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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 the NC Kids Digital Library 1

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 ...

Community Catalyst

Community Catalyst
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has launched a new initiative called Community Catalyst aimed at starting conversations about how libraries and museums are working with their communities to bring about positive change. This initiative is a partnership between IMLS and the Reinvestment Fund and was kicked off with by investigating ways these ...

North Carolina & The Great War

North Carolina & The Great War
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is excited to announce a new two-year blog project to celebrate the centennial of World War I. North Carolina and the Great War will explore WWI topics and their relation to North Carolina. During the war, North Carolina sent 86,457 soldiers off to fight for the United States. ...

North Carolina Library Director’s Association Awards

The North Carolina Library Director Association held their annual awards banquet in Chapel Hill, December 1.  Congratulations to the following award recipients: Personal Awards: Library Champion and Distinguished Service Award: Rep. Pat McElraft (13th District) Lifetime Achievement Award: Louise Humphrey (former director of Hickory Public Library) Library Friend of the Year: John Wright (Madison County ...

Two Local Award Winners! 2

Two Local Award Winners!
  Congratulations to Kathryn Cole from Northside Elementary School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina for winning an I Love My Librarian award! Kathryn was one of 10 librarians selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie ...