Welcome to the official 58th NCLA Biennial Conference wiki!

You may refer to this wiki for updated conference information and news. 





Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, North Carolina

303 Greenville Blvd SW

Greenville, NC 27834

October 6-9, 2009. 

The Greenville Hilton and City Hotel Bistro will also be venues for the conference. 


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North Carolina Libraries:

Serving Knowledge, Serving You 



Rooms are still available at the City Hotel and Bistro!  

Be sure to ask for the NCLA Block Rate! 


Conference Planning Committee 

Sherwin Rice, Chair


James Johnson, Publications


Shamella Cromartie, Programs/Conference Wiki


Eleanor Cook, Conference Store


Gerald Holmes, Programs/Poster Sessions


Harry Cooke, Exhibits


Willie Nelms, Local Arrangments


Kim Parrott, Registration and Budget


Carolyn Willis, Local Arrangements


Andrea Tullos, Budget


We are quickly approaching the 58th Biennial Conference, "Serving Knowledge, Serving You".  The conference is going to be an exciting one with great programs! 


To kick off the conference, we will have at least 10 pre-conference sessions that are guaranteed to bring a wealth of information to help us become even more efficient in how we do business in our libraries and workplaces.


Our keynote speakers will be Barbara White Armstrong, Keith Michael Fiels, and our very own State Librarian, Mary Boone, who will be bringing the "State of North Carolina Libraries Address". 


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In addition, we will feature other great programs with author Jill McCorkle, magician and stage performer Bill Grimsley, award winning script writer Nathan Ross Freeman and illustrator Beth Krommes, just to name a few!


For your entertainment and enjoyment, you won't want to miss the ALL CONFERENCE RECEPTION being hosted at the historic Sheppard Memorial Library, featuring "The Embers".  Come prepared to shag the evening away or watch the shaggers while enjoying a complete Eastern North Carolina style barbecue meal from Parkers Barbecue.


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We will feature Mike "Lightnin" Wells, who will be performing at our PRESIDENT’S ENDOWMENT DINNER.



On Wednesday, at the VENDOR’S RECEPTION we will feature Bluegrass music by NCLA member Wille Nelms and his band the Greenville Grass.

Also appearing at the Vendor's Reception will be the Green Grass Cloggers.



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                                                                              The Green Grass Cloggers


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For Attendees 


Conference Mentoring Program

Are you new to the NCLA conference scene? Are you interested in showing someone the ropes at NCLA? The New Members Roundtable is pleased to announce the Conference Mentoring Program at the 58th NCLA Biennial Conference. This program will connect first-time conference attendees with conference veterans and provide new and experienced librarians with the opportunity to network and maximize their conference experience. Please contact Amy Harris (amy_harris @ with any questions. 

Conference Mentee Form


Conference Mentor Form





 Greenville, North Carolina    


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Airline Travel  
Greenville North Carolina
Pitt / Greenville Airport Authority 252-758-4707
US Air Express 800-428-4322
Ral./ Dur. International Airport 919-840-2123
Bus Lines  
Carolina Trailways 252-752-3483
City of Greenville Bus Service 252-329-4532
How To Get Here
By Highway Greenville is located at the juncture of Highway 264 and US Highways 13 and 11. From I-95 take 64 east to Greenville or take 264 east to Greenville. From US 17, take Highway 264 west to Greenville.
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By Air USAir Express services Greenville and Pitt County with five outgoing flights daily to Charlotte.


Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County and principal city of the Greenville, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Greenville is the health, entertainment, and educational hub of North Carolina's Inner Banks and in 2008 was listed as the Tenth Largest City in North Carolina. In January 2008, Greenville was named one of the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People” by the America’s Promise Alliance. In March 2008, Greenville was ranked in the top ten of the nation's "Best Places For Business And Careers" by Forbes Magazine.  In 2004, Greenville was named Sportstown USA for the state of North Carolina by Sports Illustrated and the National Parks & Recreation Association. Thanks to Greenville for hosting NCLA.



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  Let's enjoy Greenville, North Carolina.


Check out the news and other happenings in Greenville by checking WNCT Channel 9 Greenville/ New Bern news channel. WNCT located in Greenville, NC. Providing local news, sports, weather forecasts and severe weather warnings, and full CBS episodes to its broadcast area.



Enjoy the outdoors in Greenville.

Greenville Parks and Recreation


Be sure to visit the Greenville Museum of Art. Admission is free! 


Find out where you would like to dine while you're in town.






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