The State Library is sponsoring 3 free workshops in December

Looking to close out the year with something new to learn? The State Library is offering 3 (free!) in-person workshops in the eastern part of the state in early December. Register ASAP to guarantee your seat! *  Tackling RDA – Wednesday, December 2nd (Registration closes tomorrow!) Workshop location: Rocky Mount Are you nervous about making ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: December 2015

Library Collections: 12/1/2015            What We’re Reading for Spring 2016 (Booklist) 12/2/2015            Tackling RDA (State Library of NC) 12/2/2015            New Depository Librarian’s Institute (FDLP) 12/3/2015            How researchers share articles: impact on library resources and services (Library Connect) 12/3/2015            New Depository Librarian’s Institute (FDLP) 12/3/2015            Trials and Tribulations: Handling Hard Topics for Youth (Booklist) 12/3/2015            Beyond Borders: ...

Monthly Report: October 2015

Monthly Report: October 2015
Activities / Accomplishments October was a busy month for the State Library! The North Carolina Library Association held their biennial conference in Greensboro October 20-23. State Library staff from all sections were heavily involved in presenting (numerous!) programs, putting together a booth for the exhibit hall and staffing it, and attending the conference. Additionally the ...

New State Library Commission Appointments 1

New State Library Commission Appointments
Ed Williams from Mecklenburg County and Richard Wells from Randolph county were appointed by Governor McCrory to serve on the the State Library Commission earlier this fall. The Commission advises the Secretary of Cultural Resources on library matters, and evaluates and approves plans for public library development, cooperation and federally funded programs. Ed Williams has been ...

Pew Report: Searching for work in the digital age

Pew Report: Searching for work in the digital age
The Pew Research Institute just released new findings of Americans’ job seeking behaviors and skills in the digital age.  These findings shed further light on many of the characteristics already known about the role the internet plays in the job search. While this report, does not mention the role libraries play is providing access to ...

Registration is open for the 2016 Evergreen Conference in Raleigh

Registration is open for the 2016 Evergreen Conference in Raleigh
On behalf of the 2016 Evergreen International Conference Planning Committee, we are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 conference in Raleigh.  Join us as we celebrate Evergreen’s 10th year anniversary, April 20-23, 2016!  The conference will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, in the heart of downtown, within easy ...

Grant Opportunity: Loleta D. Fyan Grant

From the ALA press release: The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant, a grant for up to $5,000 for the improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA President 1951-1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is ...

Hurry! Public Libraries Magazine is looking for a columnist. Apply by Nov. 20

“Public Libraries”, the bi-monthly magazine of the Public Library Association, is seeking to fill a columnist vacancy. The column, “The Wired Library,” explores web topics relevant to public librarians. This is an unpaid, volunteer position. You must be a member of PLA and able to turn in six columns a year of approximately 1,200 to ...

New Director in McDowell County 1

New Director in McDowell County
We are excited to announce Marlan Brinkley has been appointed the New Director of McDowell Public Library.  Prior to coming to McDowell, Marlan worked at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library in Atlanta, GA. He is also a graduate of the SILS program at UNC-CH.  Welcome back to NC Marlan!  

Applications invited for ‘Thinking Money’ traveling exhibition to public libraries

Applications invited for ‘Thinking Money’ traveling exhibition to public libraries
ALA and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, invites applications for Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public libraries. Thinking Money is a museum-quality exhibition that will travel to 50 U.S. public libraries between 2016 and 2018. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun, hands-on activities, the exhibition explores ...