Thursday, March 5
Keynote Address – Dr. Tammy Bird
Tammy Bird is a suspense/thriller author. She lives in North Carolina with her wife and two cats. By day, she pours her heart into helping students fulfill their educational dreams. By night she sinks into her own rhythm and voice, creating new characters and new stories for anyone who will listen.
Tammy’s work is rarely defined as sweet or cozy, and she likes it that way. She is not here for sweet or cozy. She is here for the beautiful swirl of hard and gritty fiction where good people are sometimes bad and bad people are sometimes good and no one is safe from the psychological makeup of those around them–or from their own.
You can connect with Tammy on Facebook, Instagram @tammybirdauthor, and Twitter @Tammy_Bird. You can also visit her website at https://tammybird.com.
How the Library Can Impact Special Needs Students
Presenter: Colleen Macklin
“The Adult LIteracy Education program at Alamance Community College offers free courses to adults with intellectual disabilities who have the academic and adaptive skills to be successful in a college classroom setting.” The ACC library has developed a weekly literacy program where a librarian visits ABLE classrooms offering a variety of creative opportunities for this population of students. I have been that librarian for the past three years and I have found this group of students to grow intellectually, to enjoy each and every experience, and to appreciate the enthusiasm and compassion that I bring to the students. This session will highlight how the ACC library has made a positive impact for this special group of students.
APA 7: What’s Staying, What’s New, and What to Expect
Presenter: Alan Unsworth
One of the most common services currently provided by community college librarians is professional citation assistance to students and instructors. On October 1, 2019, the American Psychological Association published the 7th edition of their Publication Manual. Many colleges, librarians, and instructors are planning to move to APA 7 in the Spring or Fall semester of 2020, so it is critical that librarians get up to speed with the changes. The revisions in APA 7 are in some cases very significant, while other traditional methods of citing have remained the same. This session will cover APA paper formatting, in-text citations, and reference examples, and of course, you’ll find out how things will be different in the new edition. Come find out what you’re going to need to know to properly instruct your users!
In the Age of Information Versus Knowledge: Librarians as the First Line of Offense!
Presenter: Stephanie Johnson
Library Instruction in the time of Fake News, misinformation, and lies is more than difficult. It can feel impossible. How do librarians convey the value of databases and discussions with expert librarians and faculty over the simple Google search? As librarians, we are on the front line of the battle of easily accessible information versus knowledge that students face daily, and we must position ourselves as the go-to professionals and experts in the first wave of research. We welcome you to join a discussion about Information Literacy, its importance, and how one community college is tackling the problems faced by many students today. With their five Information Literacy Intensives, librarians at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) meet students in their English classes at varying levels of knowledge and work to impart Information Literacy basics to them, as well as support the curriculum of the faculty.
Escape Rooms and Puzzles and Zombies, Oh My: Integrating the AASL Standards Framework for Learners with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Presenter: Samantha O’Connor
Central Carolina Community College is working on developing a series of workshops aimed at our Early College students that seek to provide instruction based in both the American Association of School Librarians Standards Framework for Learners and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We will discuss the process of mapping the k-12 standards onto the post-secondary framework, and look at some of the opportunities and obstacles these workshops have presented. This session will include hands-on activities from a selection of the workshops, including a mini library escape room.
Need Accessible Books? Yep, We’ve Got an App for That
Presenters: Joshua Berkov and Clint Exum
Library staff from the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will inform participants of the various resources that the Library has to offer to all residents of North Carolina who qualify for our program. In addition, we will discuss other external resources that participants can recommend to their print-disabled patrons. We will also inform participants of new and upcoming trends, including the expansion of our Books on Demand service, our e-Braille device program, and some future technological advances currently in development for serving our specialized patron populations going forward.
Closing the Experience Gap Designing and Administering Library User Surveys
Presenter: Britney Shawley
Using surveys is a valuable way to collect usable data which supports accreditation activities and drives change. However, designing a survey can be a daunting task which requires planning, content creation, revision, testing, and troubleshooting. This session will review how to design and administer surveys which generate data of maximum benefit to the library and its college stakeholders. Participants will review type and content of surveys, sample size, distribution methods, and tips for meaningful analysis, as well as using data to support SACSCOC accreditation activities as needed.
