Pew Research: Libraries 2016

Pew Research: Libraries 2016
The Pew Research Center recently released the results of its most recent study of Americans’ usage patterns of and attitudes towards their libraries.  The results do not show much change from Pew’s last study in 2015 though more respondents did say they look to libraries as a source of credible information. While library visitation has ...

Tell us what CE opportunities you want to see!

The 2016-2017 Continuing Education Survey for Library Staff is now available and open to any library staff. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and will be open until November 4.  If a specific question does not apply to your line of work, you do not have to answer it. If a training ...

YALSA 2017 Summer Learning Program Grants

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced two grant opportunities for 2017. Twenty, Summer Learning Resources grants will be awarded to libraries to support projects serving teens who are English as a second language learners, at risk of failing school or living in socio-economically challenged communities.  Twenty additional grants will be awarded through the ...

Upcoming CE opportunities from the State Library

What do I do with THIS? – Cataloging Genealogy Materials (10/5) by Sonia Archer-Capuzzo 9 AM – Noon Genealogy materials can cover a wide range of subjects and can take a number of different forms. From rare books to maps to unpublished family histories, the genealogy cataloger encounters new challenges every day. Taught by cataloger ...

Pew Research: Digital Readiness Gaps

Pew Research: Digital Readiness Gaps
This is the first of three Pew Research Center reports released this month highlighting issues related to libraries. We’ll be looking at each of them individually over the next three weeks. The Pew Center’s newly released, Digital Readiness Gaps report, finds a wide array of preparedness among Americans when it comes to using technology and ...

Monthly Report: August 2016

Monthly Report: August 2016
What’s new? The latest issue of the NC State Publications Update newsletter was published on August 9th!       Caswell News (1936-1979) has been digitized.         More volumes of Public Welfare Statistics, were digitized and made available online.         A variety of reports from mental health hospitals and ...

PLA, ACRL and ALCTS announce 2017 award and grant opportunities

PLA, ACRL and ALCTS are seeking nominations for a variety of awards and grant opportunities.  See below for details. 2017 Public Library Association (PLA) Awards: Allie Beth Martin Award, honoring a public librarian who has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and has the distinguished ability to share ...

Applications being accepted for Let’s Talk About It series

Apply to host Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series in your library this winter-spring! LTAI is a library discussion series that is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Book to bring scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, or poetry illuminate ...

New Director at Mooresville Public Library 2

New Director at Mooresville Public Library
Welcome to our newest Library Director, Marian McDonald Lytle, at the Mooresville Public Library! Marian  began working in public libraries during her undergraduate years at UNC and has stayed in libraries of one kind or another for over 30 years.  She served at Rowan County as both a Children’s Services Supervisor, a school Media Specialist ...

2017-18 LSTA Grant Opportunities Announced

2017-18 LSTA Grant Opportunities Announced
The State Library of North Carolina is pleased to announce the LSTA Grant Opportunities for 2017-2018. Libraries are invited to apply for funding that supports a program or service idea that will solve a specific problem or meet an identified need of the library’s current or future users. EZ Grants are for single year projects. The ...