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General Information

If you are going to coach a team you will need to complete a compliance form.  This will show up as an event on November 1.  You will not have access until then. 

Here is a video that walks you through completing the compliance form.  Please ONLY fill this out if you plan on having a team.   

Book Programs

Who do I contact?

HBOB Committee Chair:  Karen Meier,
HBOB Committee Chair Elect: Rachel McConoughey
MBOB Committee Chair:  Kevin Flythe,
MBOB Committee Chair Elect:  
EBOB Committee Chair:  Gabrielle Lamb,
EBOB Committee Chair Elect: April Braddy

HBOB Competition Dates

State:  April 29th, 2023 at Minnie Forte Brown Staff Development Center in Durham

Region1 - April 20th, 2023 at South Central High School (Winterville)

Region 2April 21th, 2023 at Cape Fear Community College

Region 3April 19th, 2023 at Harnett Health Science Building

Region 4April 19th, 2023 in Fayetteville (details TBA)

Region 5April 15th, 2023 at WSFCS Education Center

Region 6

Region 7

Region 8

Region 9 - 

MBOB Competition Dates

Region 1: March 28th, 2023 @J.H. Rose High School (Greenville)

Region 2: April 18th, 2023 @H.V. Brown Center (Goldsboro)

Region 3: April 22, 2023 @DPS Staff Development Center (Durham)

Region 4:  March 28th, 2023 @Bladen Community College (Dublin)

Region 5:  March 25th, 2023 @WFSCS Education Building (Winston-Salem)

Region 6:  April 3rd, 2023 @Imaginon (Charlotte)

Region 7:  March 28th, 2023 @ASU - Reich College of Education (Boone)

Region 8:  April 18th, 2023 @Life Enrichment Center at Florence Baptist Church (Forest City)

Region 9:  March 31, 2023 @St. Raphael (Raleigh)


May 5th @FTCC (Fayetteville)

EBOB Competition Dates


Region 1 - April 18- North Pitt High School 

Region 2 - April 25- Morehead Elementary School 

Region 3 - April 29-Barwell Road Elementary School 

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7 - April 27- New Life Baptist Church (Lenoir)

Region 8 - April 28- Clear Creek Elem. School (Hendersonville)

Region 9

Battle of the Books

NCSLMA sponsors Battle of the Books for Elementary, Middle, and High School competitions. 

Battle of the Books began as a program for middle school students, grades 6-8. The program has expanded to include the elementary and high school levels. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committees and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.

Battle of the Books involvement is is contingent on participating schools meeting the following criteria: 

  • Coach:
    • Either an 076  licensed Media Coordinator OR Certified Staff Member serving as the school's BOB coach
    • current member of NCSLMA
    • fills out compliance form by deadline (Now located under your profile.  Deadline is December)
  • Library
    • with a designated space on the site of the school ( Only Exception, some Early and Middle colleges operate differently - See High School BOB rules).
    • cataloged collection
    • open and staffed at least 20 hours weekly by a certified school Library Media Coordinator or other certified staff serving in the role of Media Coordinator.
All members of NCSLMA have access to the BOB pages. These pages are full of BOB resources pertinent to each level's competition. 


NCSLMA is a professional organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and empowering school librarians across the state as they transform their school communities.


Membership is $50 per year and comes with numerous benefits and professional development opportunities. 
Join or learn more here. 


Mailing address:
151 NC Highway 9 Suite B #188
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Meet the Board


We provide various ways to connect with librarians across the state. 
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NCSLMA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization (2023 W9)

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