New Library Director: Perry Memorial Library (Vance Co.) 2

New Library Director: Perry Memorial Library (Vance Co.)
Please join us in welcoming Patti McAnally as the new director of H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library in Vance County. Patti began this position in March 2014. A little bit about Patti in her own words:             I’m originally from Kingsport, TN.  Back in the dark ages, when computer programming ...

Continuing Ed. Opportunities: May 2014

There are close to 100 online and in-person learning opportunities, many free of charge, available for NC library staff during the month of May.  The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as graphic novels, accessibility, using social media, privacy, security, natural disasters, NC LIVE, survey tools, and more.  Be sure to check out ...

Genealogy webinar: Finding Your African-American Ancestors

Library Staff are invited to participate in the second in a series of genealogy webinars, Finding Your African-American Ancestors on Monday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m.  The webinar is presented by the Government & Heritage Library (State Library of North Carolina).  Advance registration for this session is required – please register on the Train Station by following ...

State of North Carolina well being, 2013 analysis

State of North Carolina well being, 2013 analysis
Healthways and Gallup have released their 6th annual analysis of the “state of well-being” across the United States. The analysis is based on data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, “a definitive measure and empiric database of real-time changes in well-being throughout the world.” The release includes individual state-level reports. To download and read North Carolina’s ...

Public Libraries and Workforce Development in NC (2012-2013) 2

Public Libraries and Workforce Development in NC (2012-2013)
Across North Carolina, public libraries are contributing to workforce development by providing employment resources, one-on-one instruction and online job application assistance, classes on job skills, employment listings, job fairs, and collaborating with local partners on workforce development projects. This year for Library Legislative Day the State Library has created a flier that provides information about NC public libraries’ ...

State Library monthly report, March 2014

Activities / Accomplishments NC had the 4th highest response rate in the country for the recent public library Digital Inclusion survey. Only Colorado, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania had higher rates. One hundred seventy of the 384 public library branches in the state completed the survey, for a response rate of 44% — well above the target ...

Innovative programming: Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On – Community Read Project 1

Innovative programming: Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin' On - Community Read Project
A Regional Shakespeare Read in March and April, 2014 Eight library systems in NC have joined forces to offer a community reading project focused on the works of William Shakespeare. Participating libraries include Caldwell County Library, Catawba County Library, Cleveland County Library, Gaston County Public Library, Hickory Public Library, Lincoln County Public Library, Mauney Memorial Library, ...

Applications for Citizens Save Libraries grants due May 5

Source: ALA News For Immediate Release Tue, 04/08/2014 Contact: Jillian Kalonick Marketing/Public Relations Specialist United for Libraries jkalonick@ala.org PHILADELPHIA — Applications for cycle two of the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due May 5. The 10 libraries that are selected will receive two days ...

Tenth Annual Paraprofessional Conference at ECU

Tenth Annual Paraprofessional Conference at ECU
The SPA Assembly of Joyner Library is pleased to announce that the Tenth Paraprofessional Conference will be held at the Joyner Library, East Carolina University, on Friday, May 16, 2014. The conference is a day long series of sessions and workshops geared towards library paraprofessional staff.  This year’s theme is “X Marks the Spot:  The ...

State Librarian’s April 2014 update webinar

This webinar has already taken place. You may view a recorded version of the webinar here. Join State Librarian Cal Shepard on Thursday, April 17 from 2:00 PM  to 3:00 PM for all the news on the most recent developments at the State Library of North Carolina including: News from the Government & Heritage Library ...