Iredell County Public Library Wins Award 2

Iredell County Public Library Wins Award
From the press release: The Iredell County Public Library Local History Department has received the North Carolina Preservation Consortium 2016 Award for Preservation Excellence. The award was presented at the North Carolina Preservation Consortium annual conference at the McKimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Receiving the award on behalf ...

Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference

Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference
Transylvania County Public Library is sponsoring the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference along with Brevard College, May 18-21, 2017. Exploring the theme “A Sense of Place,” our award-winning faculty of Jane Smiley, Robert Morgan, and Sy Montgomery will give readings and conduct master classes in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Brevard College will host the small, ...

Announcing a 6-Month In-Depth Digitization Effort at NCDHC: Underrepresented Communities

From the NC Digital Heritage Center: Here at the Digital Heritage Center we’ve been talking about what we can do to increase representation of underrepresented communities on DigitalNC.org. Serving these communities in ways that respect their priorities and beliefs has become a focus for many libraries, archives, and museums, and we hear partners and other ...

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool
The Foundation Center with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has released a new tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, to help libraries explore funding data in a variety of ways including maps, charts and lists. This tool can help those looking for funding identify organizations who have awarded grants to libraries similar ...

Announcing State Library Sponsored Workshops!

“It’s All About the Story” The State Library of NC is proud to sponsor “It’s All About the Story” presented by Library Journal’s 2013 “Mover & Shaker” and author of Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library, Ben Bizzle. Ben’s half-day workshop will focus on using technology and other tools to revolutionize the ways you tell your library’s ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: February 2017

Check out the online CE offerings (most of which are free!) for the month of February. (List compiled by Webjunction via the Colorado State Library). February 6 Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction: Using Readers Rules of Notice (Corwin) Based on Jeffrey Wilhelm’s book Diving Deep into Nonfiction with coauthor Michael Smith, this webinar showcases a revolutionary ...

Announcing the NC Kids Digital Library 2

Announcing the NC Kids Digital Library
RALEIGH — February 1, 2017 — A first of its kind statewide eBook consortium specifically for children has launched in the Tar Heel State. The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina has created a new digital resource sharing service for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids ...

Edge Initiative Workshop

Edge Initiative Workshop
The State Library of NC is excited to announce a two-day, interactive workshop targeting Edge benchmarks, tips for evaluating and assessing your Edge results and strategies for communicating results to stakeholders. This workshop is a joint offering from the State Library of NC and Edge Initiative. By attending this workshop, participants will have a better ...