Speakers

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Aaron Schmidt
Influx Library User Experience Learning from LSTA, Part 2: Understanding User Experience
Aaron Welborn Director of Communications Duke University Libraries Fun Matters
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Alan Bailey
Associate Professor & Head of Services Teaching Resources Center, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Alan R. Bailey is the author of Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers.  Over his 30-year career as a professional librarian, Bailey has served as a public school librarian, a branch manager of a public library, and has worked in community college and university libraries. For more than 18 of those years, he has been directly responsible for developing collections for young children.  Bailey has been selected to serve on the 2016 Randolph Caldecott Award Selection Committee, is a reviewer for the “Children’s Literature Review” column in Language Arts, the journal of the Elementary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English, and has served multiple terms as a member of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Jury.  He currently serves as associate professor and head of the Teaching Resources Center at East Carolina University’s J.Y. Joyner Library.

Best Books for Young Minds: Choosing Books That Foster Preschool Literacy & Kindergarten Readiness
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Alesha Lackey
Children's Librarian Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Alesha Lackey began working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as the Children’s Librarian at Morrison Regional Library in January 2015. Prior to joining the Library, she was an elementary School Media Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

Alesha earned her MLIS at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she was a member of the first Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars cohort, a diversity initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. While pursuing the MLIS, Alesha also completed coursework in multimedia production in London and a service learning project at the San Juan del Sur Public Library in Managua, Nicaragua.

Making It Happen With Steam
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Alicia Finley
Youth Services Specialist Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Making It Happen With Steam
Alison Bradley One Size Does Not Fit All: Helping Non-Traditional Students Succeed
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Allison Walker
Instructor, Department of English High Point University

A graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Allison S. Walker received her M.F. A. in Creative Writing and Literary Arts in 2004.  Her poems have appeared in word river, Two Review, Cold Mountain Review, Apogee and Convergence Review. A member of the High Point University Department of English since 2009, she also runs HPU LifeLines, a service learning initiative that harnesses the healing power of poetry by connecting students with residents of local assisted living facilities.  She is currently at work on a National Science Foundation project designed to create STEAM by integrating the Arts into traditional STEM pedagogy. Recently, she has presented her interdisciplinary scholarship on literary Darwinism and Narrative Medicine at several national conferences, and her latest multi-institutional composition research on digital pedagogy at the CCCCs conference in March, 2015. In her spare time, Allison likes to run barefoot with her husband, harvest honey from her backyard bees, play violin with her daughter, and volunteer as a vet tech for the Feral Cat Assistance Program of Guilford County. 

Enhancing Students’ Online Research, Reading, and Writing Practices with ProQuest Flow
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Amanda Binder
Social Sciences Librarian UNC Charlotte Making Assessment Matter: Tales of Collection Evaluation
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Amanda Glenn-Bradley
User Engagement Librarian D. Hiden Ramsey Library at UNC Asheville

Amanda R. Glenn-Bradley is the User Engagement Librarian at D. Hiden Ramsey Library at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is a proud alumna of Mississippi State University (B.S. Horticulture - Floral Management), UNC Asheville (B.A. History), and, most recently, UNC Greensboro, where her graduate coursework in the Library and Information Studies department allowed her to explore her passion for dynamic library instruction and the history and role of libraries as community organizations and catalysts for change. She likes to kid that becoming a librarian was rather inevitable, given the love and influence of her great aunt Georgia Alice "Sissy" Taylor, a longtime middle and high school librarian in east central Mississippi. When not being the resident loud librarian, Amanda enjoys watching the antics of her two longhaired miniature dachshunds, experimenting with gourmet recipes to varied degrees of success, and enjoying the great outdoors in the heart of Appalachia. 

Keep Calm and Enjoy the Library: Eliminating Library Anxiety Through Dynamic User Engagement
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Amanda Johnson
Data Analysis and Communication Consultant State Library of North Carolina And the Data Says…Summer Reading 2015
Amy Godfrey Creator of the Durham Comics Project The Durham Comics Project: Crowdsourced Anthologies, Drinking & Drawing, and the Innovative Comics Contraption
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Amy Gustavson
Reference, Instruction, & Emerging Technologies Librarian Central Carolina Community College

Amy Gustavson is Reference, Instruction, & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Central Carolina Community College Library in Sanford, NC.  She holds a MLS from North Carolina Central University and a BA in Arts Applications from NC State University.  Amy is dedicated to helping her community succeed by providing high-quality information literacy instruction, easy access to library services, and advocating for library use.

Grassroots Library Advocacy: What’s YOUR Message?
Amy Harris Houk Practical UDL for the One-Shot Library Instruction Session
Amy Harris Houk Well Begun Is Half Done: Developing Effective Student Learning Outcomes
Amy Harris Houk Drive It Home: Increasing Interactivity in Instruction with Google Drive
Amy Ruhe Technical Services Assistant High Point University Smith Library Reflections on a Digital Project: Digitizing Diversity
Amy Whitfield Adult Services Manager Wake County Public Libraries Career Success with the NCLA Leadership Institute
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Amy Whitmer
Lead Instructor, Library and Information Technology Central Carolina Community College

Amy Whitmer is the Lead Instructor in the Library and Information Technology program at Central Carolina Community College. Prior to this, she served in various librarian roles in both technical services and public services in academic and special libraries. She received her MLS from the University of Kentucky. 

Core Competencies? Continuing Education? Professional Development? Oh my!
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Amy Wyckoff
Library Manager Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Amy has worked for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for 5 years, first as a Teen Services Librarian and now as the Manager of the Loft at ImaginOn.  She is passionate about Teen Services and about breaking down barriers to expand library access to all residents.  During the 2014-2015 school year, Amy served as the Project Lead for the eCard team to pilot eCards in select Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

Kickstarting the eCard: Expanding Library Access to Students in Your Community
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Andrea Kincaid
Reference & Instruction Librarian Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

My professional career as a librarian began as an M.L.I.S. student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in January 2012.  Having never worked in a library before, I also began volunteering at my local library in Charlotte, NC.  After a year of volunteering, I got my first library job as a Library Aide at the Plaza Midwood branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in March 2013.  During my last semester of school, I elected to take a practicum at the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, a local and regional special collection, where I catalogued a collection of letters and a rich collection of ephemera. Upon graduation from UNC-G in May 2014, I spent the summer in Washington, D.C. as a Fellow at the Library of Congress in the Rare Books & Special Collections Division.  I catalogued two vast and diverse collections - a collection of copyright notices from the 1870s, shortly after the Library of Congress took over copyright applications; and a private collection of Lincolniana, containing over 11,000 diverse items, including broadsides, manuscripts, ephemera, realia, photographs, and more.  I came back to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library and continued my work there until I started as Reference & Instruction Librarian at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in January 2015.  Throughout these educational and professional experiences, I have also attended conferences (including presenting a poster) and socials with wonderful North Carolina library associations such as NCLA, Metrolina Library Association and the Society of North Carolina Archivists. I have learned from, worked with and socialized with a truly outstanding group of library professionals throughout this winding journey and I am proud to finally be a library professional at the fantastic Learning Resource Center at RCCC.  I look forward to contributing to my library associations and library scholarship, as well as the evolution of this noble profession.

Effective Part-Time Librarianship: Making the Most of the Opportunities and Realities at Community Colleges
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Andrea Leonard
E-Access & Metadata Librarian Appalachian State University Introduction to BIBFRAME and Linked Data
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Angel Truesdale
Adult Services Specialist Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Angel Truesdale is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. During her four years at the library, she has developed and implemented a wide range of tech-centric programs and trainings for adults. Angel's interests also include workforce development initiatives, international affairs and film.

Launch and Focus your Organization's Teams
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Angel Truesdale
Adult Services Specialist Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Angel Truesdale is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. During her four years at the library, she has developed and implemented a wide range of tech-centric programs and trainings for adults. Angel's interests also include workforce development initiatives, international affairs and film.

Digital Lifestyles: Connecting in a Changing Online Environment
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Angela Davis
Instruction & Web Services Librarian Pitt Community College Library

Angela Davis is currently the Instruction and Web Services Librarian at Pitt Community College in Greenville, N.C. where she has been employed for just over 10 years. Throughout her career she has been an active member of NCLA and has held several different offices in NCLPA (Paraprofessional Round Table of NCLA) and has most recently served as Chair of the Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) for the 2013/2015 biennium. Angela holds degrees from East Carolina University (Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy) and North Carolina Central University (MLS). When not toiling over her computer keyboard at the library, Angela can be found at a piano keyboard playing for community musical theater productions and church services in the Greenville area.

The Three Rs of Faculty Outreach
Angela Wacker Weekend Librarian Elon University Copenhagen Chronicles: a case study of library use by study abroad students
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Anna Craft
Metadata Cataloger The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Technical services careers: A world of possibilities
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Anna Craft
Metadata Cataloger The University of North Carolina at Greensboro RTSS Business Meeting
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Anna Pinks
Collections Services Librarian Greensboro College James Addison Jones Library

Anna is the Collections Services Librarian at Greensboro College's James Addison Jones Library. She has a BA in Religious Studies from Guilford College and she completed her MLIS at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011.

Making the Library Matter: Enhancing Library Engagement with the Greensboro College Community
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Anne Burke
Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Librarian North Carolina State University Libraries Calling All Night Owls: Making Connections Across Campus with the Long Night Against Procrastination
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Anne Masters
Branch Manager Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Anne Masters is the Branch Manager of Sugar Creek Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system.  She comes to this career after a decade in road/bridge construction management and later work as a middle school algebra teacher.  Prior to Sugar Creek, Anne worked for 6 years as a Reference Librarian at the Main Library in uptown Charlotte. She is involved in many literary teams and currently is a co-lead for Freedom to Read Week. As part of the Adult Summer Reading team, she won the 2014 Outstanding Team Award for innovative work on a presenter showcase.  She also presented a program about Adult Summer Reading at the NCLA 2013 conference. Anne is a participant in the 2014-15 NCLA Leadership Institute and credits the skills she learned there helped advance her career.  Anne’s diverse experience and background informs her adaptable communications style and enables her to bring fresh ideas to workplace practices. Anne is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in Construction Management, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Masters of Library Sciences.  

Round-up Your Collection: Weeding for the 21st Century
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Anne Masters
Branch Manager Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Anne Masters is the Branch Manager of Sugar Creek Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system.  She comes to this career after a decade in road/bridge construction management and later work as a middle school algebra teacher.  Prior to Sugar Creek, Anne worked for 6 years as a Reference Librarian at the Main Library in uptown Charlotte. She is involved in many literary teams and currently is a co-lead for Freedom to Read Week. As part of the Adult Summer Reading team, she won the 2014 Outstanding Team Award for innovative work on a presenter showcase.  She also presented a program about Adult Summer Reading at the NCLA 2013 conference. Anne is a participant in the 2014-15 NCLA Leadership Institute and credits the skills she learned there helped advance her career.  Anne’s diverse experience and background informs her adaptable communications style and enables her to bring fresh ideas to workplace practices. Anne is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in Construction Management, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Masters of Library Sciences.  

Career Success with the NCLA Leadership Institute
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Anne Masters
Branch Manager Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Anne Masters is the Branch Manager of Sugar Creek Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system.  She comes to this career after a decade in road/bridge construction management and later work as a middle school algebra teacher.  Prior to Sugar Creek, Anne worked for 6 years as a Reference Librarian at the Main Library in uptown Charlotte. She is involved in many literary teams and currently is a co-lead for Freedom to Read Week. As part of the Adult Summer Reading team, she won the 2014 Outstanding Team Award for innovative work on a presenter showcase.  She also presented a program about Adult Summer Reading at the NCLA 2013 conference. Anne is a participant in the 2014-15 NCLA Leadership Institute and credits the skills she learned there helped advance her career.  Anne’s diverse experience and background informs her adaptable communications style and enables her to bring fresh ideas to workplace practices. Anne is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in Construction Management, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Masters of Library Sciences.  

Updated Staff Workroom - on a Budget
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Anne Pemberton
Associate Director, Library Assessment and Instructional Services University of North Carolina Wilmington, Randall Library Minding the Gap: Ensuring Transfer Student Success in Information Literacy
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Anne Pemberton
Associate Director, Library Assessment and Instructional Services University of North Carolina Wilmington, Randall Library And the Winner Is … Creating Award-Winning Collaborations to Embed Information Literacy into a General Education Curriculum
Anthony Chow Associate Professor UNCG LIS Department Shaping the Future: Increasing Library Impact in Title I Schools Through Strategic Planning and Partnerships with Public Libraries.
Anthony Chow Associate Professor UNCG LIS Department NCLA Student Ambassador Program – Giving Youth a Voice, Gaining the Attention of Legislators
Anthony Chow Associate Professor UNCG LIS Department Strategic Planning and Performance Dashboards
Anthony Chow Associate Professor UNCG LIS Department Virtual Reference: Trends on International, National, and State Levels
Anthony Chow Associate Professor UNCG LIS Department User-Centered Design, Information Architecture, and Website Usability: Two Case Studies
April Green Youth Services Librarian Catawba County Library Early Literacy Outreach - Taking "Every Child Ready to Read" to Childcare Providers
Arthur Erickson Genealogy Triage
Autumn Winters Editor/Bibliographer NoveList

Autumn joined NoveList in October 2013 as an Editor/Bibliographer. She has a dozen years of experience as a reference and teen services librarian. 

Fandom, Fanfiction, and Readers' Advisory
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Beatriz Guevara
Library Manager Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Beatriz is a Library Manager at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library where she has received many awards and recognitions within her library system.  In 2012 she was one of 10 librarians selected for the national ALA/NY Times/Carnegie Corporation "I Love My Library" award. This recognition was made possible by the nomination from a young lady who attended one of her college information workshops.  She was also one of only 40 librarians selected from a highly competitive national pool to participate in ALA's 2013 "Leading to the Future," an immersive leadership development program for future leaders.   Additionally, she has been nominated to serve in the American Library Association Council for 2015.  

Beatriz received the 2013 Community Service and Outreach Award from the University of North Carolina Latin American Student Organization.  She also received the prestigious Latino Diamante Award, a statewide award created to recognize outstanding achievements and to honor individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the Hispanic community of North Carolina.  Within her library system, Beatriz has been recognized through the 2014 Quarterly Strategic Award and the 2010 Director's Service Excellence Award. 

On her own time, Beatriz volunteers as President REFORMA,the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. Since joining REFORMA, she has actively participated in several REFORMA committees including the Program, Scholarship, Recruitment and Mentoring, Education and Membership committees.  She is a member of the American Library Association and the North Carolina Library Association.  Beatriz has worked hard within her organization to expand the services and programs for the Latino population and to increase representation of Hispanics/Latinos within meetings, teams,  and committees. She "hopes to continue to bring awareness about the enriching diversity that exists within our city to my library system through my work and efforts within the community."

Beatriz holds a Masters of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and an Associate in Arts form the Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC.  She is of Mexican descent and has lived in North Carolina for over 16 years.

Beatriz is passionate about serving minorities, especially the Latino population in Charlotte, and through her efforts, the library is much more visible and accessible to people that were not even aware it existed.  She advocates for equality in the services and programs available to everyone, and is a fantastic role model for young people.  Beatriz has been featured in several local news stories within the Spanish media which have inspired others to volunteer at the library.

