LSTA Highlights: “Story Place” — A Storytelling Maker Space

LSTA Highlights:
This is part of a series of posts highlighting ongoing or recently completed LSTA grant projects in NC. Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies are federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, distributed by population via the federal Grants to States program. The  State Library of North Carolina uses a portion of these funds ...

Now live online: Digital Inclusion interactive mapping tools

Now live online: Digital Inclusion interactive mapping tools
At long last, the interactive mapping tools for the Digital Inclusion survey are live online! Select any branch library in the United States, and the tool automatically shows you demographic, economic, health, and education data for the community that lives within a 3-mile radius of that branch. You can modify the radius (1, 5, or ...

NC Library Legislative Day, 2014

NC Library Legislative Day, 2014
May 20 was Library Legislative Day in North Carolina. Public library staff, board members, Friends of the Library, Student Library Ambassadors, and community members gathered at the Legislative Assembly in downtown Raleigh to meet with representatives and convey their message on the importance of North Carolina public libraries. The theme for this year was “Libraries Build ...

North Carolina compared to peers: FY2011 Public Library Survey

North Carolina compared to peers: FY2011 Public Library Survey
Following the most recent release national Public Library Survey data (FY2011) by the IMLS, the State Library is releasing a short report (note: as of May 2014 the IMLS has not yet released its comprehensive report on FY2011 data). The 2-page report below looks at NC libraries specifically, addressing the question “how do we compare ...

State Library Monthly Report, April 2014

Activities / Accomplishments Carl Keehn, Director/Regional Librarian, and Deborah Barnes, Braille Coordinator, at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH), were profiled on the Friends of the NCLBPH website. Carl Keehn led the April book discussion on the book, “Out of Africa,” at the 3rd meeting of the monthly Adult Book Club co-sponsored ...

Wake Forest University Library Dean appointed Vice Provost 1

Wake Forest University Library Dean appointed Vice Provost
  Lynn Sutton, Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library and former Chair of North Carolina’s LSTA Advisory Committee, has been appointed Vice Provost of Wake Forest University. Please join us in congratulating Lynn! Effective July 1, Sutton will move into the role currently held by Jennifer Collins, who will become the dean of Southern ...

“Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration” toolkits

The State Library has teamed up with Our Children’s Place, a private nonprofit agency committed to the children of incarcerated parents, to distribute Sesame Workshop’s “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration” toolkits to public library branches across the state. The toolkits are intended for children of incarcerated parents, their caregivers, and their parents and include a bilingual DVD, a support ...

Meet our staff: Jennifer Pratt, Head of Library Development

This is part of a series of posts introducing State Library staff who are here to assist you! See all posts in series. Jennifer Pratt Areas of Expertise: I keep all the plates spinning on their narrow sticks! I manage the Library Development Section of the State Library of North Carolina.  I support, encourage, and motivate ...

10 NC librarians elected to ALA offices

Join us in congratulating 10 North Carolina librarians on their recent election to various offices within the American Library Association. Name Affiliation Section Position JIN, XUDONG Pitt Community College Officers/Council COUNCILORS-AT-LARGE SELHORST, ANDERS Guilford Technical Community College Association of College and Research Libraries Community and Junior College Libraries Section SECRETARY TEDFORD, ROSALIND LEE Wake Forest ...

New in 2014: SRP & book club software for NC public libraries 1

New in 2014: SRP & book club software for NC public libraries
Beginning in 2014, the State Library will provide software for registering and tracking Summer Reading Program and other year-round reading groups to every public library in the state, free of charge! Despite its name, the “Summer Reading Club app” is web-based software that will be available to your library year-round to track any type of ...