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The Mission of the Public Library Section of NCLA is:

  • To unite NCLA members interested in Public Libraries
  • To provide an opportunity for discussion and activity
  • To seek to fulfill the objectives of NCLA

If you work in a library in North Carolina, it is important to be a member of NCLA, the professional organization for North Carolina librarians. Membership in NCLA entitles you to one section or roundtable at no additional cost. If you work in a public library, the Public Library Section is your best choice.

PLS Officers and Committee Chairs:

Carrie Lee, Chair

Wake County Libraries

Eva Perry Regional Library

2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive

Apex, NC 27502


Position Vacant, Vice-Chair

Sandra Lovely, Past Chair
Durham County Library
300 North Roxboro Street
Durham, NC  27701
Office 919-560-0168 

Joan Sherif, Secretary & YSS Liaison 
Northwestern Regional Library
111 North Front Street
Elkin, NC  28621


Lindsey Shuford, Director
Union County Library
316 East Windsor Street
Monroe, NC 28112


Position Vacant, Director

Position Vacant, Adult Services Chair

Position Vacant, Adult Services Vice-Chair

Position Vacant, Awards Committee Chair

April Llewellyn, Circulation & Customer Service Committee Chair

 Mooresville Public Library

 304 South Main Street

 Mooresville, NC 28115


Shawna Bryce, Circulation & Customer Service Committee Vice-Chair
Mars Hill Library
25 Library Dr
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Shelia Bumgarner, Genealogy & Local History Chair
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
310 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC  28202

Karen Feeney, Genealogy & Local History Vice-Chair
Forsyth County Public Library
660 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101

Jennifer Rogers, Marketing Committee Chair

Jonesville Public  Library

112 North Swain Street

Jonesville, NC 28642


Position Vacant, Marketing Committee Vice-Chair

Rachel Webb, Webmaster

Union County Library

316 East Windsor Street
Monroe, NC 28112

Lynda Reynolds, State Library Liaison
Adult Services Consultant
State Library of North Carolina
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Participation: PLS is able to 

  • Fund and present programs of interest to public librarians at conferences and workshops
  • Support projects of value to all North Carolina libraries
  • Give awards to public librarians for outstanding service
  • Give scholarships to public librarians for NCLA activities

Leadership: PLS members are able to

  • Serve as committee chairs or PLS officers
  • Mentor with experienced librarians all over the state
  • Plan workshops, conference programs and other statewide projects, guided by librarians with expertise in these areas

Sharing: PLS allows members to

  • Develop a wide network of valuable contacts
  • Form instant peer groups through membership on committees
  • Join listservs for PLS members
  • Meet possible employers

When filling out your NCLA application, be sure to check Public Library Section as your free section choice. It's a great way to support public libraries and contribute to your own professional development!


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