YASLA: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action

As part of the year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens effort, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a report, “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action,” providing direction on how libraries need to adapt and change to ...

NC’s representatives in the 2014 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders 1

ALA has selected 56 people to participate in its 2014 class of Emerging Leaders, including four from North Carolina.  According to ALA, The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve ...

Meet our Staff: Readers Advisors at NCLBPH

Meet our Staff: Readers Advisors at NCLBPH
This is part of a series of posts introducing State Library staff who are here to assist you! See all posts in series. This post introduces the five Readers Advisors at the State Library’s Library For the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH). Allen Wight Reader Advisor Allen Wight began working for the NCLBPH 18 year ago, when ...

PEW Research Report: From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond

PEW Research Report: From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond
From American Libraries, March 13th: In a new report issued March 13, the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project has explored the motivations behind the relationships that American adults have with their public libraries. “Rather than describe the basic library usage of various groups, as we’ve done in the past,” Kathryn Zickuhr, the ...

NCpedia user survey

NCpedia — an online encyclopedia that highlights North Carolina’s unique resources, people, and culture — has added over 4,000 articles in the last two years. We are interested in ensuring NCpedia is as effective as possible and that it contains the information about North Carolina you need. Please tell us what you think about NCpedia by ...

State Library Monthly Report: February 2014

Activities / Accomplishments  Library Services Section The Winter 2014 issue of the North Carolina State Publications Clearinghouse Update was completed and distributed in February. The State Documents Clearinghouse staff have recently completed phase one of the project to update links and content available through the GHL’s NC MOSAIC web portal to online state and county ...

Meet our Staff: Molly Westmoreland, Consultant for Library Management

Meet our Staff: Molly Westmoreland, Consultant for Library Management
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 ...

NC’s Kyle Denlinger joins the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers 1

NC's Kyle Denlinger joins the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers
Library Journal has announced their 2014 class of Movers & Shakers: “50 up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference in libraries.” This year’s class of 50 has one member from North Carolina: Kyle Denlinger, eLearning Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. Derlinger has won the Movers ...

New data tool: Census Flows Mapper migration patterns for your county

New data tool: Census Flows Mapper migration patterns for your county
The  Census Bureau has released a beta version of a great new tool called the Census Flows Mapper, an interactive mapping application that allows users to visualize movers in and out of their county by educational attainment and income.  This tool uses county-to-county migration data  from the American Community Survey (2007-2011)  to provide a searchable, mappable ...

Around the State: Union County’s Superhero Library Cards

Around the State: Union County's Superhero Library Cards
There’s a new superhero in town in Union County — or rather, a super new library card! This innovative library card project is an effort to both encourage reading and attract non-users to the library system. Union County Public Library has collaborated with local comic artist Al Bigley to design superhero characters for a new ...