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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:  Rachel McConoughey,
HBOB Committee Chair Elect: Jennie Hunt
MBOB Committee Chair:  Kevin Flythe,
MBOB Committee Chair Elect:  Liz Noland,
EBOB Committee Chair:  Gabrielle Lamb,
EBOB Committee Chair Elect: April Braddy

HBOB Competition Dates


Region 2

Region 3

Region 4 -

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 8

Region 9 - 

State Competition
April 27th, 2024
Durham, NC
Time and Location TBA

MBOB Competition Dates

Region 1-

Region 2-

Region 3-

Region 4

Region 5-

Region 6-

Region 7

Region 8-

Region 9-

State Competition

EBOB Competition Dates

Region 1

Region 2 -  

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 8 - April 18- Clear Creek Elementary, 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:
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Black Mountain, NC 28711

Meet the Board


We provide various ways to connect with librarians across the state. 
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