Monday, September 27, 2010

October 12th Event - Workplace 2.0: Capitalizing on Workplace Diversity

"Workplace 2.0: Capitalizing on Workplace Diversity" presented by Barbie Keiser

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Place: Duke Conference Center at Perimeter One
3005 Carrington Mill Blvd, Suite 125
Morrisville, NC 27560

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Brief Description:
Diversity of staff contributes positively to a culture of understanding that extends beyond the organization, affecting its products, services, and modes of communication with (and delivery to) clients. Demographics and the advent of Web 2.0 social networking tools affect the efficiency with which individuals work and the effectiveness of an organization. This presentation is designed to understand the challenges libraries face assuring that all modes of learning and working are taken into account as new services are designed and technology utilized, particularly for communication and collaboration among staff where not only culture comes into play, but generational issues and approaches.

About the Presenter:
Barbie Keiser is an Information Resources Management (IRM) consultant located in the Washington DC metro area, with 25 years experience in library administration and library education.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The NCSLA Technology Round Table

The NCSLA Technology Round Table was great event! On Friday, September 17, 2010 the chapter held the event at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park (RTP), where NCSLA President Elect and Direct of the EPA-RTP Library Tamika Barnes provided an introduction and overview of the program. There were eight tables of which covered topics concerning OverDrive e-book service, Kindle Service, SharePoint, Data visualization tools, Instructional Tools (i.e. Poll Everywhere), Libraryh3lp, Social media tools to promote collections, and Collaboration tools (i.e. DimDim and Elluminate).

The topic representatives were genially knowledgeable about their subject matters and provided some really useful material around best practices and site references. There were over 50 members of NCSLA and NCLA in attendance. Each presenter had about 15 minutes to talk about their topic and thereafter, members rotated to the next table.

At the end of the day, Tamkia Barnes and Susan Forbes gave tours of the EPA library.

A very special thanks goes to all the presenters:
Elizabeth Caran and Danielle Clark from West Regional Library, Rachel Carriere and Tessa Cierny from the EPA-RTP Library (UNC Contractors), Susie Corbett from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Cory Lown, from North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries, Cass Plater from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Bluford Library, and Jill Robinson from NCLIVE.

Thank you to the RTP Chick-fil-A for donating the meal vouchers which were raffled during the event.

For more information about the event, you can read Tiffany Lopez’s tweets at hashtag #ncsla2010. Notes and commentary were provided by Jamal Cromity and Tiffany Lopez.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

October 7th - Get Connected: Meet Your Local NC Library Associations

Get Connected:
This event is sponsored by the North Carolina Special Libraries Association and the North Carolina Library Association - New Members Round Table.

Where: South Regional Library, Durham
When: Thursday, October 7th 4:00-5:30pm
Cost: FREE

Grab some snacks and speed network around the room, meeting representatives who
will tell you more about their careers, the ways they are involved with their local professional organizations, benefits of membership, and how you might get involved.

Immediately following this event, join us for a Networking Dinner at
California Pizza Kitchen at Southpoint Mall, 6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC

To register for this FREE event & find out more, visit:

Library/Information Science Graduate Students and New Professionals Welcome!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

NCSLA Announces $1000 Paper Award - Sara Aull Paper Competition


Each year the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (NCSLA) sponsors the Sara Aull Student Paper Award. This competition recognizes the best student paper of publishable quality relating to special libraries. The winner of the Sara Aull Student Paper Award receives the following:
  • A $1000 cash prize, to be presented at the NCSLA annual banquet Dec. 2, 2010 at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill
  • An abstract of his/her paper published on the NCSLA Web site and distributed through NCSLA Communicates!, the Chapter newsletter.
  • You must either be currently enrolled in a Master of Library Science or Master of Information Science program within the State of North Carolina – OR – have graduated from such a program within 12 months prior to the submission deadline.
  • The paper should be 5,000 words or less. (In some cases exceptions can be made for longer papers, if given prior permission by the award committee.) It should not have been previously published, nor should it be currently under consideration for publication.
  • The paper will be judged on originality, professional significance, clarity of expression, and relevance to the field of special librarianship.
  • The award will be presented at the NCSLA Annual Banquet
  • The paper may be considered for online publication on the NCSLA Web site and may also be submitted to other publications by the author.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to enter this competition that recognizes the importance of adding to the literature of the field of special librarianship and, as such, rewards students for excellence in writing.


This award was initiated in 1981 to honor Sara Aull who served as editor of the NCSLA Bulletin from 1975 to 1981. Sara 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.


Papers must be received by the awards committee no later than 5 PM, Friday, November 26, 2010, and may be submitted electronically (please submit as a Word document) to Jill Robinson Morris at


Contact Jill Robinson, NCSLA Student Academic Relations Chair, at or (919) 513.0447.