Make it Matter: Latino Library Programming and Outreach in Academic and Public Libraries
Beth Bernhardt Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications UNC Greensboro Open Educational Resources at UNCG- Alternatives to Pricey Textbooks
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Betty Garrison
Business Research Librarian Carol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University

Betty Garrison is the Business Research Librarian at Elon University.  She is liaison to the faculty and students in the  Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and is the recipient of the 2013 Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service.  Betty received a B.A. in English from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

If You Build It, Will They Come? Designing a More Engaged Liaison Program
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Betty Garrison
Business Research Librarian Carol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University

Betty Garrison is the Business Research Librarian at Elon University.  She is liaison to the faculty and students in the  Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and is the recipient of the 2013 Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service.  Betty received a B.A. in English from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

From Vineyard to Winery: Using NC LIVE Resources to Support Small Business Development
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Bonnie Dail
Head of Circulation Wayne County Public LIbrary

Bonnie Dail has worked in school and public libraries for the past eighteen years.  She has worked in the Wayne County Public LIbrary since 2009.  Her duties have included working in the reference department, serving as interim branch manager, and currently supervising the circulation department.  Bonnie organized Wayne County Public LIbrary's first Local Author Event in 2014.  Her department has organized and promoted several new readers' advisory  initiatives at the Goldsboro branch.  A growing outreach program for assisted living centers has also been created by her department to promote readers' advisory services to patrons living in assisted living centers.  Bonnie received her master's degree from East Caroling University in 2000.  She worked as a media coordinator for the Wayne County Public Schools prior to joining the Wayne County Publice Library.

Big Libraries & Small: Readers' Advisory Service for All
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Brandon Stilley
Evening Reference Librarian Joyner Library at East Carolina University Universal Design for Learning: Considerations for Academic Libraries
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Breanne Crumpton
GlaxoSmithKline Fellow North Carolina Museum of Art

Breanne Crumpton is a recent graduate with her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Breanne currently has a GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship at the North Carolina Museum of Art with which she is aiding the museum librarian.

Accessing Art
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Breanne Crumpton
GlaxoSmithKline Fellow North Carolina Museum of Art

Breanne Crumpton is a recent graduate with her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Breanne currently has a GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship at the North Carolina Museum of Art with which she is aiding the museum librarian.

Make It Matter: Are you ready to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 2016?
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Brenda Linares
Outreach Librarian and Coordinator of User Services Graduate Assistants UNC-Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library Forming Partnership: Health Sciences Library Collaborates with Community Colleges to Create Interactive Training Tools
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Brenda Linares
Outreach Librarian and Coordinator of User Services Graduate Assistants UNC-Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library Make it Matter: Latino Library Programming and Outreach in Academic and Public Libraries
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Brian Sturm
Associate Professor UNC Chapel Hill Storytelling Workshop with Brian Sturm
Brown Biggers Systems Programmer University of North Carolina at Greensboro Starting a Makerspace on Zero Dollars a Day: An Introduction to Free or Inexpensive Maker Resources
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Brytani Fraser
Librarian- Conover and Claremont Catawba County Library System

brytanifraser@gmail.com  *** @librytani

Storytime Gymnastics: The Art of the Mixed-Age Storytime
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Cal Shepard
State Librarian State Library of North Carolina

Cal Shepard is the State Librarian of North Carolina. Prior to this she was Program Director of Consulting Services at LYRASIS and also managed the SOLINET Educational Services Program.  She was the Chief of Library Development at the State Library of North Carolina and has held several positions in public libraries starting out as a Children’s Librarian in Murphy, North Carolina.  She received her MLS from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and is active in the American Library Association and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies organization where she serves on the board. She serves on the boards of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and the North Carolina Center for After School Programs. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNC-CH in 2013.

State Library Update
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Cal Shepard
State Librarian State Library of North Carolina

Cal Shepard is the State Librarian of North Carolina. Prior to this she was Program Director of Consulting Services at LYRASIS and also managed the SOLINET Educational Services Program.  She was the Chief of Library Development at the State Library of North Carolina and has held several positions in public libraries starting out as a Children’s Librarian in Murphy, North Carolina.  She received her MLS from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and is active in the American Library Association and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies organization where she serves on the board. She serves on the boards of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and the North Carolina Center for After School Programs. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNC-CH in 2013.

NC LIVE Past, Present & Future - An Open Discussion Forum with NC LIVE Leaders
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Cara Evanson
Information Literacy Librarian Davidson College

I am an information literacy librarian at Davidson College. In this role I teach library instruction sessions and assist students with their research projects. I also supervise the Peer Research Advisors. My professional interests include learning theories, instructional design, and student staff training.

Peer Joy: Maximizing the Value of Peer-to-Peer Learning with Student Employees
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Carl Leak
Associate Director/Health Sciences Librarian Winston-Salem State University/O'Kelly Library The Ultimate Library/Faculty Collaboration for Transformative Teaching
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Carla Hollar
Library Manager Swannanoa Library

As a proud employee of public libraries for over thirty years, I started my career paging for a branch library four miles from my house. After many steps--including a MLIS at UNC-Greensboro and more than twenty years at urban Pack Library in Asheville, I'm now the manager-children's librarian-and general jill of all trades at the smallest library in our system, the Swannanoa Branch. I've been paid to write--but don't necessarily think of myself as an author, was given awards and people paid for my artwork--but don't think of myself as an artist. I'm a librarian--both my career and vocation. And it's all good.

Step Away from the Desk: Circulation Issues in Today's Libraries
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Carly Dlugoszewski
Community Relations Officer U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Helping Immigrants through USCIS Resources
Carol Sevin Graduate Assistant UNCG TRC (Teaching Resources Center) SELF Design Studio Diary of a makerspace
Carole Dennis Children's Librarian Hickory Public Libraries/Ridgeview Branch Storytime Gymnastics: The Art of the Mixed-Age Storytime
Carolyn Willis Outreach Librarian Joyner Library East Carolina University Library Instruction and Learning Disabilities
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Catherine Lee
Dean, Learning Resource Center Cape Fear Community College

Catherine Lee is currently Dean of the Learning Resource Center at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. The LRC includes the Library, as well as Online Learning, Instructional Technology, College Student Success courses, and the TV Studio.  For the past two years, Catherine has served as an off-site peer reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Is Your Academic Library SACSCOC Compliant?
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Catherine Tingelstad
Public Services Librarian Wake Tech Community College Health Sciences Library

Catherine Tingelstad is the Public Services Librarian at the Perry Health Sciences Campus of Wake Tech Community College. Her interests include faculty outreach, library instruction, and instructional technology.  Catherine previously worked at Pitt Community College Library and Joyner Library at East Carolina University. She serves on the Membership Committee of NCLA. 

The Three Rs of Faculty Outreach
Cathy Fletcher Library Service Specialist Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Step Away from the Desk: Circulation Issues in Today's Libraries
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Cathy Wright
Outreach Services Program Coordinator Alamance County Public Libraries Core Competencies? Continuing Education? Professional Development? Oh my!
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Cathy Wright
Outreach Services Program Coordinator Alamance County Public Libraries Growing Leaders in North Carolina Libraries
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Catie Roche
Director Braswell Memorial Library Growing Leaders in North Carolina Libraries
Chad Haefele Top Tech Trends of 2015
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Charlaine Harris
Author

Charlaine Harris is a true daughter of the South. She was born in Mississippi and has lived in Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Texas. After years of dabbling with poetry and plays and essays, her career as a novelist began when her husband told her to stay home and write. Her first book, Sweet and Deadly, appeared in 1981. When Charlaine’s career as a mystery writer began to falter, she decided to write a cross-genre book that would appeal to fans of mystery, science fiction, romance, and suspense. She could not have anticipated the huge surge of reader interest in the adventures of a barmaid in Louisiana, or the fact that Alan Ball would come knocking at her door. Charlaine is a voracious reader. She has one husband, three children, two grandchilden, and three rescue dogs. She leads a busy life.

Keynote - Closing Session - Women of Mystery
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Chelcie Rowell
Digital Initiatives Librarian Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University

Chelcie Juliet Rowell serves as Digital Initiatives Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. A member of the library's Digital Scholarship Unit, Chelcie oversees digitization of special collections and liaises with humanities faculty pursuing digital humanities research and pedagogy. Chelcie earned a B.A. in English from Oglethorpe University and an M.S. in Information Science from the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Building Pyramids: Creating Partnerships in Digital Scholarship
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Cheryl Coyle
Sr. Librarian Central Piedmont Community College TEACHing & Fair Use in the 21st Century Classroom
Chris Tonelli Director of Communication Strategy NCSU Libraries Fun Matters
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Christine Andresen
Instructional Design Librarin East Carolina University/Laupus Library

Christine Andresen, MLS, has worked at East Carolina University Libraries since 2008.  I am currently employed as the Instructional Design Librarian at Laupus Health Sciences Library, and also serve as the Liaison Librarian to the School of Dental Medicine. 

Universal Design for Learning: Considerations for Academic Libraries
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Christine Andresen
Instructional Design Librarin East Carolina University/Laupus Library

Christine Andresen, MLS, has worked at East Carolina University Libraries since 2008.  I am currently employed as the Instructional Design Librarian at Laupus Health Sciences Library, and also serve as the Liaison Librarian to the School of Dental Medicine. 

Asking “What’s the Matter?”: Our Experience with User Experience
CJCLS CJCLS Business Meeting
Claire Clemens Instructional Services/Reference Librarian UNC Pembroke/Mary Livermore Library Build It and They Will Come: The Mary Livermore Library Experience Making Recreational Collections Matter
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Clark Nall
Business/Reference Librarian Joyner Library, East Carolina University Library Instruction and Learning Disabilities
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Clark Nall
Business/Reference Librarian Joyner Library, East Carolina University Universal Design for Learning: Considerations for Academic Libraries
Claudia Gollop Associate Professor School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Gollop is a native of New York City and held a number of positions as a library/information professional in public, special, and academic libraries for nearly fifteen years prior to returning to school to pursue a doctorate. She earned a PhD in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh (PA), an MLS degree from Columbia University and a BA from the City College–City University of New York. She joined SILS in 1994. From 2004-2007 she served as Associate Dean of SILS.

Make it Matter: How Schools that provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusiveness
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Clay Ragan
Computer Training Bridge Program Director Forsyth County Public Library Creating Online Tutorials for Public Library Users
Corrine Luthy Digitization Intern Forsyth County Public LIbrary Reflections on a Digital Project: Digitizing Diversity
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Courtney Young
Immediate Past-President American Library Association

Since joining ALA, I have been an active and contributing member of the association. I have committed myself to ALA, developing a progressive understanding of our divisions, round tables, committees, and affiliates. I recognize the importance of building bridges between our diverse membership and its many important parts. I am dedicated to diversity in all forms in our profession and our organization. ALA is made up of librarians, library workers, library school students, library-related vendors, and library trustees interested in maintaining the values of the profession while at the same time moving libraries and the association forward.

My "start to finish" commitment to the profession and the Association sets me apart. I would be honored to continue that commitment and lead the association as ALA President. I want to sustain the initiatives we have in place, engage all facets of our membership, and demonstrate the value of membership and of librarianship.

Keynote - Ogilvie Lecture
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Dale Cousins
NCLA President North Carolina Library Association

Dale Cousins was elected President of the North Carolina Library Association for the 2014-2015 biennium.  She has previously served as a Director at Large on the Executive Board and as Chairman of the Library Administration and Management Section.  She has been involved with the various Conference Planning Committees for a mimimun of 5 conferences over the years and has served on the two most recent NCLA Leadership Institute Planning Committees.  She retired from Wake County Public Libraries in December 2013 after 37 years of experience thereein and was named Wake County Employee of the Year in 1999.  She currently serves on the State Library Commission and as immediate Past Chair of Wake County Smart Start. Upon leaving the office of President of NCLA in December 2015, she will become Chair of the NCLA Nominating Committee and will continue on the NCLA Executive Board in an ex-officio capacity.

Opening Keynote: State of North Carolina Libraries
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Dale Cousins
NCLA President North Carolina Library Association

Dale Cousins was elected President of the North Carolina Library Association for the 2014-2015 biennium.  She has previously served as a Director at Large on the Executive Board and as Chairman of the Library Administration and Management Section.  She has been involved with the various Conference Planning Committees for a mimimun of 5 conferences over the years and has served on the two most recent NCLA Leadership Institute Planning Committees.  She retired from Wake County Public Libraries in December 2013 after 37 years of experience thereein and was named Wake County Employee of the Year in 1999.  She currently serves on the State Library Commission and as immediate Past Chair of Wake County Smart Start. Upon leaving the office of President of NCLA in December 2015, she will become Chair of the NCLA Nominating Committee and will continue on the NCLA Executive Board in an ex-officio capacity.

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Dan Brooks
Adult Services Manager Wake County Public Libraries

Dan Brooks has been working with books and readers for more than twenty years. He is currently the Adult Services Manager at Wake County Public Libraries’ West Regional Library in Cary. In addition to supervising the adult staff at West Regional, he also manages system-wide programs in the subject area of recreational reading. This includes programs promoting readers’ advisory services and author visits. He supervises a group of six librarians from across Wake County who plan and deliver these programs. Dan has been with WCPL for eleven years, starting as a library assistant in 2004, and he became a librarian in 2008 after getting his master’s degree from NCCU. He was promoted to manager in late 2012. Prior to joining WCPL, Dan was in retail bookstore management for ten years, working for both small and large bookstores, including Barnes & Noble. 

Big Libraries & Small: Readers' Advisory Service for All
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Daniel Pshock User Experience Research Assistant UNC Libraries

Daniel is a graduate student in the School of Information & Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he is also a research assistant in the User Experience department of UNC Libraries and a Carolina Academic Library Associate. He is slated to complete his Master of Science degree in information science in May 2016.

As a user experience designer and researcher, his main interests are in using user-centered strategies to improve services and access to public service organizations, including libraries, museums, newspapers, government, etc.

Stop Guessing, Start Testing: Easy and Affordable Usability Testing for Public Library Websites
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Danielle Colbert-Lewis
Reference Librarian North Carolina Central University James E. Shepard Memorial Library Sikhism: Religious Resources and Symbolism at the James E. Shepard Memorial Library at North Carolina Central University
David Gwynn Digital Projects Coordinator The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Making Connections: Strategies for funding collaborative community engagement projects with archival and digital collections
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David Hisle
Coordinator of Instruction and Graduate Student Outreach East Carolina University / Joyner Library Universal Design for Learning: Considerations for Academic Libraries
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David Singleton
Director of Libraries Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

David Singleton, Director of Libraries for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, has over 25 years of experience as a library leader.    David is a frequent speaker at national, state, and regional conferences on topics including innovation, strategic planning, performance/outcome measures for libraries, public library trends, and leadership development.    He formerly held the position of Deputy State Librarian for the Georgia Public Library Service, where he helped to pioneer several innovative projects including the statewide PINES system and the development of Evergreen open source software for libraries.   Evergreen is now used in more than 1,000 libraries worldwide.   In 2004, he was honored as the first recipient of the American Library Association’s Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Service to Children, and in 2007 he received the Nix-Jones Award from the Georgia Library Association for outstanding lifetime contribution to Georgia libraries.   David has held managerial positions as part of the Gwinnett County (GA) Public Library; and was Director of the Transylvania County (NC) Library.  He holds a B.A. in English Literature and the M.S.L.S., both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Leadership Training that Really Works
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David Woodbury
Associate Head, User Experience NCSU Libraries

David Woodbury is the Associate Head of User Experience at NCSU Libraries. He manages specialized learning spaces including makerspaces, advanced digital media studios, and learning commons spaces in the NCSU Libraries. He helped plan and implement the new public services model for the internationally-recognized James B. Hunt Jr. Library. He served as a core team member for the Learning Space Toolkit, an IMLS-funded resource to assist planners with the full life cycle of an informal learning space design project. He has presented widely on innovative uses of technology in libraries.

Changing Academic Libraries: Spaces for Learning, Collaborating, Making, and More
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David Young
Catalog Librarian UNC-Pembroke/Mary Livermore Library Build It and They Will Come: The Mary Livermore Library Experience Making Recreational Collections Matter
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Davonna Thomas
English Instructor and Developmental Coordinator Coastal Carolina Community College Scaffolding for Success: Information Literacy in the Post-Secondary Developmental Classroom
Dea Rice Digital Projects Librarian Appalachian State University Tweeting Where Our Users Are
Debbie Shreve Branch Manager Wake County Public Libraries Growing Leaders in North Carolina Libraries
Debbie Shreve Branch Manager Wake County Public Libraries Youth Services Section Wine and Cheese/Business Meeting
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Debra Gittler
Founder and Executive Director of ConTextos ConTextos

Debra Gittler is the Founder and Executive Director of ConTextos, and educational NGO based in El Salvador with the mission to transform the educational experience so that students go beyond rote memorization to develop authentic literacy skills such as deep-thinking, interpretation, analysis and creativity. Debra has a masters from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on international policy and social entrepreneurship; and from CUNY in bilingual education with a focus on language acquisition second language acquisition. Previously, she worked as the Coordinator and Lead Author of El Salavdor's national teacher training strategy in the area of literacy, and was a teacher in Honduras and the South Bronx. In 2013, Debra was recognized as a Fellow by Echoing Green, which recognizes global leaders in social innovation; she was selected as one of 20 fellows from a group of 2,800 applicants.

