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Friday May 13th: Virtual Conference
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Friday, May 13
 

9:30am EDT

NC LIVE Welcome and Raffle
Speakers
avatar for Rob Ross

Rob Ross

Executive Director, NC LIVE
avatar for Amelia Rodarte

Amelia Rodarte

Community Engagement Librarian, NC LIVE



Friday May 13, 2022 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Virtual

10:30am EDT

Restructuring Information Literacy to Scaffold Content and Improve Student Learning and Application
Instead of presenting the same basic workshop for ENG 111 and ENG 112 students, the librarians at South Piedmont Community College piloted a new method of scaffolding content to cater specifically to ENG 111 and ENG 112 classes. The information covered starts in Information Literacy 101 as basic concepts (presented in ENG 111), which build in Information Literacy 102 (presented in ENG 112). 
This session will explain how we scaffolded Info. Lit. 101 and 102 workshops and demonstrate how we use LibGuides to present the information so it is always available to students and faculty, and a consistent message, no matter which librarian presents.

Speakers
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Dana Glauner

Assistant Director of Library Services, South Piedmont Community College
Dana Glauner is the Assistant Library Director for South Piedmont’s Library Learning Commons.


Friday May 13, 2022 10:30am - 10:50am EDT
Virtual

10:30am EDT

What does this refer to? Using referrer links in online chat service data.
When you get thousands of chats, it’s hard to know where to begin to use that data. Do you read every single one? Do you try to code them all? Our library found a way to start using your chat stats on a smaller scale. We will show how we selected only the chats that came from a “referrer page”, meaning the user went to a sub page of the website presumably looking for information on the sub page’s topic. By asking a chat question, we assume that the user was unable to find the answer to their question within that page. We analyzed those chats then sent them to our web advisory group to pass on to the owner of the pages for additional information. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Looby

Kim Looby

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, UNC Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
Kim Looby is the Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian at the University of North Carolina Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins LIbrary. She holds an MSLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She primarily works with first year writing students and the Anthropology department... Read More →
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Jon B Moore

User Experience (UX) Librarian, UNC Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
I'm the User Experience Librarian for J. Murrey Atkins Atkins Library at University of North Carolina Charlotte. I got my MSLS at UNC Chapel Hill. My goal at my job is to empower library users in the design and assessment of library spaces, resources, and services. I like to research... Read More →
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Bridgette Sanders

Social Sciences Librarian, UNC Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
Bridgette Sanders is the Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has an MLIS from Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA. Her research interests include virtual reference services, information and media literacy... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 10:30am - 10:50am EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

“The Alphabet is an Abolitionist”: Libraries in the Disruption of Racialized Literacies (Opening Keynote)
For Tracie D. Hall, the first Black woman to be appointed Executive Director of the American Library Association, accepting that post had as much to do with confronting a familial history of low literacy as it did with a more legible desire to participate in the shaping of contemporary information institutions and systems.
Arguing that library services should not be limited to our traditional audiences: those that have the requisite capacities to use libraries. Hall notes that there are people who do not have the ability to read and people who do not have the access to read. Both groups deserve our attention and advocacy. Beginning with the Frederick Douglass quote, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free" and connecting the absence of that agency to the rise of mass-incarceration, underemployment, COVID-19 mortality and public health inequities, Hall mines the link between literacy and self-determination which she maintains is as true today as ever.

Have questions for Tracie Hall? Submit them in advance using this Google Form.

Speakers
avatar for Tracie D. Hall

Tracie D. Hall

Executive Director, American Library Association
In February 2020, Tracie D. Hall was appointed the American Library Association’s 10th executive director in its 143-year history. In her new role, Hall oversees the oldest and largest library association in the world, made up of 57,000 members and more than 200 staffers. Hall is... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual
  DEIA

12:00pm EDT

Discussion Session: Digital Literacy
Bring your lunch to this informal discussion session focused on Digital Literacy and the Ten Labors of Creating a Digital Literacy Learning Space!

