LSTA Recipients Announced!

LSTA Recipients Announced!
The State Library is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Library Services and Technology (LSTA) Award recipients! This year’s LSTA grants total over $2.3 million, and include 39 awards for local library projects that: advance literacy and lifelong learning; expand access to library resources and expertise; promote partnerships and collaboration; and digitize materials important to the ...

Learn about building partnerships from your NC colleagues

Join David Singleton, director of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Trina Rushing, director of Henderson County Public Library tomorrow for a webinar Building Partnerships: Leveraging Edge to Engage Your Community. David and Trina will be joined by Edge trainers to discuss how active community involvement allows libraries to gather feedback on the community’s technology needs from a variety ...

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 ...

Monthly Report: April 2017

Monthly Report: April 2017

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 ...

CE Opportunity: Making the Customer Experience Magical!

The State Library is hosting an all day workshop presented by John Formica, an “Ex-Disney Guy”, where he discusses ways to make customer service interactions and work environments more “magical” by employing Disney’s customer service techniques. See more details below: Making the Customer Experience Magical! – If Disney Ran Your Library What Would it Look Like? ...

Final Call for the 2017 Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference​

Final Call for the 2017 Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference​
We have reached the final week to register for the 2017 Paraprofessional Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, May 12, at Joyner Library, on the East Carolina University Campus.  We look forward to another year of interesting sessions! Many of the topics would be of interest to any paraprofessional working in a public or academic environment.  A link to ...

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 ...