ConTextos: Libraries in El Salvador
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Denelle Eads
Outreach and Staff Development Librarian University of North Carolina at Charlotte/Atkins Library

Denelle Eads became the Outreach and Staff Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte’s  J. Murrey Atkins Library in 2013. Before this position, she was the Special Collections Research and Outreach Librarian, a position she held since receiving her MLIS in 2009 from UNC Greensboro. Originally from Huber Heights, Ohio, Denelle earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her library career, Denelle was an Assistant Director of Admissions for Wilberforce University, Kent State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

Keeping Them Engaged: staff development activities that entertain, educate and open the door to communication
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Denelle Eads
Outreach and Staff Development Librarian University of North Carolina at Charlotte/Atkins Library

Denelle Eads became the Outreach and Staff Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte’s  J. Murrey Atkins Library in 2013. Before this position, she was the Special Collections Research and Outreach Librarian, a position she held since receiving her MLIS in 2009 from UNC Greensboro. Originally from Huber Heights, Ohio, Denelle earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism from Bowling Green State University. Prior to her library career, Denelle was an Assistant Director of Admissions for Wilberforce University, Kent State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

Color with Creativity: Designing Staff Development with Limited Resources
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Denice Enstine
Information Services Librarian Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center How Did You Do That? Putting Together a How-To Festival @ Your Library
Denise Jones State Publications Clearinghouse Liaison State Library of North Carolina North Carolina state government publications—just a click away!
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Diane Chamberlain
International Best Selling Author

Diane Chamberlain is the international bestselling author of 24 novels. Her 23rd novel, The Silent Sister, hit both the USA Today and Publishers Weekly best seller lists and was a 2014 Fall Okra Pick. Her most recent novel, PRETENDING TO DANCE, introduces Molly Arnette, a woman worried the secrets from her childhood past will ruin her attempt to adopt a baby in the present. Chamberlain lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole.

Public Library Section Wine & Cheese Reception and meeting
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Dr. Robert L. Canida, II
Director for Diversity and Inclusion UNC-Pembroke

Robert L. Canida, II, Ph.D. is the Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, which is the most diverse 4 year university in the southeast of United States.  In this role, Dr. Canida provides leadership for the development, design and execution of UNC Pembroke’s diversity, inclusion, and multicultural programs and events.  As an agent of change, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion seeks to value cultural diversity in order to promote an empowered society. He also provides oversight for the Multicultural Center, which seeks to promote the globalization of the campus by providing a means to increase awareness about other cultures and to help people from other cultures have positive contacts within the university community.  In addition to his position responsibilities, Robert serves as Chair for the Diversity Committee for Communities of Interest and the Social Justice Symposium Committee. Robert has co-authored and presented numerous publications addressing the importance of diversity in academe, the workplace, cultural competency and organizational change.

As for his community involvement, Robert serves as a Board Member for the Pembroke Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Diversity Council of the Carolinas.

Robert has earned degrees from Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) and the University of Kentucky, and North Carolina A&T State University. 

How Do You Serve? A Crucial Conversation on Making Diversity Matter
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Eleanor Cook
AD for Discovery & Technology Services Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Asking “What’s the Matter?”: Our Experience with User Experience
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Elisabeth Garner
Government Information Services Specialist Randall Library-UNC Wilmington Advertising and Marketing Government Information
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Elizabeth Acevedo
User-Centered Design, Information Architecture, and Website Usability: Two Case Studies
Elizabeth Coleman Adult Materials Cataloger NoveList Fandom, Fanfiction, and Readers' Advisory
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Elizabeth Cramer
Coordinator, Bibliographic Services Appalachian State University Introduction to BIBFRAME and Linked Data
Elizabeth Launt Nutrition Outreach and Educator for Recipes for Success Culinary Kids
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Elizabeth Lee
Youth Services Librarian Wilkes County Public Library

Elizabeth Lee is a relatively new addition to the libraries of North Carolina. She grew up in Alabama and attended the University of Alabama where she received her MLIS in 2008. She moved to North Carolina in 2010 and has enjoyed every minute here. She loves working with her patrons and helping kids find good books to read.

Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
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Elizabeth Lee
Youth Services Librarian Wilkes County Public Library

Elizabeth Lee is a relatively new addition to the libraries of North Carolina. She grew up in Alabama and attended the University of Alabama where she received her MLIS in 2008. She moved to North Carolina in 2010 and has enjoyed every minute here. She loves working with her patrons and helping kids find good books to read.

Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
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Elizabeth Marcus
Undergraduate Experience Librarian Hunter Library, Western Carolina University Calling All Night Owls: Making Connections Across Campus with the Long Night Against Procrastination
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Elizabeth Marcus
Undergraduate Experience Librarian Hunter Library, Western Carolina University Picture Perfect: Transforming the Library Tour with Instagram
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Emily Jack
Digital Projects and Outreach Librarian North Carolina Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Making History Matter: Wikipedia edit-a-thons at UNC and Duke
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Emily Leachman
Senior Librarian Central Piedmont Community College

Emily Leachman is the manager of the central campus library at Central Piedmont Community College. Emily completed her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2005. She is passionate about customer service and strives to make every library interaction a positive one.

Career Success with the NCLA Leadership Institute
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Emily Vorhies
Technical Services Librarian National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (CenterScope Contractor) Technical services careers: A world of possibilities
Emma Pinault Information Services Librarian Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center How Did You Do That? Putting Together a How-To Festival @ Your Library
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Erin Lawrimore
University Archivist University of North Carolina at Greensboro

As the University Archivist at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Erin manages acquisitions, processing, reference, and outreach for UNCG’s institutional records of enduring value. She developed and coordinates the Spartan Stories blog as well as the department's social media outlets. Erin also serves in a number of positions with the Society of American Archivists, including appointment to their Committee on Public Awareness.

Making the Most of Social Media: Strategic Planning for Effective Engagement
Eve Grunberg North Carolina state government publications—just a click away!
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Forrest Foster
Head, Information Commons & Access Services Winston-Salem State University/ O'Kelly Library The Ultimate Library/Faculty Collaboration for Transformative Teaching
Garrison Libby Reference Librarian Tidewater Community College This Is Your Library on Chrome: Perspectives on Chromebooks in Libraries
Gerald Holmes Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator UNC at Greensboro Library Make it Matter: How Schools that provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusiveness
Gina Powell Outreach and Volunteer Services Librarian North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Gina Powell received her MLIS degree from UNC-Greensboro.  She has been the Outreach and Volunteer Services Librarian at the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped since November 2008.  Previously she worked at Central Carolina Community College, teaching Basic Skills to adults with intellectual disablilities. 

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Gwen Exner
Reaching Patrons on Mobile Devices
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Hafsa Murad
Information Literacy Librarian NCCU Sikhism: Religious Resources and Symbolism at the James E. Shepard Memorial Library at North Carolina Central University
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Hannah Pope
Instruction and Reference Intern and Graduate Assistant NCSU Libraries and Park Library Calling All Night Owls: Making Connections Across Campus with the Long Night Against Procrastination
Heath Radford Reference Librarian Wayne County Public Library

Heath Radford is the Reference Librarian at the Wayne County Public Library, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Previously, he had worked as a Circulation Assistant and a Technical Services Assistant. This past May, Heath obtained his Masters in Library Science from North Carolina Central University with a 4.0 GPA. At the library, he teaches beginning and advanced technology classes, along with running career sessions to assist patrons in getting jobs. He currently serves on the Programming Committee for the local Housing Authority chapter, and continues to network with career organizations like NC Works. Another program Heath works on is Guys Read, which is a reading initiative for third to fifth grade boys that motivates boys to be lifelong readers.

Guys Read @ Wayne County Public Library
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Heather Greer Klein
Member Services Coordinator NC LIVE

Heather Greer Klein is the Member Services Coordinator for NC LIVE, managing the NC LIVE Help Desk and other services that support NC LIVE member library staff. She has been part of NC LIVE since 2011, and previously worked in community college and four year academic libraries and in constituent services for the Boston City Council. She earned a BA in Sociology from Northeastern University, an MLS from Simmons College, and is completing a certificate in Training & Development from NC State University. 

Troubleshooting Digital Resources with Confidence
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Heather Greer Klein
Member Services Coordinator NC LIVE

Heather Greer Klein is the Member Services Coordinator for NC LIVE, managing the NC LIVE Help Desk and other services that support NC LIVE member library staff. She has been part of NC LIVE since 2011, and previously worked in community college and four year academic libraries and in constituent services for the Boston City Council. She earned a BA in Sociology from Northeastern University, an MLS from Simmons College, and is completing a certificate in Training & Development from NC State University. 

NC LIVE Lightning Rounds
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Heather Greer Klein
Member Services Coordinator NC LIVE

Heather Greer Klein is the Member Services Coordinator for NC LIVE, managing the NC LIVE Help Desk and other services that support NC LIVE member library staff. She has been part of NC LIVE since 2011, and previously worked in community college and four year academic libraries and in constituent services for the Boston City Council. She earned a BA in Sociology from Northeastern University, an MLS from Simmons College, and is completing a certificate in Training & Development from NC State University. 

From Vineyard to Winery: Using NC LIVE Resources to Support Small Business Development
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Heather Hans
Instructional Design & Assessment Librarian Guilford College Impactful Partnerships: Collaborating with Faculty for Effective Teaching and Learning
Heidi Buchanan Research & Instruction Librarian Western Carolina University Calling All Night Owls: Making Connections Across Campus with the Long Night Against Procrastination
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Hubert Womack
Instruction and Outreach Librarian Z. Smith Reynolds Library - Wake Forest University

Hubert David Womack is an Outreach and Instruction Librarian in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990 with a BA in English and Studio Art. Hu received his MBA from the Babcock School at Wake Forest in 2000 and completed his MLIS degree from UNC-Greensboro in 2008. He currently serves as a member of Research, Instruction and Technology Services team, offering research instruction to faculty and students. He is also the liaison for the departments of Sociology and Communication, and serves on the Freshman Orientation Committee. 

A Library for the Whole Student: Creating a Multidimensional Culture of Health & Wellness at your Library
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Hubert Womack
Instruction and Outreach Librarian Z. Smith Reynolds Library - Wake Forest University

Hubert David Womack is an Outreach and Instruction Librarian in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990 with a BA in English and Studio Art. Hu received his MBA from the Babcock School at Wake Forest in 2000 and completed his MLIS degree from UNC-Greensboro in 2008. He currently serves as a member of Research, Instruction and Technology Services team, offering research instruction to faculty and students. He is also the liaison for the departments of Sociology and Communication, and serves on the Freshman Orientation Committee. 

Flipping LIB210: The Flipped Classroom Model in Action
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Ismail Abdullahi
Associate Professor School of Library and Information Sciences, NCCU

Dr. Ismail Abdullahi has served as an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences since August 2005. Before joining the faculty he was a tenured professor at the Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Science 1992-2005. Dr. Abdullahi received his Ph.D in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. He is among the longest and most distinguished serving person in the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA). He has served as Chairperson for numerous ALA Committees, including ALA Nominating Committee, the ALA International Relations Committee, The Diversity Committee, and Education Committee and since 2003 as a Councilor-at-Large. His service with IFLA is equally distinguished; he served as a member of IFLA Section of Education and Training and a Convener of LIS Education of Developing Countries 2005-2013. Consistent with these involvements, he teaches the Global Library Information Systems course in the school and extends his leadership widely to the students. He has served for the last ten years as the advisor to the student Chapter of ALA in the School of Library and Information Sciences, where he assures that students gain experience and have it extend into the national association. In keeping with his dedication to library education nationally and internationally, he is the editor of Global Library and Information Science: A Textbook for Students and Educators widely used as a textbook around the world. Dr. Abdullahi also created a Study Abroad program to the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark. Among his accolades and awards are the Harold Lancour Award for Excellence in International and Comparative Study in Library and Information Sciences, the Leadership Award of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, the Emerald Literatti Network Award for Excellence in Publications, and the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in the United States.

Make it Matter: How Schools that provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusiveness
Jackie Cornette Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
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Jacquelyn White
Internet Services Librarian Forsyth County Public Library Creating Online Tutorials for Public Library Users
Jada Jones LIS Student UNC-Greensboro Diversity from the Inside Out: 8 Years of the UNCG Libraries Diversity Committee
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Jamillah Scott-Branch
Head Reference Librarian North Carolina Central University Sikhism: Religious Resources and Symbolism at the James E. Shepard Memorial Library at North Carolina Central University
Jan Harris Director, Kings Mountain Main Street Program City of Kings Mountain North Carolina Librarian on Main Street
Jane Blackburn Director of Libraries Appalachian Regional Library

Jane has been the Director at Appalachian Regional Library for two years. Previously she worked at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, NC where she began her career driving the Bookmobile and during which time she got her MLS from North Carolina Central University. Born and rasied in Alabama, Jane was an undergrad in Kentucky at Asbury College. Then she moved to North Carolina to attend UNC-CH for her MA in English Literature, became a converted Tar Heel, discovered that what she wanted to do was work in libraries, and vowed to be a North Carolinian and librarian for the rest of her life.

Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
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Janise Jefferson
Graduate Assistant UNCG TRC (Teaching Resources Center) SELF Design Studio Diary of a makerspace
Jason Richmond Library Associate Orange County Public Library This Is Your Library on Chrome: Perspectives on Chromebooks in Libraries
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Jason Rogers
Library Manager Wake County Public Library Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAINING
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Jason Rogers
Library Manager Wake County Public Library Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/APPLYING BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES
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Jason Rogers
Library Manager Wake County Public Library Public Library Section Wine & Cheese Reception and meeting
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Jeanne Hoover
Scholarly Communication Librarian East Carolina University RASS Business Meeting
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Jeanne Hoover
Scholarly Communication Librarian East Carolina University Universal Design for Learning: Considerations for Academic Libraries
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Jeanne Hoover
Scholarly Communication Librarian East Carolina University Library Instruction and Learning Disabilities
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Jeanne Hoover
Scholarly Communication Librarian East Carolina University Career Success with the NCLA Leadership Institute
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Jennie Goforth
Research & Design Services Librarian UNC-CH / Undergraduate Library skillfUL – Creating Effective Digital Design and Technology Workshops
Jennifer Brannen Fandom, Fanfiction, and Readers' Advisory
Jennifer Brannen Go Ask the Jennifers: Everything you wanted to know about the romance genre but were afraid to ask
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Jennifer Brax
Assistant Director/Adult Services Librarian Perry Memorial Library

Jennifer's first day as Adult Services Librarian at Perry Memorial Library was January 10, 2011, and she has not looked back since. She was promoted to Assistant Director in March of 2015 while still keeping her original duties. She is extremely passionate about the adult services collection and serving the population in the community. Jennifer began an adult outreach program, and she also published a paper on that process in Public Libraries in 2012. Every challenge presents an opportunity to teach and to learn.

Make Deselection Matter: The Dark Half of Collection Development
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Jennifer Lohmann
Adult Services Manager Durham County Library, Southwest Regional

Jennifer Lohmann is a Rocky Mountain girl at heart, having grown up in southern Idaho and Salt Lake City. She's always been a reader--of romance novels, mysteries, nonfiction, cereal boxes, etc. If it had words, she tried to read it. It's no surprise that she has combined her love of reading into two different careers involving books.

