May CE workshops offered by the State Library

May CE workshops offered by the State Library
The State Library of North Carolina is offering these in-person workshops in the month of May. Andrew Sanderbeck presents “2 Angry Customers” (Customer Service Workshop)Back by popular demand! Not sure how to deal with those angry or frustrating customers? Andrew Sanderbeck presents an interactive and fun in-person workshop filled with information, experiences, and strategies that you can use to more effectively work with your most challenging customers. Seats are limited, so ...

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 ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: April 2017

There are over 80 FREE online learning opportunities for you to participate in this month. Many thanks to the Wyoming State Library and Webjunction for compiling and sharing this list. VISIT http://www.webjunction.org/find-training/free-events.html – to register for a course or read a course abstract, scroll to the bottom of the webpage. These courses are also featured on the State Library of ...

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 ...

Infopeople Course Scholarships: Serving People with Mental Illness at Your Library

The State Library of North Carolina is providing scholarships for 15 participants in the 4-week Infopeople online course “Serving People with Mental Illness At Your Library”. See Infopeople’s description of the online course below: Course length: April 25 – May 22 Are you sometimes frustrated by your interactions with customers you suspect have a mental illness? Would you ...

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. ...

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar – March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)

Finding Female Ancestors Webinar - March 22, 2017, 10:00am (EST)
In honor of Women’s History Month the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library is offering a  free online webinar on researching female ancestors.  This one hour online webinar will explore resources and practices in finding the women in your family tree using research tools and materials in the NC Government and Heritage Library.  Open to ...

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 ...

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!  

State Library sponsored CE: Collection Development Basics & Beyond with Vnuk

State Library sponsored CE: Collection Development Basics & Beyond with Vnuk
The State Library of North Carolina is excited to offer a half-day training with Rebecca Vnuk entitled “Collection Development: Basics & Beyond”. Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Rebecca will ...