Continuing ed. opportunities: February 2015

There are almost 90 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during February. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as intellectual freedom, reader’s advisory, copyright, RDA, NC LIVE, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional ...

New Director: Henderson County Public Library 1

New Director: Henderson County Public Library
Please join us in welcoming Trina Rushing as the new director of the Henderson County Public Library. In Trina’s own words: I grew up in Michigan where I earned my BA in Elementary Education. Upon graduation I moved to Western NC and began what I thought would be a long career in teaching. A few ...

State Library offering free online course on genealogy 10

State Library offering free online course on genealogy
Interested in getting started with your genealogy and family history research? The State Library is excited to present a free online course that might be just what you’re looking for. If you’re brand new to genealogy, we’ll help you get your research off on the right foot! If you’re a veteran researcher, join us and ...

State Library continuing ed. offerings, spring 2015

State Library continuing ed. offerings, spring 2015
Below is a PDF with the new listing of spring 2015 workshops and webinars offered by the State Library of North Carolina.  Please share this with other library staff that may be interested in these programs. We’re offering several new workshops this spring including an all-new and updated NC LIVE Basics, an Emergency Preparedness Summit, ...

Author Charlie Lovett to Visit UNCG on Thursday, February 5

Bibliophile and best-selling author Charlie Lovett will visit and talk about his books in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library on Thursday, February 5 at 7 pm. It is appropriate that the talk be in the Library’s Special Collections Reading Room for a number of reasons. Lovett is a former antiquarian bookseller, and remains ...

State Library Monthly Report: December 2014

Activities / Accomplishments State Librarian Cal Shepard, along with the Library Development (LD) consultants, attended the NC Public Library Directors meeting on December 4-5 in Pinehurst where she made a “State Library Update” presentation. She also attended a board meeting of the NC Center for After School Programs on December 11, presented a State Library ...

News from the Digital Public Library of America 1

News from the Digital Public Library of America
An annual update from the DPLA and their new strategic plan: What’s Ahead for DPLA: Our New Strategic Plan The Digital Public Library of America launched on April 18, 2013, less than two years ago. And what a couple of years it has been. From a staff of three people, a starting slate of two million items, and 500 ...

New in DigitalNC: December 2014

New in DigitalNC: December 2014
Images from the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum added to DigitalNC A second batch of images from the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum of Wilson, NC, has been added to DigitalNC. Many of the images document civic clubs and sororities in Wilson. Included is an image of Booker T. Washington with the Wilson Men’s ...

Registration open: 1st Empirical Librarians conference at NC A&T

Registration is now open for the first Empirical Librarians conference, in Greensboro, NC. This one-day conference focuses on research in libraries. There are two tracks: research performed in libraries and research support by libraries. Come learn about how to support graduate students and faculty in their research! Discover new assessment methods and research techniques! Share and ...

New library director: Rutherford County Public Library 2

New library director: Rutherford County Public Library
Please join us in welcoming April Young as the new director of the Rutherford County Public Library. A little bit about April in her own words: “I started working in libraries as a young adult.  On my summer vacations, I would visit my grandmother in Elba, Alabama, and volunteer at the local library.  Over the ...