NC LIVE and Polk Public Library celebrate 15 years of collaboration

Published 9:22 am Monday, April 22, 2013

“Here in Polk County, we’ve been able to provide our community with far greater and more cost efficient access to important information for job seekers, business owners, students and people seeking information of all types because of our involvement in NC LIVE. It’s been a collaboration that we can continue to be proud of,” said Cindy Nanney, director of the Polk County Public Library.

To celebrate this accomplishment, NC LIVE created an online exhibit to celebrate fifteen years of libraries working together for their communities. The exhibit, available from, shares stories and memories of how different libraries from all across the state planned and created a shared digital library service for all of North Carolina. The exhibit includes video interviews with founding members, an interactive timeline, snapshots of the NC LIVE website through the years, and memories from library staff and patrons across the state who have benefited from access to NC LIVE content.

NC LIVE is a consortium of the state’s 201 public and academic libraries dedicated to helping North Carolina libraries in their efforts to support education, enhance statewide economic development and improve the quality of life of their communities. Through North Carolina libraries, NC LIVE offers free access to electronic resources for all ages on topics ranging from business, careers and investing, to auto repair, health, history and genealogy.  NC LIVE eBooks, magazines, newspapers, journals, videos and other materials are available online from any Internet connection via North Carolina library websites, and through Contact your local public, community college or academic library for free access to NC LIVE resources.  For more information, please visit

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– article submitted by Cindy Nanney