind of data can be helpful in understanding our library’s community. Rich Blocks Poor Blocks is a neat interactive mapping site that takes data from the US Census Bureau’s 2007 through 2011 American Community Survey ...

New library director: Pettigrew Regional Public Library 2

New library director: Pettigrew Regional Public Library
Please welcome Judi Bugniazet as the new director at Pettigrew Regional Library.  Judi earned her BA from UNC-Asheville and her MLS from UNC-Greensboro.  She began her library career as a technician at UNC-Asheville, then after receiving her MLS, she became a medical librarian at East Carolina University.  She moved back to the mountains and worked ...

Please take our 2014 Continuing Education survey

Need training?  Interested in developing your skills?  Let us know your training priorities on our new Continuing Education Survey — it’s anonymous, it’s quick, and it’s open to everyone in the NC library community. The survey is open through the end of October. Click here to take the survey Your responses will guide the State Library’s ...

2013 North Carolina Summer Reading Program data

2013 North Carolina Summer Reading Program data
North Carolina’s public library annual summer reading program data is in! Use the interactive infographic below to explore six years of NC summer reading program data (click the buttons at the top of the chart to see different data), or skip below to see the breakdown of 2013 data by age groups. NC public library ...

State Library monthly report, September 2013

Activities / Accomplishments The State Library Commission committee to review the state aid formula met on September 24th. The Committee concluded that the current State Aid formula does need updating but could not agree on a new formula to recommend. Cal Shepard attended the conference and participated in the board meeting of the Association of ...

Winners of the 2013 Roadbuilders Awards from NCLA REMCo

Winners of the 2013 Roadbuilders Awards from NCLA REMCo
The NCLA Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) is proud to announce that the following persons have been selected by the Round Table to receive Roadbuilders Awards: Academic Librarianship Alan R. Bailey Associate Professor, Assistant Head of Service & Education Curriculum Librarian at East Carolina University   Public Librarianship Tammy Baggett Library Director Durham County ...

Wireless internet in NC Public Libraries 1

For the first time, the new NC Public Library Survey (September 2013) identified how many branch library locations in North Carolina offer wireless internet to the public. According the 2011-2012 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study (PLFTAS), 91% of public libraries in the United States offer wireless internet. North Carolina’s 2012-2013 data shows that ...