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April is Membership Month!

During the month of April, we are challenging EVERY member in NCLA to recruit at least one new member. When a person you invite joins NCLA during the month of April, you will both be entered in a raffle.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (All day) - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)

Meet Benjamin Warlick, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Benjamin Warlick – NC Congressional District 10

Benjamin is from Black Mountain, North Carolina and is a 9th grader at Charles D. Owen High School. His website has excellent design and content and most impressively direct input from his fellow students about the importance of libraries. View Black Mountain news article on Benjamin.

Meet Samuel Kostiuk, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Samuel Kostiuk – NC Congressional District 10
Sam is from Cherryville, North Carolina and is a 5th grader at WB Beam Intermediate School. His video does an excellent job talking about the value of libraries for him and his friend Winnie the Pooh.
 

 

Meet Alex Blumenthal, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Alex Blumenthal – NC Congressional District 5

Meet Caroline Burnette, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Caroline Burnette – NC Congressional District 10

“When I was younger, I was told that, “Reading is the magic key to take you where (you) want to be,” and I’m inclined to agree with that statement.”

Government Resources Section Workshop and Meeting

Save the Date!

The Government Resources Section of NCLA will have a day-long workshop and meeting on Friday June 13th, 2014 at Elon University.

Stay tuned for more details and programming information.

Date: 
Friday, June 13, 2014 (All day)

Meet Jacob Botros, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassadors

Jacob Botros – NC Congressional District 9

Jacob is from Waxhaw, North Carolina and is an 11th grader at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. His riveting video tells his personal story of how libraries helped him and then proceeds to share profound thoughts from many people across the state.

 

 

Library Happy Dance Flash Mob

Library Happy Dance Flash Mob and NCLA/ALA Library Rally
Tues. 5/6 @ 3 p.m., U.S. Capitol

“Dance if Libraries Make You Happy”

Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Information: 

U.S. Capitol; Washington, DC

Library Rally in Washington, DC sponsored by NCLA

A Rally Sponsored by:
The North Carolina Library Association (NCLA)
The American Library Association (ALA)

Featured Speakers:

Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location Information: 

In front of the U.S. Capitol
(Site 10 at Independence Ave./First Ave.)

NCLA 61st Biennial Conference 2015

Save the dates! Look for details in 2015!

Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (All day) - Friday, October 23, 2015 (All day)
Location Information: 

Koury Center; Greensboro, NC

Our Time, Our Future: How Libraries Can Help with Expected Learning Outcomes

As part of the North Carolina Learning Technologies Week, 3 UNC system librarians are hosting the following webinar on Thursday, April 10th at 3:00pm:

Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:30pm

Dance with NCLA!

Join NCLA by submitting your own library happy dance for the 2014 National Library Legislative Day! 

Our focus this year is youth - their voices, their stories, our future. There is something about the joy and power of dance that perfectly represents the value of quality libraries to our society. 

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Regulate this! Federal Regulations

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them. We are three years old in April 2014 and still rocking government information!

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

2014 Student Library Ambassadors for National Library Legislative Day

The North Carolina Library Association is pleased to announce that the inaugural cohort of the Student Library Ambassadors has been confirmed. 15 students from around the State have been selected to represent the libraries in North Carolina at the National Library Legislative Day, May 5-6 2014.
 

NMRT Networking Lunch in Wilmington

Join us for lunch and mingling at the Mellow Mushroom.

Contact coatsl [at] uncw [dot] edu (Lisa Coats) for information.

Date: 
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location Information: 

Mellow Mushroom (http://mellowmushroom.com/store/wilmington) 4311 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

Free workshop in Clyde on NCLIVE business resources

Feel like you need to call an expert to meet the information needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs in your community?  This new NCLIVE-BUSINESS workshop will help you develop the expertise and confidence you need to respond to your community's need for business information.

Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 (All day)
Location Information: 

Clyde, NC

Free workshop in King's Mountain on NCLIVE business resources

Feel like you need to call an expert to meet the information needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs in your community?  This new NCLIVE-BUSINESS workshop will help you develop the expertise and confidence you need to respond to your community's need for business information.

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 (All day)
Location Information: 

King's Mountain, NC

Free workshop in Wilmington on NCLIVE business resources

Feel like you need to call an expert to meet the information needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs in your community?  This new NCLIVE-BUSINESS workshop will help you develop the expertise and confidence you need to respond to your community's need for business information.

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (All day)
Location Information: 

Wilmington, NC

Free workshop in Smithfield on NCLIVE business resources

Feel like you need to call an expert to meet the information needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs in your community?  This new NCLIVE-BUSINESS workshop will help you develop the expertise and confidence you need to respond to your community's need for business information.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (All day)
Location Information: 

Smithfield, NC

BLINC Spring Workshop

BLINC's spring workshop has been rescheduled and will now be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Elon. Please join us for our quartlery workshop. It's free and open to anyone, as always!

Where:

Elon University’s Belk Library
308 N O'Kelly Ave, Elon, NC 27244

Date: 
Monday, March 24, 2014 (All day)

Victory for 'The House of the Spirits' in Watauga Co.; Board votes 3-2 against banning book

Faced with deciding the final outcome of a parent-led challenge to remove “The House of the Spirits,” by Chilean author Isabel Allende, from its 10th-grade Honors English class, the Watauga County School Board voted by a 3-2 margin on Thursday night to retain the controversial novel in the curriculum.

Boone Rally and News Conference Scheduled to Support ‘The House of the Spirits’

WHAT: Community rally and news conference to urge officials to keep “The House of the Spirits” in Watauga County high school honors curriculum, followed by board vote

Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Location Information: 

Table Rock Room in the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State University (Boone)

Decision Time for ‘The House of the Spirits’ Challenge in Watauga County

On Thursday, February 27, the Watauga County Board of Education is scheduled to issue a final ruling in a book challenge seeking to remove Isabel Allende’s “The House of the Spirits” from the county high school curriculum.  Allende’s critically acclaimed novel is part of the honors English curriculum for 10th-graders at Watauga High Sch

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Tracking Legislation

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.

Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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