Help us map broadband access across North Carolina! 2

Help us map broadband access across North Carolina!
The North Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Office is asking residents to submit their broadband speeds to create a map to better understand the broadband access landscape across the state. “The data reported to the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] by internet service providers gives us only general information about what is available across the state. We repeatedly ...

Call for participation in data collection for the Digitization Cost Calculator

Background Digitization is a costly business — estimating expenses associated with a given digitization project or for a grant application can feel disconnected from the reality of staffing, timelines, and true project costs. The Digital Library Federation’s Assessment Interest Group has developed a Digitization Cost Calculator to help with digitization project planning by using contributed ...

Come work with us!

Come work with us!
The State Library of North Carolina invites applications for the position of Youth Services Consultant and Public Library Management Consultant within the Library Development section. The Library Development section is the extension wing of the State Library which helps North Carolina libraries build and maintain services to their communities and fosters best practices in the library ...

NC Reads promotes library literacy programs 3

NC Reads promotes library literacy programs
Finding early literacy programs in your area just got easier! The Department of Public Instruction website, NC Reads, now lists public library literacy programs by county. Some of the programs include: PAWS for Reading, Bookbagger Program, Adventures in Books, and Summer Reading. The NC Reads initiative targets reading support to preschoolers and elementary students across ...

There Is Still Time To Register For The 2017 Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference!

There Is Still Time To Register For The 2017 Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference!
The event is being held on Friday, May 12th, 2017 in Joyner Library, located on the East Carolina University campus. This conference allows library paraprofessionals from any field the opportunity to attend presentations, discussions, and workshops on a variety of topics that will allow them to bring positive change and growth to their home institutions and ...

Molly Westmoreland appointed new director for Wilson County Public Libraries 4

Molly Westmoreland appointed new director for Wilson County Public Libraries
Congratulations to Molly Westmoreland on her appointment as director at Wilson County Public Library! Prior to this appointment, Molly served as the Consultant for Public Library Management, liaison to both the NC Public Librarian Certification Commission and the statewide Friends of NC Public Libraries (FONCPL), as well as Director of the NC Center for the ...

Local Libraries Awarded IMLS grants!

Local Libraries Awarded IMLS grants!
Congratulations to the University of North Carolina, along with Durham and Charlotte Public Libraries and the Autism Society of North Carolina for being awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Programmore information about the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services!  With a grant of $336,649, the University ...

Staff Update: Goodbye and Good Luck to Lori Special 2

Staff Update: Goodbye and Good Luck to Lori Special
Lori Special has resigned from the State Library as of April 17, 2017.  As Youth Services Consultant during the last 10 years, Lori has led summer reading programs, represented the State Library at national conferences, organized special youth services workshops, updated everyone via three different youth services-related listservs, and been a part of numerous projects ...

Madison County Public Libraries and SLNC workshop featured in Edge Newsletter

Madison County Public Libraries and SLNC workshop featured in Edge Newsletter
Madison County Public Libraries was a featured library profile in the latest Edge newsletter. Check out how they improved their digital literacy offerings using the Edge Tooklkit: Madison County Public Libraries (MCPL), located in North Carolina, is committed to adding quality to people’s lives through promoting literacy, supporting life-long learning, and connecting community. “One of the most ...

Catawba County Library named a 2017 LibraryAware Community Award Recipient 1

Catawba County Library named a 2017 LibraryAware Community Award Recipient
From the press release: Newton, NC – Catawba County has received national recognition as the second place winner of the 2017 LibraryAware Community Award, which recognizes cities and towns and their libraries that have demonstrated their ability to make their community aware of what the library can do for them—and deliver on that promise. The ...