Shared resources from the session: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qCDKXIdBU06zvdArY1MM3BlGgRc7-KpVB0-RQ8xaQXM/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Don Michael Jr., MFA

Don Michael Jr., MFA

Digital Literacy Specialist, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the Digital Literacy Specialist, in the Instructional and Research Services department, at Central Piedmont Community College. My background is in education, technology training, graphic communications, and digital inclusion evangelism. I am an advocate for digital literacy and... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

Discussion Session: Early Career Librarians and Students
Bring your lunch to this informal discussion session for early career librarians and current students.

Shared resources from session: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xeLhR8UaQWphtbbE0dUT282wh_Z_Tfa1Pn1Q1gxSSMY/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Chris Robinson

Outreach and Engagement, UNCW


Friday May 13, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

Lunch Break
Friday May 13, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual

1:00pm EDT

Get to know the Digital Library on American Slavery
The Digital Library on American Slavery is an expanding initiative by the UNCG Libraries to bring public records related to enslavement together in one place.  Visitors to the web site can search through data on over 200,000 individuals.  This presentation will give a walkthrough of the project, highlighting technology and design choices made during the Covid-19 work environment. DLAS will continue to increase its document collection and advance its research data solutions. The project is located at: https://dlas.uncg.edu

Speakers
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Danny Nanez

Web Applications Developer, University Libraries - UNC Greensboro
Danny has worked over 15 years as a Web Applications Developer for the University Libraries at UNC Greensboro.  His previous projects include the NC Digital Online Collection of Knowledge and Scholarship and the North Carolina Literary Map.
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Richard Cox

Digital Technology Consultant, University Libraries - UNC Greensboro
Richard is a Digital Technology Consultant in the University Libraries at UNC Greensboro.  His current projects include the Digital Library on American Slavery and Well Crafted NC (http://www.wellcraftednc.com/).  Richard is a member of the UNCG/Guilford County Metrolab Network... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Virtual
  DEIA

1:00pm EDT

Supporting the “Whole Student”: Leisure Programs at Academic Libraries
College students don’t always associate leisure reading, watching films, and readers’ advisory with academic libraries, where research support is typically the primary focus. With the recent backdrop of the pandemic and increased awareness of student mental health crises, many academic libraries have increased support for the “whole student,” in addition to support for academic needs. During this session, staff from the R.B. House Undergraduate Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will share the revitalization of their leisure media and reading programs to meet students’ identified needs for wellness and stress-relief. Programs include a recently launched book recommendation service; staff-curated film and book lists; and a landing page highlighting language learning, streaming media, and more. Staff will discuss how diversity, inclusion, and well-being serve as the guiding principles for these revamped programs and will share ideas for implementing similar programs at your library.  

Co-Authors
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Katelyn Ander

Manager of the Media & Design Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Katelyn Ander is the Manager of the Media & Design Center at the R.B. House Undergraduate Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. She co-manages the University Libraries' OverDrive service and supervises a team of creative undergraduate students.
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Melissa Salvanish

Circulation Supervisor, Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator, Facilities Liaison, University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Melissa Salvanish is a Circulation Supervisor and the Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator at the R.B. House Undergraduate Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. She curates the print popular reading collection and co-manages the University Libraries' OverDrive service.

Speakers
avatar for Dayna Durbin

Dayna Durbin

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dayna Durbin is the Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Librarian at the R.B. House Undergraduate Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. She leads the UL’s research and instruction services department at the Undergraduate Library and supervises a team of graduate assistants.
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Emily Arnsberg

Research Graduate Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill
Emily Arnsberg is a graduate assistant at the House Undergraduate Library at UNC - Chapel Hill and is in her second year of their MSLS program.  As a graduate assistant, Emily works with freshman research methods classes, supporting their research needs via individual research consultations... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Armstrong

Abigail Armstrong

Circulation Supervisor and Technology Lending Coordinator, UNC-Chapel Hill
Abigail Armstrong is a Circulation Supervisor and Technology Lending Coordinator at the R.B. House Undergraduate Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. She identifies, purchases, and processes equipment needs for library patrons, while also supervising student staff and showering them with book... Read More →
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Suchi Mohanty

