Continuing Education Opportunities: March 2016

Library Collections: 3/1/2016              YA Announcements: Spring 2016 (Booklist) 3/2/2016              $ Library Preservation Today: Environmental Monitoring and Control (ALCTS) 3/7/2016              $ Introduction to Library Classification in Dewey and LC (Library Juice Academy) 3/8/2016              Teen Book Buzz Spring 2016 (School Library Journal) 3/9/2016              $ Library Preservation Today: Care and Handling of Books and Scrapbooks (ALCTS) 3/10/2016            Library ...

Good Neighbor discount available for the 2016 Tennessee Library Association’s Annual Meeting

Good Neighbor discount available for the 2016 Tennessee Library Association’s Annual Meeting
The 2016 Tennessee Library Association’s Annual meeting to be held April 5-8, 2016 in beautiful Kingsport, TN.  The theme of the conference is “Dare to Imagine.” As information professionals, we must take a hard look at our libraries, its resources, and services and to evaluate whether or not they are meeting the needs of today’s ...

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Let us know if your library was in the news! Email Amanda Johnson to make sure your library is featured. NC News: Congratulations to Greensboro Public Library Director Brigitte Blanton who has been selected by the Library and Information Studies Alumni Association (LISAA) Executive Board at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the ...

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Do you have a passion for staff development and providing enriching learning experiences?  Come work for us as our new Continuing Education Consultant! As a member of the Library Development team, the Continuing Education Consultant plans and implements an annual program of CE opportunities for staff of public and academic libraries. The position assesses current ...

LSTA Grant Awardee Spotlight: Catawba County Library 1

LSTA Grant Awardee Spotlight: Catawba County Library
This is part of a series of posts highlighting ongoing or recently completed LSTA grant projects in NC. Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) monies are federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, distributed by population via the federal Grants to States program. The  State Library of North Carolina uses a portion of these funds ...

ARSL call for proposals!

ARSL call for proposals!
Does your library go “beyond normal”?  If so, the The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) is accepting proposals for break-out session presentations for the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, North Dakota on October 27-29, 2016.  The theme for ARSL 2016 is  “North of Normal”  and we’d like to hear about creative ideas that ...

Monthly Report: January 2016

Activities / Accomplishments The State Library funds the Digital Heritage Center (DigitalNC.org) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill which was recognized by two genealogical groups. The North Carolina Genealogical Society presented the Center with an award for “Excellence in Web Presence for a freely accessible website promoting North Carolina Genealogy.” Center staff were ...

In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It
Let us know if your library was in the news! Email Amanda Johnson to make sure your library is featured. Wayne County Public Library is taking the lead on a new early literacy program working with numerous community organizations to increase grade-level reading scores in their county. Tiffany Torres of Cumberland County library talks about ...

More Continuing Education Opportunities!

The State Library is pleased to announce some additional continuing education opportunities for the winter and spring of 2016!  Please share this information with staff who may be interested in attending any of these learning events.  Complete details about each event and the link to register are available on the Train Station calendar. LibGuides and ...

Programming Highlights: Hickory Public Library and Community Theatre Partner to Bring National Artists of Crowns to Hickory, NC

Programming Highlights: Hickory Public Library and Community Theatre Partner to Bring National Artists of Crowns to Hickory, NC
This post is part of a series highlighting the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association 2015 Programming Award recipients.  We hope to not only recognize these innovative programs and their achievements, but also to facilitate sharing of programming ideas across the state.  Do you have a program at your library that you’d like to share ...