Upcoming CE opportunities from the State Library

What do I do with THIS? – Cataloging Genealogy Materials (10/5) by Sonia Archer-Capuzzo 9 AM – Noon Genealogy materials can cover a wide range of subjects and can take a number of different forms. From rare books to maps to unpublished family histories, the genealogy cataloger encounters new challenges every day. Taught by cataloger ...

Pew Research: Digital Readiness Gaps

Pew Research: Digital Readiness Gaps
This is the first of three Pew Research Center reports released this month highlighting issues related to libraries. We’ll be looking at each of them individually over the next three weeks. The Pew Center’s newly released, Digital Readiness Gaps report, finds a wide array of preparedness among Americans when it comes to using technology and ...

Monthly Report: August 2016

Monthly Report: August 2016
What’s new? The latest issue of the NC State Publications Update newsletter was published on August 9th!       Caswell News (1936-1979) has been digitized.         More volumes of Public Welfare Statistics, were digitized and made available online.         A variety of reports from mental health hospitals and ...

PLA, ACRL and ALCTS announce 2017 award and grant opportunities

PLA, ACRL and ALCTS are seeking nominations for a variety of awards and grant opportunities.  See below for details. 2017 Public Library Association (PLA) Awards: Allie Beth Martin Award, honoring a public librarian who has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and has the distinguished ability to share ...

Applications being accepted for Let’s Talk About It series

Apply to host Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) series in your library this winter-spring! 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 illuminate ...

New Director at Mooresville Public Library 2

New Director at Mooresville Public Library
Welcome to our newest Library Director, Marian McDonald Lytle, at the Mooresville Public Library! Marian  began working in public libraries during her undergraduate years at UNC and has stayed in libraries of one kind or another for over 30 years.  She served at Rowan County as both a Children’s Services Supervisor, a school Media Specialist ...

2017-18 LSTA Grant Opportunities Announced

2017-18 LSTA Grant Opportunities Announced
The State Library of North Carolina is pleased to announce the LSTA Grant Opportunities for 2017-2018. Libraries are invited to apply for funding that supports a program or service idea that will solve a specific problem or meet an identified need of the library’s current or future users. EZ Grants are for single year projects. The ...

Win a scholarship to the YSS Biennial Retreat!

The NCLA Youth Services Section has two scholarships to award for the YSS Biennial Retreat October 20-21, 2016. The scholarship will cover room and board. The application is available here. Completed applications should be emailed to Julianne Dunn at  by September 15, 2016. To learn more about the retreat visit the NCLA website.

Save the Date – Virtual Family History Fair – October 15, 2016 1

Save the Date – Virtual Family History Fair – October 15, 2016
The North Carolina Government and Heritage Library, State Archives of North Carolina and the Friends of the Archives will be presenting a virtual family history fair on Saturday, October 15, 2016. We will be having four presentations that will be 30-45 min featuring such topics as using digital collections for genealogy, an overview of the ...

We’re hiring!

NC Cardinal Program Manager **This posting is recruiting for a Full-time, Time-Limited position.** Recruitment Range: $41,149 – $69,300 Salary Grade: Advanced / 76 The mission of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries ...