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YSS Virtual Retreat Sessions
October 15, 12:30 to 1:30: Better Together - presented by Erin Foley & Melissa Green of Wake County Public Libraries
October 15, 2:00 to 3:15: Programming with Diverse Books - presented by Katy Henderson, Brenda Hornsby Heindl, Amanda Weaver, Judith Winecoff, Amber Westall Briggs, Cindy Burleson, and Karen Dobrogosz
Registration for October 15 events closes on Monday, October 12 at 10 a.m.
October 22, 12:30 to 1:30:Pandemic Programming - presented by Amelia Hill
October 22, 2:00 to 3:00: How to Talk to Children About Racism - presented by Tracey Burns
Registration for October 22 events closes on Monday, October 19 at 10 a.m.
October 29, 12:30 to 1:30: Bridging the Gap with the Boxmobile - presented by Stephanie Knop
October 29, 2:00 to 3:00: My NC from A to Z - author Michelle Lanier
Registration for October 29 events closes on Monday, October 26 at 10 a.m.
November 5, 12:30 to 1:30: Virtual Happy Hour
Registration for November 5 events closes on Monday, November 1 at 10 a.m.
See session details here: 2020 RETREAT AGENDA.pdf or visit the YSS page.
**Each regular session registration enters you in a raffle for a $15 gift card! Come to the Virtual Happy Hour, and your entries could win you one of three $50 gift card Grand Prizes! The more sessions you attend, the better your odds of winning. Must be "present" to win.**
This is a mini conference designed to share ideas and initiatives for bridging the digital divide across library types and communities in response to the increased need for access to the internet and usable electronic devices during COVID-19. Presentations will address such topics as digital equity, tips for partnering with non-profits, virtual programming strategies, shifting collection development and technology needs, and other issues related to ensuring that library users in academic, public, and school libraries are able to effectively access online resources and services. The keynote speech will be provided by Rob Ross, Executive Director of NC LIVE.
Cost: NCLA members are free. Non-members cost $10. Non-members who are presenters at the conference are free.
Bridging the Digital Divide for All Library Communities.pdf
The Resources and Technical Services Section fall webinar, The Impact of the Pandemic on Library Collection Development, will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The webinar will feature four wonderful panelists:
Roger Cross, Director of Technical Services, UNC Pembroke
Tanya Jones, Collection Development Supervisor, Gaston County Public Library
Jessica Moore, Library Media Specialist, New Hanover County Schools
Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections, Elon University
Our panelists will address questions about how the pandemic has affected collection development in a variety of libraries, including changing customer needs and expectations, budget cuts, remote work, electronic vs. print resources, and related issues. Please join us for a lively discussion! Register at
This year's institute will be held Spring 2021 at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
2020 NCLA Leadership Institute Planning Committee:
Mike Crumpton: email@example.com
Joel Ferdon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Glenn-Bradley: email@example.com
Jen Hanft: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Hill: email@example.com
Juli Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christie Reale: email@example.com
Lorrie Russell: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please feel free to contact any member of the committee.
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