APRIL 20-23, 2016
Raleigh…the City of Oaks
Average Temperatures in April: 72 (high) 48(Low)
Conference hashtag: #evgils16
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees which line the streets in the heart of the city. Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles and is home to approximately 431,746 people. Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and is part of the Research Triangle area, together with Durham (home of Duke University) and Chapel Hill (home of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
Raleigh is becoming one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. In fact, Forbes Magazine rated Raleigh number one (1) last year for the best place for business and careers. Open source oriented businesses, for example Red Hat, claim Raleigh as their headquarters. Local restaurants boast some of the best dining in the South with landmark local favorites such as southern barbecue, 18 breweries, down-home tastes and much more.
NC Cardinal is a growing consortium of public libraries consisting of 35 counties and 3 municipalities with a total of 135 branches by spring of 2016. The catalog stores ~5 million records with ~125,000 monthly circulations. The NC Cardinal project was initiated in July 2010 as an LSTA-funded project and provides North Carolina patrons with greater access to library materials through consortium-wide resource sharing.
Transportation, Parking, & Maps
Keynote Speaker – Jason Hibbets
2016 Schedule (and Presentations)
Shipping and Receiving Guidelines
Dine arounds – Dine around Raleigh with the Conference Organizing Committee and State Library Development staff on To sign up for a reserved seat, go to [link removed].