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We are happy to be launching our new, official Facebook Page for NCLA! Please take a minute and “Like” it so that you can get the latest news, events and announcements from NCLA.

Meet Ruth Ramires, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Ruth Ramires – NC Congressional District 5

Meet Alizdair Sebastien Ray, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Alizdair Sebastien Ray – NC Congressional District 7

Meet Stacy Kostiuk, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Stacy Kostiuk – NC Congressional District 10
“I love it here,
I feel at home.
I feel no fear,
Free to roam.”

Meet Alea Mitchell, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Alea Mitchell – NC Congressional District 5

Alea MitchellAlea is from Wilkesboro, North Carolina and is a 2nd grader at Millers Creek Elementary.

Fabulous Friday Mini Conference – Fayetteville

Fabulous Fridays 2014: Reconnect, Refresh, and Recharge

Friday, October 10, 2014 (All day)
Location Information: 

Fayetteville at the Headquarters Library

Fabulous Friday Mini Conference – Charlotte

Fabulous Fridays 2014: Reconnect, Refresh, and Recharge

Friday, October 3, 2014 (All day)
Location Information: 

Charlotte at the ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Fabulous Friday Mini Conference – Asheville

Fabulous Fridays 2014: Reconnect, Refresh, and Recharge

Friday, September 26, 2014 (All day)
Location Information: 

Pack Memorial Library

Meet Andy Killebrew, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Andy Killebrew – NC Congressional District 8

Meet Jessica Slattery, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Jessica Slattery – NC Congressional District 9
“…the library eventually helped me overcome my anxiety toward reading when I was introduced to the animal books in the childrenʼs section.”

Meet Brenna Loendorf , NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Brenna Loendorf – NC Congressional District 10

Brenna is from Stanley, North Carolina and is an 11th grader at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Her excellent video interviews users of her public library and they share why libraries are important to them.

Meet David Simmons, Jr., NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

David Simmons, Jr. – NC Congressional District 5“For me, libraries are a calming place to be in because of their quiet atmosphere and
comfortable settings. They are amazing places that I enjoy being in. They are amazing for one
simple reason ­ it accommodates all types of people and no one is exactly the same.”

Executive Board Meeting, July 2014

See July 2014 Agenda and Reports page for details.

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:30am - 3:00pm
Location Information: 

ECU, Greenville, NC 27858

Meet Benjamin Warlick, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Benjamin Warlick – NC Congressional District 10

Benjamin is from Black Mountain, North Carolina and is a 9th grader at Charles D. Owen High School. His website has excellent design and content and most impressively direct input from his fellow students about the importance of libraries. View Black Mountain news article on Benjamin.

Meet Samuel Kostiuk, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Samuel Kostiuk – NC Congressional District 10
Sam is from Cherryville, North Carolina and is a 5th grader at WB Beam Intermediate School. His video does an excellent job talking about the value of libraries for him and his friend Winnie the Pooh.



Meet Alex Blumenthal, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Alex Blumenthal – NC Congressional District 5

Meet Caroline Burnette, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassador

Caroline Burnette – NC Congressional District 10

“When I was younger, I was told that, “Reading is the magic key to take you where (you) want to be,” and I’m inclined to agree with that statement.”

Government Resources Section Workshop and Meeting

The North Carolina Library Association’s Government Resources Section will host its 2014 Annual Meeting & Workshop on Friday, June 13 at the Caroline D. McCoy Commons Building at Elon University. Food and beverages will be provided in the morning. Lunch will be on your own.

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Meet Jacob Botros, NCLA 2014 Student Ambassadors

Jacob Botros – NC Congressional District 9

Jacob is from Waxhaw, North Carolina and is an 11th grader at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. His riveting video tells his personal story of how libraries helped him and then proceeds to share profound thoughts from many people across the state.



Library Happy Dance Flash Mob

Library Happy Dance Flash Mob and NCLA/ALA Library Rally
Tues. 5/6 @ 3 p.m., U.S. Capitol

“Dance if Libraries Make You Happy”

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Information: 

U.S. Capitol; Washington, DC

Library Rally in Washington, DC sponsored by NCLA

A Rally Sponsored by:
The North Carolina Library Association (NCLA)
The American Library Association (ALA)

Featured Speakers:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location Information: 

In front of the U.S. Capitol
(Site 10 at Independence Ave./First Ave.)

Our Time, Our Future: How Libraries Can Help with Expected Learning Outcomes

As part of the North Carolina Learning Technologies Week, 3 UNC system librarians are hosting the following webinar on Thursday, April 10th at 3:00pm:

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:30pm

April is Membership Month!

During the month of April, we are challenging EVERY member in NCLA to recruit at least one new member. When a person you invite joins NCLA during the month of April, you will both be entered in a raffle.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (All day) - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)

Dance with NCLA!

Join NCLA by submitting your own library happy dance for the 2014 National Library Legislative Day! 

Our focus this year is youth - their voices, their stories, our future. There is something about the joy and power of dance that perfectly represents the value of quality libraries to our society. 

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