North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association

The North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association (NCLPA) is a round table of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA). Most members are paraprofessionals, but all who advance the interests of support staff in the library workplace are welcome to join. We invite you to contact any Executive Board officer with your questions about NCLPA. Get involved today!

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Call for applications! 2015 NCLA Conference Scholarship

Call for applications! The North Carolina Library Paraprofessional Association is now accepting applications for a scholarship to the NCLA conference this October in Greensboro, NC. You must be a member to apply. To apply, we need two things, a submitted online application, and a letter of recommendation. Please go to this link to submit your application: Then, submit one letter of recommendation (PDF format, please) to nclpa [dot] email [at] gmail [dot] com. Deadline is June 30, 2015.

Snack & Chat in Greenville NC, May 14 2015

NCLPA will host a Snack and Chat at the Sheppard Memorial Library in the Meeting Room on Thursday, May 14 2015 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. (Note: this event is neither sponsored by nor endorsed by Sheppard Memorial Library.)
We invite all library staff living/working/visiting the area to stop by for a snack and an opportunity to chat with NCLPA Executive Board Members.
NCLPA will also have an information table at the ECU Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference on Friday May 15.
Hope to see you there!

NCLPA Scholarship for the NCLA Conference

The NCLPA (NC Library Paraprofessionals) will be offering a $100 NCLA conference scholarship to NCLPA members in good standing. I'll be posting details about how to apply in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you are not an NCLPA member, please consider joining so that you will be eligible!

More details about the scholarship to come!

11th Annual Paraprofessional Conference - Friday, May 15, 2015

Registration announced Friday, March 20, 2015.
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Latest information on 2015 Joyner Paraprofessional Conference

Joyner Library Support Staff Assembly will host the Eleventh Annual Paraprofessional Conference on Friday, May 15, 2015. The planning committee would like to extend a call for proposals at this time. The conference is a day-long series of sessions aimed at providing instruction and information for library paraprofessionals in support of our work. The theme this year is: Zen and the Art of Library Development. Library services are constantly evolving to meet the needs of patrons. What strategies are being employed in libraries to provide access to collections and services? What ideas can you share to shed light on current topics evolving in the landscape of library services? Are there ideas that have worked in your library that others can utilize?

For those interested in presenting a proposal please consider the following:

Session length: 1 hour

Topic: Adherence to the theme is not mandatory and a wide range of topics will be considered. Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to do so. Presentations should be relevant to library paraprofessionals working in academic, public, school, or special libraries.

Please include in your proposal the following:
1. Contact details (including your name, telephone number, and email address)
2. Presentation topic
3. A brief description of your presentation
4. Type of Program
• Presentation
• Hands-on Workshop
• Other (please provide details)
5. Any special technology requirements.

Questions and submissions can be directed to either Rebecca Harrison at harrisonre [at] ecu [dot] edu or 252-328-0240 or Leland Geletka at geletkal [at] ecu [dot] edu 252-328-0239.

Deadline: March 13, 2015.

May 6th conference in Greenville, NC

When can I get a registration form for this conference? Where is the web page for NCLPA This one is out dated.

10th Incarnation of Joyner Library Paraprofessional Conference

Please check for latest information about the 2014 Paraprofessional Conference at ECU on the NCLPA blog Paraprose.