Public Library Section

The next meeting of the Public Library Section will be Friday November 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the South Regional Library in Durham.

 

2013 Conference Programs Sponsored by PLS

 

The Mission of the Public Library Section of NCLA is:

  • To unite NCLA members interested in Public Libraries
  • To provide an opportunity for discussion and activity
  • To seek to fulfill the objectives of NCLA 

If you work in a library in North Carolina, it is important to be a member of NCLA, the professional organization for North Carolina librarians. 

Membership in NCLA entitles you to one section or roundtable at no additional cost.  If you work in a public library, the Public Library Section is your best choice.

Participation:  PLS is able to 

  • Fund and present programs of interest to public librarians at conferences and workshops
  • Support projects of value to all North Carolina libraries
  • Give awards to public librarians for outstanding service
  • Give scholarships to public librarians for the NCLA Leadership Institute

 Leadership:  PLS members are able to

  • Serve as committee chairs or PLS officers
  • Mentor with experienced librarians all over the state
  • Plan workshops, conference programs and other statewide projects, guided by librarians with expertise in these areas

Sharing:  PLS allows members to

  • Develop a wide network of valuable contacts
  • Form instant peer groups through membership on committees
  • Join listservs for PLS members
  • Meet possible employers

When filling out your NCLA application, be sure to check Public Library Section as your free section choice.  It's a great way to support public libraries and contribute to your own professional development!

PLS Officers and Committee Chairs -- 2013-2015

Billy King, Chair
Forsyth County Public Library
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
Kingwh [at] forsyth [dot] cc
336-703-3071

Jason Rogers, Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Wake County Public Library
300 W. Ballentine Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540
JR [dot] Rogers [at] wakegov [dot] com
919-577-1660

Arthur Erickson, Secretary
Greensboro Public Library
219 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC  27402
Arthur [dot] erickson [at] greensboro-nc [dot] gov
336-574-4099

Laura Highfill, Director
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
230 Matthews Station St
Matthews, NC 28105
lhighfill [at] cmlibrary [dot] org
704-416-5000

Lindsey Shuford, Director
Union County Public Library
316 East Windsor Street
Monroe, NC 28112
lshuford [at] union [dot] lib [dot] nc [dot] us
704-283-8184

Pam Jaskot, Past Chair
1529 Sedwick Road
Durham, NC  27713
pam [dot] jaskot [at] gmail [dot] com
919-368-4856

Martha Sink, Web Master
Alamance County Public Libraries
342 South Spring Street
Burlington, NC  27215
msink [at] alamancelibraries [dot] org
336-513-4754

Sandra Lovely, Adult Services Chair
Durham County Public Library
4505 S. Alston Avenue
Durham, North Carolina 27713
slovely [at] dconc [dot] gov
919-560-7409

Nora Armstrong, Adult Services Vice Chair
Cumberland County Public Library
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC  26301-5000
narmstro [at] cumberland [dot] lib [dot] nc [dot] us
910-483-7727

Laura Weigand, Awards Chair
Forsyth County Public Library
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
weiganlr [at] forsyth [dot] cc
336-703-3071

Decca Slaughter, Branch Services Chair
Forsyth County Public Library
3185 Buchanan Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27127
slaughdr [at] forsyth [dot] cc
336 703-2981

George Taylor, Branch Services Vice Chair
Randolph County Public Library

Catherine Rudelich, Collection Management Chair
Cumberland County Public Library
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC  28301-5000
ccrudelic [at] cumberland [dot] lib [dot] nc [dot] us
910-483-7727 ext. 1353

Janet Oliver, Collection Management Vice Chair
New Hanover County Public Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington,, NC  28401
joliver [at] nhcgov [dot] com
910-798-6377

Jane McAllister, Genealogy & Local History Chair
Davie County Public Library
371 North Main Street
Mocksville, NC  27028
Jane [dot] mcallister [at] co [dot] davie [dot] nc [dot] us
336-753-6030

Jennifer Daugherty, Genealogy & Local History Vice Chair
New Hanover County Public Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC  28401
jdaugherty [at] nhcgov [dot] com
910-798-6305

Don Dwiggins, Marketing Co-Chair
Forsyth County Public Library
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
dwiggidr [at] forsyth [dot] cc
336-703-3019

Sara McGough, Marketing Co-Chair
Henderson County Public Library
301 N Washington St
Hendersonville, NC 28739
smcgough [at] henderson [dot] lib [dot] nc [dot] us
828-697-4725

Joan Sherif, Teens & Youth Services Section Liaison
Northwestern Regional Library
111 North Front Street
Elkin, NC  28621
jsherif [at] nwrl [dot] org
336-835-4894

Kelly Brannock, State Library Liaison
S
tate Library of North Carolina
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601     
kelly [dot] brannock [at] ncdcr [dot] gov 
919-807-7416

 

PLS Planning Council Minutes:
March 2013
June 2013
September 2013
March 2014
M
ay 2014

PLS Committees:

Adult Services and Outreach Committee

Awards Committee

Branch Services Committee

Collection Management Committee

Genealogy and Local History Committee

Marketing Committee