Continuing Education Opportunities: July 2016 2

There are over 60 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during July. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as digital curation, data security, readers’ advisory, social learning, project management, several census/data sessions, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination ...

New Director: Harnett County Public Library 1

New Director: Harnett County Public Library
We are pleased to announce that Angela McCauley has been named the new Library Director for Harnett County. Angela is a life-long resident of Harnett County.  She received her undergraduate degree from Fayetteville State University and her MLS from East Carolina University.  She worked for Harnett County Schools for 8 years before joining the Harnett ...

LD Blog Update 1

Dear subscribers, readers, and drop ins, This is an announcement that the blog may be a bit quieter than usual beginning in July and lasting for a few weeks as the current blog author is on extended leave. During this time new content will still be posted but comments may take longer to appear or ...

Innovative Programming: The Asheboro Library TeenZone Pottery Slam 3

Innovative Programming: The Asheboro Library TeenZone Pottery Slam
Guest post from Dave Bare, Teen Librarian at Randolph County Library: The Pottery Slam as an idea began as a joke with a colleague and a pun on “Poetry Slam”. The outgoing Teen Librarian, in a gesture of handing over the crown, made a few suggestions and poetry slams were among them. I was boning ...

2016 North Carolina Childhood Well-being Profile

2016 North Carolina Childhood Well-being Profile
Last week we announced the release of the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Along with the Book, the Foundation released state specific profiles examining the four domains of economics, education, family and community and health.  See how youth in North Carolina are fairing below. Hunting for county or municipal ...

2016 Kids Count Data Book Released 2

2016 Kids Count Data Book Released
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2016 Kids Count Data Book examining four domains of youth wellness: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Overall, the report finds today’s youth, “are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition. Aided by smart policies and ...

Monthly Report: May 2016

Monthly Report: May 2016
From Cal Shepard, State Librarian: Activities / Accomplishments Three North Carolina state documents named notable government documents for 2015 by Library Journal! The May 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal highlighted two 2015 publications from the Department of Cultural Resources (now the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources) and one from the Department of Health ...

In Case You Missed It: A round-up of recent library related news

In Case You Missed It: A round-up of recent library related news
Let us know if your library was in the news! Email Amanda Johnson to make sure your library is featured. Congratulations to the Haywood County Public Library, Catawba County Library and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on being awarded Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties.  Haywood County Public Library was recognized for its program “Plug In ...

IMLS Seeks Nation’s Top Museums and Libraries for 2017 National Medal

IMLS Seeks Nation's Top Museums and Libraries for 2017 National Medal
From the press release: IMLS is now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards. Anyone–an employee, a board member, a member of the public, or an elected official–can nominate an institution. To be considered, the institution must complete and return a nomination form by October 3, 2016. All types of nonprofit libraries and library organizations, associations ...

Apply for ALA’s 2017 class of Emerging Leaders

Apply for ALA's 2017 class of Emerging Leaders
The American Library Association is accepting applications for its 2017 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in ...