Continuing Education Opportunities for June 2015

ADVOCACY June 17: Take Your Message Online: Digital Advocacy for Small & Rural Libraries (TechSoup)   ASSESSMENT & PLANNING June 3: Recent developments in library evaluation, statistics and measurement, and why they are important (American Library Association) June 11: Measuring Succes s: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch) June 16: A Strong Foundation: Library ...

State Library Monthly Report: April 2015

Personnel Changes: Government & Heritage Library: Retirements: Joyce Throckmorton, Cheryl McLean, Roseanna Covington, Swayzine McLean Departures: Kathryn Nunery, Cynthia Etheridge Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Retirements: Carol Swanson, Kevin Kelly Departures: Mary Brake, Cora Riddick Library Development: Retirement: Vicki Wheeler   Activities/Accomplishments: Government & Heritage Library staff gave 5 tours of the library ...

Check out our new blog features!

We’ve added several new features to the blog to make it easier for you to find content and resources from the State Library.  We’ve added links to continuing education resources from the State Library as well as outside sources and a link to our NC Job blog and Job Search Toolkit.  You’ll also find a ...

2014 Child Health Report Card County Data Cards Released

2014 Child Health Report Card County Data Cards Released
NC Child has released their 2014 Child Health Report Cards County Data and found that where a child is born in North Carolina dramatically affects their life expectancy. The average life expectancy statewide is 78.3 years but a child born in Orange county will live on average 81.7 years versus 73 years in Swain county. ...

Social Media Trends 1

Social Media Trends
Does your library have an active social media presence? Are you on the right platform to reach your targeted users?  Check out Global Web Index’s (GWI),  latest release of their quarterly Social Report which highlights trends in social media usage world-wide. Its no surprise that social media use, particularly on mobile devices, continues to grow.  ...

Let’s Talk about It!

Let's Talk about It!
The North Carolina Humanities Council is accepting applications to host a Let’s Talk About It series this fall. Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) is a library discussion series that is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Book to bring scholars and community members together to ...

IMLS Brief Report: First grade student library card ownership linked to visitation rates

IMLS Brief Report: First grade student library card ownership linked to visitation rates
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has released a new Brief Report analyzing first graders’ library card ownership and rates of library visitation. Library card ownership is seen as one of the first steps toward greater responsibility and independence in childhood.  Overall, rates of card ownership among first graders was found to be 50.2%; ...

Share your story! How does broadband access affect your community?

Share your story! How does broadband access affect your community?
The Institute of Museum and Libraries Services is encouraging libraries to participate in a national discussion on how the federal government can support and promote broadband access. IMLS, and the other 25 federal agencies that serve on the Broadband Opportunity Council, are requesting public input to better understand the challenges faced by areas lacking adequate broadband ...

Scholarship Opportunity: 2015 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference

Scholarship Opportunity: 2015 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference
The Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) is offering three conference scholarships for first time attendees to attend the 2015 conference in Little Rock, Arkansas October 1st-3rd. The scholarships vary, but provide for conference membership, a travel stipend, and hotel accommodations.  All are welcome to apply including students, paraprofessionals, and MLS holders. More information including ...

Project Outcome: An Overview of PLA’s Latest Initiative for Libraries

Project Outcome: An Overview of PLA’s Latest Initiative for Libraries
  Just a reminder that PLA will be presenting a webinar on their new initiative, Project Outcome, on May 13, 1-2pm Central.     From the announcement: This interactive webinar will provide an overview of Project Outcome, which supports libraries efforts to measure the success of their patron services. Project Outcome will help libraries measure ...