Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Please join us for the NCSLA Awards Banquet on April 22nd. This annual event is a cause for celebrating past achievement and looking forward to a bright future. Held at the picturesque Castle McCulloch in Jamestown near Greensboro, we’ll enjoy a buffet dinner, dynamic speaker, and presentation of awards. Our keynote speaker is Guy St. Clair, President of SMR and a past-president of SLA, who will discuss our historical roots and the nexus of knowledge services as we approach our 2nd century. The following awards will go to deserving chapter members:

Horizon Award – presented to a Chapter member who shows promise of becoming an outstanding member of the profession.

Meritorious Achievement Award – presented to a Chapter colleague who has made outstanding or notable contributions to the Chapter and to the profession.

Information Management Award – presented to an organization, served by a North Carolina special library, for its outstanding or notable support of library and information science.

Buffet Menu - Mini tomato and mozzarella bruschettas, mixed greens salad with goat cheese, pine nuts & dried cranberries, parmesan crusted baked chicken, sirloin kabobs with peppers and onions, roasted assorted vegetables, asparagus, mashed potatoes with gravy, rolls, beverages, mini dessert assortment, and cash bar for red and white wine.

Thanks to our generous sponsors! Be sure to say hello and pick up some information about their services!

6:00 - Registration and Networking
6:15 - Buffet Dinner
7:00 - Business Meeting & Presentation of Awards
7:45 - Keynote Speaker

REGISTRATION: SLA members $30, guests and non-members $35, retirees $25, and students $20. Is this your first time attending an NCSLA event? Please enjoy a first-timers’ discounted price of $20. The registration deadline is extended to Friday, April 18th so sign up today!

Questions? Contact Mary Schwartz, Senior Librarian, Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, Greensboro, NC 27410. 336-286-4086.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Instructor: Greg Hohn, Transactors Improv Co,
Date: Thursday, April 3rd
Time: Class is from 9:30-12:30, Lunch and class debriefing from 12:30-1:30
Location: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC
Cost: $69

Applied Improv is a curriculum designed for soft skills and leadership development. It is improv in business, improv for business; an approach that puts the principles and techniques of improvisational theater to work in non-theatrical venues such as corporations, academic institutions, organizations, and professional groups. Through participating in improv exercises and games, participants develop vital professional skills. It is a part of the growing international wave of nontraditional, arts-based educational programs being used to help people become better at—and happier with—what they do.

Authentic and Dynamic CommunicationHow do you bring out the most vivid and honest parts of who you are? This program focuses on self awareness, conveying the importance of your message, and techniques for developing and maintaining self confidence. In addition, participants get better at paying attention and listening to others.

Thinking on Your FeetThe essence of improvising is thinking on your feet, reacting in the moment. Participants become more present and responsive by learning techniques for focusing on the moment and recognizing and preventing the barriers that keep them out of the moment.

Testimonials from clients such as Manpower, UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business, Southern Company, and the EPA are at

Registration fee is payable by check on April 3rd. Class is limited to 24 participants so REGISTER now! Because class size is limited, registration will be binding. We will establish a waiting list for registrations over 24.

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