Head of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Suchi Mohanty is the head of the R. B. House Undergraduate Library, part of the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill. She leads a team offering student-centered learning spaces, collections, and instructional services in a dynamic library setting and works closely with campus... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Virtual

1:00pm EDT

Now I See!: Visual Literacy Programming at CCCC
Visual literacy is an essential skill for students to learn, not only for academic success but also for personal enrichment and lifelong learning. However, many community college students do not receive dedicated visual literacy instruction. Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Library identified the need for visual literacy programming and plans to implement this programming in Spring 2022. The CCCC Librarians will collaborate with the North Carolina Museum of Art as well as CCCC campus partners to implement this programming. The goal of this programming is to equip students with visual literacy skills through creative and accessible activities. This presentation will reflectively address the development, design, implementation, and assessment process of visual literacy programming at CCCC Library. This presentation aims to provide other community college librarians with resources about how they can incorporate visual literacy programming into their libraries.

Resources:
https://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/visualliteracy
https://acrl.libguides.com/IRIG/frameworkforvisualliteracy/
https://learn.ncartmuseum.org/resources/developing-visual-literacy-i-wonder/

Speakers
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Morgan Pruitt

Outreach and Assessment Librarian, Central Carolina Community College Library
Morgan Pruitt is the Outreach and Assessment Librarian at Central Carolina Community College.



Friday May 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

Build it and they Will Come: Meeting the Needs of Our Patrons through Grant Writing
Our library building is nearly 50 years old and looks it! Paint and carpet had not been replaced in more than two decades, and our student traffic was on a consistent decline.  Much of this was related to the building’s poor aesthetic and lack of dedicated study space.  While we knew of these concerns, the budget would not allow for renovation. However, with the advent of Covid-19, we discovered that government monies had become available that were not previously obtainable.  To our surprise, we found that that we were actually good grant writers and applied for several grants that will now provide new study and conference rooms, more modern furnishings, and up-to-date technology. We did our homework by reading the literature found in NC LIVE databases and surveyed similarly sized libraries.  In the past year, we have written 9 grants and have been awarded 7 so far (an unusually high success rate).  Through frugal spending and a rigorous “rightsizing” plan, we have transformed our space into one that attracts students, meets their needs, and makes our university proud.

Come learn about grant writing – what is out there and best practices for applying. See how your library can transform its space to better meet the needs of your patrons without building a new facility.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela R. Dennis

Pamela R. Dennis

Dean of the Library, Gardner-Webb University
Pam Dennis is Dean of the Library and an adjunct music faculty member at Gardner-Webb University.  She previously  served libraries at Ouachita Baptist University (Archivist), and Union University (Information Services Coordinator and Archivist), Lambuth University (Library Director... Read More →
avatar for Katie Harmon

Katie Harmon

Acquisitions Librarian, Gardner-Webb University
Kathryn “Katie” Ervin is the acquisitions librarian for Dover Memorial Library at Gardner-Webb University. She previously worked in the ZSR Library at Wake Forest, the Goldberg Library at Charlotte Christian College, and the Center of Academic Success at Johnson & Wales University... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

LibGuides & Zoom - Educate, Entertain, and Engage!
Faced with a pandemic that shuttered their libraries, programming librarians quickly found creative ways to maintain community connection and engagement. To meet patrons where needed, many public librarians engaged for the first time with a variety of tools commonly used in online programming. We present two common cloud-based systems – LibGuides and Zoom  - and demonstrate how to push their boundaries in respect to virtual programming. We’ll look at LibGuides as a community engagement, outreach, and marketing tool, and explore Zoom’s Registration feature for large audiences.  
Presentation will be based on our fall Outlander virtual series that had over 3200 attendees in eight programs.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Barry-Rodriguez

Heidi Barry-Rodriguez

Adult Services Librarian, Wake County Public Libraries
Heidi Barry-Rodriguez is an adult services librarian with Wake County Public Libraries, at West Regional Library in Cary, NC, and an adjunct instructor at UNC-SILS Chapel Hill.  Her interests include technologies to enhance in-person and virtual programming in the public library... Read More →
avatar for Erin DeCoeur

