Innovative Programming: Inspiring Young Authors Through Digital Storytelling with the Madison County Public Library 2

Innovative Programming: Inspiring Young Authors Through Digital Storytelling with the Madison County Public Library
Guest post by Melanie Morgan, Director of Madison County Public Libraries In the summer of 2015 the Madison County Public Libraries (MCPL) partnered with the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) to begin an exciting outreach program to foster creativity through digital storytelling.  PAGE provides innovative learning opportunities for adolescent girls in Appalachia.  It is ...

2016 Roadmap of Need

2016 Roadmap of Need
The Public School Forum and the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs have released their 2016 Roadmap of Need, an in-depth assessment of youth throughout the state.  The report details county-by-county statistics in the areas of health, behavior and safety, education, and economics. County level data is presented in each of the categories as well ...

Meet Our Staff: Lauren Clossey, Continuing Education Consultant 3

Meet Our Staff: Lauren Clossey, Continuing Education Consultant
This is part of a series of posts introducing State Library staff who are here to assist you! See all posts in series. Library Consultants: Each of our full time consultants has certain areas of expertise, as well as assigned liaison public libraries. You may contact any consultant with questions or for assistance. Consultants are not ...

DPLA and FamilySearch Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Historical Books Online

The Digital Public Library of American is hosting a free workshop webinar DPLA for Genealogy and Family History,  on July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EST about their new partnership with FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch is a leader in the use of technology to digitally preserve the world’s historic records and books of genealogical relevance for easy search and access online. ...

I Love My Librarian Award 2016

I Love My Librarian Award 2016
Nominations are being accepted now through September 19 for the I Love My Librarian 2016 awards. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Up to 10 ...

Save the Date: NCLA Youth Services Retreat 2016

Save the Date: NCLA Youth Services Retreat 2016
The NCLA Youth Services Section Executive Board is excited to announce its call for facilitators (3), note-takers(3),  and program proposals (1), for its 2016 Youth Services Retreat scheduled for October 20-21, 2016. The theme of the retreat is, “Connecting the Dots:  Identifying, Defining and Refining Your Professional Development Growth Strategy.” We are seeking breakout session ...

Monthly Report – June 2016

Monthly Report - June 2016
From Cal Shepard, State Librarian: Activities / Accomplishments Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped In mid-June WNCN News profiled an LBPH volunteer as part of their Uniquely North Carolina series.  Heather McYoung was profiled as a person who gave back to the community through her service.  Her positive “Can Do” attitude was recognized as ...

Free webinars from Census on accessing and using statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct a series of free data access webinars to all interested data users. Attendees will learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic, housing and business data from the decennial census, American Community Survey, Local Employment Dynamics, economic programs and more. Click here to learn more about the webinars or register visit. ...

2016 ARSL Scholarship Recipients 1

The State Library of North Carolina is providing 10 scholarships for NC library staff to attend the 2016 Association of Rural and Small Libraries conference October 27-29 in Fargo, North Dakota. The scholarship covers transportation, lodging, and registration fees. Congratulations to the winning applicants! Award Recipients Allison Mitchell, Librarian, Beaufort-Hyde-Martin Regional Library System Jackie Mills, ...

New LSTA Reporting Webinar

Were you recently awarded an LSTA grant or thinking about applying for one in the future?  Check out this webinar explaining changes in grant project reporting.  Depending on your project activities, you may be required to collect survey data from participants.  See our website for more information. Once the webinar starts: To see the list ...