By day, Jennifer is the Adult Services Manager at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham, North Carolina. While working for the Durham County Library system, she won the Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year Award. By night, Jennifer writes contemporary romances. She is the author of the award-winning books, Winning Ruby Heart (RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence and Reviewer's Choice) and Reservations for Two (National Readers' Choice Awards Best First Book).

Visit her at jenniferlohmann.com

Social Media Hacks: Tips & Conversation for Enhancing Social Media Use in Libraries
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Jennifer Lohmann
Adult Services Manager Durham County Library, Southwest Regional

Jennifer Lohmann is a Rocky Mountain girl at heart, having grown up in southern Idaho and Salt Lake City. She's always been a reader--of romance novels, mysteries, nonfiction, cereal boxes, etc. If it had words, she tried to read it. It's no surprise that she has combined her love of reading into two different careers involving books.

By day, Jennifer is the Adult Services Manager at the Southwest Regional Library in Durham, North Carolina. While working for the Durham County Library system, she won the Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year Award. By night, Jennifer writes contemporary romances. She is the author of the award-winning books, Winning Ruby Heart (RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence and Reviewer's Choice) and Reservations for Two (National Readers' Choice Awards Best First Book).

Visit her at jenniferlohmann.com

Go Ask the Jennifers: Everything you wanted to know about the romance genre but were afraid to ask
Jennifer Motszko Manuscript Archivist Librarian The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Making Connections: Strategies for funding collaborative community engagement projects with archival and digital collections
Jennifer Smith Serials/Documents Specialist Elon Univeristy, Belk Library Sustainable Collaboration: Successful Professional and Paraprofessional Collaboration in an Academic Library Green Team
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Jennifer Stith
Reference & Instruction Librarian Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

I began working professionally in libraries in 2011 as an archives intern at Johnson C. Smith University's library. When my internship ended I was hired as the Evening Library Assistant and in 2013 I was promoted to Evening Library Supervisor. Also in 2013, I was accepted into the 3rd cohort of UNCG LIS’s ACE Scholars Program.  As an ACE Scholar in this LIS program my coursework focused on serving diverse clients at Community College libraries and LRC’s. This focus on minority and immigrant student populations fit well into my academic interests and allowed me to build upon my previous graduate work at the University of Denver where I recieved my first master's degree in Global Affairs. 

When I graduated from library school in December 2014, I began working as a part-time Reference and Instruction Librarian at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  It is here that I currently enjoy applying my LIS studies and multicultural interests as the liaison to the Accounting, Business, and ESL departments of the college. 

Effective Part-Time Librarianship: Making the Most of the Opportunities and Realities at Community Colleges
Jenny Boneno Library Manager Forsyth County Public Library Step Away from the Desk: Circulation Issues in Today's Libraries
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Jenny Dale
Coordinator of First-Year Programs UNC Greensboro University Libraries Make Your Instruction Matter: Practical ways to implement the ACRL IL Framework in library instruction
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Jenny Dale
Coordinator of First-Year Programs UNC Greensboro University Libraries Practical UDL for the One-Shot Library Instruction Session
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Jenny Dale
Coordinator of First-Year Programs UNC Greensboro University Libraries Drive It Home: Increasing Interactivity in Instruction with Google Drive
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Jenny Levine
Reference Librarian Durham County Public Library The Digging Durham Seed Library: How our seed library is growing
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Jess Bellemer
Director of the Library Hood Theological Seminary This Is Your Library on Chrome: Perspectives on Chromebooks in Libraries
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Jessica Philyaw
Assistant County Librarian Jackson County Library

Jessica Philyaw is Assistant County Librarian at the Jackson County Public Library, in Sylva, where she also oversees Technical Services. 

Benefits of Cross-Training in Public Libraries for Technical Services and Public Service Staff
Jim Zola Children's Division Manager High Point Public Library Culinary Kids
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Joan Ruelle
Dean & University Librarian Elon University Low fences make good neighbors: shared, permeable space in an academic library
Joel Marchesoni Tech Support Analyst Western Carolina University Analyzing Digital Collections Entrances: Why it Matters
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Joetta Pittman
Information Services Manager Braswell Memorial Library

I have an undergraduate degree in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Child Care.  I worked in daycare centers in 2 states, teaching every age level from infants to after-schoolers. While my children were young, I decided to return for a master degree in education and chose to combine that with my love of Young Adult Literature.  I started working part-time in the Children's Department of Wilson County Public Library while in school, then I joined the Wayne County Schools as Media Coordinator at Brogden Primary School. I finished my MLS, and 2 years later I moved to full time YA librarian at WCPL. I accepted a promotion upon retirement of a co-worker, to Adult Services and supervised the 6 Branch Librarians, working full-time at the Reference Desk.  In 2012 I attended NCLA's Leadership Institute. I then presented an overview of my Job Search 101 computer class series at NCLA's Bi-Annual conference in 2013. In October of 2013, I accepted a promotional move to the Information Services Manager at Braswell Memorial Library. This allows me to combine my love of young adults, history, programming, and my supervision experience into a fabulous career. Also in 2013, I accepted a part-time Reference Librarian position at North Carolina Wesleyan College. In 2014 I have been privileged to serve as Mentor to a group of 2014 NCLA Leadership Institute attendees.

Libraries and the Social Sector
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Joetta Pittman
Information Services Manager Braswell Memorial Library

I have an undergraduate degree in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Child Care.  I worked in daycare centers in 2 states, teaching every age level from infants to after-schoolers. While my children were young, I decided to return for a master degree in education and chose to combine that with my love of Young Adult Literature.  I started working part-time in the Children's Department of Wilson County Public Library while in school, then I joined the Wayne County Schools as Media Coordinator at Brogden Primary School. I finished my MLS, and 2 years later I moved to full time YA librarian at WCPL. I accepted a promotion upon retirement of a co-worker, to Adult Services and supervised the 6 Branch Librarians, working full-time at the Reference Desk.  In 2012 I attended NCLA's Leadership Institute. I then presented an overview of my Job Search 101 computer class series at NCLA's Bi-Annual conference in 2013. In October of 2013, I accepted a promotional move to the Information Services Manager at Braswell Memorial Library. This allows me to combine my love of young adults, history, programming, and my supervision experience into a fabulous career. Also in 2013, I accepted a part-time Reference Librarian position at North Carolina Wesleyan College. In 2014 I have been privileged to serve as Mentor to a group of 2014 NCLA Leadership Institute attendees.

Growing Leaders in North Carolina Libraries
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John Raynor
Business Reference Librarian High Point Public Library Libraries and the Social Sector
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Judith Winecoff
Youth Services Librarian Appalachian Regional Library

I wandered into librarianship not knowing how seeped in Ranganathan ideals and visions I would become.  I have worked as a gardener, a teacher, a school bus driver, a book seller, a childcare provider and as a youth services librarian.  Librarianship is ideal for me, it is like juggling jello at times, but soul satisfing.  I live on a farm in rural Ashe County in the mountains of North Carolina.  Horses, birds and an occasional bear are outside my window and in the spring my hands are covered in soil from growing kale and parsley, but always washed while reading a book.

Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
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Judith Winecoff
Youth Services Librarian Appalachian Regional Library

I wandered into librarianship not knowing how seeped in Ranganathan ideals and visions I would become.  I have worked as a gardener, a teacher, a school bus driver, a book seller, a childcare provider and as a youth services librarian.  Librarianship is ideal for me, it is like juggling jello at times, but soul satisfing.  I live on a farm in rural Ashe County in the mountains of North Carolina.  Horses, birds and an occasional bear are outside my window and in the spring my hands are covered in soil from growing kale and parsley, but always washed while reading a book.

Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
Judy Hamler Cataloging Specialist Elon University Sustainable Collaboration: Successful Professional and Paraprofessional Collaboration in an Academic Library Green Team
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Julia Glauberman
Reference & Instruction Intern NCSU Libraries Calling All Night Owls: Making Connections Across Campus with the Long Night Against Procrastination
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Julia Turpin
Wilkes County Librarian Appalachian Regional Library

Julia serves as the Wilkes County Librarian within the Appalachian Regional Library System.  Prior to her service in Wilkes County, Julia served as the Director of the Taylor County Public Library in Campbellsville, Kentucky.  She received her MLS from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.  She lives in North Wilkesboro with her husband, two daughters, dog, and part-time cat. 

Make Health Happen, In Your Library & Community
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Julianne C. Moore
Branch Manager Iredell County Public Library: Troutman Branch The Little Library that Could: Big Impacts from a Small Library
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Julianne Dunn
Librarian I Youth Services Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center

Julianne Dunn is the Youth Services Librarian at the Bordeaux Branch Library of Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center. Julianne received her MLS from North Carolina Central University and her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and History from Queens College now Queens University of Charlotte.

Julianne's work background gives her a deep understanding of customer service as she worked for many years in retail selling all kinds of products including housewares and auto parts. She nurtured her inner child at the Disney Store which allowed her to travel to Disney World several times with her husband. Managing Waldenbooks for several years was her gateway to her career at the library. It was coordinating book fairs with schools and the public library that eventually led to her first job at the library.  Julianne loves connecting with the community getting to know the youth and their parents.

 

Building a Stronger Village for Kids: When the Public Librarian partners with the School’s Media Specialist.
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Julie Raynor
Readers' Services Supervisor/Facilitator of Digital Download Services and Programs High Point Public Library Reaching Digital Readers Where They Are
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Julie Raynor
Readers' Services Supervisor/Facilitator of Digital Download Services and Programs High Point Public Library Women in Technology in Libraries: a panel discussion
Julie Walker State Librarian Georgia Public Library Service Leadership Training that Really Works
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Julie Whittaker
Youth Services Librarian Davie County Public Library

Miss Julie has been a Story Lady somewhere for 28 years. She began working part-time for Davie County Public Library in 2006 as the Outreach Story Lady. In 2012 she accepted the position as the full-time Youth Services Librarian, with one condition, she continues as the Story Lady!  So, she spends each weekday morning in preschool and daycare centers fostering early literacy with young children, and her afternoons in the library meeting other professional demands.

Miss Julie volunteers extensively for mental health organizations and through this work learned about Next Chapter Book Clubs for Intellectually/Developmentally Different individuals. She trained for and started a club at DCPL in 2013/14. NCBC has been a great joy for the participating patrons, volunteers and Miss Julie. It is amazing to witness the literacy skills of the participants grow with each session.  When it comes to “Make it Matter,” Miss Julie considers all her work to be truly important and meaningful fun; “It matters to me and I believe it matters to the youngsters and the young at heart, I serve.”

Next Chapter Book Clubs
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June Power
Access Services/Reference Librarian The University of North Carolina at Pembroke / Mary Livermore Library

June Power is the Access Services Reference Librarian for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, managing circulation, course reserves, document delivery services, and copyright management. She is the managing department head supervising a number of staff and student assistants.  She has also assisted with archival and special collections work, and is a former K-8 teacher.  She has presented before at the ILLiad Conference in Virginia Beach, the Ares Virtual Conference, and the Access Services Conference in Atlanta.  She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal as well as a number of book chapters.  

Build It and They Will Come: The Mary Livermore Library Experience Making Recreational Collections Matter
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June Power
Access Services/Reference Librarian The University of North Carolina at Pembroke / Mary Livermore Library

June Power is the Access Services Reference Librarian for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, managing circulation, course reserves, document delivery services, and copyright management. She is the managing department head supervising a number of staff and student assistants.  She has also assisted with archival and special collections work, and is a former K-8 teacher.  She has presented before at the ILLiad Conference in Virginia Beach, the Ares Virtual Conference, and the Access Services Conference in Atlanta.  She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal as well as a number of book chapters.  

It Matters! Advertising the Library
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Justin Herman
Reference Librarian Johnson & Wales University Do you Have My Textbook? The Debate for Textbook Access in College Libraries Rages On?
Kaetrena Kendrick University of South Carolina Lancaster Mak(ing) Space: Perspectives from a Small Rural Academic Library
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Karen Feeney
Special Collections Librarian Forsyth County Public Library Genealogy Triage
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Karen Feeney
Special Collections Librarian Forsyth County Public Library Reflections on a Digital Project: Digitizing Diversity
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Karen Feeney
Special Collections Librarian Forsyth County Public Library Creating Online Tutorials for Public Library Users
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Karen Grigg
Science Liaison Librarian University of North Carolina at Greensboro Open Educational Resources at UNCG- Alternatives to Pricey Textbooks
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Karen Grigg
Science Liaison Librarian University of North Carolina at Greensboro One Size Does Not Fit All: Helping Non-Traditional Students Succeed
Karen Grimwood Curriculum Materials Center Librarian NCCU/ James E. Shepard Memorial Library Sikhism: Religious Resources and Symbolism at the James E. Shepard Memorial Library at North Carolina Central University
Karla Regan Shaping the Future: Increasing Library Impact in Title I Schools Through Strategic Planning and Partnerships with Public Libraries.
Karna Younger Atkins Library Fellow UNC-Charlotte/Atkins Library Making Assessment Matter: Tales of Collection Evaluation
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Kate Engelbrecht
Librarian Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Kate Engelbrecht is an Adult Services Librarian with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She has worked in public and academic libraries for more  than 10 years and her interests include workforce development, literacy tutoring, technology classes and pop culture.  She earned a MLIS  from UNC-Greensboro. 

Round-up Your Collection: Weeding for the 21st Century
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Kate Engelbrecht
Librarian Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Kate Engelbrecht is an Adult Services Librarian with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She has worked in public and academic libraries for more  than 10 years and her interests include workforce development, literacy tutoring, technology classes and pop culture.  She earned a MLIS  from UNC-Greensboro. 

Digital Lifestyles: Connecting in a Changing Online Environment
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Kate Engelbrecht
Librarian Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Kate Engelbrecht is an Adult Services Librarian with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She has worked in public and academic libraries for more  than 10 years and her interests include workforce development, literacy tutoring, technology classes and pop culture.  She earned a MLIS  from UNC-Greensboro. 

But I don't want another tote bag: Re-evaluating summer reading
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Kathelene McCarty Smith
Archivist, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and Archives The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jackson Library Reaching beyond the Ivory Tower: The Role of Academic Libraries in Fostering Community Life-Long Learning
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Katherine Winslow
Director of the Library NC Wesleyan College, Pearsall Library

Kathy Winslow has served as Director of the Library at NC Wesleyan College since 1997, with responsibility for library services for all NC Wesleyan College campuses.  During her tenure, she has applied for and received grants to fund planning projects, two automation systems, instructional technology, and library collections.  She planned a library addition that nearly doubled the size of the library and increased usage by 130%, and is working on plans to develop a flexible learning lab and collaborative working spaces in the library.  In her tenure as director, the library has moved from print and microform to encompass a wide array of electronic resources.

Changing Academic Libraries: Spaces for Learning, Collaborating, Making, and More
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Katherine Winslow
Director of the Library NC Wesleyan College, Pearsall Library

Kathy Winslow has served as Director of the Library at NC Wesleyan College since 1997, with responsibility for library services for all NC Wesleyan College campuses.  During her tenure, she has applied for and received grants to fund planning projects, two automation systems, instructional technology, and library collections.  She planned a library addition that nearly doubled the size of the library and increased usage by 130%, and is working on plans to develop a flexible learning lab and collaborative working spaces in the library.  In her tenure as director, the library has moved from print and microform to encompass a wide array of electronic resources.

NC LIVE Past, Present & Future - An Open Discussion Forum with NC LIVE Leaders
Kathleen Moore Social Media : Strategies for Success
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Kathryn Crowe
Associate Dean for Public Services University of North Carolina at Greensboro Well Begun Is Half Done: Developing Effective Student Learning Outcomes
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Kathy Bradshaw
Human Resources Librarian University of North Carolina - Greensboro Lite Project Managment for Librarians
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Kathy Bradshaw
Human Resources Librarian University of North Carolina - Greensboro Color with Creativity: Designing Staff Development with Limited Resources
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Kathy Makens
Resources and Finance Officer Durham County Library

I am currently the Resources and Finance Officer with Durham County Libraries.  This means that I supervise Library IT, Technical Services, the North Carolina Collection archive, and am over the library system’s budget. 

