Welcome to the blog of the Library Development Section at the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. The Library Development Section creates programs for and provides services and resources to North Carolina libraries to help them meet the needs of their communities.

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On our blog, you will find a variety of types of information, including:

  • Announcements about new continuing education and training opportunities, as well as links to recorded webinars
  • LSTA grant program information, including announcements of award recipients, deadlines for applications and links new application materials, and occasional posts featuring descriptions of completed LSTA grants
  • A series of posts presenting data about NC libraries and resources for finding/using library data
  • Posts and photographs featuring interesting projects happening at libraries around the state
  • Announcements of new library directors and new library or branch openings
  • The State Librarian’s monthly updates and bi-monthly webinars
  • Posts about the NC Center for the Book (including Letters About LiteratureLet’s Talk About It, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet series)
  • Other announcements and information from the Library Development office about our activities
  • Information about resources for digital literacy, advocacy, and more!

This blog is administered by the Consultant for Communications and Data Analysis, Amanda Johnson. For more information or if you have ideas for content to post on the blog, please contact Amanda at amanda.johnson@ncdcr.gov.

Please note that representatives of North Carolina State Government communicate via this web site.  Consequently any communication via this site (whether by a state employee or the general public) may be subject to monitoring and disclosure to third parties.