Diversifying Librarianship in the 21st Century

Dr Love C. Jones, Cultural Diversity expert,  will lead this virtual session for library staff to explore topics including managing cultural shifts, power and privilege, and matters of race in librarianship.

Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Work Has Changed, How Do We Survive?

Work Has Changed, How Do We Survive?
A Webinar for Library Managers with Cheryl Gould

In this workshop, we will discuss the what, the why, and the how, so that you can start (or keep) moving towards creating a flexible and nimble organization that moves from the old "command and control" management style to a new collaborative style--where managers act more as coaches and facilitators than as directors and critics, and where employees feel engaged and committed to the purpose of the library and feel empowered to get things done.

Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm

National Voter Registration Day Kickoff Event

NC Libraries: Join Us for a National Voter Registration Day Kick-Off Event
Register to join the State Library of North Carolina on Wednesday, August 25 at 11:00 am to hear from other NC libraries that participated in the 2020 National Voter Registration Day, and learn how you can participate in 2021!

Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Weeding: Staff and Community Issues

Weeding: Staff and Community Issues
In recent years, library weeding projects have become increasingly controversial, even resulting in staff mutinies, firings, the resignation and firing of directors. Even when the library’s staff and director have taken care to follow established guidelines, they are accused of censorship, book burning, and destroying public property. How can you safeguard your next weeding initiative and keep it from making local headlines? North Carolina library staff are invited to register for Weeding: An Introduction to Models and Methods, slnc.info/Weeding-2. 

Thu, Jul 29, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Weeding: An Introduction to Models and Methods

Weeding: An Introduction to Models and Methods

Weeding your library collection is as necessary to the health of your library as weeding is to the health of a garden. The evaluation process requires understanding your library’s goals and target audiences, budget constraints, and community needs. In addition, the properly managed weeding project has steps to ensure that books pulled from the collection are treated as potential assets, not just trash. As with most projects, good planning is key.

Thu, Jul 22, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00pm
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