State Library Services and Updates
Status of services updated February 3, 2021
While State Library Staff are working remotely, email is often the fastest way to contact Library Development Consultants.
Adult and Youth Services
For questions regarding Adult Services contact Jeffrey Hamilton.
For questions regarding Youth Services contact Jasmine Rockwell.
For guidance on tracking statistics, please refer to the FAQ document. General information regarding local COVID-19 responses will be collected on the FY2020 survey. Additional minor changes are expected for the FY2020 survey. Visit LibPAS to view the FY2019 Instructions, Survey Form and training materials.
Questions on the Annual Report, contact Amanda Johnson.
Continuing Education Workshops
For further questions, contact Lauren Clossey.
Procedures for awarded grants are unchanged. Applications for fiscal year 2021-2022 close on March 1, 2021. For further assistance and more information, visit the LSTA grants page or contact Catherine Prince.
Public Librarian Certification
Applications for certification will continue to be accepted and processed. For further assistance and more information, contact Lauren Clossey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Library Management
All in-person trainings for Trustees and Friends are cancelled at this time until further notice. Virtual learning opportunities and resources can be found at United for Libraries and the State Library Trustee Resources page.
For Public Library Management questions contact Lynda Reynolds.
State Aid payments are being processed as usual.
For questions contact Lynda Reynolds.
Government & Heritage Library
Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
LBPH continues to offer service by phone and email, and patrons always have access to the collection through the online catalog. BARD is available for those who use the service and patrons who are not signed up for BARD service can enroll in the service at here or by calling the library at 1-888-388-2460.
Updates from Other Organizations
North Carolina Humanities Council
The Council has suspended in-person Fall 2020 (August 2020 - November 2020) and Winter-Spring 2021 (January 2021-April 2021) Let’s Talk About It series. They are not currently accepting grant applications for this program. See the NCHC website for more updates.