Continuing Education Opportunities: May 2015

There are over 80 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during May. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as Internet of Things, health information, diversity, coaching, integrated library systems, virtual teams, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for ...

Screen Documentaries for FREE at your Library!

POV, documentaries with a point of view, is accepting registrants to hold screenings of their 2015 selected documentaries.  These films are, “known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.” POV has been broadcasting thought provoking documentaries on PBS since 1988 and would like to bring these ...

Continuing Education: AppState Summer Free-Learning Conference

The AppState Summer Free-Learning Conference, sponsored by Learning Technology Services, will explore and discuss recommended practices for teaching, learning, and eLearning in higher education. The conference is open to educators, instructional designers, administrators, and others using technology for teaching and learning.  Join us on Friday, July 24th, 2015 in Belk Library on the campus of ...

Durham County Library Wins ALA Award

Congratulations to the Durham County Library for being among the winners of the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards! From the ALA press release: The Durham County Library, which anchored its role in the community by creating a strong, meaningful campaign that was successful at engaging both current and new audiences. The well-executed campaign ...

2015 NCCBA Winners Announced

2015 NCCBA Winners Announced
The winners of the 2015 North Carolina Children’s Book Award are:   Picture Book Category: The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, receiving 27,010 of the 81,467 total votes cast. Synopsis: Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, ...

Storytellers at your library for FREE in September! 5

Members of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild want to bring qualified tellers into a library in each of the 100 counties of North Carolina within a four-week period in September. This event will culminate in a two-day Heart of North Carolina Storytelling Festival in Greensboro where North Carolina tellers with national and regional acclaim will ...

State Library monthly report, March 2015

RootsMOOC update The State Library launched its Massive open Online Course in Genealogy (or RootsMOOC) on March 23rd with an orientation. During the first week of RootsMOOC we had about 3,500 participants. We have people enrolled from all over the world (such as New Zealand, Australia, Romania, Sweden, Ireland – one a new librarian) and ...

ALA Releases The State of America’s Libraries Report, 2015

ALA has just released its latest edition of The State of America’s Libraries Report 2015.  The report details current trends for academic, school and public libraries.  This release reports the prevailing perception of libraries in the U.S. has changed from being a place primarily for books to being “viewed as anchors, centers for academic life ...

State Library of NC 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; ...

Meet our Staff: Amanda Johnson, Consultant for Data Analysis and Communication 5

Meet our Staff: Amanda Johnson, Consultant for Data Analysis and Communication
This is part of a series of posts introducing State Library staff who are here to assist you! See all posts in series. Library Consultants: Each of our full time consultants has certain areas of expertise, as well as assigned liaison public libraries. You may contact any consultant with questions or for assistance. Consultants are not just there for public libraries! Please feel ...