Erin DeCoeur

Adult Services Librarian, Wake County Public Libraries
Erin DeCoeur is an adult services librarian with Wake County Public Libraries at Cary Regional Library in Cary, NC, and a NoveList Advisor. Her interests include providing inclusive reader's advisory as it relates to both virtual and in-person programming, recognizing that each format... Read More →



Friday May 13, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

Breaking New Ground: Academic Library Support for Students Creating Alternative Projects
Academic teaching and research librarians are very familiar with traditional research assignments frequently assigned to undergraduate students: select a topic, find scholarly resources, and write a 5-10 page paper on said topic. In recent years, more professors have explored alternative projects (e.g., posters, podcasts, oral histories, etc.) rather than traditional research papers or presentations. These projects still come with guidelines, expectations, and a grading rubric. Moreover, alternative projects may require students to develop new skills or proficiencies and/or become familiar with new tools. Alternative assignments provide a valuable opportunity for teaching librarians to engage students more deeply with concepts and skills related to information literacy, visual literacy, and data literacy. This presentation focuses on the work two academic librarians undertook to support students tasked with creating a particular type of alternative assignment—an infographic. 

Speakers
avatar for Scottie Kapel

Scottie Kapel

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
Scottie Kapel (she/her) is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Carolina University, where she frequently works with students creating non-traditional research products. In addition to her scholarly communications responsibilities, Scottie is the liaison to criminology... Read More →
avatar for Krista Schmidt

Krista Schmidt

STEM Librarian/Professor, Western Carolina University
Krista Schmidt has worked in libraries since 2001, and in 2003 she was the first dedicated subject liaison hired by Hunter Library at Western Carolina University. Krista's MSLS is from UNC Chapel Hill. She currently serves as the STEM liaison at WCU.



Friday May 13, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Virtual

3:00pm EDT

Strategic Planning
Speakers
avatar for Rob Ross

Rob Ross

Executive Director, NC LIVE
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Cordelia Anderson

CEO, Cordelia Anderson Consulting, Cordelia Anderson Consulting



Friday May 13, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Virtual
  NC LIVE
 
Monday, May 16
 

9:00am EDT

Check In
In-person attendees check in at the McKimmon Center. Pick up your name tag and mingle with other attendees! 

Monday May 16, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
McKimmon Center

9:30am EDT

NC LIVE Welcome and Raffle
Speakers
avatar for Rob Ross

Rob Ross

Executive Director, NC LIVE
avatar for Amelia Rodarte

Amelia Rodarte

Community Engagement Librarian, NC LIVE



Monday May 16, 2022 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual
  NC LIVE

10:00am EDT

Helping People Live Healthy Lives: The Role of Librarians in Providing Good Health Information and Health Literacy Skills Development (Closing Keynote)
Librarians are important community partners in helping people improve their health literacy skills, allowing them to be active participants in their own health care and to make informed health care decisions. People trust in libraries as a source of reliable, understandable, and trustworthy information as librarians know their community and its informational needs. The development of health literacy skills is crucial to assist in reducing health disparities, improving health equity, and empowering people to live healthier lives. Learn how you can support your community and its members, through helping find accurate health information, evaluating the quality of health information online, building capacity of library staff in providing consumer health information, and providing health programming and partnering. This talk will cover what health literacy is, its impact on patients and their families, resources for good health information, training, and funding opportunities, as well as some creative examples of what librarians are doing to support their communities in improving health.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Ottosen

Terri Ottosen

Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Terri Ottosen has been a health sciences librarian for over 25 years and is a Distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Currently, she is the Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian at the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual

11:10am EDT

The Politics of Citation: Who’s in Your Bibliography?
As librarians, we are good at teaching students how to find resources, but are we asking them to think about who is being represented in their citations or the citations of the sources they cite? The ‘politics of citation’ asks us to really look at who is represented and who is excluded in our bibliographies and scholarly conversations and to make a conscious effort for change. In this presentation, attendees will learn what the politics of citation looks like, why it is important, and how they can incorporate it into their instruction sessions.