I have worked in public, academic, and special libraries over the past 15 years, 12 as a librarian.  Some of my other positions have included Head of Adult Services, Electronic Information Services Librarian, Young Adult Services Librarian, and Legal Specialist Librarian.  I especially like working with underserved audiences, gaming, and emerging technology.  My specialties have included small business, legal reference, government documents, patents and trademarks, statistics, information literacy, gaming in libraries, working with low literacy populations, and training staff.

I have an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Comparative Literature from Oberlin College.   

Increasing, or Just Keeping, Your Budget
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Kathy Parker
Library School Media Consultant Department of Public Instruction Opening Keynote: State of North Carolina Libraries
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Kathy Shields
Head of Reference and Instructional Services High Point University Make Your Instruction Matter: Practical ways to implement the ACRL IL Framework in library instruction
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Kathy Shields
Head of Reference and Instructional Services High Point University Enhancing Students’ Online Research, Reading, and Writing Practices with ProQuest Flow
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Katie Cox
Senior Library Assistant Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

I began my career in public libraries in 2007 as a Reference Technician at the Gaston County Public Library (formerly the Gaston Lincoln Regional Library). Now, a Senior Library Assistant with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, I work in Children's and Teen Services, programming for youth and special needs customers. I have served on College 101 and Mine Craft planning teams, facilitated several sessions at the 2013 Summer Reading Workshop in Lincolnton, NC, and piloted successful programs such as the biweekly Magic Tree House Book Club and cultural celebrations. 

Libraries Serving Patrons with Special Needs and Disabilities
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Katy Kavanagh Webb
Head, Research and Instructional Services Joyner Library, East Carolina University Asking “What’s the Matter?”: Our Experience with User Experience
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Katy Kavanagh Webb
Head, Research and Instructional Services Joyner Library, East Carolina University A Place in the Sun: Cleaning up Online Content with the LibGuides Summer Project
Kayla Lavigne Early Literacy Outreach Specialist Catawba County Library Early Literacy Outreach - Taking "Every Child Ready to Read" to Childcare Providers
Keith Phelan Gorman Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and Archives The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jackson Library Reaching beyond the Ivory Tower: The Role of Academic Libraries in Fostering Community Life-Long Learning
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Kelley O'Brien
Director for Strategy and Innovation UNC-CH School of Government

Kelley O'Brien joined the School of Government in 2002. In her current role, she leads a variety of initiatives that span across the School’s programmatic and operational work. O’Brien’s prior experience includes seven years as director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, formerly a program of the School of Government. She also teaches professional communications for the UNC Master of Public Administration program and grant proposal writing to public officials. She led the drafting and publication of the 2010 North Carolina Civic Health Index and her research has been published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Popular Government, and the Kappa Delta Pi Record. O'Brien earned a BA in honors interdisciplinary studies from the University of Georgia and an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Grant Writing 101
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Kelly Agan
Digital Projects Librarian N.C. Government & Heritage Library, State Library of N.C.

Kelly Agan is a Digital Projects Librarian with the N.C. Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of N.C. where she coordinates publication and development of the NCpedia, connects researchers with North Carolina history, information and resources, and contributes to the library's outreach and educational programs. 

Making It Matter with Online Content: NCpedia
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Kelly Brannock
Continuing Education Consultant State Library of NC Core Competencies? Continuing Education? Professional Development? Oh my!
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Kelly Brannock
Continuing Education Consultant State Library of NC Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAINING
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Kelly Brannock
Continuing Education Consultant State Library of NC Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/APPLYING BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES
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Kelly McCallister
Distance Education Librarian/Assistant Professor Appalachian State University To Listen and To Teach: How Distance Education Librarians are Making it Matter
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Kelly Vadney
Librarian I Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Headquarters Library

Kelly Vadney is a Librarian at the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center. Her time is divided between the Adult Information Services and Local & State History Departments at the Headquarters Library. Kelly hails from upstate New York, earned her MLIS at the University of South Carolina and is a current NCLA Leadership Institute participant.

Make Health Happen, In Your Library & Community
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Kelly Wooten
Research Services and Collection Development Library Duke Univeristy, Rubenstein Library

Kelly Wooten is the Research Services and Collection Development Librarian for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Librarian for Sexuality Studies for Perkins Library. 

Making History Matter: Wikipedia edit-a-thons at UNC and Duke
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Ken McDonnell
Financial Education Outreach Analyst Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Kenneth McDonnell joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a Financial Education Outreach Analyst in the Office of Financial Education in August 2013.  The Office of Financial Education is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives intended to educate and empower consumers to make informed financial decisions.  Mr. McDonnell is responsible for forming relationships and strategic partnerships with financial education non-profits, K-12 state educational programs, and organizations within the financial services industry.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Financial Education Project
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Kerri Brown Parker
Librarian NC State University, College of Education

As the librarian for the NC State University College of Education, Kerri works to blend technology and literacy goals across all pursuits of the library. She regularly co-teaches in classes and collaborates with instructors regarding children's and young adult literature, reading and literacy, research skills/information literacy and instructional technology. She has been an educator for 19 years starting in Colorado as a middle school and high school ELA and theater/speech teacher. After earning a Masters in Education in Technology degree, she looked for a place where a love of reading and love of instructional technology merged and the logical transition was to serving schools as a librarian. She then worked as a National Board Certified librarian and technology facilitator for Wake County Public Schools for eight years before transitioning to NC State.

Google Up Your Library!
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Kerri Brown Parker
Librarian NC State University, College of Education

As the librarian for the NC State University College of Education, Kerri works to blend technology and literacy goals across all pursuits of the library. She regularly co-teaches in classes and collaborates with instructors regarding children's and young adult literature, reading and literacy, research skills/information literacy and instructional technology. She has been an educator for 19 years starting in Colorado as a middle school and high school ELA and theater/speech teacher. After earning a Masters in Education in Technology degree, she looked for a place where a love of reading and love of instructional technology merged and the logical transition was to serving schools as a librarian. She then worked as a National Board Certified librarian and technology facilitator for Wake County Public Schools for eight years before transitioning to NC State.

Google Community Online Book Clubs
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Kim Becnel
Associate Professor of Library Science Appalachian State University

Kim Becnel is Associate Professor of Library Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Her research interests include children’s and young adult literature, public library programing and services, and distance/online pedagogy. She enjoys teaching a variety of courses in ASU’s MLS program, including reference, materials for youth, collection development, and organization of information. 

Summer Reading Maximized: Think People, Not Prizes
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Kim Becnel
Associate Professor of Library Science Appalachian State University

Kim Becnel is Associate Professor of Library Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Her research interests include children’s and young adult literature, public library programing and services, and distance/online pedagogy. She enjoys teaching a variety of courses in ASU’s MLS program, including reference, materials for youth, collection development, and organization of information. 

Make it Matter: How Schools that provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusiveness
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Kim Burton
NoveList Editor/Bibliographer - Adult RA Specialist NoveList

A former writing and literature instructor for many years, Kim brings in-depth knowledge of genre fiction -- plus a passion for helping readers to discover their next favorite books -- to all she does as a library pro, and a content creator with NoveList. She's a huge fan of classic fantasy and SF, with a soft spot for Hammer horror.  

Fandom, Fanfiction, and Readers' Advisory
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Kim Henze
Artists' Archives Fellow, Research+Design Graduate Assistant UNC Libraries, SILS Making History Matter: Wikipedia edit-a-thons at UNC and Duke
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Kira Berggren
School Library Media Coordinator Hillbrook High School

Kira Chauvin Berggren, Ed.D., is a library media coordinator at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, NC. Originally from New Orleans, she and her husband relocated to Cary for a change in scenery and to be closer to family. This is her second year as a Wake County Public School System emoloyee. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on library science, from the University of New Orleans. A born lifelong learner, she went on to earn a Doctor of Education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, where she published a dissertation examining the perceptions of school administrators and librarians on the six professional roles of successful 21st century librarians. Her dissertation earned the Doctor Preston B. Allison Outstanding Dissertation Award at her university. Kira has presented at various conferences and has earned a few grants for her library media programs. She currently has nine years of experience as an educator, five of which are in the library. She can be reached via LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiracberggrenmededd.

Shedding Light on the Leadership of Librarians
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Kristi Zappie-Ferradino
Program Director Edge Initiative

Kristi has over 20 years of experience leading program development in the social sector. She had a distinguished career in project management with MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, where she was responsible for the organization's key products, including directing the development and national launch of an online management and evaluation system for youth mentoring programs, a national volunteer referral service and web site. Kristi comes to Edge/ULC from First Book, where as Vice President of Community Development she led a network of philanthropic volunteers in over 100 communities, generating $5 Million in funding for new books and educational resources for low-income children.

You did the Assessment. Now what? : Reviewing results and getting ready for action planning
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Kyle White
Branch Manager Cabarrus County Public Library Women in Technology in Libraries: a panel discussion
LaCreasha McCloud Library Coordinator/Supervisor Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML) Step Away from the Desk: Circulation Issues in Today's Libraries
LaJuan Pringle Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library NCLA Student Ambassador Program – Giving Youth a Voice, Gaining the Attention of Legislators
Laura Brown Adult Services Librarian Granville County Public Library User-Centered Design, Information Architecture, and Website Usability: Two Case Studies
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Laura Chapman
Adult Services Assistant II Fontana Regional Library/Jackson County Public Library Making it Matter: Lessons learned from a Volunteer Driven Technology Mentoring Program
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Laura Wiegand
Coordinator of Discovery Services UNC Wilmington

Laura Wiegand is the Coordinator of Discovery Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she works with web services, discovery tools, user interfaces and systems maintenance. She has a certificate in Project Management from UNCW's Cameron School of Business.

Project Management 101
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Laura Wiegand
Coordinator of Discovery Services UNC Wilmington

Laura Wiegand is the Coordinator of Discovery Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she works with web services, discovery tools, user interfaces and systems maintenance. She has a certificate in Project Management from UNCW's Cameron School of Business.

Women in Technology in Libraries: a panel discussion
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Lauren Reno
Head, Rare Materials Cataloging Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Technical services careers: A world of possibilities
Laurie Reeves Systems Support Librarian State Library of North Carolina Women in Technology in Libraries: a panel discussion
Laurie Reeves Systems Support Librarian State Library of North Carolina Making It Matter with Online Content: NCpedia
Linda Lashendock Video Archive Technologist Elon University, Belk Library Archives Sustainable Collaboration: Successful Professional and Paraprofessional Collaboration in an Academic Library Green Team
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Lisa Coats
First Year Engagement Librarian University of North Carolina Wilmington - Randall Library And the Winner Is … Creating Award-Winning Collaborations to Embed Information Literacy into a General Education Curriculum
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Lisa Flanigan
Youth Services Assistant Appalachian Regional Library/Watauga County Library

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."  ~Helen Keller

 

Story Walks, Story Books, Story Readers
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Lisa Gregory
Digital Projects Librarian North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

Lisa Gregory is the Digital Projects Librarian for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (http://digitalnc.org), where she oversees digitization, metadata creation, and online publication of original materials contributed by cultural heritage institutions throughout North Carolina. She also helps oversee the Center’s work as the North Carolina hub of the Digital Public Library of America. Prior to the Digital Heritage Center, Gregory worked for the State Library of North Carolina's Digital Information Management Program.

From Bears to Bookmobiles: Uncovering North Carolina History through Film and Audio Digitization
Lisa Kobrin Reference Librarian Alamance County Public Libraries (May Memorial Library)

Lisa is the Local History Librarian at May Memorial Library in Burlington, NC.  She enjoys genealogical research and is active with the Alamance County Genealogical Society.

Genealogy Triage
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Lisa Neal
Head of Youth Services Hickory Public Library Storytime Gymnastics: The Art of the Mixed-Age Storytime
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Liz Siler
Non-Serial Electronic Resources Librarian UNC Charlotte Making Assessment Matter: Tales of Collection Evaluation
Lori Special And the Data Says…Summer Reading 2015
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Lou Sua
Teaching Assistant Professor College of Education, ECU

I have been in librarianship for over 37 years and have worked in public, academic, and school libraries. I have been a Children's Librarian, YA Librarian, Family Literacy coordinator and a branch manager in public libraries; and a school librarian in Guilford County Schools. My work in libraries have given me the opportunities to work with a non-profit organization as a parent program coordinator; a consultant for a moving company; and a community activist working with Black women creating leadership environments. I have developed, implemented, and presented a number of programs for children, parents, young adults, teachers, and other communities. I received my BS in Biology for NC A&T State University, and my MLS and PhD from UNC at Greensboro. I currently work for East Carolina University as a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Master of Library Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions where I teach courses in children's and young adult materials, public libraries, and diversity/special populations.

Make it Matter: How Schools that provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusiveness
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Luba Sawczyn
Manager, Graham Public Library Alamance County Public Libraries Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAINING
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Luba Sawczyn
Manager, Graham Public Library Alamance County Public Libraries Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/APPLYING BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES
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Lydia Towery
Librarian Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Lydia Leovic Towery has been a Business Services Librarian at the uptown location of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library since 1999. In 2006, when the Duke Endowment Library (1984-2004), relocated to the Main Library with the support of that foundation, Lydia took the lead as its new supervisor. To enhance usability of the collection, access to Foundation Directory Online was provided throughout the facility, and Lydia began teaching well-attended regular monthly classes based on Foundation Center curriculum. Starting in 2010, Lydia led efforts to seek an expanded commitment from the Duke Endowment to provide further access to Foundation Directory Online at six additional regional library locations throughout Mecklenburg County. Access to all premium Foundation Center resources has been made available at these regional libraries, as well as remote access to additional nonprofit circulating, eBook, and electronic resources. Regional library staff have been trained to support the collection, expanding opportunities to hold more nonprofit classes throughout the entire library system.  Numerous area nonprofits and local government agencies have benefited directly by leveraging grant research resources at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, including Sisters of Mercy, Barium Springs Home for Children, The Housing Partnership, Mecklenburg County Department of Finance, and the UN School of the Arts.

Libraries and the Social Sector
Lynn Bertino Library Systems Manager Wake County Public Libraries

I began working for Wake County Public Libraries in 1992 as a library assistant in circulation.  Since that time I've worked as a library assistant in reference, a reference librarian, electronic resources librarian, and technology librarian. I became a systems manager in 2014. I received my MSLS from UNC in 1998.

Women in Technology in Libraries: a panel discussion
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Madison Sullivan
NCSU Libraries Fellow North Carolina State University

Madison Sullivan earned her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015, where she worked as a graduate assistant in digital preservation, instructional technology and design, archives, and special collections. She has also worked at the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center, the Webster University Art Department Slide Library, and in parks and recreation. She is currently a NCSU Libraries Fellow in Research and Information Services, and External Relations.

Getting Your First LIS Job: Tips, Tricks, and Reflections from Recent LIS Grads
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Margaret Maron
Author

Margaret Maron is the author of 29 novels and two collections of short stories. Her works are on the reading lists of various contemporary Southern literature courses and have been translated into 15 languages. She has served as president of Sisters in Crime, the American Crime Writers League, and Mystery Writers of America. A native Tar Heel, she still lives on her family’s farm a few miles southeast of Raleigh. She has received the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for best North Carolina novel of the year and the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state’s highest civilian honor.

Keynote - Closing Session - Women of Mystery
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Maria Fesz
Public Services Librarian Coastal Carolina Community College

Maria Fesz is a Public Services Librarian at Coastal Carolina Community College. She recently received her MLIS from The University of Pittsburgh, and is a total newbie to the state of North Carolina. At Coastal, Maria especially enjoys library instruction. In her spare time, she likes to put her two Music Performance degrees to good use by rocking out on the cello. 

Scaffolding for Success: Information Literacy in the Post-Secondary Developmental Classroom
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Marian Fragola
Director, Program Planning & Outreach NCSU Libraries Fun Matters
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Mark Coltrain
E-Learning Librarian Central Piedmont Community College

Mark currently works as E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He graduated from UNC-Greensboro with his MLIS in 2012. He is also interested in creating sustainable, high quality, and authentic online learning experiences for all users on how topics like information literacy and intellectual property impact our lives both inside and outside the classroom.

