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  • 11 Oct 2017 8:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nominations are being accepted for Vice President and Secretary

    Here is your opportunity to get involved with an active library association board.

    Metrolina Library Association is currently looking for nominees for the 2018/2019 Vice President and Secretary positions. We have At-Large Board Member positions available also. Vice-President and Secretary positions are a two year position.

    If you are interested, please email the Immediate Past President, Rebecca Freeman, at by November 1st.  Elections will run November 6th through December 1st, and the results will be announced at the December Winter Luncheon event.
  • 07 Sep 2017 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OLAC 2017 Conference registration is now open.

    When: October 26-29, 2017

    Where: The Omni Richmond Hotel in Richmond, VA

    Cost: $270 for members, $320 for non-members

    Details: OLAC 2017 offers attendees a Thursday preconference on Technologies for Data Manipulation and Analysis and 11 different cataloging workshops for audio and video resources, maps, videogames, 3D objects, and more. See the conference program ( ) for full details. Other special events include a complimentary Friday evening shuttle to the Museum of Fine Arts and Carytown shopping/dining, a Saturday luncheon, a Saturday evening reception at the Omni Hotel with a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres, and an optional Monday morning tour of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for an inside look at their AV facilities.

    Workshops: Video Cataloging, Three-Dimensional Objects Cataloging, Cartographic Resources Cataloging, Audio Recordings Cataloging, BIBFRAME and linked Data, etc.

    Register here:

    Registration will close on September 30, 2017.

  • 19 May 2017 7:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Early Registration for the 2017 MLA conference is still going one. The special rate for early student registration will close on the 19th. All regular conference registration prices are available until June.

    Go to this link to register

  • 14 Apr 2017 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spreading the word about a new position at the College of Charleston Library.

    Marketing and Communications: Creates and implements the marketing and communications campaign for the Friends of the Library (approx. 400 members), using print and electronic formats. Designs, writes, and manages production and mailing of the bi-annual Discovery newsletter, monthly e-blasts and other marketing strategies to promote support and utilization of the libraries. Collaborates with Library persoonnel and Marketing and Communication department on the coordination of the overall design and content of communication materials including newsletters, articles, press releases, flyers, brochures and social media messages for the College libraries.

  • 12 Apr 2017 4:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in the preservation and care of scrapbooks. Whether you oversee the care and handling of scrapbooks or work directly with them at your institution, this workshop will address access, conservation, reformatting, and description as it relates to these unique books.

    The North Carolina Preservation Consortium is hosting a scrapbook preservation workshop Friday, April 21 at the High Point Museum. Registration ends April 11, 2017

    More information on the workshop and the registration page can be found here:

    Date and Location

    April 21, 2017
    High Point Museum–High Point, NC (directions)
    8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Networking/refreshments
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Workshop
    Refreshments and a box lunch are included in your registration fee.

  • 12 Apr 2017 9:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you love a book sale and a bargain, come on over to Gaston County's Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.

    Wednesday, April 19, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Thursday, April 20, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

    Friday, April 21, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, April 22, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Open to the public!

    New items every day! 

    Free admission!

    $2.00 and under for most books, Collectibles as priced.

    Gastonia Main Library Auditorium

    1555 E. Garrison Blvd.

    Gastonia, NC 28054

    For more information please call 704-868-2164, option 4.

  • 13 Mar 2017 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

                                          Conference Hotel block of rooms                 

    Hyatt Place Charlotte/Arrowood

    7900 Forest Point Boulevard

    Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 28273

    Tel: +1 704 522 8400

    Conference rate is good through May 25, 2017
     $109 plus tax a night
    Booking link below or call 1-888-591-1234 Reference the ID code at the end of the link
  • 08 Mar 2017 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Health & Human Services Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the academic programs of the College of Health & Human Services. As an engaged faculty librarian in Research & Instructional Services, the person in this position will design and teach instructional sessions, provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and reference services, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

    For more information and to apply for this position, click here.

  • 08 Mar 2017 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Library Media Specialist open til filled

    Under the general supervision of the Principal, to assist students, and teaching staff with an enriching library/media center environment with a wide range of reading and other educational materials; maintains library collection at school site; develops appropriate programs for students utilizing library resources; and instructs students and others on the proper use of the library resources. For More information click here
  • 02 Mar 2017 8:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us for three interesting presentations at Tech Summit,

    Johnson & Wales University Innovation Lab. ​​Registration is requested.

    ​Zachary Broughton

    Topic: Arduino, Makerspaces, and their Role in Libraries

    Description: The aim of this presentation would be to introduce the Arduino platform, take a focused look into where it fits in a library makerspace when compared to other similar makerspace technologies, and close with a venture into the role that this maker technology plays in our libraries.

    Bio: Zachary Broughton is currently in his last semester of his graduate studies at the University of South Carolina. He currently works as a student assistant at Medford Library, which is located in USC’s Lancaster Campus.


    Mark Coltrain

    ​Topic: ​The Embedded Extension Service: Still Growing Like Kudzu


    In 2013, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) partnered with UNC-Greensboro's MLIS program to start the Embedded Extension Service, a 100% online internship for graduate students interested in distance and embedded librarianship. How it works is simple: CPCC librarians train UNCG students on best practices in online embedded librarianship, then the interns are embedded in CPCC online courses. The project has allowed the CPCC Library to respond to the needs of a quickly growing online program. In 2017, CPCC teamed up with South Piedmont Community College to take the project one step further. Librarians from both community colleges are co-training interns to serve both schools' online programs. This accomplishes another of the project's longer-term goals: community college libraries from around the state come together to share knowledge and resources to better scale their services to meet the needs of growing online populations while giving interns practical experience for 21st century librarianship. Join CPCC, SPCC, and UNCG to hear more about our story.​
    Bio: Mark Coltrain is Assistant Director for Instructional and Research Services at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. He graduated with his MLIS from UNC-Greensboro in 2012. Mark’s professional interests are in distance librarianship, instructional collaborations both inside and outside of the library, and connecting information literacy to students’ everyday lives. In his spare time, Mark enjoys craft beer, a good barbecue sandwich, riding his bike, and collecting vinyl records.

    Deborah Tritt

    Topic: Engaging undergraduates through Omeka: Opportunities for teaching librarian skills in the undergraduate classroom.
    Description: As we seek to build our students’ digital literacy skills, librarians are finding new ways to teach our professional skills within the undergraduate classroom.  Omeka, an open-source digital asset management system, is a platform commonly used by libraries and other cultural heritage organizations to house and provide access to their digital collections online. Used as a teaching tool, Omeka gives librarians opportunities to teach students about metadata, information organization, digitization and preservation. This session will provide an insight into Omeka’s use in the classroom, as well as a brief primer for how to get started with Omeka.

    Bio: Deborah Tritt, MLIS, MSIT, is an instruction/reference librarian and associate professor at the University of South Carolina Aiken’s Gregg-Graniteville Library. She is also the archivist for the Gregg-Graniteville Archives and oversees the library’s digital collections. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia, possesses a Master’s of Library and Information Science, and a Master’s of Science in Information Technology. Her research focuses on issues surrounding the practice of librarianship in small and rural academic libraries, and emerging technologies in libraries. Her publications include journal articles in theSoutheastern Librarian, South Carolina Antiquities, Codex, and Computers in Libraries, as well as essays in the South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers, and most recently she co-edited the ACRL publication, the Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations.
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