Public Library Section

Don't miss these 2013 Conference Programs Sponsored by PLS!

From Community Reads to Readers' Advisory, Genealogy to Marketing, lunch with authors Allan Wolf or Charles and Caroline Todd, there's something for everyone at a PLS sponsored 2013 Conference program!

2012 PLS Fabulous Fridays Workshops

2012 PLS Leadership Institute Scholarships

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 -- 2012-2013

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

Billy King, Vice Chair/Chair Elect
Forsyth County Public Library
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
kingwh [at] forsythlibrary [dot] org
336 703-3071

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

David Singleton, Director
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC  28202
dsingleton [at] plcmc [dot] org
704 416-0612

Chuck Ebert, Director
Durham County Library
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC  27702
cebert [at] co [dot] durham [dot] nc [dot] us
919 560-0142

MJ Wilkerson, Past Chair
Alamance County Public Library
342 South Spring Street
Burlington, NC  27215
mwilkerson [at] alamancelibraries [dot] org
336 229-3588

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

JR Rogers, Adult Services
Wake County Library/Cameron Village
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27605
JR [dot] Rogers [at] wakegov [dot] com
919 856-6710

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

Decca Slaughter, Branch Services
Southside Branch Library (FCPL)
3185 Buchanan Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27127
slaughdr [at] forsythlibrary [dot] org
336 703-2981

Catherine Rudelich, Collection Management
Cumberland County Public Library
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC  28301-5000
Deborah_Wadleigh [at] onslowcountync [dot] gov (c)crudelic [at] cumberland [dot] lib [dot] nc [dot] us
910-483-7727 ext. 1353

Jane McAllister, Genealogy & Local History
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
Special Collections Librarian
New Hanover County Public Library
Wilmington, NC  
jdaugherty [at] nhcgov [dot] com
(910) 798-6305

Vacant, Marketing


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


PLS Planning Council Minutes:
February 2012
May 2012
August 2012
November 2012
March 2013

PLS Committees:

Adult Services and Outreach Committee

Awards Committee

Branch Services Committee

Collection Management Committee

Genealogy and Local History Committee

Marketing Committee