TEACHing & Fair Use in the 21st Century Classroom
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Mark Taylor
Librarian High Point Public Library Success of a Teaching Garden
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Marla Means
Reference Intern and Liaison Practicum Student UNC Greensboro The Expanding Role of the Academic Liaison: Balancing Subject Versus Functional Skills
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Martha Yesowitch
Educational Partnerships Manager Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Kickstarting the eCard: Expanding Library Access to Students in Your Community
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Mary Beth Lock
Director of Access Services Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Mary Beth Lock is the Director of Access Services in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, a position that she’s held since 2007.  Previous to this appointment, she worked for 20 years in Wayne State University Libraries in a variety of positions from student assistant to Manager of Access Services.  She holds a Masters in Library Science degree from the North Carolina Central University.  After serving on the planning committee for the Conference for Entrepreneurial LIbrarians for the first two conferences, she co-edited The Entrepreneurial Librarian: Essays on the Infusion of Private-Business Dynamism into Professional Service. She has recently published an article on cataloging e-books to maximize access entitled “The Cataloging of E-book Readers: a Service Model-Oriented Approach” in Serials Review.  A forthcoming volume entitled Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries​ includes a chapter she co-wrote entitled "Emergency Planning (R)evolution: Making a Comprehensive Emergency Plan for the Present and the Future".  She presents on resolving over-crowded stacks in libraries through the utilization of high-bay offsite storage; and emergency preparedness in libraries. 

Developing an Entrepreneurial Library Culture
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Mary Beth Lock
Director of Access Services Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Mary Beth Lock is the Director of Access Services in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, a position that she’s held since 2007.  Previous to this appointment, she worked for 20 years in Wayne State University Libraries in a variety of positions from student assistant to Manager of Access Services.  She holds a Masters in Library Science degree from the North Carolina Central University.  After serving on the planning committee for the Conference for Entrepreneurial LIbrarians for the first two conferences, she co-edited The Entrepreneurial Librarian: Essays on the Infusion of Private-Business Dynamism into Professional Service. She has recently published an article on cataloging e-books to maximize access entitled “The Cataloging of E-book Readers: a Service Model-Oriented Approach” in Serials Review.  A forthcoming volume entitled Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries​ includes a chapter she co-wrote entitled "Emergency Planning (R)evolution: Making a Comprehensive Emergency Plan for the Present and the Future".  She presents on resolving over-crowded stacks in libraries through the utilization of high-bay offsite storage; and emergency preparedness in libraries. 

A Library for the Whole Student: Creating a Multidimensional Culture of Health & Wellness at your Library
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Mary Krautter
Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction University of North Carolina at Greensboro Developing an Entrepreneurial Library Culture
Mary Scanlon Research and Instruction Librarian, Business & Economics Wake Forest University From Vineyard to Winery: Using NC LIVE Resources to Support Small Business Development
Mary Scanlon Research and Instruction Librarian, Business & Economics Wake Forest University Developing an Entrepreneurial Library Culture
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Matthew Clobridge
Library Webmaster Durham County Library Social Media Hacks: Tips & Conversation for Enhancing Social Media Use in Libraries
Megan Bowers Library Associate High Point Public Library

I've been employed by the High Point Public Library as a library associate for the past 4 years.  My job involves working the Readers' Services desk.  In this capacity I provide readers' advisory and training for customers on digital e-reading devices and use of the North Carolina Digital Library.  One of my primary duties is collection development for Young Adult and graphic novel and for the past 3 years I've managed the teen and adult summer reading programs. In 2014 when HPPL went to RFID I served as a staff trainer and also organized and trained volunteers who assisted in the tagging process. I've also done presentations at the library focusing on the advantages of the Kindle Fire, and led a webinar on a Public Library’s view of RFID this past February.

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before RFID; A Public Library's View on RFID
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Meghan Webb
Reference Services Coordinator Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University A Library for the Whole Student: Creating a Multidimensional Culture of Health & Wellness at your Library
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Melinda M. Livas
Distance Services Librarian C.G. O’Kelly Library, Winston Salem State University To Listen and To Teach: How Distance Education Librarians are Making it Matter
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Melissa Hager
Children's Librarian Alexander County Library

Melissa "Miss Mel" Hager has served birth to 18 year old patrons for 11 years at Alexander County Library.  She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.  From preschool storytimes to young adult clubs celebrating books, poetry, art, and lock-ins, she loves spreading the love of libraries to youth of all ages. Mel represented North Carolina at the Collaborative Summer Library Program Annual Conference in 2011.  She is an active member of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, presenting at the national conference in 2012, and currently serves on their PR committee.

Storytime Gymnastics: The Art of the Mixed-Age Storytime
Melissa Koener Children's Librarian High Point Public Library Culinary Kids
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Mendy Ozan
Health & Human Services Librarian Atkins Library, UNC-Charlotte One Size Does Not Fit All: Helping Non-Traditional Students Succeed
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Meredith Pintler
Peer Research Advisor Davidson College

I am a senior Hispanic Studies major with a Medical Humanities minor at Davidson College. This is my fourth year working as a Peer Research Advisor at the Davidson College Library. I am originally from Sun Valley, Idaho and am planning on attending medical school after Davidson. 

Peer Joy: Maximizing the Value of Peer-to-Peer Learning with Student Employees
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Michael Crumpton
Asst Dean for Administrative Services University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SPHR, is the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mike oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities; organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is the former Director of Library Services for Wake Tech Community College and Access Services Manager at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional and also holds a graduate certificate in Adult Teaching. His published works includes monographs; “Handbook for Community College Librarians”, Library Unlimited, 2013, and "Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries", Chandos Publishing, 2015, as well as several other chapters and articles, many listed here:  http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1946

Growing Leaders in North Carolina Libraries
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Michael Crumpton
Asst Dean for Administrative Services University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SPHR, is the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mike oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities; organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is the former Director of Library Services for Wake Tech Community College and Access Services Manager at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional and also holds a graduate certificate in Adult Teaching. His published works includes monographs; “Handbook for Community College Librarians”, Library Unlimited, 2013, and "Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries", Chandos Publishing, 2015, as well as several other chapters and articles, many listed here:  http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1946

Real Learning Connections
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Michael Crumpton
Asst Dean for Administrative Services University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SPHR, is the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mike oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities; organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is the former Director of Library Services for Wake Tech Community College and Access Services Manager at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional and also holds a graduate certificate in Adult Teaching. His published works includes monographs; “Handbook for Community College Librarians”, Library Unlimited, 2013, and "Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries", Chandos Publishing, 2015, as well as several other chapters and articles, many listed here:  http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1946

Managing Change: Your Role in Strategic HR Initiatives
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Michael Crumpton
Asst Dean for Administrative Services University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SPHR, is the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mike oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities; organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is the former Director of Library Services for Wake Tech Community College and Access Services Manager at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional and also holds a graduate certificate in Adult Teaching. His published works includes monographs; “Handbook for Community College Librarians”, Library Unlimited, 2013, and "Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries", Chandos Publishing, 2015, as well as several other chapters and articles, many listed here:  http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1946

Keeping the Community College Library Relevant
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Michael Frye
Staff Development and Science Librarian Winston-Salem State University

Michael Frye has been involved in North Carolina Libraries for over 20 years. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 1987 a nd his MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990. He began his professional career at the Forsyth County Public Library in Winston-Salem, NC as a Children's Librarian and 12 years as a media specialist in the public school system, where he served as Teacher Trainer with the North Carolina Teacher Academy. Current he is staff development Librarian and Science Liaison on the C.G. O'Kelly Library onthe campus of Winston-Salem State University.   He has presented at the Georgia Conference of  Information Literacy, North Carolina Library Association, Metrolina Library Association and the UNC Summit. He has publislhed in both NC Libraries and Library Journal and will  complete a one year appointment on the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science Diversity Committee at the end of the Spring 2015 academic year.

R.A.C.E: Helping Freshmen to Start Strong and Reach the Finish Line
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Michael Frye
Staff Development and Science Librarian Winston-Salem State University

Michael Frye has been involved in North Carolina Libraries for over 20 years. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 1987 a nd his MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990. He began his professional career at the Forsyth County Public Library in Winston-Salem, NC as a Children's Librarian and 12 years as a media specialist in the public school system, where he served as Teacher Trainer with the North Carolina Teacher Academy. Current he is staff development Librarian and Science Liaison on the C.G. O'Kelly Library onthe campus of Winston-Salem State University.   He has presented at the Georgia Conference of  Information Literacy, North Carolina Library Association, Metrolina Library Association and the UNC Summit. He has publislhed in both NC Libraries and Library Journal and will  complete a one year appointment on the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science Diversity Committee at the end of the Spring 2015 academic year.

Color with Creativity: Designing Staff Development with Limited Resources
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Michele Hayslett
Librarian for Numeric Data Svcs and Data Management UNC at Chapel Hill, Davis Library

Michele Hayslett is the Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Government Resources Section. 

Government Resources Section Business Meeting
Michelle Folkman Instructional Technology Specialist Davidson County Community College Starting a Makerspace on Zero Dollars a Day: An Introduction to Free or Inexpensive Maker Resources
Michelle Hildreth Branch Manager Wake County Public Libraries/Green Road Library

Michelle Hildreth is currently the branch manager of the Green Road Library in Raleigh which is part of the Wake County Public Library System. She has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and a M.S. in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. She started her career in libraries as a student circulation assistant her freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill and continued working at UNC-Chapel Hill as a library assistant at the Health Sciences Library before attending graduate school. As a student she was awarded a fellowship with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to becoming the manager of the Green Road Library in November 2010, she was a children’s librarian with Wake County for four years.

Making Internships Matter: the What, Why, and How of Creating a Successful Library Internship Program at your Library
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Michelle Mills
Associate Director of Community Relations Alamance County Public Libraries

Michelle Mills is the Associate Director of Community Relations for Alamance County Public Libraries and is responsible for creating partnerships and collaborations with the community.  She received her MLIS from Rutgers University and obtained her graduate degree in Education from Pensacola Christian College.

Community Outreach and Partnerships
Michelle Underhill User-Centered Design, Information Architecture, and Website Usability: Two Case Studies
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Mimi Smith-DeCoster
Instructional Technology Librarian Guilford College Impactful Partnerships: Collaborating with Faculty for Effective Teaching and Learning
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Mireille Djenno
Librarian for African, African American, and Diaspora Studies University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Stone Center Library Making History Matter: Wikipedia edit-a-thons at UNC and Duke
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Molly Bragg
Digital Collections Program Manager Duke University Libraries

Molly's responsibilities as Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program Manager are twofold.  First, she manages the the activities and digitization specialists of the Libraries' Digital Production Center.  Second, Molly coordinates the work of developers, archivists, metadata and digitization specialists as well as conservators to produce high quality digital collections from Duke Library materials (library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/).  Prior to the Digital Collections Program, Molly worked for the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke and the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA. 

From Bears to Bookmobiles: Uncovering North Carolina History through Film and Audio Digitization
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Molly Westmoreland
Consultant for Public Library Management, Director NC Center for the Book State Library of NC Advocacy Made Easy
Monica Figueroa North Carolina state government publications—just a click away!
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Morgan Steele
Director of Web and Creative Strategy Central Carolina Community College

Morgan Steele is the Director of Web and Creative Strategy for Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). He has spent over ten years in the web industry with more than seven years embedded in the NC education system. His innovative creation of a CCCC multi-platform website, mobile application, and an award-winning logo, earned him recognition as the 2014-2015 CCCC “Staff Person of the Year.” Morgan is committed to simplicity and passionate about crafting clear, engaging, effective communications both online and off.

Accessible Library Web Content: A Hands-On Approach to Getting Started
Nancy Dowd Social Media : Strategies for Success
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Nancy Tucker
Business Librarian Mauney Memorial Library, Kings Mountain, NC

Nancy Tucker, Business Librarian
Originally from Spartanburg, SC, Nancy received her Library and Information Science Degree in 2011 from the University of Hawaii.  Before joining the Mauney Memorial Library, Nancy was the Business Librarian at National University in San Diego, CA.  Nancy joined the Mauney Memorial Library and became a member of NCLA in August of 2014.  Nancy’s primary job is to work with Businesses in Downtown Kings Mountain. 

North Carolina Librarian on Main Street
Nathan Whitt Information Services Manager Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center

Nathan Whitt is the information services manager at the West Regional Branch Library of the Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center in Fayetteville, N.C. Prior to this, he was an adult services librarian at the Queens Borough Public Library in New York City. He has an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently pursuing the Computer Programming Certificate for Post-baccalaureate Students through North Carolina State University. His interests in library technology and usability are influenced by his work as a public services librarian.

Stop Guessing, Start Testing: Easy and Affordable Usability Testing for Public Library Websites
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Nicholas Covington
Library Associate High Point Public Library Success of a Teaching Garden
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Nicholas Graham
Program Coordinator North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

Nicholas Graham is the Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, a statewide digital library program housed in the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill and supported by the State Library of North Carolina.

Introducing the Digital Public Library of America
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Nicole de Bruijn
Technical Services Manager Wilkes County Public Library Technical services careers: A world of possibilities
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Nina Exner
Librarian North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Nina Exner is a librairan at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she is a liaison to the Division of Research and Economic Development and other research units. She is also a doctoral student part time at UNC SILS. In 2014-15 she received mini-grants on research development and used them to spearhead and grow various faculty engagement initiatives at the library.

Engaging with Faculty over Research
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Nora Bird
Associate Professor Library and Information Studies Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Associate Professor Nora Bird has been a member of the Library and Information Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 2007. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University  of New Jersey, where she studied the impact of web information on researching controversial science, particularly genetically modified food and food contamination. She came to the professorate after an eighteen year career as a reference, instructional, and administrative librarian in several academic institutions. She has been involved in two Institute of Museum and Library Services funded grants entitled, Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars in collaboration with UNCG’s University Libraries. Most recently she has served as principal investigator of the grant subtitled New Americans Educated for Community College Librarianship which was awarded in 2014 and will be completed this year. She is presently the Director of Graduate Studies working with both admissions and recruitment for the department. Her research interests include community college librarianship, the place of the practicum/internship in LIS education, and refugee cultural heritage preservation.

Real Learning Connections
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Nora Bird
Associate Professor Library and Information Studies Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Associate Professor Nora Bird has been a member of the Library and Information Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 2007. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University  of New Jersey, where she studied the impact of web information on researching controversial science, particularly genetically modified food and food contamination. She came to the professorate after an eighteen year career as a reference, instructional, and administrative librarian in several academic institutions. She has been involved in two Institute of Museum and Library Services funded grants entitled, Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars in collaboration with UNCG’s University Libraries. Most recently she has served as principal investigator of the grant subtitled New Americans Educated for Community College Librarianship which was awarded in 2014 and will be completed this year. She is presently the Director of Graduate Studies working with both admissions and recruitment for the department. Her research interests include community college librarianship, the place of the practicum/internship in LIS education, and refugee cultural heritage preservation.

Make it Matter: How Schools that provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusiveness
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Nora Bird
Associate Professor Library and Information Studies Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Associate Professor Nora Bird has been a member of the Library and Information Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 2007. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University  of New Jersey, where she studied the impact of web information on researching controversial science, particularly genetically modified food and food contamination. She came to the professorate after an eighteen year career as a reference, instructional, and administrative librarian in several academic institutions. She has been involved in two Institute of Museum and Library Services funded grants entitled, Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars in collaboration with UNCG’s University Libraries. Most recently she has served as principal investigator of the grant subtitled New Americans Educated for Community College Librarianship which was awarded in 2014 and will be completed this year. She is presently the Director of Graduate Studies working with both admissions and recruitment for the department. Her research interests include community college librarianship, the place of the practicum/internship in LIS education, and refugee cultural heritage preservation.

