Posted on May 9, 2013.
Posted on January 9, 2013.
Join us at the next Job Hunters’ Discussion Group meeting on Thursday, January 31st! Space is limited so please R.S.V.P. to Jackie Kilberg, Discussion Leader at email@example.com as soon as possible.
When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Where: South Regional Library
4505 S. Alston Avenue
Durham, North Carolina 27713
Posted on November 6, 2012.
Each year the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (NCSLA) sponsors the Sara Aull Student Award. This competition was initiated in 1981 to honor former member Sara Aull by promoting student participating in NCSLA. Sara Aull served as editor of the NCSLA Bulletin from 1975 to 1981. She had been an active member of the Special Libraries Association from 1952 (then as Science Librarian at the University of Houston in Texas) until her death in January 1998 in Landis, NC. In 1973 Sara Aull received the honor of being inducted into the SLA Hall of Fame.
Recipients of the Sara Aull award will receive the following:
v What is the value of participating in NCSLA and how it will contribute to your professional development?
v What contributions can you make to the profession through your participation in NCSLA?
Submit the above documents in PDF, Rich Text Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word files by email to Billy Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Applications must be received by Monday November 26, 2012**
Applications will be reviewed by the award committee and the recipient of the award will be announced at the NCSLA Annual Banquet on December 3, 2012.
Posted on October 25, 2012.
It’s time for NCSLA’s Annual Banquet!
Join your friends and colleagues at Parizade Restaurant in Durham as we celebrate the past year and look forward to the next. After networking and dinner, we will have a short business meeting and present awards.
Space is limited so register soon…this promises to be a memorable event that you won’t want to miss!
NCSLA Officer Installation and Awards Banquet
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 pm.
220 W. Main St.
6:00 – 7:00 Registration and Networking
7:00 – 7:45 Plated Dinner
7:45 – 8:30 Business Meeting and Awards Presentation
SLA Members, $40
Non-Members & Guests, $50
SLA Member Students, $25
Non-Member Studnets, $35
Please RSVP by November 26, 2012 at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012NCSLA_Banquet
At this event, we will be collecting items for Urban Ministries of Durham to assist residents in need. If you are interested in contributing, a list of needed items is available at:
Questions? Please contact Terry B. Hill, email@example.com
Terry B. Hill
Posted on October 25, 2012.
Thank you for registering for the 2012 NCSLA Annual Banquet. To complete your registration, please select the correct fee designation and submit your payment via PayPal. Payment must be received by Friday, November 26, 2012 and refunds are not possible after that date.
If payment is made through Paypal under a different name than used in registration, please indicate that in the text box above the Paypal button.
If you have questions, please contact Thea Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on October 10, 2012.
On Friday, October 19th, the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will present, Staying Safe and Sane: Fair Use, Digitization, and Best Practices for Special Librarians. Three experts will share their insights during what promises to be a very informative program.
The panel will consist of:
-William Cross, Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU Libraries,
-Kevin Smith, Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke University Libraries
-Anne Gilliland is Scholarly Communications Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries
During the program, they will cover:
1. Overview of copyright and fair use with a focus on using music and video.
2. Issues in preservation and digitization including orphan works.
3. Best practices and the librarian’s role as an agent – duty to monitor patrons, when to intervene in cases of potential abuse, and how to deal with administrators, faculty, and other people in authority who are demanding more than you are comfortable with.
The program will be held from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park. An optional, on-site networking lunch will follow the program.
Register by October 17, 2012 at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/
Posted on October 9, 2012.
First Year Director Bios (alphabetical order)
Susan Craft obtained her MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill in August 2012. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Mississippi with degrees in English and French and minors in chemistry and math. While a student at UNC, she was an intern at the US Environmental Protection Agency Library and won the 2011 Sara Aull Student Paper Award. She went on to present this paper as a contributed paper at the SLA 2012 Conference in Chicago.
In May 2012, Susan joined the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as a librarian. There, she helps with researching, categorizing and managing companies in the NCBiotech Company Directory, sending biotech and funding news to staff and assisting clients with information needs. She is currently a member of the NCSLA Communications Committee.
