The NC State Library and its role

This is what we'll talk about during the session on Wednesday, 03 March 2021.


The State Library of North Carolina is an institution which serves North Carolina libraries, state government employees, genealogists, and the citizens of North Carolina. The library is the main depository for North Carolina state publications and serves the needs of North Carolina government agencies and state government employees by providing access to information resources that are vital to public decision-making and economic development.
The State Library of North Carolina is a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, an agency that promotes and protects North Carolina’s arts, history, and culture.
The library has two locations, both in the state capital, Raleigh. The main building is located on East Jones Street next to the North Carolina State Legislative Building and near to the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is located on Capital Boulevard.

Plan for the session

Susan Forbes, Assistant State Librarian Susan Forbes - Assistant State Librarian - will provide a very high level overview of the State Library (including NCLBPH) and its history

Tanya Prokrym - Director, Library Development - will provide an overview of all Library Development does including Cardinal, LSTA Grants and State Aid. Her consultants will then provide some more information about their specific areas.
Jasmine Rockwell – Youth Services Consultant
Lauren Clossey – Continuing Education Consultant
Lynda Reynolds – Public Library Management Consultant

Kelly Eubank - Director, Government & Heritage Library - and Jennifer Hanft - Head, Content and Information Delivery, Government & Heritage Library - will provide an overview of Government and Heritage Library resources and services available to all North Carolinians.

Timothy Owens – State Librarian - will stop in to introduce himself

Readings for the session with the State Library of North Carolina

Read these and plan to post a consideration about each of them.
Ask yourselves if this is what you expected from the State Library

The sense of these readings may come up during our discussions with the folks from the State Library.

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