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Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
Appalachian Regional Library has developed a project called “Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers” to make reading more accessible and fun for children aged four to eight who are not currently library users.  They have created Story Walks in parks, playgrounds, and walking locations throughout their region to bring children and their families to the ...

2014 NCLA Conference For Entrepreneurial Librarians

Please join NCLA for Take Risks, Embrace Change:  The 2014 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC on October 17, 2014. An exciting keynote speaker, Dr. Dianne Welsh, Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will begin the ...

ALA Spectrum Scholarshop Program for LIS students

The American Library Association is currently accepting applications for the ALA Scholarship Program which includes over 12 different scholarship opportunities, many of which make multiple annual awards.  For more information visit www.ala.org/scholarships.  The deadline to apply for ALA Scholarships is March 1, 2015.   The American Library Association (ALA) has committed itself to making a Master’s ...

Free online workshops from UNCG on Maker Spaces 2

How many people MAKE something? Making can be called tinkering or creating, or even play. You can make cookies, or curtains  … or maybe even a chair! (Read this short summary called “What is Making?“)  Spaces to make can be called a makerspace, a fablab, a hackspace, a hub – or a library! The library supports ...

Announcing NCLA’s 2014 Fabulous Friday program

Fabulous Fridays 2014:  Reconnect, Refresh and Recharge Join the Public Library Section of NCLA and keynote speaker, State Librarian Cal Shepard, for the 2014 Fabulous Friday mini-conferences to be held: Friday, September 26th at Pack Memorial Library in Asheville Friday, October 3rd at ImaginOn: the John and Joan Martin Center in Charlotte Friday, October 10th ...

Research Institute for Public Libraries

The Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) will bring together people from across the country (rural, suburban, and urban public libraries) in a sequestered environment in Colorado Springs, Colorado for intensive, experiential learning. From July 27-30, 2015, participants will learn in hands-on workshops topics such as: • designing outcome-based evaluation of programs and services • assessing the needs of ...

2015-2016 LSTA Grant Programs

EZ Grants (for projects up to $50,000; no Letter of Intent required) EZ Digitization Grant EZ Innovation Grant EZ Literacy & Lifelong Learning Grant EZ Planning Grant Project Grants (for projects over $50,000; Letter of Intent required) Access & Digitization Project Grant Literacy & Lifelong Learning Project Grant NC Cardinal Migration Grants, for public libraries ...

State Library Monthly Report: July 2014

Activities / Accomplishments Personnel David Green resigned as Cardinal Support Specialist.  Interviews are scheduled. Monica Figueroa has been hired as the Assistant State Publications Cataloger. Sierra Alley was hired on a temporary basis as the Digital Publishing Librarian. Kristin Clark, Documents Library Technician, resigned. Joshua Berkov started work as Library Supervisor at LBPH. John Jones ...

New in DigitalNC: August 2014

DigitalNC Blog: New This Month   New This Month Yearbooks from a New Partner, Matthews Heritage Museum, now Online The Matthews Heritage Museum, a new partner, has just contributed two mid 20th-century yearbooks from Matthews High School. Matthews High School Yearbook The 1947 Memoirs of Matthews Hi These are the first two yearbooks we have from ...

Continuing Ed. Opportunities: September 2014

There are over 100 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during September.  The sessions cover a wide range of topics.  See all the options below, and learn more about each one or register on the Train Station, your one-stop destination for NC continuing education and professional development opportunities. In the list below, anything ...