If so, then the State Library of North Carolina is a valuable resource that you should know about! See the list below of services offered to Librarians and Libraries.
Library Job List-
The library maintains a list of professional, paraprofessional and State Library jobs that are available in the State of North Carolina. For more detailed information see the post “Need a New Library Gig” that was posted on November 25, 2009. To see posted jobs, click here: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/JOBS/jobs.html
Certification of Public Librarians-
In North Carolina the standards for the certification of public librarians are set by the North Carolina Public Library Certification Commission. The Commission meets quarterly to consider applications from librarians who wish to gain their North Carolina certification as public librarians.
The Commission’s goals are to guarantee the best possible public library service for all North Carolinians, to protect and maintain public library resources, to assure professional management and administration of library programs, and to provide certified professionals to meet the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources’ personnel requirements for state and other aid administered by the Division of State Library.
For more information and to get an application click here: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/plcert/plcert1.html
Continuing Education, Training, and Online Learning-
The State Library’s continuing education workshops are designed to help library staff improve services and integrate technology into their library’s daily operations to provide the best possible service to their customers and their community. Workshops are offered in-person and online over three seasons: spring, summer, and fall. Registration is required; in-person sessions have a fee, online sessions do not.
For more information click here: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ce/conted.html
The State Library of North Carolina assists public libraries in applying for federal Universal Service Fund discounts for telecommunications services and equipment.
For more information click here: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/hottopic/uniserv/UNISERV.HTM
Statistics for North Carolina Public Libraries-
The State Library of North Carolina creates The Statistical Report of North Carolina Public Libraries which provides an overview of the staff, finances, collections, services, usage, and automation in North Carolina’s public library systems.
To see these annual reports click here: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/plstats/plstats.htm
LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act)-
The Library Services and Technology ACT (LSTA) authorizes State Program Grants to State Library Administrative agencies by which federal funds for libraries are disseminated to the states and territories through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).