Everyone’s invited! “Wake the Ebooks Festival,” Winston-Salem NC

Digital Publishing @ Wake is pleased to present the inaugural WAKE THE EBOOKS  FESTIVAL, on Thursday-Friday, April 23-24, 2015. Hosted primarily at the Z Smith Reynolds Library on the campus of Wake Forest University (in the town of Winston-Salem, North Carolina), the Wake the eBooks Festival strives to serve as a (too-rare) confluence of writers, readers, ...

Continuing ed. opportunities: March 2015

There are more than 90 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during March. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as e-government, e-books, accessibility, reference, licensing, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional development opportunities: ...

State Library Update – Rescheduled from February

This is the rescheduled session from February 18; if you registered for the February webinar you won’t need to re-register. Join State Librarian Cal Shepard on Monday, March 9 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 ...

Workshop in Raleigh: “Deciphering and Preserving Vintage Photos”

“Deciphering and Preserving Vintage Photos, featuring Maureen Taylor” will be held Saturday, 21 March 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the State Archives of North Carolina, 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Admission is $35 for NCGS members and $45 for non-members; an optional box lunch is available for $10. Participants are ...

Apply for Interactive STEM Exhibits

Apply online for three interactive, 800-square-foot STEM exhibits: Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference Discover Space: Exploring Our Solar System and Beyond The project sponsors, the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI), the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), the Afterschool Alliance, and the American Library Association Public Programs ...

New Library Director: Beaufort-Hyde-Martin Regional Library 3

New Library Director: Beaufort-Hyde-Martin Regional Library
Please join us in welcoming Hannah Easley, the new Director for the Beaufort Hyde Martin Regional Library.  In Hannah’s own words: I’m very excited to be the new Director of the BHM Regional Library.  Previously, I was the Youth Services Librarian for BHM, and while I will miss using puppets at work, I’m looking forward ...

ECU’s library science program awarded ALA accreditation 5

ECU's library science program awarded ALA accreditation
The American Library Association has just awarded accreditation to the East Carolina University Master of Library Science degree program! This accreditation action is in effect immediately. Students currently in the program will receive an ALA accredited degree when they graduate. ALA accreditation is retroactive for two years, which is a change from a previous one-year policy. Former ...

Call for proposals: 10th annual MLA conference in Charlotte

Join the Metrolina Library Association for their 10th Annual Conference! Location: the Conference will be held at the Harris Campus of Carolina Piedmont Community College. This is very near the airport with easy access to both I85 and I77. Date: The Conference will be on Thursday June 11, 2015. Submit your proposal here Proposals will be submitted to a blind ...

New research: public libraries & wifi for African Americans and Latinos

From an article in the ALA District Dispatch, January 26, 2015: A first-of-its-kind survey (pdf) finds that public libraries are the most common public wifi access point for African Americans and Latinos—with roughly one-third of these communities using public library Wi-Fi. This is true for 23 percent of white people, who list school as their ...

Nominations for 3 NCLA awards now open!

Nominations for 3 NCLA awards now open!
On behalf of the NCLA Membership Committee, nominations are now being accepted for the NCLA awards listed below. Please consider nominating someone for an award by using the attached form and returning it to Lisa Shores: lisa.shores@rccc.edu. Please contact Lisa Shores with questions. The deadline for nominations is March 30, and the awards will be presented at ...