Free Training: February 2018

In addition to the training offered below, the State Library of NC will be hosting three events: February 16, Chapel Hill – Mindfulness in the Workplace February 21, Edenton – Collaboration: I love it! I hate it! February 23, Goldsboro – Collaboration: I love it! I hate it! Training opportunities for this month were compiled ...

Thrillers: An Evening with John Grisham & John Hart

Thrillers: An Evening with John Grisham & John Hart
Explore the imagination behind the creation of riveting novels as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences — with WRAL-TV, Business North Carolina magazine and the North Carolina Humanities Council — present this special event which will be moderated by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.” Hart’s novels take place in his native ...

NC Cardinal is Hiring!

NC Cardinal is Hiring!
The NC Cardinal program is looking to hire a NC Cardinal Systems Consultant. NC Cardinal is a consortium of North Carolina public libraries that share an online catalog and integrated library system (ILS), and share resources with other member libraries.  The program’s mission is to maintain and continually develop a working, efficient, and sustainable ILS ...

Rescheduled: Mindfulness in the Workplace

Rescheduled: Mindfulness in the Workplace
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Cal Shepard, State Librarian, announces retirement 10

Cal Shepard, State Librarian, announces retirement
From Cal Shepard: I write with mixed emotions to announce my retirement effective June 1, 2018. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such dedicated and talented people as those in the North Carolina Library community. I admire your passion, intelligence, and tenacity. You have taught me so much over the ...

Collaboration: I love it! I hate it!

Collaboration: I love it! I hate it!
Do you like to collaborate and share ideas? Or maybe you prefer to work independently but know teamwork is an essential part of your job. Either way we want to hear from you! The State Library of North Carolina is participating in an IMLS grant-funded project called EXCITE Transformation for Libraries. EXCITE Transformation for Libraries ...

Reminder: Less than a week left to submit proposals for ARSL

Conference proposals for the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) are due this Wednesday, January 24! Do you have a great program or service at your library? Do you have a wonderful staffing model? Ask yourself, is it replicable? Would my ARSL friends benefit from hearing all about it? Now is your chance to give ...

Monthly Report: December 2017

Around the State The State Library offered Basic Book Repair workshops in Hickory and Chapel Hill, NC with hands-on instruction by Craig Fansler from Wake Forest University.  Also offered was training on “How to Find and Hire Magical People” presented by John Formica in Lenoir, NC. What’s new? NC Library for the Blind and Physically ...

Reminder: Apply for an Edge Technology Grant

The first deadline is approaching quickly!  Remember to complete your Edge Assessment by Friday, January 26, 2018, to be eligible for an Edge Technology grant.  Libraries must also complete an Action Plan by March 9, 2018. The full grant application will be available on the State Library website on January 26, 2018. For more details, ...

Catherine Prince Promoted to Federal Programs Consultant 1

Catherine Prince Promoted to Federal Programs Consultant
We’re excited to announce that Catherine Prince has been promoted to the Federal Programs Consultant position for Library Development. Many of you already know Catherine through the NC Cardinal program. Catherine joined the NC Cardinal team in November of 2015 and quickly became an expert on administering Evergreen. She has led several crucial projects that ...