Library Development

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Friday, September 2, 2022 - 00:00

Introducing the SLNC LSTA Five Year Plan & Evaluation

The State Library has submitted to IMLS our Five Year Plan for 2023-2027.  This plan takes into account findings and recommendations from the required evaluation of our current Five Year Plan (2018-2022) along with a needs assessment. 
Friday, September 02, 2022

The State Library has submitted to IMLS our Five Year Plan for 2023-2027.  This plan takes into account findings and recommendations from the required evaluation of our current Five Year Plan (2018-2022) along with a needs assessment. 

 text "2022-2023" LSTA Grant Awardees Announced" State Library of North Carolina and Institute of Museum and Library Services logos
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 00:00

State Library Announces Federal Grants to Local Libraries

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The State Library of North Carolina announces the 2022-2023 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees. This year's federal allotment will be distributed on behalf of North Carolina's libraries through programs and services available under the North Carolina LSTA Five Year Plan. The 37 awards, totaling $2,047,954, go to local library projects that:

     • Strengthen Capacity
     • Expand Access
     • Engage Communities

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 00:00

Announcing the State Library of North Carolina's Racial Equity in Libraries Toolkit

The State Library of North Carolina recognizes that deeper learning about bias, structural racism, and racism in libraries is essential for moving the profession forward to create truly diverse and inclusive institutions. Available for all statewide library staff through the SLNC Niche Academy, the Racial Equity in Libraries Toolkit has been created to increase awareness and knowledge around structural racism in the United States, North Carolina, and within the library profession. The interactive nature of this Toolkit makes it one of a kind within the public library world.
Thursday, March 31, 2022

The State Library of North Carolina recognizes that deeper learning about bias, structural racism, and racism in libraries is essential for moving the profession forward to create truly diverse and inclusive institutions. Available for all statewide library staff through the SLNC Niche Academy, the Racial Equity in Libraries Toolkit has been created to increase awareness and knowledge around structural racism in the United States, North Carolina, and within the library profession. The interactive nature of this Toolkit makes it one of a kind within the public library world.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 00:00

Adapting Technology Grant Program Awards Announced

The Adapting Technology program accepted applications that will allow for libraries to improve library operations through the purchase of technology that supports efforts to enable libraries to reach residents, especially in support of education, health, and workforce development needs.
Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Adapting Technology program accepted applications that will allow for libraries to improve library operations through the purchase of technology that supports efforts to enable libraries to reach residents, especially in support of education, health, and workforce development needs.

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 00:00

NC Cardinal Resource Sharing Consortium Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

NC Cardinal Resource Sharing Consortium Celebrates 10th Anniversary!   NC Cardinal celebrates its tenth anniversary this year! This growing consortium of North Carolina Public Libraries began with a group of public library directors envisioning a library card that could be used throughout the state. In 2011 the first five public library systems joined, using the open-source Evergreen Integrated Library System software for their shared catalog. In 2013, sixteen member libraries began sharing materials, including books, videos, audiobooks, and music. By the end of June 2022, NC Cardinal will serve 48 library systems in 62 counties and 4 municipalities.   
Monday, October 04, 2021

NC Cardinal Resource Sharing Consortium Celebrates 10th Anniversary!  
NC Cardinal celebrates its tenth anniversary this year! This growing consortium of North Carolina Public Libraries began with a group of public library directors envisioning a library card that could be used throughout the state. In 2011 the first five public library systems joined, using the open-source Evergreen Integrated Library System software for their shared catalog. In 2013, sixteen member libraries began sharing materials, including books, videos, audiobooks, and music. By the end of June 2022, NC Cardinal will serve 48 library systems in 62 counties and 4 municipalities.   

Making the Most of Going Digital: Best Practices for Virtual or Socially Distant Programs Online

Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Best Practices for Virtual or Socially Distant Programs Online is part of the webinar series Making the Most of Going Digital: Optimizing Virtual Services for Customer Engagement.

Making the Most of Going Digital: Developing Virtual Programming Online

Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Developing Virtual Programming Online

Libraries have been offering programming for decades, and in many cases, the model has been, “Let’s plan a program, promote it, and see who shows up.” This approach hasn’t changed much, even with the proliferation of virtual and streaming programs. In this session, we will discuss a method for planning programs that begins with the end in mind. Starting with identifying your customer’s needs and wants, then developing programs and services to meet those needs and wants. We’ll discuss how to use research – quantitative and qualitative – to plan virtual programs that will engage your customers. We’ll talk about “bundling” programs and services for different audience segments. We’ll also cover how this more strategic approach can save time and resources for your library.