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 ...

December 2016 Continuing Education Opportunities

Webjuction has put together a list of continuing education opportunities for December.  Remember to check out the Train Station for a complete calendar of CE trainings. December 1 How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring for Non-profits) Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center ...

Fellowship opportunity from the Center for the Future of Libraries

The Future of Libraries Fellowship, a part of ALA, will provide an individual or group with a stipend of $10,000 to advance new ideas and perspectives for the future of libraries through the creation of a public product – report, white paper, video, resource, tool – that will help library professionals envision the future of library collections, partnerships, services, ...

New In-Person Customer Service Training from the State Library 1

Join us for a new in-person training: “2 Angry Customers” presented by Andrew Sanderbeck Not sure how to deal with those angry customers? Andrew Sanderbeck presents an interactive and fun in-person workshop filled with information and experiences that you’ll be using to more effectively work with your angry customers when you return to work! Seats ...

Monthly Report: October 2016

Activities / Accomplishments A preview of NCpedia’s redesigned interface was released in October! Feedback was collected through November 11th and additional changes may be made based on that feedback. 971 library staff across the state participated in filling out the Statewide Continuing Education Survey.  This is an increase of 155 people over last year.  Continuing ...

New Library Director: Lesley Mason, Caldwell County 3

New Library Director: Lesley Mason, Caldwell County
Congratulations to Lesley Mason the new Library Director for Caldwell County as of November 1st.  Lesley comes to Caldwell County with over five years of experience working in Washington D.C. area libraries as well as experience with municipal governments and education organizations.  She was serving as the Youth Services Manager of the D.C. Public Library when ...

2018 North Carolina Children’s Book Award is accepting nominations!

2018 North Carolina Children's Book Award is accepting nominations!
Do your kids have a favorite book published since 2014?  Help them nominate their favorite picture book, juvenile fiction book or juvenile nonfiction book for the 2018 North Carolina Children’s Book Award!  The nomination form is open and available at NCCBA’s new website.  Go to the “Nominate” page or click on “Nominate a Book” to ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: November 2016 1

There are over 80 learning opportunities on a wide-range of topics (many free of charge) available for library staff during November. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional development opportunities: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.libguides.com/trainstation/trainstationcalendar.     LIBRARY COLLECTIONS Spring 2017 Adult Highlights from Workman Publishing Company: Food, ...

Reminder: CE Survey closes this Friday!

The 2016-2017 Continuing Education Survey for Library Staff is still available but will close this Friday,  November 4. The results of this survey will guide the State Library planning in the types of continuing education opportunities we offer for the rest of the 2016-2017 year. So let us know what kind of trainings you’d like ...

LJ accepting nominations for 2017 Movers & Shakers

LJ accepting nominations for 2017 Movers & Shakers
The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. Our 16th annual round of Movers & Shakers will profile some 50 up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians and other library workers to publishers, vendors, and others who ...