Round Table on Special Collections
The NCLA Round Table on Special Collections was established in 1989. Our mission statement declares that we are committed to (a) uniting NCLA members from all types of libraries who are interested in special collections (b) providing an opportunity for discussion and activity, (c) actively promoting the collection, preservation and use of historical materials, and (d) seeking to fulfill the objectives of the NCLA.
Membership is open to anyone who is a member of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA). Our members represent a great variety of organizations, including public libraries, university archives, manuscript repositories, historical societies, and state libraries. Our bylaws can be viewed here.
Some of our past activities include publishing our newsletter, organizing the popular local history workshops across the state, sponsoring NCLA conference programs on a wide variety of topics, and co-sponsoring symposiums on such topics as collecting, and professional ethics. We also maintain a list of relevant "Links of Interest" for our membership.
Future directions for our Round Table involve learning new ways to share information with a wider segment of librarians and archivists in North Carolina (this web page is one example; our regional workshops are another); expanding our newsletter and issuing it regularly; and increasing our membership.
Interim Section Liaison, Arthur Carlson, carlsonr [at] ecu [dot] edu
Sec./Treasurer-salvzrez [at] elon [dot] edu">Shaunta Alvarez, Elon University
Director- jlsebai [at] waynecc [dot] edu (Jennifer Sabai), Wayne Community College