Call for DPLA Community Reps

Call for DPLA Community Reps
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) wants you! DPLA is looking for volunteers to help spread the word about  in local communities. If you or a patron you know is enthusiastic about open access, digital collections, and the potential of a national digital library, get involved in outreach for the DPLA by volunteering as a ...

New Hanover Public Library receives grant to teach children money management 1

New Hanover Public Library receives grant to teach children money management
Information for this blog post was taken from the Port City Daily’s recent newspaper article. New Hanover County Public Libraries has received a $75,000 grant from the PNC Foundation for a program aimed at teaching children about spending, sharing and saving money. The program, named “Money-Smart Kids,” will serve more than 3,500 New Hanover County children, ...

State Library Monthly Report, October 2013 2

Activities / Accomplishments Joyce Chapman published an article in the Library HiTech journal: “Cost and benefit of quality control visual checks in large-scale digitization of archival manuscripts,” co-authored with Samantha Leonard of High Point University Libraries. Joyce built and launched the Library Inflation Calculator  (to date the New Mexico State Library has written a post ...

NCLA recap: Tips & Tricks For Jobseekers

This is a recap of the October 2013 North Carolina Library Association annual conference session, “Tips and Tricks For Jobseekers.” Presented by: Katrina Vernon, Wake County (Facilitator) Lorie Russell, Assistant Director at High Point Public Library Kelly Brannock, Consultant for Continuing Education at the State Library of North Carolina Jennifer Arnold, Director of Library Services ...

Looking for secondary school Student Library Ambassadors 2

Looking for secondary school Student Library Ambassadors
Share the word with your patrons: you can win a free trip to Washington, DC to show your support of libraries! The North Carolina Library Association is sending 12 student ambassadors (and one parent or guardian each) from four elementary, four middle, and four high schools in North Carolina on a free trip to advocate ...

ASRL scholarship recipients: the conference in their words

In 2013 the State Library of North Carolina provided 10 scholarships for NC library staff to attend the Association of Rural and Small Libraries conference in Omeha, Nebraska. The scholarships covered transportation, lodgings, and registration fees. Each of the 10 award recipients was asked to write a short essay about their experience. Below are impressions ...

2012-2013 NC public library survey draft data now available online

The draft version of the 2012-2013 NC public library survey data is now available online. You may download Excel files containing all of the library system and library branch data. The regular downloadable  Tables will be available online before the end of 2013. Final versions of the data will be available on the site in late ...

Presenting the new Library Inflation Calculator from the State Library of NC

When considering the cost of library management over time, using inflation-adjusted data in library advocacy will have a stronger impact than showing the change in dollar value alone. Adjusting for inflation takes into account the rising cost of library management over time, and using per capita data additionally expresses what this revenue means in per ...

Upcoming webinar: “Telling Your Story with Data”

11-13-2013: A recorded version of this webinar is now available here. The webinar handouts can be downloaded here. Registration is now open for the free upcoming webinar from the State Library, “Telling Your Story with Data.” This webinar was provided as a conference presentation at NCLA in October, and it was standing room only! Description: Funders are increasingly asking ...

Want your digital collections in the Digital Public Library of America?

Want your digital collections in the Digital Public Library of America?
North Carolina’s participation in the  Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) was announced last week. In its initial launch, NC contributed over 120,000 items to the DPLA. North Carolina institutions with digital collections they wish to contribute can now have their content added to the DPLA through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.  According to the Digital Heritage Center, The DPLA ...