New Director: Virginia Sharp March, Onslow County Public Library 6

New Director: Virginia Sharp March, Onslow County Public Library
Virginia Sharp March is the new Director of the Onslow County Public Library.  Previously, she was the Director of the Perry Public Library (Lake County), Ohio for 10 years and was previously the Director of the Harbor-Topky Memorial Library in Ashtabula, Ohio.  She was active in the Ohio library community, having served as the chairperson ...

New Director: Albemarle Regional Library 4

New Director: Albemarle Regional Library
Congratulations to Jennifer Patterson, the new director of Albemarle Regional Library. Jennifer was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She graduated from Winston-Salem State in May of 2010 with a BA in History and minors in Middle Grades Education and English. A little more about herself, in her own words: “I have always been ...

Monthly Report: November 2016

Monthly Report: November 2016
In cooperation with the Governor Morehead School and the Division of Services for the Blind, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) sponsored a program “A Celebration of Cooking” at the Governor Morehead School. The main speaker was Christine Ha, who has a visual impairment and won the Master Chef competition on TV. ...

North Carolina Library Director’s Association Awards

The North Carolina Library Director Association held their annual awards banquet in Chapel Hill, December 1.  Congratulations to the following award recipients: Personal Awards: Library Champion and Distinguished Service Award: Rep. Pat McElraft (13th District) Lifetime Achievement Award: Louise Humphrey (former director of Hickory Public Library) Library Friend of the Year: John Wright (Madison County ...

Two Local Award Winners! 2

Two Local Award Winners!
  Congratulations to Kathryn Cole from Northside Elementary School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina for winning an I Love My Librarian award! Kathryn was one of 10 librarians selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie ...

December 2016 Continuing Education Opportunities

Webjuction has put together a list of continuing education opportunities for December.  Remember to check out the Train Station for a complete calendar of CE trainings. December 1 How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring for Non-profits) Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center ...

Fellowship opportunity from the Center for the Future of Libraries

The Future of Libraries Fellowship, a part of ALA, will provide an individual or group with a stipend of $10,000 to advance new ideas and perspectives for the future of libraries through the creation of a public product – report, white paper, video, resource, tool – that will help library professionals envision the future of library collections, partnerships, services, ...

New In-Person Customer Service Training from the State Library 1

Join us for a new in-person training: “2 Angry Customers” presented by Andrew Sanderbeck Not sure how to deal with those angry customers? Andrew Sanderbeck presents an interactive and fun in-person workshop filled with information and experiences that you’ll be using to more effectively work with your angry customers when you return to work! Seats ...

Monthly Report: October 2016

Activities / Accomplishments A preview of NCpedia’s redesigned interface was released in October! Feedback was collected through November 11th and additional changes may be made based on that feedback. 971 library staff across the state participated in filling out the Statewide Continuing Education Survey.  This is an increase of 155 people over last year.  Continuing ...

New Library Director: Lesley Mason, Caldwell County 3

New Library Director: Lesley Mason, Caldwell County
Congratulations to Lesley Mason the new Library Director for Caldwell County as of November 1st.  Lesley comes to Caldwell County with over five years of experience working in Washington D.C. area libraries as well as experience with municipal governments and education organizations.  She was serving as the Youth Services Manager of the D.C. Public Library when ...