Monday, October 18, 2010

The Get Connected: Meet Your Local NC Library Associations

The Get Connected: Meet Your Local NC Library Associations event took place on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at the beautiful new South Regional Library in Durham. The North Carolina Special Libraries Association and the North Carolina Library Association- New Members Round Table sponsored this free event. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with association representatives and learn more about the North Carolina library associations as well as the Special Libraries Association and the American Libraries Association. Sixteen NCLA and NCSLA representatives spoke with twenty-five participants about their leadership roles in library associations. The participants ranged from MLS students to new or newly relocated professionals. Dave Trudeau, Library Director at Vance-Granville Community College, won a $25 gas card. A networking dinner at California Pizza Kitchen at Southpoint Mall followed the event with twenty-two people participating.

The NCSLA and NCLA representatives:
Jamal Cromity & Tamika Barnes, President & President-Elect- NCSLA
Jill Robinson Morris, NCSLA Student Relations Chari & NCLA New Members Round Table
Tiffany Lopez & Susan Forbes, 1st and 3rd year Directors - NCSLA
Sherwin Rice, President, Executive Board - NCLA
Rodney Lippard, ALA Council, Executive Board- NCLA
Betty Garrison & Kathy Makens, Business Librarians in North Carolina (BLINC) – NCLA
Mark Sanders, Reference & Adult Services Section – NCLA
Carolyn Willis & Suchi Mohanty, College & University Section – NCLA
Jason Tomberlin, Round Table on Special Collections – NCLA
Meralyn Meadows, North Carolina Library Paraprofessionals Association - NCLA
Terri Luke, Public Library Section – NCLA
Iyanna Sims, Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) – NCLA
Jennifer Hanft, Membership and New Members Round Table - NCLA

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