Management Resources

Public Library Standards

The North Carolina Public Library Standards, developed in 2012, are written as benchmarks of conditions necessary for effective library service in North Carolina. Each benchmark is supported by one or more activities that contribute to the development of those conditions.


The State Library of North Carolina participates in the national Public Library Survey administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Many data elements in the North Carolina Public Library Survey form correspond to those required for participation in the national survey, ensuring that North Carolina's public library statistics are comparable to those of the other 49 states and the District of Columbia. Links to data sources for university libraries are also included.

Facilitation Resources

These resources were currated to support North Carolina's implementation of The Aspen Institute’s Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries Report and Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library.

Resources for Boards and Trustees

New! Find manuals for trustee members, meeting ideas, activity templates and much more.