Speakers
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Mark Coltrain

First Year Experience Librarian, Appalachian State University
Mark Coltrain is the First Year Experience Librarian at Appalachian State University. He received his MLIS from UNC Greensboro. His research interests include the use of oral history for student engagement and creative ways to teach research and information literacy.
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Breanne Crumpton

Information Literacy Librarian for the Humanities, Appalachian State University
Breanne Crumpton is the Information Literacy Librarian for the Humanities at Appalachian State University. She received her MLIS from UNC Greensboro. Her research interests include DEIA work in libraries, social and racial justice to overcome systemic barriers, and critical information... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual
  DEIA

11:10am EDT

Literacy Beyond the Library: Academic Librarian Instruction in the Honors Program
Academic librarians teach one-shot instruction sessions. If we’re lucky enough to be “embedded into a course,” we might have more than one opportunity to teach students the skills they need to be savvy consumers of information and ethical researchers. At UNC Charlotte, teaching librarians have been encouraged by administration to look for opportunities by which we can teach literacy in venues other than the “library classroom”. Two subject librarians have found opportunities to incorporate literacy instruction into courses they’ve developed for the University Honors Program around banned books and place-based learning. The purpose of this presentation is to detail how, in developing our own course curriculums, we have embedded literacy instruction into first year and higher level Honors Courses that in no way resemble library research sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Moore

Abby Moore

Education, Honors, & Global Engagement Librarian, UNC Charlotte
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Natalie Ornat

Humanities Librarian, UNC Charlotte



Monday May 16, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual

11:10am EDT

Calling All Creators: Increasing 21st Century Literacy Skills with a Digital Media Lab
Neuse Regional Libraries staff will share their experiences with creating a Digital Media Lab and providing one-on-one staff assisted sessions for the creation of music, spoken word materials such as podcasts, video, and 3D animation/modeling. Presenters will discuss how the Digital Media Lab provides patrons with a resource to increase their digital media literacy, an overlooked but increasingly vital form of 21st century literacy. The presentation will cover the process of obtaining funding for the grant and Digital Media Specialist position through a Library Services and Technology grant, the implementation of the lab, and the Library’s procedures for offering one-on-one assistance during scheduled sessions. Presenters will also show how they are using digital media platforms like Soundcloud and Behance to engage potential new users and demonstrate the effectiveness of the Digital Media Lab to the community.

Speakers
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Justin Stout

Head of Information Services, Neuse Regional Libraries
Justin Stout is the Head of Information Services at Neuse Regional Libraries, serving Lenoir, Greene, and Jones Counties in North Carolina. He is a graduate of Duke University and received his M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University.
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Sean Moore

Technology Specialist, Neuse Regional Libraries
Sean Moore is an IT Specialist for Neuse Regional Libraries with over 20 years of experience in public service. Sean specializes in computer maintenance and emerging technologies such as 3D printing and Virtual Reality. He is also responsible for website development, and graphic design... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual

12:00pm EDT

Lunch Break
Monday May 16, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
McKimmon Center

12:30pm EDT

Networking: Early Career Librarians and Students
Get to know other early career librarians and current students.

Monday May 16, 2022 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT
McKimmon Center

1:00pm EDT

Understanding Racial and Gender Bias in Search Algorithms
Many library users believe when they use a search engine, they are always getting factual, unbiased, and objective results. But search engines and the algorithms that power them are not neutral. In this session, we will explore some of the racial and gender biases found in search, and how these biases impact search results. By examining the idea of search neutrality, we’ll gain a better understanding of how human beings influence, for better or worse, the creation and ongoing maintenance of search algorithms. Through examining bias in search, we can help our patrons improve their search and online information literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Marcella Fredriksson

Marcella Fredriksson

Web & Discovery Services Librarian, UNC Wilmington
Marcella is the Web & Discovery Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). She received her BA from Boston University in 2002 and her MSLS from Catholic University in 2006. She has been at UNCW since 2016. Her research interests include improving the... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
Virtual
  DEIA

