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. ...

Financial Literacy Workshops for Librarians

Financial Literacy Workshops for Librarians
Exciting news! A Training Day for North Carolina Librarians on Free Financial Literacy Resources Do you receive lots of requests from patrons for help with financial matters? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to help make libraries the go-to source for unbiased financial education and resources in every community. This all-day meeting will provide detailed ...

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Featured in Edge Newsletter

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Featured in Edge Newsletter
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library was recently featured in the Edge Initiative Library Profiles for their success in creating partnerships with local organizations to tackle issues surrounding the digital divide in their community.  Through partnerships, CML has been able to expand outreach to students, host a Digital Inclusion Fellow, and develop a digital inclusion curriculum for the ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: March 2017

With 66 webinars covering 20 topic areas, you’re sure to find something that aligns with your individual or organizational goals, or perhaps something to inspire and invigorate your outlook at work. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Training page, where you can also view ...

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 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 ...

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool

New from the Foundation Center: Visualizing Funding for Libraries Tool
The Foundation Center with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has released a new tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, to help libraries explore funding data in a variety of ways including maps, charts and lists. This tool can help those looking for funding identify organizations who have awarded grants to libraries similar ...

Announcing State Library Sponsored Workshops!

“It’s All About the Story” The State Library of NC is proud to sponsor “It’s All About the Story” presented by Library Journal’s 2013 “Mover & Shaker” and author of Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library, Ben Bizzle. Ben’s half-day workshop will focus on using technology and other tools to revolutionize the ways you tell your library’s ...

Continuing Education Opportunities: February 2017

Check out the online CE offerings (most of which are free!) for the month of February. (List compiled by Webjunction via the Colorado State Library). February 6 Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction: Using Readers Rules of Notice (Corwin) Based on Jeffrey Wilhelm’s book Diving Deep into Nonfiction with coauthor Michael Smith, this webinar showcases a revolutionary ...