Happy Holidays from the Library Development Staff 1

Happy Holidays from the Library Development Staff
*The State Library will be closed December 23-26 and January 1.  The LD blog will be on a brief hiatus from December 23- January 4.

Carolina Christmas: online exhibit from the State Archives

Carolina Christmas: online exhibit from the State Archives
The NC State Archives has put together an online exhibit of Christmas letters, photos, cards and more documenting the holiday season in North Carolina through the years.  The collection includes letters from the Civil War and photographs from World War I and II as well as images showing the changing decorations at the Executive Mansion. ...

Contribute to the STEM Activities Clearinghouse

Contribute to the STEM Activities Clearinghouse
Does your library offer STEM programming? If so, consider contributing to the National Center for Interactive Learning’s Clearinghouse of STEM activities that are happening in libraries.  This project is in conjunction with Cornerstone of Science and STAR_Net.  The Clearinghouse, once complete will be available on the STAR_Net Online Community Site. NCIL will also be doing ...

We’re hiring!

We're hiring!
Are you or somebody you know interested in working for the State Library? See below for two exciting opportunities! Chief of Library Development The State Library of North Carolina seeks a creative thinker to help North Carolina’s libraries embrace and enlarge their roles as institutions that inspire curiosity and learning, drive development, grow social capital ...

Monthly Report: November 2015

Monthly Report: November 2015
Activities / Accomplishments The NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) just completed its first digital talking book, Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State, by Dr. H.G. Jones, using the updated digital recording studios in the library. This digital book will be submitted to National Library Service (NLS) for review ...

Davidson County presents “H. Lee Waters: Pictures of a Lifetime”

Davidson County presents
The Davidson County Historical Museum, apart of the Davidson County Public Library, has unveiled a new gallery, Herbert Lee Waters: Pictures of a Lifetime.  Waters purchased and ran the photography studio in Lexington, NC beginning in 1927 and lasting through half a century.  The photographs includes not only studio portraits but also moments of everyday ...

Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant Call for Proposals

From the press release: Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding?  Are you thinking about ways that libraries can improve services to users? The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those conducting research that will lead to the improvement of services to users.  The Carroll Preston ...

North Carolina Library Director’s Association Announces its Annual Awards Recipients

North Carolina Library Director's Association Announces its Annual Awards Recipients
Congratulations to the 2014-15 North Carolina Library Director’s Association Award recipients! Awardees were honored at NCPLDA’s annual winter banquet in Chapel Hill, NC. Outstanding New/Improved Library Facility Award (Recognition for each rather than a winner in this category) Randleman Public Library (Randolph County Public Library) Glenn Onslow McNairy Branch Library Sherrils Ford-Terrell Branch Library Personal ...

State Library offering new scholarships for Infopeople online courses

To expand the learning options for NC library staff, the State Library is offering scholarships for free registration to selected online courses offered by Infopeople. These courses are available to North Carolina library staff on a first come-first served basis and the number of scholarship seats for each course is limited.  This scholarship program is ...

Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers Training Program

Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers Training Program
From IMLS – Develop and hone your online teaching skills! Join us in the Design 4 Learning program! Application Deadline is Friday, December 11. The Design 4 Learning Team seeks at least 60 new recruits for its second cohort of online learners. As such, we invite participants from all types of libraries, subject specializations, diverse ...