State Library Monthly Report, November 2014 1

Activities / Accomplishments State Librarian Cal Shepard attended and made a presentation at the North Carolina Library Association’s Leadership Institute on November 1-2. She traveled to Missouri November 9-12 to participate in a meeting “Dodging the Memory Hole” about preserving born-digital news. On November 18 she spoke at the kick-off of the Southern Council Forum ...

Continuing Ed. Opportunities: January 2015

There are almost 70 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during January. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as grants, budgeting, programming, volunteers, NC LIVE, and more. Be sure to check out the listings and register at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional ...

Free January workshop from BLINC at Forsyth Tech

Join BLINC (Business Librarianship in North Carolina) for a workshop on January 5th from 9:30-3pm at the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center. Participants will be learning about tips, tricks, and resources in the new NC LIVE resources, including more ABI/Inform hints, business films, and more. Session leaders will also share free apps, tools, and sites for business librarianship ...

Call for Proposals: 11th Annual Paraprofessional Conference (Greenville, NC)

Call for Proposals: 11th Annual Paraprofessional Conference (Greenville, NC)
Joyner Library Support Staff Assembly will host the Eleventh Annual Paraprofessional Conference on Friday, May 15, 2015.  The planning committee would like to extend a call for proposals at this time.  The conference is a day-long series of sessions aimed at providing instruction and information for library paraprofessionals in support of our work. The theme ...

E-rate Modernization

E-rate Modernization
On December 11, 2014 the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve modernization of its E-rate program. The changes to the federal e-rate program have now begun and will continue throughout the coming funding year (July 2015-June 2016).  To more easily reflect these program changes, the State Library has created a new LibGuide that includes changes, ...

3 new PLA Leadership Fellows from North Carolina!

Congratulations to North Carolina librarians, Emily Nanney, Children’s Services Coordinator for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Trina Rushing, Interim Director of the Henderson County Public Library, and Jennifer Sackett, Director of the Lincoln County Public Library, on their selection as PLA Leadership Fellows!  They are among 32 public librarians chosen to attend the PLA Leadership Academy ...

Call For Proposals: NC A&T “Empirical Librarians” conference in Greensboro

Call For Proposals: NC A&T
A new conference, Empirical Librarians, will be held on Monday, the 9th of February, 2015 in Greensboro at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. This one-day conference addresses both support for original researchers in academic libraries and research performed by librarians in all libraries. We hope that you will consider sharing a presentation, panel, ...

NC librarian wins national 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research award!

NC librarian wins national 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research award!
Congratulations to Gerald Holmes, Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries, who has been named the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree by the American Library Association! From this blog post on the Friend of the UNCG Library:     Mr. Holmes’ career has focused on the ...

New in DigitalNC: November 2014

New in DigitalNC: November 2014
Randolph Community College Scrapbooks, Campus Publications, Now Online Nine scrapbooks documenting the history of Randolph Community College, as well as campus publications and reports, have been added to DigitalNC. The latest addition of five scrapbooks (1977-1987) join four earlier volumes to further describe the College’s history through newspaper clippings and ephemera that talk about the College’s ...