I have been on the library staff at The News & Observer since 1987 and director since 1993.
In addition to providing research and maintaining the archive and intranet, I also maintain a local history blog, publishing content from the blog in a weekly column, maintain our moms’ website, and provide content for a published daily feature of online conversation.
I have served NC/SLA in the past as president, president elect, education chair, and secretary. I was also a director from 1997 to 2002 and the chapter webmaster from 2003 to 2007. As education chair, I coordinated two day-long professional development seminars.
I have been active in the SLA News Division, serving as chair, chair-elect and professional development chair. As chair-elect, I was responsible for all division programming at the national conference. I also ran two full-day CE workshops at the national conference.
At the N&O, I was responsible for newsroom staff development for four years, creating ongoing workshops and programming outside speakers from the community and throughout the industry. I also worked with the development of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and maintained their website for its first year. I am currently working with the NC Scholastic Media Association at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication to conduct its yearly high school journalism workshop.
Mohan Ramaswamy is the Librarian for the Life Sciences and Graduate Services for the North Carolina State University Libraries. Mohan provides research support for agriculture and life sciences users, coordinates graduate student services, and organizes research workshops. Previously, Mohan served as an Associate Professor and Science Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries. Mohan served as a director of the United States Agriculture Information Network Executive Council during 2008-2009, and he has served in several USAIN committees. Mohan has also served as the chair of the American Library Association’s Equality Award Jury and in several committees of ALA and Kansas Library Association. Mohan has a PhD in entomology, and he has served as a faculty member in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India, from 1988 to 2000.
Posted on October 9, 2012.
President-elect Bios (alphabetical order)
Jeanne Hoover is the Science Reference Librarian at East Carolina University. At East Carolina, Jeanne serves as the liaison librarian to the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Nutrition Science, and the College of Health and Human Performance. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jeanne has a M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University. Initially, Jeanne’s involvement in SLA began during library school when she served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Special Libraries Association Pittsburgh Student Group and participated in the larger SLA Pittsburgh Chapter. Currently, she serves as the Communications Leader for NCSLA. Jeanne is interested in advancing professional development opportunities for NCSLA members, especially for members who are unable to attend events due to distance and/or travel funds.
Tiffany López is the reference librarian at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, the Triangle’s largest business and litigation law firm. Prior to taking on this role, Tiffany was the Assistant Library Network Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency, a position that she describes as being a “librarian to the librarians” at the agency. Tiffany served as the NCCU student chapter president during library school; upon graduation, she was elected to the three-year director position on the NCSLA board. In this capacity, Tiffany has assisted with event planning and hosting, she began the formal process of polling members for programming feedback and ideas, and she has worked on a complete overhaul of the North Carolina Chapter Practices. Tiffany was the recipient of NCSLA’s 2011 Horizon Award, and looks forward to furthering her leadership experience within the chapter. She hopes to strengthen communication within the chapter, capitalize on collaborative programming opportunities, and enhance the overall member experience.
Posted on September 28, 2012.
Find numerous professional development opportunities, upcoming & past events, new member services, and updates from NCSLA president, Susan Forbes! You can access the newsletter here or by going to the About Us section of our website.
Posted on September 19, 2012.
Are you in need of practical help navigating your job search? Do you need moral support and are willing to share your experiences with others who are in similar situations? Then the NCSLA Job Hunters’ Discussion Group is for you.
This new group will be open to SLA members who are seasoned librarians actively looking for work. Space is limited so please R.S.V.P. to Jackie Kilberg, Discussion Leader at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Meetings will be held monthly and continue for six months after which members can choose to stay or leave to allow new members to join. Members’ names and what is discussed in the group will be kept confidential.
Topics of discussion will include: preparing for an interview, searching for jobs that do not have the word “librarian” in the title, resume and cover letter tips. The discussions will be informal, usually beginning by going around the table so those present can report on their own activities and news since the last meeting. Time will be allotted at the end of each meeting to choose the topic for the next meeting.
Meetings will be held on the last Monday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Western Campus Library of Wake Tech Community College located at 3434 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. I am looking forward to meeting our new discussion group members.