Library Development Staff
Section Chief, Jennifer Pratt
The Chief of Library Development manages and coordinates the programs, resources, and services the section provides to North Carolina libraries. This position is responsible for directing and supporting the work of the library consultants and for providing statewide leadership in the library community.
Consultant for Public Library Management, North Carolina Center for the Book, Molly Westmoreland
The Consultant for Public Library Management consults with public libraries on management and intellectual freedom issues, administers the State Aid to Public Libraries Fund, provides training for library trustees and directors, and manages the Public Librarian Certification program. The Director of the North Carolina Center for the Book consults with Friends of the Library groups statewide and serves as State Library liaison to the statewide organization, Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries. This position also develops and coordinates collaborative projects of the statewide community of the book to focus public interest on books, reading, libraries, and the literary heritage of the state.
Continuing Education Consultant, Kelly Brannock
The Continuing Education Consultant develops and manages a statewide continuing education program to enhance the skills and knowledge of North Carolina library staff and promote equitable, quality library service to all North Carolinians. Continuing education opportunities offered by the State Library include both in-person and blended learning activities.
Federal Programs Consultant, Raye Oldham
The Consultant for Federal Programs manages North Carolina’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program. This program provides activities and grants supported by federally appropriated LSTA funds that benefit all types of libraries and their users statewide.
Communications & Data Analysis Consultant, Joyce Chapman
The Communications and Data Analysis Consultant supports North Carolina librarians on issues related to communications, advocacy, marketing, data analysis, data presentation, and survey design. This position also serves as the State Data Coordinator for the Annual Statistical Report of North Carolina Public Libraries.
Networks & e-Learning Consultant, Jeffrey Hamilton
The Networks & e-Learning Consultant coordinates online and blended learning staff development opportunities offered by the State Library, administers the State Library's web conferencing software, manages WebJunction North Carolina, and assists libraries with the federal E-Rate program. This position also monitors and supports trends and new technologies in libraries, such as social/collaborative online tools and mobile technologies.
Youth Services Consultant, Lori Special
The Consultant for Youth Services coordinates statewide programs and initiatives focusing on library services to children and teens, such as the Summer Reading Program for children. This position works collaboratively with organizations statewide and nationally to identify, develop, and implement projects and programs for children and teens.
NC Cardinal Program Manager, Tanya Prokrym
The NC Cardinal Program Manager provides strategic leadership and management for the development and implementation of NC Cardinal, a public library shared catalog and statewide library card project. The position also acts in an advisory role for consortium-wide circulation and cataloging initiatives.
NC Cardinal Data Specialist, David Green
The NC Cardinal Data Specialist is a primary contact for data migration and data maintenance issues for the NC Cardinal shared public library catalog system. This position develops and distributes data management policies and procedures, assists with system upgrades, improvements, system problems and errors, and staff training.
Office Manager for Library Development
Provides administrative and clerical support for all library development staff and programs
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Program Assistant