Win a scholarship to the YSS Biennial Retreat!

The NCLA Youth Services Section has two scholarships to award for the YSS Biennial Retreat October 20-21, 2016. The scholarship will cover room and board. The application is available here. Completed applications should be emailed to Julianne Dunn at  by September 15, 2016. To learn more about the retreat visit the NCLA website.

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Save the Date – Virtual Family History Fair – October 15, 2016
The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library, State Archives of North Carolina and the Friends of the Archives will be presenting a virtual family history fair on Saturday, October 15, 2016. We will be having four presentations that will be 30-45 min featuring such topics as using digital collections for genealogy, an overview of the ...

We’re hiring!

NC Cardinal Program Manager **This posting is recruiting for a Full-time, Time-Limited position.** Recruitment Range: $41,149 – $69,300 Salary Grade: Advanced / 76 The mission of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries ...

State Library Blogs and Listservs

Did you know that the State Library hosts several other listservs and blogs to help you connect with colleagues around the state and learn about new resources?  The lists below are all open to library staff throughout the state and we encourage you to join and be an active member! Library Development Listservs: CEInfo: Subscribe ...

The Traveling Archivist Program is Now Soliciting Applications

The Traveling Archivist Program is Now Soliciting Applications
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2016 Does your institution need help with the preservation of and access to your collections? If so, the State Archives is now soliciting applications for its Traveling Archivist Program (TAP). TAP provides hands-on preservation assistance to cultural and heritage institutions that house archives, papers, and records at risk of deterioration, neglect, and damage. ...

Registration Open for NCLA Youth Services Section Biennial Retreat

The NCLA Youth Services Section Board is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its Biennial Retreat held October 20-21, 2016 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Please join us for fresh air, fellowship, and food for the brain!  You must have an NCLA account to register online (preferred).  ...

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
The 11th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will be held September 8-10, 2016 in Burnsville, NC.  The festival features free and ticketed events for all ages and writers.  The mission of the festival is to bring together authors, readers of all ages, novice writers, listeners and learners in small, intimate settings. We are a festival ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: August 2016

There are over 35 learning opportunities on a wide-range of topics (many free of charge) available for library staff during August. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional development opportunities   Technology: 8/1/2016             $ Universal Design for Libraries and Librarians (LITA) 8/1/2016             Captioning Instructional Videos ...

Non-LSTA Grant Resources

Every winter the State Library accepts LSTA grant applications from North Carolina academic, community college, and public libraries but there are lots of other grant resources out there for libraries.  Check out the resources below and find your next grant opportunity!  Know a great resource we’ve left off the list?  Leave a comment and let ...