Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Debbie Balsamo, National Program Manager for the Environmental Protection Agency's Library Network received the North American Quantum2 InfoStar Award, presented by Dialog at the 2010 SLA Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in New Orleans. The award is presented annually to professionals "whose achievements demonstrate leadership and inspire others in their industry." Among other things, Debbie was given praise for her work in implementing the "Ask a Librarian" virtual reference service at EPA.

Debbie is a long-time member and former NCSLA President.

Read more about this award in a press release from Dialog.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Upcoming Events for Fall 2010

NCSLA members spoke and the board listened! A roundtable-style event has been planned for September to address the wide array of interests expressed in the programming survey.

What: NCSLA Roundtable
When: September 17, 2010, 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: US Environmental Protection Agency
109 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Who: All members of the North Carolina library community are welcome to attend—spread the word to your public, school media, academic and special library colleagues!

Registration is open through September 14th, 2010.


Are you a North Carolina librarian, grad student, or new to the area? Want to get more involved with your local professional associations, but not sure where to start? Join NCSLA and NMRT for this unique Networking event in October. Afterwards, meet up for more a more casual networking experience at our networking dinner from 5:30-7:30 PM, location TBA.

What: Joint NCSLA & NMRT Networking Event

When: October 7, 2010, 3:30-5:00

Where: location TBA

Who: All members of the North Carolina library community are welcome to attend.


Save the date for these events later in the year

Educational workshop/seminar on Friday, Oct 22nd at Center for Creative Living in Greensboro, focused on professional attire/presence.

Annual Awards Banquet and Officer’s Installation on Thursday, December 2nd at The Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill.