Winners of the 2013 Roadbuilders Awards from NCLA REMCo

Winners of the 2013 Roadbuilders Awards from NCLA REMCo
The NCLA Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) is proud to announce that the following persons have been selected by the Round Table to receive Roadbuilders Awards: Academic Librarianship Alan R. Bailey Associate Professor, Assistant Head of Service & Education Curriculum Librarian at East Carolina University   Public Librarianship Tammy Baggett Library Director Durham County ...

Wireless internet in NC Public Libraries 1

For the first time, the new NC Public Library Survey (September 2013) identified how many branch library locations in North Carolina offer wireless internet to the public. According the 2011-2012 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study (PLFTAS), 91% of public libraries in the United States offer wireless internet. North Carolina’s 2012-2013 data shows that ...

Upcoming webinar: Tips & Tools for Genealogy Reference Service

10-21-2013: A recorded version of this webinar is now available here. The webinar handouts can be downloaded here. Registration is now open for the State Library’s free one-hour webinar Tips & Tools for Genealogy Reference Service, to be offered on Monday, October 21st at 10:30 a.m.   Visit the Train Station to register. Wondering how to help library ...

Upcoming workshops: The Building Blocks of Data-Driven Storytelling

Registration is now open for a new face-to-face workshop:  The Building Blocks of Data-driven Storytelling. (Please note: this workshop is the same content offered at the NC Public Library Directors Association Summit in August 2013). Need help finding and using data about your library and community?  Would you like to use data more effectively to tell ...

Upcoming webinars: 2014-2015 LSTA grants

Update, 11/4/2013: Links to the recorded versions of these webinars have been added below! Registration is now open for three free State Library webinars with helpful information to support libraries in developing strong 2014-2015 LSTA grant applications. 2014-2015 LSTA Grants for Your Library, October 23rd Click here to view the recorded version of this webinar. ...

Digital Inclusion Infographic

Digital Inclusion Infographic
OCLC’s WebJunction has released an interesting new digital inclusion infographic. You can download different versions of the graphic, including a four-page printable version or a full length version, here. Take it! Share it! Show it to your local partners. According to their website (see below graphic): The Internet Is Important To Everyone aims to bring attention to the impact broadband ...

Don’t miss the State Library’s upcoming programs at NCLA

The State Library will be offering a number of great programs and pre-conferences at the 2013 North Carolina Library Association’s meeting in Winston Salem in October. Don’t miss out! Click on the linked title of any program to read the program description. Preconferences Tuesday, October 15th Fundamentals of Grant Writing Grant Writing Tips and Techniques (half ...

Innovative Programming: Banned Books Trading Cards at Chapel Hill Public Library

Shannon Bailey, Reference Librarian at Chapel Hill Public Libraries, was interviewed for this blog post Chapel Hill Public Library is celebrating Freedom To Read with local art and trading cards. What do Maya Angelou, E.B. White, Toni Morrison, and George Orwell have in common?  Over the years – and into the present day – their ...

New Library Director: Laurel Hicks at Gaston County Public Library 2

Please join the State Library in welcoming Laurel Hicks as the new Library Director in Gaston County, effective September 13th 2013.  Laurel grew up in New Hampshire, went to UNC Chapel Hill for library school and graduated in 1984. Laurel has worked at the Gaston County Public Library since 1987, beginning as Reference Supervisor, then ...

IMLS report: Use of Small and Rural Libraries Grows in the Digital Age

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2013 IMLS Press Contact 202-653-4799 Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov New data provide first federal look at these important community institutions. Washington, DC — Rural and small public libraries in the United States are community anchors, providing critical services and resources to meet a variety of local needs. The IMLS brief, The ...