ACLA Social at Epic Food Co.

Join us for food and conversation at Epic Food Company!

Friday, July 20, 2018

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1113 Military Cutoff Rd.

Wilmington, NC 28405

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ACLA 2018 Conference Slides Now Online

If you missed one of the sessions, or couldn’t make it to the conference, or just like to have copies of the materials from the sessions you attend: we’ve uploaded many of the slides and posters from the conference! You can access them here.

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ACLA 2018 Bowl-O-Rama!

ACLA 2018 Bowl-O-Rama

Congratulations of the 2018 Bowl-A-Rama Champions, New Hanover County Public Library!  They edged out the CFCC team to win the championship with a team average score of 114 to 113 (so close!).  They will be donating $66 from the fundraiser to their charity of choice: Paws for People.  Thank you to everyone who attended!

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ACLA 2018 Conference Registration Open!

The Azalea Coast Library Association (ACLA) One-Day Conference in Wilmington, NC will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at New Hanover County Public Library’s Main Library, 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC.

ACLA is especially pleased to announce that the Keynote Speaker will be Wanda Brown, Director of Library Services at Winston-Salem State University.

Wanda Brown
President-elect of the American Library Association
Director of Library Services
Winston-Salem State University


$25 Early Bird Registration opens on February 1, 2018
$30 Registration after March 15, 2018

Registration includes light breakfast, lunch, parking, and access to all sessions.


9:00am – 9:30am: Check-in/Coffee/Snacks
9:30am – 11:00am: Keynote Address from Wanda Brown, Winston-Salem State University with NC LIVE and State Library of North Carolina updates
11:15am – 12:00pm: Breakout Session #1
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Poster Session Presentations
1:30pm – 2:15pm: Breakout Session #2
2:30pm – 3:15pm: Breakout Session #3
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Closing Session w/Door Prize Raffle

See full 2018 ACLA Conference Schedule

Directions & Parking

Parking is included with your conference registration. Please use the parking deck at 218 N. 2nd Street attached to the library and park on the 3rd Level. You can enter the 3rd Floor of the library from the 3rd Level of the parking garage.

You will need to take a ticket at the garage entrance. You will be given a pink parking ticket in your conference packet the day of the event. This pink ticket will cover your parking costs for the day when you exit.

Note: There is currently construction blocking a portion of 2nd Street beside the library. Because of this, you will NOT be able to enter the parking garage from Chestnut Street. Enter the parking garage from Grace Street.

To park, turn off 3rd onto Grace toward 2nd St, then take a left on 2nd, and turn into the first entrance to the parking garage on the left.

Conference Hotels

ACLA is proud to have partnered with the following conference hotels:

Courtyard Marriott Downtown/Historic District
229 N. 2nd St
Wilmington NC 28401

To get a 15% discount from Courtyard Marriott, you must call (910-632-2900) to book a room and ask for the “Downtown Wilmington Discount.”

Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown
225 Grace Street
Wilmington NC 28401

You can book a room at the Hampton Inn online or call the number above. Book using the “Azalea Coast Library Conference Block” (Group code: AZA) to get a 15% discount.

Both hotels are a block away from the conference. Both offer onsite valet parking. Both have cheaper parking garage options within a block. Click on the name of the hotel above to take you to their website for additional details.

Questions? Contact us!

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UNC Wilmington’s Randall Library seeks University Librarian

Randall Library, at UNC Wilmington, seeks candidates for the position of University Librarian.

For details, and to apply, visit the official job posting.


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