Camden County’s First Library Opens! 7

Photos are from the Camden library’s new blog. Jonathan Wark, Director, East Albemarle Regional Library System & Dare County Librarian; Linda VanSistine-Yost, the new Camden County Librarian; and Mike Renshaw, Camden County Manager, were interviewed for this post. As of July 1, the East Albemarle Regional Library System (EARL) and Camden County are very pleased and excited ...

“Fully Engaged Customer Service” workshops are open for registration 1

The State Library of NC is excited to announce that trainer Cheryl Gould will be back in North Carolina on August 7 – 9 to offer her very popular “Fully Engaged Customer Service” workshop.  Space is limited and a waiting list will be established when the class roster is full at each location.  The registration ...

State Library monthly report, June 2013

Activities / Accomplishments Molly Westmoreland presented a Friends of the Library workshop at the Cabarrus County Library for 23 Friends.  She is planning an Orientation for new public library directors on September 17 – 18.  There are presently 8 new public directors in the state! Raye Oldham has sent out forty-seven LSTA grant agreements to ...

Nominations open for the 2013 “I Love My Librarian Award”

Nominations open for the 2013
Nominations have opened for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations will run through ...

National Public Library Chart Maker (new FY2011 data)

National Public Library Chart Maker (new FY2011 data)
Tom Newman at the Connecticut State Library recently developed a Microsoft Excel-based tool that allows you to select your public library from a drop down list. It then generates dozens of charts comparing different data about your library to four different groupings of other libraries: those that serve a similar population size across the nation, ...

Scholarships to attend NCLA 2013

Scholarships to attend NCLA 2013
The State Library of North Carolina is now accepting applications for scholarship funds to attend the biennial North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Conference in Winston-Salem from October 15-18, 2013.  Priority will be given to first time conference attendees and the brief essay question about benefits of conference attendance will also be weighted heavily in the ...

DigitalLearn.org: new resources for your patrons 1

DigitalLearn.org: new resources for your patrons
The Public Library Association’s new website, DigitalLearn.org, is an IMLS grant-funded project to create an online national hub for digital literacy support and training. This site just launched in June 2013 and includes a collection of self-directed tutorials for your patrons to increase their digital literacy, and (potentially even more useful!) a community of practice for digital literacy ...

Interactive map of NC public libraries 2

Interactive map of NC public libraries
The State Library has a neat new tool for you! It’s an interactive map that shows information about every branch and location for the 80 public libraries in North Carolina, including directions to and from each library. Zoom in to see smaller geographic areas; central libraries are blue and branch locations are red. You can ...

Applications for scholarships to ARSL now open

The State Library of North Carolina is now accepting applications from North Carolina librarians for scholarship funds to attend the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Omaha, Nebraska from September 25-28, 2013.  Since there are limited funds available, this is a competitive scholarship.  Priority will be given to first time conference attendees ...

New library director: Union County Public Library 2

New library director: Union County Public Library
Join us in welcoming Nina Meadows as the new director (effective July 1) at the Union County Public Library. A little bit about Nina in her own words: “I received my MLS from Appalachian State University in 2006.  Upon graduation, I became the Assistant Director at the Caldwell County Public Library and worked with Mr. ...