Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Featured in Edge Newsletter

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Featured in Edge Newsletter
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library was recently featured in the Edge Initiative Library Profiles for their success in creating partnerships with local organizations to tackle issues surrounding the digital divide in their community.  Through partnerships, CML has been able to expand outreach to students, host a Digital Inclusion Fellow, and develop a digital inclusion curriculum for the ...

Apply Now: Best Buy Community Grants 2

Apply Now: Best Buy Community Grants
From the announcement: As technology becomes more ingrained in our society, Best Buy knows it is increasingly necessary for youth to develop the 21st-century skills that will set them up for future career success. Yet, we also know that a participation gap exists. Too many teens have little or no access to technology and, as ...

Edge Initiative Report 2015-16 1

Edge Initiative Report 2015-16
Executive Summary Public libraries continue to struggle to meet the technology needs of their communities in an environment of rapid change and slowly rising budgets. In an effort to identify areas of needed improvement, the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) has been an early adopter of the Edge Initiative, serving as a pilot state ...

Alexander County Featured in Edge Initiative Newsletter 2

Last year, the State Library of NC was pilot state for the Edge Initiative, an assessment and tool kit aimed at helping public libraries assess their technology and create an action plan for improvement.  We’re happy to announce that our own Alexander County was highlighted in the Edge Initiative newsletter last month.  See the full ...

Continuing Education: AppState Summer Free-Learning Conference

The AppState Summer Free-Learning Conference, sponsored by Learning Technology Services, will explore and discuss recommended practices for teaching, learning, and eLearning in higher education. The conference is open to educators, instructional designers, administrators, and others using technology for teaching and learning.  Join us on Friday, July 24th, 2015 in Belk Library on the campus of ...

Register now: half day workshops with Jason Griffey on library technology!

Register now: half day workshops with Jason Griffey on library technology!
In partnership with NCLA’s Technology and Trends Round Table, the State Library is excited to announce that we are bringing internationally-known library technologist, writer, blogger, Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and LibraryBox kickstarter Jason Griffey to North Carolina in March! Jason will offer half-day workshops across the state at no cost ...

NC: one of 7 Edge Initiative soft launch partners

Much of the information for this post was taken from the Edge Initative’s webpage. The State Library of North Carolina and twenty North Carolina public libraries are currently participating in the soft launch of the new national “Edge” initiative. The Edge Initiative is a voluntary assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools ...