In case you missed it

In case you missed it
A round-up of recent library-related news and interesting reads. North Carolina: Check out Mauney Memorial Library’s end of Summer Reading Celebration! Remember to take our Continuing Education Survey! Your feedback and suggestions will guide the State Library’s CE planning for 2015-16.  Thanks for sharing your opinion! Other: Harris Poll finds that the percent of U.S. ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: August 2015

There are over 70 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during August. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as patron driven acquisitions, social media, grant writing, census data, NC LIVE, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing ...

Three great upcoming events!

Three great upcoming events!
  1. Alan R. Bailey, Associate Professor and Head of the Teaching Resources Center at East Carolina University will be giving an author talk at the John L. Throckmorton Library in Fort Bragg, NC on August 4, 12:30-1:30pm. discussing his new book Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers. This is event is free and ...

Conference scholarship recipients announced

Conference scholarship recipients announced
The State Library is pleased to announce the 2015 scholarship recipients! The following are recipients of the North Carolina Library Association Conference attendance scholarship: Name Library System: Sharon   Bolger Abbot Vincent Taylor Library – Belmont Abbey College Ian Boucher North Carolina Wesleyan College Patricia Buelt Sandhills Community College Brandy Burnette Catawba County Rose   ...

Opinions wanted! Let us know what kind of continuing education opportunities you’d like us to offer.

Need training?  Interested in developing your skills?  Let us know your training priorities on the State Library’s new Continuing Education Survey — it’s anonymous, it’s quick, and it’s open to everyone in the NC library community. The survey is open through August 14th. Click here to take the survey Your feedback and suggestions will guide the ...

Consider nominating a colleague: The William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award

The William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award Purpose:  The purpose of this award is to recognize service excellence in public libraries in North Carolina.  The recipient of this award may be a library leader or an unsung hero/heroine in public libraries. Criteria Any North Carolina public librarian or public library employee who meets ...

Monthly Report: June 2015

Personnel Andrea Green joined the Government & Heritage Library as the Digitization Projects Librarian. Maya Claire Todd joined the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped as a Reader Advisor. Stephen Gibb joined the LBPH as Circulation Processing Assistant. Tasheba Dukes joined State Library Administration as Office Manager. Activities / Accomplishments The Library for the ...

In case you missed It: Digital Innovators, Digital Fellows, and Digital Inclusion

A round-up of recent library-related news and interesting reads. North Carolina Catawba, Cabarrus, Davidson, Forsyth, and Wake counties all rank among the top innovators and pioneering digital counties 4 North Carolinians were awarded Digital Inclusion fellowships, one of them will be hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Chapel Hill Public Library wins grant to develop curriculum ...

Offer a genealogy course at your library using materials from the State Library’s RootsMOOC!

Offer a genealogy course at your library using materials from the State Library's RootsMOOC!
Earlier in the year, the Government and Heritage Library at the State Library partnered with Wake Forest University to offer a free, online genealogy course called RootsMOOC.  Librarians from both organizations took participants through some of the best sources and strategies for conducting an organized and efficient search for family histories both online and in ...

LSTA Stories: Assistive Services, Cumberland County

LSTA Stories: Assistive Services, Cumberland County
Project Title: Lifelong Learning Assistive Services Grant category: EZ Literacy & Lifelong Learning Grant About the project: Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center (CCPLIC) was awarded a LSTA Lifelong Learning grant in 2013-2014 to expand and further develop Sensory Story Times and services to children with disabilities that focus on supporting their cognitive and ...