Infographic: how were NC LSTA funds spent in 2012-2013?

Infographic: how were NC LSTA funds spent in 2012-2013?
Each US state receives an annual allocation via the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), based on population, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Each state decides how the funds are allocated: all funds can be used to support statewide projects, or funds can be distributed directly to libraries via competitive grants, or a ...

ALA seeking nominations for the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity

CHICAGO — Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a book that has been challenged or fighting to provide services on a limited budget. If you know a similarly beleaguered librarian, now is your chance to give that person some much needed recognition by nominating them for the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced ...

Innovative programming: Seed Lending Library in Haywood County 1

Innovative programming: Seed Lending Library in Haywood County
The Haywood County Public Library in Waynseville, NC, has an exciting new project. The Seed Library of Waynesville — launching March 3rd — is one of the first library-based Seed Lending Libraries in North Carolina (Durham County Public Library is starting one this year as well). The Seed Library is a free community project aimed at ...

State Library monthly report, January 2014

Activities / Accomplishments Staff in the Government & Heritage Library posted 16 new GHL blog posts, including genealogy research tips, new resource acquisitions, state documents, and North Carolina county of the week.  Staff in Library development published 13 posts on the LD blog and launched a new blog series “LSTA Highlights.” Michelle Underhill trained two ...

State Librarian’s February 2014 update webinar 2

The February 2014 State Librarian’s update webinar is now available for viewing online.

Do you know about the Library For the Blind & Physically Handicapped’s free statewide services for patrons?

Do you know about the Library For the Blind & Physically Handicapped's free statewide services for patrons?
The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special part of the State Library: it’s a statewide public library that freely circulates thousands of books and magazines (in audio, large print, or braille format) specially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical ...

Exciting new eBook project from NC LIVE: “Home Grown eBooks”

Exciting new eBook project from NC LIVE:
Information from Tim Rogers, Executive Director of NC LIVE. NC LIVE has been working to put together an eBook project for some time, and we believe we’ve hit on something that will be of value to all NC LIVE libraries. The working title of this project is “Home Grown eBooks,” and it focuses on bringing ...

NCSU project honored for cutting-edge technologies in library services

NCSU project honored for cutting-edge technologies in library services
Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized four libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services, honoring programs in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; and University Park, Pennsylvania. The recognition, which is presented by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), showcases ...

Register now: half day workshops with Jason Griffey on library technology!

Register now: half day workshops with Jason Griffey on library technology!
In partnership with NCLA’s Technology and Trends Round Table, the State Library is excited to announce that we are bringing internationally-known library technologist, writer, blogger, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and LibraryBox kickstarter Jason Griffey to North Carolina in March! Jason will offer half-day workshops across the state at no cost ...

New Library Director: Braswell Memorial Library 10

New Library Director: Braswell Memorial Library
Please join us in welcoming Catie Roche as the new library director at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, NC. Catie began her duties as the Director of the Braswell Memorial Public Library on February 3, 2014.  Catie is from Statesville, NC. She received her BA in English Literature from UNC-Charlotte and her MLIS from ...