Keeping the Community College Library Relevant
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Olivia Miller
Public Services Librarian Greensboro College

Olivia has been the Public Services Librarian at Greensboro College since May 2014, doing anything and everything from interlibrary loan to instruction and collection development. Prior to starting at GC, she interned and volunteered at the North Carolina Museum of Art Reference Library, Ackland Art Museum, and the Lowcountry Digital Library. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a B.A. in Art History/Museum Studies and English and UNC-Chapel Hill with a M.S.L.S. She has published and presented in a variety of venues about her master's research dealing with the information behavior of video game design students and how to collect and create services for these unique users. Other professional interests include comics and graphic novels, library programming and outreach, and art librarianship. 

Making the Library Matter: Enhancing Library Engagement with the Greensboro College Community
Orolando Duffus Diversity Resident Librarian University of North Carolina at Greensboro The Library as an Incubator of Global Engagement
Orolando Duffus Diversity Resident Librarian University of North Carolina at Greensboro Diversity from the Inside Out: 8 Years of the UNCG Libraries Diversity Committee
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Pam Evans
Assistant Head, Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Joyner Library, East Carolina University Access Services as Librarian Launching Pad
Pam Jaskot Consultant/Trainer NoveList Social Media : Strategies for Success
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Pam Lyon
Library Assistant / SHARE Provider HIgh Point Public Library The SHARE Program - Reaching Homebound Seniors & Engaging Retirement Facilities
Paromita Biswas Metadata Librarian Western Carolina University Analyzing Digital Collections Entrances: Why it Matters
Patrick Holt Adult Services Librarian Durham County Library - Southwest Regional

Patrick Holt is an Adult Service Librarian at Durham County's Southwest Regional Library, where he runs Senior Game Day and the Sub-Genre-O-Rama Book Club, and promotes the comics and graphic novel collection whenever possible.  He's a co-organizer of the annual Durham Comics Fest, as well as a designer of and contributor to the Durham Comics Project book, published by Durham County Library in October 2014.

The Durham Comics Project: Crowdsourced Anthologies, Drinking & Drawing, and the Innovative Comics Contraption
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Patrick Rudd
Coordinator of Instruction and Outreach Belk Library, Elon University

Patrick Rudd is the Coordinator of Instruction and Outreach Services at Elon University where he has worked since 2003.  His current focus is collaboration with teaching faculty to provide research instruction to first-year students, library assessment, and civic engagement initiatives focused on libraries and young readers.  Patrick is the liaison to the departments of Education, English, and Religious Studies.  He is also the liaison to the Elon Academy, a college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County.  Patrick volunteers with It takes a Village Project, an Elon program that uses a collaborative approach to help children in the community who are struggling to read.  In January Patrick co-led a service learning course to South Africa which focused on library projects at Ekukhanyisweni Primary School in Alexandra, South Africa.

A Librarian, an Archivist, and a Professor walk into . . . a Collaboration that Matters
Patti McAnally Library Director Perry Memorial Library Make Deselection Matter: The Dark Half of Collection Development
Phil Blank NCKnows Reaching Patrons on Mobile Devices
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Rachael Winterling
Usability Assistant J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

 

 

Utilizing Data to Improve Physical and Digital Library Services
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Rachel Hinrichs
Research Assistant Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Rachel Hinrichs is a library science student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and works as a research assistant in the Health Sciences Library. She has a MS in nutrition science from Meredith College, and wants to work in a health science or medical library.

Forming Partnership: Health Sciences Library Collaborates with Community Colleges to Create Interactive Training Tools
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Ralph Scott
Professor East Carolina University Getting your ideas published in North Carolina Libraries
Randall Bowman Archives Librarian Elon University Sustainable Collaboration: Successful Professional and Paraprofessional Collaboration in an Academic Library Green Team
Randall Bowman Archives Librarian Elon University CUS Executive Board Business Meeting
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Raye Oldham
Federal Programs Consultant State Library of North Carolina

Raye Oldham has been the Federal Programs Consultant at the State Library of North Carolina since 2010.  She began her career at the State Library in 2003 as the Continuing Education Consultant and before that she worked in circulation for six years at a community college library.  Raye’s primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and management for North Carolina’s four million dollar Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Program.   Raye is currently a Director-at-Large of ALA’s Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and she has been collaborating with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on a national reporting project for the past four years.

Raye grew up in MI then moved to AZ, MS, CA and AK before moving to NC in 1996, where she earned her MLS from UNC Greensboro in 2002.  

Writing a Winning Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Application
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Rebecca Croxton
Doctoral Student / LIS Instructor University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Rebecca Croxton is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Master of Library & Information Studies program and is currently a full-time doctoral student in the UNCG School of Education. In addition, she is an online instructor in the MLIS program and a graduate assistant for the School of Education. Her research interests include online learning, adult education, virtual reference, information seeking behavior, and systemic change in higher education.

Virtual Reference: Trends on International, National, and State Levels
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Rebecca Croxton
Doctoral Student / LIS Instructor University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Rebecca Croxton is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Master of Library & Information Studies program and is currently a full-time doctoral student in the UNCG School of Education. In addition, she is an online instructor in the MLIS program and a graduate assistant for the School of Education. Her research interests include online learning, adult education, virtual reference, information seeking behavior, and systemic change in higher education.

Is it time for a paradigm shift? Increasing the Intersection of Academic Libraries and Undergraduate Students through a Holistic Approach
Rebecca Freeman Mak(ing) Space: Perspectives from a Small Rural Academic Library
Rebecca Honeycutt NextReads Bibliographer NoveList

Rebecca earned a BA in English from Warren Wilson College and an MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she now puts them to good use as a NextReads Bibliographer at NoveList. Before joining NoveList in 2013, she worked with teens in public libraries. When she's not looking through piles of picture books or waiting impatiently for the next volume in a young adult fantasy series, she's probably reading geeky fanfiction. Every now and then she manages to read a book for grown-ups. 

Fandom, Fanfiction, and Readers' Advisory
Rebecca Vargha Head, School of Information and Library Science Library UNC Chapel Hill University Libraries Make It Matter: Are you ready to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 2016?
Rebecca Vargha Head, School of Information and Library Science Library UNC Chapel Hill University Libraries Books That Pop!
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Richard Cox
Digital Technology Consultant University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Richard is the unit head of the four-member UNCG University Libraries web applications development team.  He is a member of the UNCG  Digital Humanities Research and Teaching Network steering committee, chairs the Digital Library on American Slavery Advisory Group, and leads the UNCG University Libraries' researcher support efforts.

Richard either directed development or programmed in part the UNC multi-institutional repository (NCDOCKS), the UNCG Born Digital Records Management (BDRM) environment, and the Digital Library on American Slavery, among many other applications and interfaces.

Building Pyramids: Creating Partnerships in Digital Scholarship
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Richard Moniz
Director of Library Services Johnson & Wales University

Richard Moniz, EdD served as Director of Library Services for Johnson & Wales University's North Miami campus from 1997 - 2004 and has been the Director of Library Services at Johnson & Wales University's Charlotte campus since 2004 (He has also taught as an adjunct for JWU as well.). Additionally, since 2006, he has served as an adjunct instructor for the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Moniz has published in numerous periodicals such as College & Undergraduate Libraries, North Carolina Libraries, Library Journal, and Library Leadership & Management. He is sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010), co-author of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), co-author and co-editor of The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014), and co-author and editor of The Mindful Librarian (expected 2016). He also has a contributed chapter in Mid-Career Library & Information Professionals: A Leadership Primer (2011). He is actively engaged in the profession and has held a number of committee and board responsibilities within ALA LLAMA, ACRL CLS, and Metrolina Library Association (including serving as President of this organization) in addition to other non-profit organizations such as Carolina Raptor Center, Charlotte Museum of History, and Charlotte's Arts & Science Council.

Personal Librarian: Who Is Mine or How Do I Get One!?
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Richard Moniz
Director of Library Services Johnson & Wales University

Richard Moniz, EdD served as Director of Library Services for Johnson & Wales University's North Miami campus from 1997 - 2004 and has been the Director of Library Services at Johnson & Wales University's Charlotte campus since 2004 (He has also taught as an adjunct for JWU as well.). Additionally, since 2006, he has served as an adjunct instructor for the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Moniz has published in numerous periodicals such as College & Undergraduate Libraries, North Carolina Libraries, Library Journal, and Library Leadership & Management. He is sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010), co-author of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), co-author and co-editor of The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014), and co-author and editor of The Mindful Librarian (expected 2016). He also has a contributed chapter in Mid-Career Library & Information Professionals: A Leadership Primer (2011). He is actively engaged in the profession and has held a number of committee and board responsibilities within ALA LLAMA, ACRL CLS, and Metrolina Library Association (including serving as President of this organization) in addition to other non-profit organizations such as Carolina Raptor Center, Charlotte Museum of History, and Charlotte's Arts & Science Council.

Do you Have My Textbook? The Debate for Textbook Access in College Libraries Rages On?
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Richard Moniz
Director of Library Services Johnson & Wales University

Richard Moniz, EdD served as Director of Library Services for Johnson & Wales University's North Miami campus from 1997 - 2004 and has been the Director of Library Services at Johnson & Wales University's Charlotte campus since 2004 (He has also taught as an adjunct for JWU as well.). Additionally, since 2006, he has served as an adjunct instructor for the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Moniz has published in numerous periodicals such as College & Undergraduate Libraries, North Carolina Libraries, Library Journal, and Library Leadership & Management. He is sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010), co-author of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), co-author and co-editor of The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014), and co-author and editor of The Mindful Librarian (expected 2016). He also has a contributed chapter in Mid-Career Library & Information Professionals: A Leadership Primer (2011). He is actively engaged in the profession and has held a number of committee and board responsibilities within ALA LLAMA, ACRL CLS, and Metrolina Library Association (including serving as President of this organization) in addition to other non-profit organizations such as Carolina Raptor Center, Charlotte Museum of History, and Charlotte's Arts & Science Council.

The Expanding Role of the Academic Liaison: Balancing Subject Versus Functional Skills
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Rob Ross
Executive Director NC LIVE NC LIVE Lightning Rounds
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Rob Ross
Executive Director NC LIVE NC LIVE Past, Present & Future - An Open Discussion Forum with NC LIVE Leaders
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Robert Arndt
Reference/Instructional Services Librarian University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Mary Livermore Library

I am currently the Reference/Instructional Services Librarian at the Mary Livermore Library at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I am a 2002 graduate of the University of South Carolina where I received my  MLIS.  I also have earned a MFA in creative writing from the University of South Carolina and a MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

It Matters! Advertising the Library
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Rodney Lippard
Director, Learning Resource Centers Information Commons Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rodney Lippard is currently the Director of the Learning Resource Center Information Commons at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC.  Prior to coming to Rowan-Cabarrus, Lippard was Library Director at Barton College in Wilson, NC, for five and a half years.  While there, the Hackney Library at Barton won the John Cotton Dana Award for the innovative open house program, The Band Book Tour.  Lippard has worked in libraries since 1991 when he began at UNC Charlotte as the Approval Plan Coordinator in the Acquisitions Unit.  Since earning his MLIS from UNC Greensboro in 1995, Lippard has held librarian positions at Johnson C. Smith University, Catawba College and UNC Chapel Hill. 

Lippard completed his undergraduate degree in Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures at UNC Chapel Hill and began work on a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Cultural Foundations.  This work has led to an interest in popular culture and its influence on identity, especially through television.  He has brought this interest into his library work with particular focus on marketing the library and has led to production of videos based on The Brady Bunch and The Office to introduce the library staff to patrons.

Ribbon Cutting/Exhibits Opening
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Rodney Lippard
Director, Learning Resource Centers Information Commons Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rodney Lippard is currently the Director of the Learning Resource Center Information Commons at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC.  Prior to coming to Rowan-Cabarrus, Lippard was Library Director at Barton College in Wilson, NC, for five and a half years.  While there, the Hackney Library at Barton won the John Cotton Dana Award for the innovative open house program, The Band Book Tour.  Lippard has worked in libraries since 1991 when he began at UNC Charlotte as the Approval Plan Coordinator in the Acquisitions Unit.  Since earning his MLIS from UNC Greensboro in 1995, Lippard has held librarian positions at Johnson C. Smith University, Catawba College and UNC Chapel Hill. 

Lippard completed his undergraduate degree in Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures at UNC Chapel Hill and began work on a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Cultural Foundations.  This work has led to an interest in popular culture and its influence on identity, especially through television.  He has brought this interest into his library work with particular focus on marketing the library and has led to production of videos based on The Brady Bunch and The Office to introduce the library staff to patrons.

Opening Keynote: State of North Carolina Libraries
Sandra Kilpatrick Head of Acquisitions Elon University Sustainable Collaboration: Successful Professional and Paraprofessional Collaboration in an Academic Library Green Team
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Sara DeWaay
Arts & Architecture Librarian University of North Carolina, Charlotte

I have been at UNCC since August 2014 in the role of Arts & Architecture Librarian. Prior to that, I worked in reference and instruction at the Arts, Architecture, and Engineering Library, as well as as an archives assistant at the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. I completed my MSI in May 2014. Prior to library school I worked for nearly a decade in art and craft museums.

Making Assessment Matter: Tales of Collection Evaluation
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Sara DeWaay
Arts & Architecture Librarian University of North Carolina, Charlotte

I have been at UNCC since August 2014 in the role of Arts & Architecture Librarian. Prior to that, I worked in reference and instruction at the Arts, Architecture, and Engineering Library, as well as as an archives assistant at the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. I completed my MSI in May 2014. Prior to library school I worked for nearly a decade in art and craft museums.

Draw Me a Library! Getting Input on Library Space and Services
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Sara Thynne
Reference and Instruction Librarian Alamance Community College

Sara Thynne is currently the Reference and Instruction Librarian at Alamance Community College in Graham, NC. Prior to her joining ACC, she was the Business Reference Librarian at Alamance County Public Libraries.

From Vineyard to Winery: Using NC LIVE Resources to Support Small Business Development
Sarah Crissinger Information Literacy Librarian Davidson College Getting Your First LIS Job: Tips, Tricks, and Reflections from Recent LIS Grads
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Sarah Lyon
Library Professional Unaffiliated Transportation - Pub Crawl
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Sarah Prescott
Graduate Assistant SELF Design Studio at UNCG Diary of a makerspace
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Sarah Spanburgh
Adult Services Librarian Ashe County Public Library Programming with LibGuides
Scott Goldstein Web Librarian Belk Library and Information Commons, Appalachian State University Tweeting Where Our Users Are
Serenity Richards Branch Librarian Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library, Fontana Regional Library

Serenity has her BA in Theatre Arts from Western Carolina University and her MLS from NC Central University. She has over 20 years of experience volunteering and working in public and academic libraries and is currently the branch librarian for the Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library. Serenity also serves on the NC Cardinal Cataloging Task Force. When not in her office she enjoys strolling around the library's pond and avoiding being chased by the resident water fowl and snapping turtle.

Benefits of Cross-Training in Public Libraries for Technical Services and Public Service Staff
Sharon Stack North Carolina Librarian on Main Street
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Shaunta Alvarez
Archives Librarian Belk Library, Elon University

Shaunta Alvarez is an Archives Librarian in the Elon University Archives and Special Collections. Shaunta has worked at Elon since 2004, first in collection development, and for the past three years in the archives.

A Librarian, an Archivist, and a Professor walk into . . . a Collaboration that Matters
Shelby Stephenson NC Poet Laureate On the Same Poem
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Siobhan Loendorf
Assistant Library Director Catawba County Library Early Literacy Outreach - Taking "Every Child Ready to Read" to Childcare Providers
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Sonia Archer-Capuzzo
Cataloger, Lecturer, Librarian Freelance

Sonia Archer-Capuzzo is a Cataloger, Lecturer, and Librarian based in Greensboro. She holds a Master's of Library and Information Studies and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Sonia currently works as a contract cataloger. She is a lecturer for the Library and Information Studies Department at UNCG, where she has taught Cataloging and Classification, Information Organization and Access, and Music Librarianship. She is an active trainer, teaching workshops on RDA cataloging for the North Carolina State Library, ALA Editions, the Southeast Music Library Association, and the Northeast Florida Library Network. Sonia is an active researcher currently focusing on cellist and Holocaust survivor Lev Aronson. 

