Continuing Education Opportunities: April 2015

There are more than 90 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during April. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as collection development, leadership, emergency preparedness, reference, infographics, census data, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education ...

Emergency Response & Preparedness Summit

Time is running out to register for next week’s Emergency Response & Preparedness Summit.  This free, full-day workshop will be held on Monday, April 6th in Durham and Tuesday, April 7th in Asheville.  While the focus of the class is on enabling libraries to maintain their information services to their patrons in the event of an emergency or ...

Tamara Faulkner Kraus named Paralibrarian of the Year 2015 by Library Journal 1

Tamara Faulkner Kraus named Paralibrarian of the Year 2015 by Library Journal
Congratulations to Tamara Faulkner Kraus of Hickory Public Library (HPL) who was named Library Journal’s Paraprofessional of the Year 2015.  Kraus, who has been with HPL for over two decades, began her work in libraries as a youth services library assistant and is currently the senior outreach coordinator managing outreach efforts that bring library materials ...

Continuing Education: Free six-part online learning series teaches libraries to lead positive change in their communities

As part of its, Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) initiative, ALA has released a free, six-part webinar focused on helping library professionals strengthen their role as community leaders and educators. The webinar is available on YouTube and at ala.org/LTC and each session ranges from 40 to 90 minutes in length. Links to related worksheets, facilitators’ guides ...

Two North Carolina Librarians win national awards 1

Two North Carolina Librarians win national awards
Congratulations to Ann Burlingame of Wake County Public Libraries and Adam Rogers of North Carolina State University Libraries for winning prestigious, national library awards. Ann Burlingame received the 2015 Sullivan Award from ALA for her dedication and contribution to public library youth services. Burlingame, who has worked at Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL) since 1990 ...

11th Annual Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference

11th Annual Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference
Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference, hosted by the SPA Assembly of Joyner Library.  The conference is open to library paraprofessionals and offers workshops, presentations and discussions on a diverse selection of topics.  Sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for collaboration amongst library staff and share ideas relevant ...

State Library Update April 2015

Join State Librarian Cal Shepard on Tuesday, April 14 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 Government & Heritage Library and Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; -News about activities from the Library Development consultants; ...

Nominate Someone for an NCLA Award!

Nominate Someone for an NCLA Award!
Consider nominating a coworker or fellow community member who has shown exceptional support for library services for a NCLA Award. The March 30th deadline is fast approaching!   The North Carolina Library Association Distinguished Library Service Award Presented every two years, or when deemed appropriate, to a professional librarian or in memory of a deceased ...

Pew Research Report: Public Libraries and Hispanics

Pew Research Report: Public Libraries and Hispanics
This new report from the Pew Research Center focuses on the Hispanic population’s use of public libraries highlighting the differences between U.S. born and immigrant Hispanics.  In regards to immigrant Hispanics the report states, On the one hand, this group, which makes up half of the adult U.S. Hispanic population, is less likely than other ...

Continuing Education: Data storytelling using infographics: why, how and where to create them

This webinar is sponsored by Community Indicators Consortium. Dr. Taj Carson and Sarah McCruden will explore the nuances of effective visualization in this event geared towards those who seek to engage in visual storytelling using fun and informative infographics. This 45 minute learning session will focus on both overall design principles and practical suggestions on ...