Upcoming webinar: Creating & using LibPAS reports

You may new view the recorded and archived version of this webinar here. Download detailed instructions for creating LibPAS reports here (PDF).   On January 22 the State Library is hosting an online training for public libraries on how to use reporting features in LibPAS (the new data reporting tool for the annual Public Library Survey. ...

PEW report: How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

PEW report: How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities
In December the PEW Research Center released a new report on How Americans Value  Public Libraries in Their Communities. You can download the full report here, read PEW’s summary below, or read the full report online (begin with section one here). From the PEW Center: Summary of Findings Americans strongly value the role of public libraries ...

Meet our staff: Beth Hayden, Demographics & Reference Librarian 2

 Meet our staff: Beth Hayden, Demographics & Reference Librarian
This is part of a series of posts introducing State Library staff who are here to assist you! See all posts in series. Beth Hayden Areas of expertise: As the Demographic and Reference Librarian at the State Library of NC, my primary focus in reference is on data from the US Census Bureau. Questions can range from ...

State Library Monthly Report: November 2013

Activities / Accomplishments The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) held its annual Volunteer Recognition Event on November 14 in Raleigh to honor the library’s 113 volunteers who contributed 6,387 volunteer hours over the past year. These 6,000+ hours are equivalent to 2.5 full-time employees. Volunteers make it possible for the library to ...

Newly elected officers: NC School Library Media Association 4

The NC School Library Media Association has elected and installed new officers for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The new president is Joann Absi, a Media Coordinator in New Hanover County, and the new president-elect is Joanna Gerokios, Media and Instructional Technology Facilitator for Pitt County Schools. Welcome to all the new officers! Officers President: Joann Absi, New ...

NCLA recap: Free Resources for Genealogists, Students, Researchers and More from the Government & Heritage Library!

NCLA recap: Free Resources for Genealogists, Students, Researchers and More from the Government & Heritage Library!
This is a recap of the October 2013 North Carolina Library Association annual conference session, “Beyond Wikipedia: Free Resources for Genealogists, Students, Researchers and More from the Government & Heritage Library!” This blog post was authored by T. Mike Childs. Presented by: T. Mike Childs, Digital Publishing Librarian, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, State Library of ...

Meet our staff: Kelly Brannock, Consultant For Continuing Education

Meet our staff: Kelly Brannock, Consultant For Continuing Education
This is part of a series of posts introducing State Library staff who are here to assist you! See all posts in series. Library Consultants: Each of our full time consultants has certain areas of expertise, as well as assigned liaison public libraries. You may contact any consultant with questions or for assistance. Consultants are not just there for public libraries! Please feel free ...

New library director: Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library 5

New library director: Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library
Please join us in congratulating Susan Simpson on her appointment as the Director of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library.  She started with the Carteret County Public Library in 1985 as Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and became Librarian in 1993. She has served as Interim Regional Director since October 2012. Susan earned an Asian Studies Minor from Kansai ...

Spread the word: “Books that Shaped Work in America”

Spread the word:
In honor of its Centennial this year, the U.S. Department of Labor — in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress — has launched a book campaign highlighting books that have shaped work, the workplace and workers, and they are asking for our help in promoting the project in our libraries. The web-based ...

NCLA recap: Public Libraries as Leaders in Achieving Grade-Level Reading

NCLA recap: Public Libraries as Leaders in Achieving Grade-Level Reading
This is a recap of the October 2013 North Carolina Library Association annual conference session, “Public Libraries as Leaders in Achieving Grade-Level Reading.” Presented by: Dale Cousins, District Library Manager, Wake County Public Libraries Amanda Snyder, Assistant Director, Southern Pines Public Library Emily Nanney, Children’s Services Coordinator, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Libraries Jennifer Pratt, Head of ...