1:00pm EDT

Overbooked: Cultivating a Reading Community Through Passive Literacy Programs
Many studies suggest that encouraging a love of reading has an important role to play in promoting learning both in childhood and in adult life. In an effort to promote lifelong learning and intellectual wellbeing, our library offers a handful of programming opportunities to highlight and celebrate leisure reading, and encourage others to join a community of readers. By managing multiple free little libraries on campus, hosting a much-beloved Valentine’s Day Blind Date-with-a-Book event, and providing a robust Book Reviews program, we extend our outreach efforts to readers across campus and in our community. These programs have also strengthened our collaborations with community partners, and enhanced our use of NCLIVE resources, such as NoveList. Join librarians from Wake Forest University as we describe our successful literacy programs and share models you can replicate at your own library.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Webb

Meghan Webb

Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University
Meghan Webb is an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Wake Forest University. She teaches credit-bearing information literacy courses, and is involved in a variety of library programs and outreach initiatives. She serves as liaison to the Writing Studies program at Wake Forest... Read More →
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Hu Womack

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Wake Forest University
Hu Womack is an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Wake Forest University. He is the library liaison to the departments of Communication and Sociology and teaches credit-bearing information literacy courses and co-teaches first-years seminars. He is also an Academic Advisor.


Monday May 16, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual

1:00pm EDT

Starting from Scratch: Cultivating the Community College Archives
Beginning a new position can be hard at first, but what if one of your duties is something you don’t have a lot of experience with? As the new Public Services Librarian at Pitt Community College, I was put in charge of the PCC Archives. In this session, I will discuss how I began curating the Archives and how the work of assembling archives also brings in elements of equity, inclusion, and diversity. By collecting and identifying artifacts that are relevant to a library, campus, or community, we are both using a form of literacy and studying how literacy was used in the past. Archives are a clear illustration of what lifelong learning is; a visual timeline of past to present to future.

By sharing the steps I took to begin this project, others may learn tips and tricks to begin their project. Whether wanting to learn more about beginning an archival project, or taking the first steps of any project, this presentation and interactive discussion is for you.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Schmoll

Evan Schmoll

Public Services Librarian, Pitt Community College
Evan Schmoll returned to Greenville, NC in July 2021 to begin working as the Public Services Librarian at Pitt Community College. She spent the last two years at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN where she worked as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. Prior to... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual

2:00pm EDT

Break / Snack
Monday May 16, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
McKimmon Center

2:00pm EDT

Story Time: Applying Public Library Principles to Serving the Community in an Academic Library
The community the John R. Dover Memorial Library serves does not have an adequate library within a 15 mile radius apart from a small library in the YMCA. Therefore, we are striving to serve as a surrogate public library for the Boiling Springs community. As part of this effort, we are in the planning stages of providing a story time program for preschoolers twice a month. This program would consist of picture book readings led by a community volunteer, songs, and crafts to engage our community’s children. As part of this program, we will be using the NC Live resource, "Just For Kids", to play songs and video clips that will enhance the overall story time experience. This program will provide our Education students a service learning opportunity. The long-term impact of this project would be to increase access to literacy within the county and patronage in the library.

Speakers
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Katie Hartley

Instruction Librarian, John R. Dover Memorial Library
I got my Master's degree in Library and Information Science in the fall of 2019 and I have been working as a librarian for three years. I started as a public youth librarian before making the switch to academia. Now I am the Instruction Librarian at John R. Dover Memorial Library... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

Boosting Staff Literacy Together: Improving Collaboration and Communication in Instruction Programs
One of the ways academic libraries should prioritize information literacy is by increasing educational best practices and pedagogy. Organizations should acknowledge potential instructional disparities staff may have in training and offer opportunities to build a cohesive program by boosting the skills of involved librarians. At UNCP, we have identified three needs within our instruction program, including standardization of curriculum, online presence, and efficient communication between librarians, faculty, and students. We have developed three corresponding objectives that we hope to attain by the end of the year: implementing microlearning, increasing Canvas familiarity, and developing staff confidence and collaboration. In pursuit of these objectives, we plan to hold professional development workshops utilizing cross-campus collaboration, designate and organize an online collaborative space for librarians, and initiate instructional meetings for input, communication, and conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth Jones

