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Thank you for joining us at the 65th Biennial Conference of the North Carolina Library Association. 

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We look forward to seeing you in Winston-Salem for #NCLA25, October 13-17, 2025!

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Greetings from the Mayor of Winston-Salem!

Librarians Build Communities is proud to partner with the Smart Start Network as the non-profit supported during the 2023 NCLA Conference.  The Smart Start Network is comprised of the North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) and 75 local partnerships that support crucial early childhood programs and services in all 100 counties in NC.

Please help us by bringing a donation of early childhood books to the NCLA Conference!  Collection bins will be set up at various sites for the duration of the conference for your convenience.  We are asking for age-appropriate books that support literacy development in early childhood from birth to five years of age.

These books will be shared with Smart Start local partnerships across the entire state in need of additional literacy support.  Furthermore, library staff will be able to sign up for a future service opportunity with their local Smart Start after the conference.  More information will be shared about the sign-up process soon. If you wish to make a monetary donation in lieu of a book donation, please reach out to Julie Fogg, NCPC Director of Development, at to discuss how best to designate your contribution.

We are excited for this partnership and the opportunity to extend our service and donations to multiple parts of our beautiful state.  Please email Staci Wilson at with any questions.  Thank you!

Conference Store Hours

Tuesday, 10/17: 4:30pm to 6pm

Wednesday, 10/18: 11:15am to 6pm

Thursday, 10/19: 9am to 2pm, moving from 2pm to 3pm, then open in another location from 3pm to 6pm

Friday, 10/20: Open from 9am to 2pm

Social Events

A part of the NCLA biennial conference is getting to know others. Join us for some of these social events - note that all require registration for headcount purposes and some have an associated cost.

Already registered but want to add something? Just Contact Us and select "Registration".

Tuesday (10/17)

  • 09:00am - 12:00pm Pre-conference: Envisioning Trans-Inclusive Public Libraries - $10
  • 09:00am - 12:00pm Pre-conference: Cultivating Copyright Knowledge: Developing Support Strategies for Library Communities (Part 1) - $10
  • 01:30pm - 04:30pm Pre-conference: Privilege, Culture, and Cultivating Community - $10
  • 01:30pm - 04:30pm Pre-conference: Cultivating Your Community and Growing Your Programming with LINC! - $10
  • 01:30pm - 04:30pm Pre-conference: Cultivating Copyright Knowledge: Developing Support Strategies for Library Communities (Part 2) - $5
  • 04:30pm - 06:00pm Exhibit Sneak Peek - FREE

Wednesday (10/18)

  • 12:15pm - 01:45pm WILR Luncheon: Cultivating Community with the Farmhouse Chef, Jamie Dement - $30
  • 04:00pm - 06:00pm Vendor Reception - FREE
  • 06:30pm - 08:30pm Trivia Night: Play to win $50 cash and more prizes!, sponsored by NMRT & YSS - $30
  • 06:30pm - 08:30pm NCLA Endowment Dinner & Event: An Evening of Entertainment at UNCSA. Proceeds support the NCLA Endowment 

Thursday (10/19)

  • 07:30am - 08:45am Beta Phi Mu Breakfast - $30
  • 09:00am - 09:45am NMRT: Coffee and Networking - FREE
  • 12:15pm - 01:45pm REMCO Luncheon - $25 Remco member, $30 Non-member, $15 student
  • 05:00pm - 06:00pm LIS Reception - FREE
  • 05:00pm - 06:00pm PLS Reception - $15 PLS member, $20 Non-member
  • 06:00pm - 09:00pm All-Conference Reception - FREE

Friday (10/20)

  • 12:00pm - 02:30pm All-Conference Luncheon and Closing Keynote - FREE

Conference Rates

Join us virtually on October 16 and/or in-person October 17-20, 2023 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

 Attendance Type
 Members  Non-Members  Content
 Full conference + virtual
 $100  $125  Access to all virtual events + all in-person events, recordings, and virtual posters.
 One day in-person + virtual
 $50  $65  Access to all virtual events, recordings, and virtual posters + ONE DAY of in-person events.
 Virtual ONLY
 $25  $35  Access to virtual only events (Monday, 10/16) + access to recordings of select events (e.g. keynotes).
 Students  $25  $25  Access to all virtual events + all in-person events, recordings, and virtual posters. This rate supersedes other rates that may apply to students.
 Presenters  $75  $100  Discounted presenter rate. Access to all virtual events + all in-person events, recordings, and virtual posters.

Any pre-conferences will cost $10 per session.

Code of Conduct

The North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) values everyone's attendance at our events. We strive to provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment where participants may learn, network and share information with colleagues in an atmosphere of mutual respect. To that end, we request that attendees abide by the ALA Statement of Appropriate Conduct at our biennial conference and other association sponsored events. If you experience or witness something that you feel is in violation of this code of conduct, please contact Dawn Behrend at or 828-467-4735 or Libby Stone at or 704-466-5592. If you wish to report something anonymously, please use this form.

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