Public Library Section

Register NOW!   Fabulous Fridays are Coming Soon!

September 30, 2016 at the High Point Public Library, High Point
October 7, 2016 at the Pack Memorial Library, Asheville
October 14, 2016 at the Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville

The Fabulous Friday one-day mini-conferences are an opportunity for professionals and paraprofessionals to go to workshops on current topics that are relevant and meaningful to the public library world. Attendees are also given the opportunity to share ideas and network with other library professionals. 

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Description of Breakout Sessions

 
 
Save the Date for This Special Youth Services Section Event!

The NCLA Youth Services Section is excited to announce its 2016 Youth Services Retreat scheduled for October 20-21, 2016.

The theme of the retreat is, “Connecting the Dots:  Identifying, Defining and Refining Your Professional Development Growth Strategy.”

Registration and other information coming soon!

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 NCLA activities

 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 

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

Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Sandra Lovely
Assistant Director for Planning and Facilities
Durham County Library
300 North Roxboro Street
Durham, NC  27701
Office 919-560-0168
Fax 919-560-0137

Billy King, Past Chair
Forsyth County Public Library
North Carolina Room
201 N. Chestnut St.
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
336-703-3071
kingwh [at] forsyth [dot] cc

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

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

Morgan Paty, Adult Services Chair
Wake County Libraries
919-570-7169
Morgan [dot] Paty [at] wakegov [dot] com

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

Awards Committee Chair
Robert Burgin, President
RB Software & Consulting, Inc.
1720 Hobbs Road
Greensboro, NC  27410
rburgin [at] rburgin [dot] com
919-606-9502

Circulation & Customer Service Committee Chair
Marian Lytle
Mooresville Public Library
304 S. Main St.
Mooresville, NC  28115
mmlytle [at] ci [dot] mooresville [dot] nc [dot] us

Circulation & Customer Service Committee  Vice Chair
Andrea Pearlstein
 

Collection Management Chair

 

Collection Management Vice Chair
 

Jennifer Daugherty, Genealogy & Local History 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

State Library Liaison
Jeffrey Hamilton, Technology Consultant
State Library of North Carolina
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7417
jeffrey [dot] hamilton [at] ncdcr [dot] gov ">jeffrey [dot] hamilton [at] ncdcr [dot] gov    
 

PLS Planning Council Minutes:
March 2014
May 2014
August 2014
November 2014
F
ebruary 2015

PLS Committees:

Adult Services and Outreach Committee

Awards Committee

Circulation & Customer  Service Committee

Collection Management Committee

Genealogy and Local History Committee

Marketing Committee