Instruction Services Reference Librarian, UNC Pembroke
Elizabeth Jones is a white, cis, asexual woman working as the instruction services reference librarian at UNCP. She has two advanced degrees. She is a recent graduate of UMD’s MLIS program and has ten years of experience as an ESL teacher.
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Jessica Collogan

Dean, UNC Pembroke
Jessica Collogan is a Chilean American Latina of Mapuche descent who values the opportunities that education provides to first-generation student of immigrants. She has worked in academic, public, special, and corporate libraries for over twenty years, and is Dean of Library Services... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Virtual

2:00pm EDT

“I Don’t Live to Drain, I Drain to Live”: Data Librarian or Energy Vampire?
After watching the hit television show What We Do in the Shadows and working on a presentation on file naming conventions, I found myself wondering… am I an energy vampire or a data librarian? Or are the two things synonymous? Do data librarians drain energy from students, faculty, and other librarians when we talk about data? Are the blank stares we sometimes receive from students a symptom of the students’ life forces being drained by two energy vampires, or do they simply point to how unexciting and soul-crushing data instruction can be? In this lightning talk we will report findings from a survey of data librarians summarizing what they do, how they support patrons and other librarians, and how they make data interesting (or not). We will then compare and contrast the services these librarians provide with the popularized characteristics of energy vampires and let audience members decide.
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of an energy vampire, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szGmZAPsILQ

Speakers
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Lindsay Gypin

Data Services Librarian, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Lindsay Gypin (she/her) is the Data Services Librarian at UNCG Greensboro (UNCG). Lindsay assists researchers with every aspect of the research data lifecycle, from finding quality datasets to writing research data management plans. In her free time, she shares uninteresting obscure... Read More →
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Jo Klein

GIS & Data Visualization Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jo Klein (they/he) is the GIS & Data Visualization Librarian at UNC Greensboro (UNCG). Jo loves to teach GIS and data visualization topics by combining data literacy learning objectives with hands-on activities using citizen science, geocaching, and free mapping tools. Jo is not an... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Virtual

2:35pm EDT

New Approaches to Student Workers
For many years, our library has had student workers. They primarily shelve and work the desk. In 2019 I started a peer research counseling training program with mild success. This initiative was brought to a halt during the pandemic. However, the pandemic made me think of new ways to utilize student assistants. Some of my students had to work from home, and they stepped up to any task they were given. Now our students help facilitate book clubs, lead seminars, add to LibGuides, and help with the LMS. Our new training for the students offers a "build your resume" section. We talk to the students about what they would like to do and attempt to give them experience in that area. For example, one of our art students put a digital exhibit together. Come find out how to get the most out of your student workers, and allow them to get the most out of their job.

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Alexxis Lynn

Administrative & Instructional Librarian, Belmont Abbey College- Abbot Vincent Taylor Library
Alexxis Lynn is the Administrative & Instructional Librarian at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina. In her ten years of library service, Alexxis has enjoyed a wide range of work including circulation, reference, archives, and youth services. She holds a BA in English... Read More →
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Heather P Smith

Learning Technology & Information Fluency Librarian, Belmont Abbey College
Heather Pierce Smith is the Learning Technology & Information Fluency Librarian at Belmont Abbey College. She received her MLIS from UNC Greensboro in 2009 and her Master’s in Instructional Technology from Fort Hays State University in May 2020. She serves as the Past- President... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 2:35pm - 3:00pm EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual

2:35pm EDT

Collection Inventory with WMS Digby
For libraries using the WorldShare Management Services ILS, this lightning talk will provide recommendations for how to manage an efficient, accurate inventory process using the Digby app.
This presentation supports the theme “Literacy for All” because it will help librarians understand and implement a new technology tool that simplifies a process, and it will support the literacy of library patrons by making resources easier to find via a more accurate catalog.

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Samantha Thorne

Metadata Librarian, Shaw University
Samantha Thorne is the Metadata Librarian at Shaw University Libraries. She has worked in a range of libraries, archives, and museums, and her professional interests include information organization, digital libraries, and user experience design. She holds an MLIS from Kent State... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2022 2:35pm - 3:00pm EDT
McKimmon Center & Virtual
 
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