Continuing Education Opportunities: November 2016 1

There are over 80 learning opportunities on a wide-range of topics (many free of charge) available for library staff during November. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional development opportunities: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.libguides.com/trainstation/trainstationcalendar.     LIBRARY COLLECTIONS Spring 2017 Adult Highlights from Workman Publishing Company: Food, ...

Reminder: CE Survey closes this Friday!

The 2016-2017 Continuing Education Survey for Library Staff is still available but will close this Friday,  November 4. The results of this survey will guide the State Library planning in the types of continuing education opportunities we offer for the rest of the 2016-2017 year. So let us know what kind of trainings you’d like ...

LJ accepting nominations for 2017 Movers & Shakers

LJ accepting nominations for 2017 Movers & Shakers
The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. Our 16th annual round of Movers & Shakers will profile some 50 up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians and other library workers to publishers, vendors, and others who ...

Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children 1

Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children
Parents of 3, 4 and 5-year-old children are invited to sign up for free text messages from “Ready4K,” provided by ParentPowered Public Benefit Corporation in partnership with the State Library of North Carolina. It’s part of a program developed by Stanford University which shows that fun facts received by texts can greatly increase children’s learning. ...

Monthly Report: September 2016

Monthly Report: September 2016
Activities / Accomplishments The Government & Heritage Library launched its new Book a Librarian service! Consultations may be done in-person or via the telephone! More information about setting up an appointment may be found at http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/services/bookalibrarian.html. The National Genealogical Society highlighted the service in their blog at http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2016/10/neat-idea-book-librarian-service.html. Our State Magazine issues from 2013 have ...

Chat Reference now available from the Government & Heritage Library!

Chat Reference now available from the Government & Heritage Library!
Have a quick question? Need a bit of help with your research? The Government and Heritage Library now offers a new option to chat with a librarian. The service is available by going to our main page or our contact page. The service is only available during our normal business hours of 9:00 am to ...

Meet NC LIVE’s new Assistant Director: Claire Leverette

Meet NC LIVE's new Assistant Director: Claire Leverette
I joined NC LIVE as Assistant Director in August 2016. Prior to NC LIVE, I was the Acquisitions Librarian at Tulane University Law Library in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I purchased new materials, managed subscriptions for print and electronic resources and oversaw the library’s budget. Before Tulane Law Library, I was the Reference and Instruction ...

2016 Call for Microfilm Newspaper Digitization

It is time to announce the 5th annual round of microfilmed newspaper digitization! The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is asking cultural heritage institutions in the state to nominate papers from their communities to be digitized.  We are especially interested in: newspapers published 1923 or later, newspapers that are not currently available in digital form elsewhere online, and/or ...

Meet our staff: Michelle Underhill 1

Meet our staff: Michelle Underhill
Michelle Underhill, Director of the Government & Heritage Library Work responsibilities: As the new Director of the Government & Heritage Library, I provide leadership and support for programs and services that help the Library meet its mission. Our mission is to preserve and facilitate public access to state government information; advance the study, understanding, and ...

We’re hiring: Head of Content and Information Delivery for the Government & Heritage Library

The State Library seeks an innovative, energetic leader to serve as the the Head of Content and Information Delivery for the Government & Heritage Library. This position is an integral member of the GHL Management Team, providing leadership for the library’s digital information management and preservation program; reference and research services; circulation and interlibrary loan services; ...