February 2014 State Librarian’s webinar

Join State Librarian Cal Shepard on Wednesday, February 12 from 10:00 AM  to 11:00 AM 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; and ...

LSTA highlights: Charlotte’s Job-Help For the Homeless

LSTA highlights: Charlotte's Job-Help For the Homeless
This is part of a series of posts highlighting ongoing or completed LSTA grant projects in NC. EZ Library Outreach Services Grant [1], FY2012-2013 Project Purpose The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML) received $25,000 in LSTA funding from the State Library of NC in 2012-2013 to bring the knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources of the Job Help Center ...

ALA announces Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovator Cohort grant opportunity

ALA announces Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovator Cohort grant opportunity
Public libraries are invited to apply by March 6 to receive $8,000 grant and 18 months of professional development in community engagement! CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is accepting applications for the Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort, an 18-month, team-based professional development opportunity for public libraries, developed by ALA and ...

Apply for one of our NEW grants! Pitch your innovation project 1

This year the State Library has an interesting new category for LSTA grant applications: it’s called the EZ Innovation grant and it’s different from anything we’ve done before! For this grant you may request between $5,000-$25,000 and no matching funds are required from your institution. Instead of filling out a lengthy application, you submit brief ...

Find Stats for Your Neighborhood with the Census Bureau’s New Interactive Map

Find Stats for Your Neighborhood with the Census Bureau’s New Interactive Map
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released Census Explorer, a new interactive map that gives users easier access to neighborhood-level statistics. The map uses statistics from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS). Choose from eight different topics, including median household income, labor force participation and percent of the population 65 and older and explore these statistics for states, ...

Meet our Staff: Raye Oldham, Federal Programs Consultant 3

Meet our Staff: Raye Oldham, Federal Programs Consultant
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 ...

State Library Monthly report: December 2013

Activities / Accomplishments Rachel Trent began work as the Digital Collections Manager on December 19, 2013. Lanny Parker, Collections Management Librarian at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) retired on December 31.  He truly made his mark on the library, overseeing the successful transition from analog to digital audio book service and ...

Wake Forest Library offers free/open online courses

Wake Forest Library offers free/open online courses
Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library has established the ZSRx series of free, open, online courses. Their  next course offering, ZSRx Digital Publishing, is gearing up to launch in just a few weeks. This informal, three-week online course will explore the “past, present, and future perfect tenses” of e-books, self-publishing, and the digital publishing landscape. ...

How Are We Doing? State Library Survey 2014

Please take a brief moment to fill out this short survey from the State Library. This is us checking with you on how we’re doing! Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

Meet our staff: Erin Bradford, Genealogy Reference Librarian 1

Meet our staff: Erin Bradford, Genealogy 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. Erin Bradford About my work: I am the Genealogy Reference Librarian; however, I am deaf so I don’t work with the public at the reference desk, but rather through correspondence such as email ...