Continuing Education Opportunities: September 2015

Library Collections: 9/1/2015              The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: New Titles for Fall 2015 (Booklist) 9/2/2015              Building a Digital Depository Collection (FDLP) 9/9/2015              $ The Practicality of Managing “E” Part 1: Licensing (NISO) 9/9/2015              $ RDA for Copy Catalogers: The Basics (ALCTS) 9/10/2015            Digitization and Libraries (American Libraries Live) 9/10/2015            Teen Book Buzz Fall 2015 (School ...

Monthly Report: July 2015

Personnel News Jennifer Pratt, Chief of Library Development, resigned effective Aug 31. Her position #60083896 was posted and closed July 31. Two Administrative Services Assistant positions were posted in July as was a NC Cardinal Technician (Help Desk) position. Rachel Trent, Digital Collections Manager, resigned her position in July. The position was posted and will ...

Farewell and best wishes to Jennifer Pratt 4

Farewell and best wishes to Jennifer Pratt
Jennifer Pratt, Chief of Library Development since 2007 will be leaving the State Library effective August 31, 2015 to become the Executive Director of Southeast Florida Library and Information Network (SEFLIN) in Boca Raton, Florida. We are immensely thankful for all of her work on behalf of NC libraries over the years and wish her ...

In case you missed it:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library announces partnership with school system to allow students to use their school ID numbers as their library card. New report on the status of infants, toddlers and their families in NC from the organization Zero to Three. Don’t forget about these great upcoming events: UNC-Chapel Hill will be hosting an author talk ...

Every Child Ready to Read Workshops coming to a location near you!

Need training or a refresher on ECRR2 (Every Child Ready to Read 2)?  North Carolina’s youth services staff are invited to attend a new ECRR2 workshop, led by the State Library’s Youth Services Consultant Lori Special.  This half-day session will cover the essentials of ECRR2, storytime techniques for children ages 0-5, the basics of child ...

Maker Days at North Carolina State University

Interested in learning more about the maker movement in libraries? Check out the Maker Days celebration going on at North Carolina State University August 24-27 at D.H. Hill Library in Raleigh. From the press release: While making has more often been associated with tool-focused, high-tech things like 3D printing, computing, and electronics, it includes any ...

State Library of NC selected to participate in Supercharged Storytimes Initiative

State Library of NC selected to participate in Supercharged Storytimes Initiative
  Are you… Passionate about early literacy at libraries? Interested in enhancing your storytime planning and delivery practice for children five years and under? Eager to work collaboratively online with your peers from other libraries, and to share experiences and ideas that build a growing community of practice? The State Library of North Carolina is ...

The 10th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

The 10th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
The 10th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will be held September 10-12 in Burnsville, NC. The festival is a celebration of literature and literacy featuring readings, writing workshops, seminars and numerous activities for children and adults of all ages.  Some of the featured authors include: Alan Gratz:  author of a number of novels for young ...

Last chance to tell us what kind of CE training you’d like to see! 2

Just a reminder that our CE training survey will close Friday August 14.  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. Click here to take the survey Your feedback and suggestions will guide the State ...

Check us out at the NCLA Conference in Greensboro!

Check us out at the NCLA Conference in Greensboro!
Registration for the North Carolina Library Association Conference in Greensboro, NC, October 20-23, is now open.  We’re looking forward to seeing you at our booth in the vendor exhibit hall and we’ll be giving presentations on our projects and services throughout the conference.  See below for more details!   9:30am to 12:30pm Tuesday, Oct. 20 ...