Milestones and Memories: The Centennial Celebration

Bracy, Pauletta Brown
December 2004
North Carolina Libraries (Online);Winter2004, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p181
Academic Journal
This article recalls several milestones and memories related to the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA). Three women and four men founded the NCLA in 1904 in Greensboro at the State Normal and Industrial College. The first annual meeting was held in November in Charlotte of the same year. In the 1920s , the organization voted to change from annual to biennial conferences. In the 1960s, North Carolinians for Better Libraries, a statewide citizens' committee, was organized to assist in the formation or revitalization of committees for better libraries and to coordinate their activities with such existing groups as Friends of Public Libraries. Nine regional Governor's Conferences were held during 1990 in preparation for the White House Conference on Library and Information Science held the next year. The NCLA membership listserv was established in 1995; and in 1996, the NCLA Web Page was developed. The first NCLA Leadership Institute was held in 1996. Subsequent ones have been in 1998, 2001, and 2002.


Related Articles

  • North Carolina Library Association 2009 Election Slate.  // North Carolina Libraries (Online);Fall/Winter2008, Vol. 66 Issue 3/4, p76 

    The article profiles the aspiring officers of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) in 2009. Wanda K. Brown, associate director Z. Smith Reynolds Library, conceived that discovering another collaborative partnerships and developing the existing ones will provide additional resources for...

  • Self-service AV collections; Software to track attendance.  // American Libraries;Jan89, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p30 

    Presents a list of questions and answers on self-service audio video collections and software that tracks attendance. Public libraries that currently interfile different media types with books; Libraries that displays audio visual collections on open shelves for self service; Libraries that use...

  • PEOPLE. Cheatham, Bertha M.; Cohen, Andrew // School Library Journal;Sep90, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p146 

    Discusses people involved in the library sciences. Ethel Ambrose was named Head of Outreach Services for the Central Arkansas Library System; Sharon Bart was made Branch Library administrator of Miami Dade Public Library System; Retirement of F. Curtis May, formerly a director of media services...

  • Sharing Our Passion.  // Texas Library Journal;Winter2005, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p128 

    The article suggests approaches on sharing an individuals passion in librarianship in the Texas. People can donate cash via the Texas Library Association web site to help libraries in Texas devastated by Hurricane Rita. Sharing the Texas Library Association Annual Conference with some new is...

  • proposed membership dues increase to be presented at the NLA annual meeting at fall conference.  // Nebraska Library Association Quarterly;Fall2007, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p28 

    The article reports on the proposed increase of membership dues for members of the Nebraska Library Association (NLA) which will be presented at its annual membership meeting in fall 2007. The proposed membership dues increase from the Membership Committee of the NLA was approved during the...

  • Engaging the YALSA Community. Debraski, Sarah Cornish // Young Adult Library Services;Winter2009, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p3 

    The article presents a letter from the president of the Young Adult Library Services Association. A survey of association members revealed that the vast majority of members would recommend that their colleagues also become members, even though they often have to pay their dues personally. A...

  • The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning.  // North Carolina Libraries (Online);Fall/Winter2010, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p1 

    The article presents the author's insights on the journal "North Carolina Libraries" which was published in 1942 and funded by the North Carolina Library Association Foundation. The author says that Frances Bryant Bradburn who has worked since the early 1980s is holding the record for serving...

  • Attitudes of NCLA Members and Non-Members Towards the Association: The Results of the 2007 Survey. Burgin, Robert // North Carolina Libraries (Online);Fall/Winter2009, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p2 

    The article discusses the 2007 survey results on the attitudes of members and non-members towards the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA). It says that the survey, which was conducted via SurveyMonkey, was aimed to determine the value of NCLA to its members and the reasons that prevented...

  • Robert Burgin: NCLA President's Biennial Report 2005-2007. Burgin, Robert // North Carolina Libraries (Online);Spring2008, Vol. 66 Issue 1/2, p2 

    The article offers information on the work of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) from 2005 to 2007. It highlights the four goals focused by the association, which include increasing its membership, making more fiscally secure to function a balanced budget, and more responsive to its...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics