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This issue of SLNC News features 2024 LSTA grant awardees, knowledge-sharing at the Best Practices Exchange conference and new additions to the
NC Digital Collections.

Explore the best of 2023 with the State Library of North Carolina's Top 5 lists! We've got it covered, from the most borrowed titles to the most visited web pages and more.

The State Library of North Carolina announced the 2023-2024 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees today. 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.

We are pleased to announce the State Library is the new digital home of North Carolina Literary Trails. Formerly under the North Carolina Arts Council, the North Carolina Literary Trails were created to document and share the state’s rich literary heritage.

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. 

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced today the appointment of Michelle Underhill as the new State Librarian of North Carolina.

The SLNC Government & Heritage Library is pleased to announce the addition of two new digital collections to its subscription offerings: the Adam Matthew Colonial America and  Colonial Caribbean primary source collections. These collections are available on site at the Government & Heritage Library or online from anywhere to users with an SLNC Government & Heritage Library card.

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.

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.

As 2021 wraps up, the SLNC Government & Heritage Library staff would like to share the Top 10 books checked out from the SLNC Government & Heritage Library.