Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children 1

Texts to PreK Parents Build Reading Skills in Children
Parents of 3, 4 and 5-year-old children are invited to sign up for free text messages from “Ready4K,” provided by ParentPowered Public Benefit Corporation in partnership with the State Library of North Carolina. It’s part of a program developed by Stanford University which shows that fun facts received by texts can greatly increase children’s learning. ...

Monthly Report: September 2016

Monthly Report: September 2016
Activities / Accomplishments The Government & Heritage Library launched its new Book a Librarian service! Consultations may be done in-person or via the telephone! More information about setting up an appointment may be found at http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/services/bookalibrarian.html. The National Genealogical Society highlighted the service in their blog at http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2016/10/neat-idea-book-librarian-service.html. Our State Magazine issues from 2013 have ...

Chat Reference now available from the Government & Heritage Library!

Chat Reference now available from the Government & Heritage Library!
Have a quick question? Need a bit of help with your research? The Government and Heritage Library now offers a new option to chat with a librarian. The service is available by going to our main page or our contact page. The service is only available during our normal business hours of 9:00 am to ...

Meet NC LIVE’s new Assistant Director: Claire Leverette

Meet NC LIVE's new Assistant Director: Claire Leverette
I joined NC LIVE as Assistant Director in August 2016. Prior to NC LIVE, I was the Acquisitions Librarian at Tulane University Law Library in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I purchased new materials, managed subscriptions for print and electronic resources and oversaw the library’s budget. Before Tulane Law Library, I was the Reference and Instruction ...

2016 Call for Microfilm Newspaper Digitization

It is time to announce the 5th annual round of microfilmed newspaper digitization! The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is asking cultural heritage institutions in the state to nominate papers from their communities to be digitized.  We are especially interested in: newspapers published 1923 or later, newspapers that are not currently available in digital form elsewhere online, and/or ...

Meet our staff: Michelle Underhill 1

Meet our staff: Michelle Underhill
Michelle Underhill, Director of the Government & Heritage Library Work responsibilities: As the new Director of the Government & Heritage Library, I provide leadership and support for programs and services that help the Library meet its mission. Our mission is to preserve and facilitate public access to state government information; advance the study, understanding, and ...

We’re hiring: Head of Content and Information Delivery for the Government & Heritage Library

The State Library seeks an innovative, energetic leader to serve as the the Head of Content and Information Delivery for the Government & Heritage Library. This position is an integral member of the GHL Management Team, providing leadership for the library’s digital information management and preservation program; reference and research services; circulation and interlibrary loan services; ...

Pew Research: Libraries 2016

Pew Research: Libraries 2016
The Pew Research Center recently released the results of its most recent study of Americans’ usage patterns of and attitudes towards their libraries.  The results do not show much change from Pew’s last study in 2015 though more respondents did say they look to libraries as a source of credible information. While library visitation has ...

Tell us what CE opportunities you want to see!

The 2016-2017 Continuing Education Survey for Library Staff is now available and open to any library staff. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and will be open until November 4.  If a specific question does not apply to your line of work, you do not have to answer it. If a training ...

YALSA 2017 Summer Learning Program Grants

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced two grant opportunities for 2017. Twenty, Summer Learning Resources grants will be awarded to libraries to support projects serving teens who are English as a second language learners, at risk of failing school or living in socio-economically challenged communities.  Twenty additional grants will be awarded through the ...