Infopeople Course Scholarships: Serving People with Mental Illness at Your Library

The State Library of North Carolina is providing scholarships for 15 participants in the 4-week Infopeople online course “Serving People with Mental Illness At Your Library”. See Infopeople’s description of the online course below: Course length: April 25 – May 22 Are you sometimes frustrated by your interactions with customers you suspect have a mental illness? Would you ...

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Named Finalists for 2017 National Medal Award 1

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Named Finalists for 2017 National Medal Award
Congratulations to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for being named a finalist for the 2017 National Medal Award! Awarded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. Discovery Place, also in Charlotte, was named as a museum finalist. ...

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar – March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar - March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)
In honor of Women’s History Month the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library is offering a  free online webinar on researching female ancestors.  This one hour online webinar will explore resources and practices in finding the women in your family tree using research tools and materials in the NC Government and Heritage Library.  Open to ...

Chaitra Powell of UNC-CH named a LJ Mover & Shaker

Chaitra Powell of UNC-CH named a LJ Mover & Shaker
Congratulations to Chaitra Powell for being named one of Library Journal’s 2017 Movers & Shakers! Powell is currently the African American Collections & Outreach Archivist, Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Libraries. Powell was recognized for her commitment to community-driven archiving, “which encourages localities to preserve and curate their own history….” Powell ...

We’re getting a new website! 1

We're getting a new website!
The State Library of NC is excited to announce that it will have a new website soon!  We are currently collecting feedback on the organization and design of the new site.  Check it out and let us know your opinion!  

State Library sponsored CE: Collection Development Basics & Beyond with Vnuk

State Library sponsored CE: Collection Development Basics & Beyond with Vnuk
The State Library of North Carolina is excited to offer a half-day training with Rebecca Vnuk entitled “Collection Development: Basics & Beyond”. Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Rebecca will ...

Call for Proposals: 13th Annual Paraprofessional Conference

Call for Proposals: 13th Annual Paraprofessional Conference
The J.Y. Joyner Library Support Staff Assembly will host the 13th Annual Paraprofessional Conference on Friday, May 12, 2017.  The planning committee would like to extend a call for proposals at this time.  The conference is a day-long series of sessions aimed at providing instruction and information for library paraprofessionals in support of our work. ...

Financial Literacy Workshops for Librarians

Financial Literacy Workshops for Librarians
Exciting news! A Training Day for North Carolina Librarians on Free Financial Literacy Resources Do you receive lots of requests from patrons for help with financial matters? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to help make libraries the go-to source for unbiased financial education and resources in every community. This all-day meeting will provide detailed ...

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Featured in Edge Newsletter

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Featured in Edge Newsletter
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library was recently featured in the Edge Initiative Library Profiles for their success in creating partnerships with local organizations to tackle issues surrounding the digital divide in their community.  Through partnerships, CML has been able to expand outreach to students, host a Digital Inclusion Fellow, and develop a digital inclusion curriculum for the ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: March 2017

With 66 webinars covering 20 topic areas, you’re sure to find something that aligns with your individual or organizational goals, or perhaps something to inspire and invigorate your outlook at work. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Training page, where you can also view ...