Why Should I Care?: RDA and Your Library
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Stacey Krim
Cello Music Collection Archivist Jackson Library, UNCG

Stacey Krim holds an MA in Anthropology from East Carolina University in 2006 and an MLIS from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2008. She began managing the Cello Music Collection in the Marth Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and Archives at UNCG University Libraries’ in 2012. Her responsibilities include the archival processing of music collections, researcher assistance and access, collection promotion, and instruction. Stacey has served on the University Libraries Diversity Committee since 2008 and is a Safe Zone trainer for the UNCG campus.

Diversity from the Inside Out: 8 Years of the UNCG Libraries Diversity Committee
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Stephanie Willen Brown
director, Park Library the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Does Forcing Students to Ask for Help Work? Assessing the Effect of REQUIRING Term Paper Consults
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Stephanie Willen Brown
director, Park Library the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Social Media Hacks: Tips & Conversation for Enhancing Social Media Use in Libraries
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Steve Cramer
Business Librarian UNC Greensboro

I’m the business librarian at UNC Greensboro,  beginning here in April 2001 and awarded tenure in 2007. I came to UNCG from Duke University, where I was the Digital Services Librarian and business specialist in Perkins Library. Before that, I was a librarian at Davenport College (now University) of Business in Holland, Michigan.

I co-teach MKT 426: International Marketing (the “Export Odyssey” export promotions class) andENT 300: Feasibility Analysis.

I am a Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship Education and teach ENT/GEO/LIS 530: Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development in the spring.

I earned a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University of Michigan in 1991, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1994. I’m co-founder of Business Librarianship in North Carolina (BLINC), a member of ALA’s BRASS, and a Carolina Consortium negotiator.

I blog at http://liaisonlife.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevebizlib

The Expanding Role of the Academic Liaison: Balancing Subject Versus Functional Skills
Suchi Mohanty Head, R.B. House Undergraduate Library UNC Chapel Hill Library Outreach for Targeted Undergraduate Populations
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Susan Brown
Director Chapel Hill Public Library

Susan Brown took her first library job to earn beer money while in college, never thinking it would turn into a career that now spans twenty years.  After several years spent working in academic and government libraries, she finally found her true calling at a public library and has never looked back.

In May of 2013, she returned to the “Southern Part of Heaven” to become the Director of the Chapel Hill Public Library.  Before that, she was the Marketing Director at Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, KS, where she spearheaded the Banned Books Trading Card Project, which won a John Cotton Dana Award from the American Library Association.  Before moving to Kansas, she worked at libraries in the Richmond, VA area and in North Carolina, including Wake County and Orange County Public Libraries. 

Susan grew up in the Shenandoah Valley and holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is loves to talk about the value of public libraries, marketing and social media, and leadership.  Susan blogs about practical marketing for public libraries at www.658point8.com.

 

Learning from LSTA, Part 2: Understanding User Experience
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Susan Smith
Associate Dean Wake Forest University/Z. Smith Reynolds Library A Library for the Whole Student: Creating a Multidimensional Culture of Health & Wellness at your Library
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Suvanida Duangudom
Campus Librarian Wake Technical Community College, Northern Wake Campus Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAINING
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Suvanida Duangudom
Campus Librarian Wake Technical Community College, Northern Wake Campus Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/APPLYING BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES
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Suzanne Moore
County Librarain Ashe County Library

I live in Sparta, North Carolina and work in West Jefferson as the Ashe County Librarian. 

My time is absorbed working in the library and out in the community  ... which I LOVE doing!  I also have a mile-long “to read” list.  I am attempting to review every book I read and have been tracking my progress on two different self-published blogs: 1001 Reading Adventures, books you must read before you die and 1001 Young Reading Adventures, books you must read before you grow up. 

I graduated in 2000 from Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Early Childhood Education.   After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, I returned to my studies and earned a Masters in Library Science degree from the University of North Texas. 

Other than reading and writing I enjoy knitting, crocheting, and gardening.  I am also learning to play the clawhammer banjo and try to make local jam sessions around town where I can study from other more experienced players.   I love the old-time music and have recently been working on a few original songs for children.

 

Programming with LibGuides
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Tamara Rhodes
Online Learning Librarian East Carolina University Asking “What’s the Matter?”: Our Experience with User Experience
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Tamara Rhodes
Online Learning Librarian East Carolina University Make It Matter: Are you ready to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 2016?
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Tamara Rhodes
Online Learning Librarian East Carolina University To Listen and To Teach: How Distance Education Librarians are Making it Matter
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Tammy Baggett
Director Durham County Library Beta Phi Mu Breakfast
Tanika Martin Building a Stronger Village for Kids: When the Public Librarian partners with the School’s Media Specialist.
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Tanya Prokrym
NC Cardinal Program Director State Library of North Carolina

Tanya considers herself fortunate to have merged her two loves, Libraries and IT, into one occupation.    While working as a database programmer for the University of Notre Dame, Tanya realized she could apply her many years of IT experience to the world of ILS systems, proxy servers, link resolvers, and MARC.   Starting her Library career as the Electronic Resources Librarian for the University of Notre Dame, Tanya currently serves as the NC Cardinal Program Director for the State Library of North Carolina.

Tanya attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate, earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin and her MBA from Michigan State University.  She has planned and presented at numerous local, national, and international conferences, holds several IT certifications, and is an avid Soccer enthusiast. 

Women in Technology in Libraries: a panel discussion
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Teresa LePors
Coordinator of Library Research and Scholarly Services Carol Grotnes Belk Library, Elon University

Teresa LePors is the Coordinator of Library Research and Scholarly Services at Elon University.  She is liaison to faculty and students in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, History and Geography, American Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, and Human Service Studies.  She received a B.A. in Education and a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

If You Build It, Will They Come? Designing a More Engaged Liaison Program
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Terrence J. Martin
O'K Scholars Coordinator Winston-Salem State University/C.G. O'Kelly Library The Ultimate Library/Faculty Collaboration for Transformative Teaching
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Terry W. Brandsma
Information Technology Librarian UNC Greensboro, University Libraries Academic Library Websites as Information Gateways: Prioritizing User Needs in Website Evaluation and (Re)Design
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Therese Plummer
Narrator WILR Breakfast
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Therese Triumph
Science Librarian Kenan Science Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Making History Matter: Wikipedia edit-a-thons at UNC and Duke
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Tiffany Hayes
Library Training Coordinator Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center

I received my B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University, while working at the university library and insisting I did not want a career in teaching. In 2005 I completed my M.L.S. from UNC's School of Information and Library Science and started as a Librarian I at the North Regional branch of the Cumberland County Public Library. I also worked at the East Regional branch before becoming the Library Training Coordinator in 2011. I serve on the State Library's Continuing Education Advisory Committee and attended the NCLA Leadership Institute in 2012 as a participant and 2014 as a mentor.

Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/FUNDAMENTALS OF TRAINING
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Tiffany Hayes
Library Training Coordinator Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center

I received my B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University, while working at the university library and insisting I did not want a career in teaching. In 2005 I completed my M.L.S. from UNC's School of Information and Library Science and started as a Librarian I at the North Regional branch of the Cumberland County Public Library. I also worked at the East Regional branch before becoming the Library Training Coordinator in 2011. I serve on the State Library's Continuing Education Advisory Committee and attended the NCLA Leadership Institute in 2012 as a participant and 2014 as a mentor.

Growing Leaders in North Carolina Libraries
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Tiffany Hayes
Library Training Coordinator Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center

I received my B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University, while working at the university library and insisting I did not want a career in teaching. In 2005 I completed my M.L.S. from UNC's School of Information and Library Science and started as a Librarian I at the North Regional branch of the Cumberland County Public Library. I also worked at the East Regional branch before becoming the Library Training Coordinator in 2011. I serve on the State Library's Continuing Education Advisory Committee and attended the NCLA Leadership Institute in 2012 as a participant and 2014 as a mentor.

Geek the Teach: Enhancing Basic Trainer Skills to Create Dynamic Facilitators/APPLYING BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES
Tiffany Henry Metadata & Digital Initiatives Librarian Campbell University Diversity from the Inside Out: 8 Years of the UNCG Libraries Diversity Committee
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Tiffany Torres
Library Awareness Coordinator Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center How Did You Do That? Putting Together a How-To Festival @ Your Library
Valerie Freeman Instruction Librarian Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte Personal Librarian: Who Is Mine or How Do I Get One!?
Vicki Siler Emerging Technologies Librarian Elon University Sustainable Collaboration: Successful Professional and Paraprofessional Collaboration in an Academic Library Green Team
Virginia Bacon Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator Duke University Career Success with the NCLA Leadership Institute
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Viviette White
Sr. Library Services Assistant II Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

I have been working at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML) since 2008 as a Senior Library Services Specialist. I present storytimes for children from birth through preschool, as well as for people with special needs and disabilities. One of my goals is to create more programs and services for people with special needs so they are included in the framework of library programming. I am on several committees within CML, one being Serving Patrons with Special Needs, which involves planning programs in the library system with the guidance of local organizations who provide services for this population. I train staff from CML and other library systems and have lead workshops at Central Piedmont Community College with the focus of teaching literacy through movement, music, art and storytelling to Preschool students through adult patrons.

I am currently pursuing my MLIS degree at North Carolina Central University.

Libraries Serving Patrons with Special Needs and Disabilities
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Vonzell Yeager
University Studies Librarian UNC Wilmington Minding the Gap: Ensuring Transfer Student Success in Information Literacy
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Wanda Brown
Associate Dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Wake Forest University Opening Keynote: State of North Carolina Libraries
Will Ritter Library Director Greensboro College / Jones Library Making the Library Matter: Enhancing Library Engagement with the Greensboro College Community
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William Gee
Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Librarian East Carolina University, Joyner Library

William Gee is the head of Circulation & Interlibrary Loan at Joyner Library, East Carolina University, where he has been employeed for 10 years. He is a graduate of Berry College (BA in Political Science & History with an International Business Studies minor) and the University of Tennessee (MS Information Science).  Prior to his work as a professional librarian, he worked for a municipal government in human resources and at a private college as library staff in circulation, interlibrary loan, and reference. He has been active on committees in ALA RUSA STARS, ALA LLAMA, and the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative. He has published articles in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Supply & Electronic ReserveNorth Carolina LibrariesAgainst the Grain, and the Christian Librarian

Access Services as Librarian Launching Pad
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Yamile Nazar
Community Engagement Professional, Hispanic Services Durham County Library

Biography: Yamile Nazar
Yamile Nazar was born in New York City and raised by two Latino immigrant parents from
significantly different backgrounds. Her dad was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He
and his family immigrated to NYC in the late 1960s. Her mom was born and raised in Ecuador,
and was in NYC, on vacation, in the late 1960s. Her parents met, married and had two children.
Yamile started working as a civil servant at the age of 16. As a result of a high school “co-op”
program, where selected students were placed in agencies across the boroughs to begin their
work experience. The students were scheduled in rotation, one group of eight at school while the
other group worked, and vis-à-vis. Students gained invaluable experience, and were paid for their
thirty-five hour work week. Yamile’s first work related experience began at the Manhattan
District Attorney’s Office during the time of Robert Morgenthau. At seventeen the investigative
unit thought Yamile to be an ADA.
While securing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public
Administration, Yamile worked full-time with various government agencies. While still working
through college Yamile found herself with the NYS Attorney General’s office assisting with
investigations of consumer fraud.
Later, Yamile found herself with the Suffolk County Department of Law investigating and
enforcing anti-discrimination laws in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other
fields. During her time with the Department of Law, Yamile average over 300 investigations per
calendar year. Until, one day Yamile decided she wanted to explore other states.
Late 1998 an announcement reached the Department of Law. A place called Greensboro, NC was
in search of an investigator, an anti-discrimination enforcement investigator. At the time,
“Yahoo” was the search engine. Yamile and a co-worker looked up Greensboro, NC. Soon
thereafter, specifically on the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Yamile relocated to
Greensboro, NC as their first female (and Latina) anti-discrimination enforcement officer.
Yamile is a product of being raised in the culture of New York City. The contrast to Greensboro is
grandiose and astonishing. The cultural shock of its differences were stunning. With time though,
Greensboro learned to understand Yamile, and Yamile slightly adapted to the ways of the South.
During Yamile’s tenure as investigator, Greensboro experienced its first “cause” determination
that went to hearing, where the quasi-judicial committee awarded the only and highest penalty
to the accused to be paid as a civil penalty for violating the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
Yamile’s public appearances on the subject of human and civil rights go along the spectrum of
live television appearances, both in English and Spanish, to providing legal seminars to housing
professionals from the few to more than 600 in an audience. Yamile was invited to speak during
two Moral Mondays in the mid-2000s with an audience greater than 1000.
Five years later, Yamile was promoted to Division Manager for the Division of Enforcement and Community Engagement. During her decade of service, Yamile gainfully employed 20 teenagers during the summer for a leadership program that promoted positive human relations, understanding local government, and the importance of volunteerism. Three upper class college students were also hired to administrate the 5-week long youth program under the supervision of Yamile.
In addition to the youth leadership program, Yamile partnered with the Guilford County Schools (GCS) to support “student” human relations commissioners in 20 high schools. With GCS’s financial support and Yamile’s subject matter expertise, 300 hundred high school students came together annually for a full-day conference, “The Conference of 300.” The conference was focused on how to better promote human relations in their schools and communities. In a three-year period, 900 high schools students were served.
As a Division Manager, Yamile also served as the liaison to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and to the Complaint Review Committee (CRC). The CRC is a quasi-judicial committee who under the law has the authority to hear anti-discrimination cases and by state law the authority to review police investigations on complaints appealed to the CRC. Yamile was responsible for the receipt of appeals of police complaints, to review and analyze police investigations for accuracy, thoroughness, impartially, and that the conclusions and determinations of the investigation were supported by the facts. This role and responsibility provided Yamile with an extraordinary insight of police procedures, policies and culture.
While serving as the liaison to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. During our weekly trips to the hospital, and after dinner preparations for my friend and her family she tells me an incredible story. That story led me to design, develop and implement an awareness campaign on breast density and imagining challenges for women with dense breast tissue. In July 2013, North Carolina passed Session Law 2013-321, House Bill 467 which went into effect January 1, 2014.
(a) All health care facilities that perform mammography examinations shall include in the summary of the mammography report, required by federal law to be provided to a patient, information that identifies the patient's individual breast density classification based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology. If the facility determines that a patient has heterogeneously or extremely dense breasts, the summary of the mammography report shall include the following notice: "Your mammogram indicates that you may have dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue is relatively common and is found in more than forty percent (40%) of women. The presence of dense tissue may make it more difficult to detect abnormalities in the breast and may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. We are providing this information to raise your awareness of this important factor and to encourage you to talk with your physician about this and other breast cancer risk factors. Together, you can decide which screening options are right for you. A report of your results was sent to your physician." (b) Patients who receive diagnostic or screening mammograms may be
directed to informative material about breast density. This informative material may include the American College of Radiology's most current brochure on the subject of breast density."
Yamile now serves the Durham County Library as a Community Engagement Professional, where she reaches Latinos, other immigrants and refugees across the county and reveals the wealth, wonders, and resources available through the use of the Library. She plans to make certain that the Library’s mission reaches Latino families, and other immigrants and refugees; alientando descubrimiento, conectando la comunidad, y ser líder en alfabetización | encouraging discovery, connecting the community and leading in literacy. The picture to the right is from the pilot program “Languages @ your Library,” a new Durham County Library initiative welcoming New North Carolinians to their Library system.
Within six months of being with Durham County Library we have increased Latino borrowers by 332; we have amassed text capability to over 800 Latino households, have engaged and served approximately 3,000 Latinos, other immigrants and refugees.
Yamile is a proud mom of 13-year-old Yamile Victoria.

Make it Matter: Latino Library Programming and Outreach in Academic and Public Libraries