Thanks for helping us Make it Matter in Greensboro last month! It was wonderful to see so many library folks there -- we had 863 attendees, 75 Exhibitors, and 18 sponsors! Check out these photos & tweets from the conference - great for those who were there, and even for those who couldn't make it.

Dale Cousins presides over the opening of the NCLA Conference

We have created a Storify of the conference mentions on social media. This showcases the tweets, public Facebook posts, and Instagram photos of various conference moments. It'll also serve as a great archive. See if your post is there!

Photos of the conference are at Currently the photos are candids taken by members of the NCLA publicity committee ... but very soon they will also include the formal photos from Sapphire Lemon photographer CaShaun Miller. Relive the conference through these great photographs!

What did you like about the conference? What would you have changed? If you haven't already, please submit your feedback at

NCLA 2015 Biennial Conference Scholarship Awards

*Left to right: Kapil Dharm Vasudev, Megan Northcote, Lynette Inez Kendrick and Shelby Lynn Fields.

Pictured above are the recipients of this biennium’s scholarship awards.  All are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in library studies. The awards were presented at the Ogilvie Lecture during the NCLA Conference on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

  • Kapil Dharm Vasudev received the $1,000 Query-Long Scholarship, which is awarded to a student who works with children or young adults.
  • Megan Northcote received the $1,000 Appalachian Scholarship, which is awarded to a student who plans to become a school library media specialist in NC.
  • Shelby Lynn Fields received the $400 McLendon Scholarship.
  • Lynette Kendrick was awarded the NCLA Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.

Uploaded presentations and posters

Follow up on all those good sessions by checking out the list of uploaded presentations and posters at

Want to add your presentation to the list? This news item has instructions.

These instructions only work for the person who submitted the presentation proposal, so groups will need to coordinate.

  • Log in to the conference site
  • Click on My Presentations
  • Click on Edit tab
  • Scroll down to the “Presentation Materials” section
  • Use the File attachments field to upload a file (PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Excel are current allowed file types.*)
  • After you upload your first file you will be given the choice to add additional files.
  • Or use the Link to Presentation field to link to an online presentation.

*Additional file types can be enabled if necessary, contact Laura Wiegand.

Conference Updates

We had a great time at the conference - and we hope you did too! Tell us what you thought by completing our survey. The planning committee gives these comments serious consideration, so help make it matter for the next conference! Survey at

Save the date! Our next conference will be Oct. 16-20, 2017 in Winston-Salem!

Birds of a Feather

Do you want to meet up with like-minded librarians and discuss ... something? Schedule a “Birds of a Feather” to organize a meeting on the fly.  Visit Program -> Birds of a Feather (BoFs) to see the list or add your own!

Volunteers Needed at the NCLA 61st Biennial Conference

Are you attending the NCLA 61st Biennial Conference? Would you like to get involved? If the answer is yes, please consider volunteering!

The NCLA 61st Biennial Conference Planning Committee is seeking volunteers to help with registration, running the conference store, selling raffle tickets, and much more. If you are attending and willing to volunteer, please click on the link below and sign-up for a spot! Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve. Volunteers are an important part of making the NCLA conference a success!

Please us this link to sign-up:

1) Click the link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Leigh Russell!

Leigh Russell
Chair of Library Services and Cultural Enrichment
Pamlico Community College
(252) 249-1851 Ext. 3033

NC LIVE - Platinum Sponsor!

  NC LIVE has confirmed their Platinum Level sponsorship and will also sponsor the All-Conference Reception at the Greensboro Historical Museum.  The following Platinum Level Sponsorship events are still accepting sponsors:

Platinum Sponsorship Events

  • Vendor Reception in Exhibition Hall (Wednesday evening, October 21)
  • All Conference Opening Session and Luncheon (Wednesday, October 21)
  • Ogilvie Lecture with ALA President and General Session (Thursday, October 22)
  • All Conference Closing Luncheon and Business Meeting (Friday, October 23)  -- Featuring authors Margaret Maron & Charlaine Harris