The mission of the Advocacy Committee is to promote the school library media profession and the value of school library media programs in the learning process through advocacy efforts targeted at stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the community. The committee may have up to 8 members representing the geographic regions of the state. The Section Chair is an ex-officio member of this committee.
The mission of the Archives committee is to acquire, evaluate, organize, maintain, and provide access to the historical documents of NCSLMA. This Special Committee may have up to two additional members. This committee is responsible for receiving, sorting, and preserving materials of the association on a timely basis. All archived materials shall be digitized and safely secured.
Items to be archived include, but are not limited to the following:
Operates according to the responsibilities and procedures outlined in Battle of the Books Manual for the current year
Facilitates book nomination and selection process
Facilitates manual review and revisions annually and shares this information with membership
Writes, edits, proofreads, and sorts of competition questions
Distributes competition questions to district, regional, and state coordinator
The mission of the By-laws Committee is to ensure that the bylaws meet the needs of our organization. This committee is responsible for consulting with the Executive Board to provide advice on issues related to current by-laws and proposed by-laws amendments.
The mission of the Conference Presentation Initiative Committee is to provide funding for librarians to present at other conferences to help show the unique roles that librarians play in their schools.
The mission of the Forums/Discussion Board Committee is to promote communication between NCSLMA members.
The mission of the Action Research grant program is to encourage the implementation of innovative instruction strategies in school libraries. The grant committee is to award up to one (1) $1,000 grant each up
The mission of the Read2Succeed grant program is to promote, encourage, and enable innovative and collaborative projects that foster the integration of media and information skills in the K-12 curriculum. The grant committee is to award up to five (5) one-year grants totaling $1,000 each year.
The mission of the Intellectual Freedom Committee is to raise awareness of intellectual freedom issues.
The mission of the Leadership Academy Committee is to prepare NCSLMA members for current and future leadership roles in the organization.
The mission of the Legislative Committee is to promote the school library media profession and the value of school library media programs in the learning process to the NCGA.
The mission of the NCCBA Committee is to recognize and promote quality children's literature. This committee is a collaboration between NCSLMA and NCLA.
Writes activities for the Activity Booklet
Assists with transportation, meals, and hosting of visiting authors and illustrators
Presents awards to the winning authors at the conference
Accept additional invitations to promote and share the NCCBA titles
Fields and answers questions from authors, publishers, librarians, and parents regarding NCCBA
Recruits NCCBA Committee members
Announces winning titles on the NCCBA
Communicates with authors and illustrators that are on the final lists via social media
Invites winning authors to conference
Secures gift plates and plaques for the winning authors and illustrators
The mission of the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award is to promote reading of diverse genres, current literature, and local authors’ works at the middle and high school levels.