See you in Winston-Salem!

The State Library will be at the 62nd Biennial North Carolina Library Association Conference in Winston-Salem, NC next week.  Check out booth #56 & 58 in the exhibit hall to learn about our long-standing programs and new offerings.  Several members of our staff will also be sharing details of their work during pre-conferences and concurrent ...

Two NC Organizations Awarded IMLS Grants

Congratulations to NCSU Libraries and the Odum Institute at UNC-CH for being awarded grants from the Institute for Museum and Libraries Services! Visit the IMLS webpage to learn more about grant opportunities. North Carolina State University Libraries: National Leadership Grant The North Carolina State University Libraries, University of Kansas Libraries, and University of Illinois Urbana- ...

Call for Nominations for The William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award

Call for Nominations for The William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award
The North Carolina Library Association is now accepting nominations for the prestigious William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize service excellence in public libraries in North Carolina.  The recipient of this award may be a library leader or an unsung hero/heroine in public libraries. Criteria Any ...

IMLS Is Accepting Nominations for the 2018 National Medal

IMLS Is Accepting Nominations for the 2018 National Medal
Washington, DC — Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services recognizes outstanding libraries and museums that have made significant contributions to improve the wellbeing of their communities. The winning museums and libraries are presented with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for community service. Winning the medal ...

IMLS Accepting Applications for National Leadership and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants

Webinars offered today, July 25 to help applicants submit by September 1 deadline Washington, DC – The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the guidelines for the first round of FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). The NLG program invests in projects that address challenges ...

Let’s Talk About it Program Accepting Applications Now!

Let's Talk About it Program Accepting Applications Now!
Apply to host Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series in your library for fall 2017! LTAI is a library discussion series that is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Book to bring scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, or poetry ...

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!  

Announcing a 6-Month In-Depth Digitization Effort at NCDHC: Underrepresented Communities

From the NC Digital Heritage Center: Here at the Digital Heritage Center we’ve been talking about what we can do to increase representation of underrepresented communities on DigitalNC.org. Serving these communities in ways that respect their priorities and beliefs has become a focus for many libraries, archives, and museums, and we hear partners and other ...

Edge Initiative Workshop

Edge Initiative Workshop
The State Library of NC is excited to announce a two-day, interactive workshop targeting Edge benchmarks, tips for evaluating and assessing your Edge results and strategies for communicating results to stakeholders. This workshop is a joint offering from the State Library of NC and Edge Initiative. By attending this workshop, participants will have a better ...

East Albemarle and BHM Regional Libraries awarded ALSC Grant 1

The Association for Library Service to Children released is most recent round of Strengthening Communities Through Libraries mini-grant winners including Camden Public Library, apart of East Albemarle Regional Library and Martin Memorial Library, apart of BHM Regional Library.  Award winners receive $5,000 to implement STEAM programming for children in their communities during non-school times.  This grant is ...