Everything You Need to Know to Use Breakout Boxes for Library Instruction
Presenter: Leslie Queen
Breakout Boxes were first used in K-12 education, but are just as useful with community college students. They are an engaging way for instructors to introduce new concepts or review learned material, as well as teach information literacy skills. Similar to a scavenger hunt, Breakout Boxes challenge students to “think outside of the box” to answer puzzles and clues while working cooperatively with others. Participants will learn about the different kinds of Breakout puzzles (physical and digital) and how to incorporate them into their Library instruction. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a live demonstration of how the boxes work, as well as receive sample lessons to take with them for immediate use.
We Know That! But, How to Prove It? Library Use and Academic Success
Presenters: Maria Luisa Saldarriaga Osorio and Alan Unsworth
If you always wonder how to prove that our job and the resources we provide are a determinant factor to academic success, this session is for you. We will show you some methods that some other colleges have used, how we adapted this to a community college level to demonstrate that we can do it, and also that our thesis is correct.
Collaborating to Digitize and Expand Access
Presenters: Denise Jones and Adina Riggins
Digitization and online access is the future ….. and the present, too. The University Archives at UNC-Wilmington partnered with State Library’s Government and Heritage Library (GHL) to have valuable state publications digitized and made freely available online. This initiative expanded access to historical documents related to North Carolina’s higher education. Learn how UNC-Wilmington selected and requested publications to be made available online.
In the Future, All Instruction Librarians Will Be Famous (But for How Long?)
Presenters: Garrison Libby and Joe Eshleman
What are some of the challenges and opportunities for community college instruction librarians in the new decade (and beyond)? Community college students attempt to navigate a difficult and ever-changing information environment. The development of this skillset impacts both their academic endeavors and daily life. Instruction librarians are at the forefront developing new and sustainable ways to help students complete many assignment requirements to help with student success. Additionally, on a macro level that extends beyond the classroom, instruction librarians are concerned with a number of larger issues around information use, such as accessibility, privacy concerns and the responsible use of information. While the biggest event of the past decade for academic instruction librarians was the adoption of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, the rise of fake news and the continual shifting around authoritative information sources looks to be a greater concern. In this roundtable discussion, the presenters will put forth specific challenges and ask attendees to share their concerns. Then some strategies and solutions will be put forth and a brainstorming session for all to provide ideas will occur.
Keeping it Millennial
Presenters: Ashley Lane and Spencer Tart
Discuss how targeted social media and revamped website design have led to increased interaction online and in person for Johnston Community College Library.
Digital Reading Strategies
Presenter: Angela Davis
Learn what students encounter when faced with complex digital texts such as the journal articles and e-books that may be required in their college classes. During this session, we will discuss the strategies necessary for reading and processing these types of resources, and how you, as a librarian, can help your students (and faculty!) achieve a higher level of comprehension when reading online texts as you interact with them in the classroom and at the reference desk.
Building New Partnerships with Faculty Using NC Live Resources
Presenter: Devon Waugh
Feeling stuck teaching the same information literacy sessions over and over? In this session, we will cover five, subject-specific resources that you can use to open the door to new partnerships with faculty on your campuses. Using Gale: Science in Context you’ll be able to teach students how to search for high-quality science research and faculty how to include its experiments and interactive simulations in their curriculum. Share the evidence-based care sheets, audiovisual content, and continuing education modules available in CINAHL with faculty in the health sciences. Encourage your career services departments to showcase the resume builder and test prep resources available in Gale Testing and Education Reference Center. Create customized maps and reports in SimplyAnalytics and ReferenceUSA to help students apply their foundational knowledge of business administration to real-world situations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share what they’re doing to develop partnerships with faculty and brainstorm new ideas for building connections across campus. Come learn how to enhance curriculum with NC LIVE resources!
Alphabet Soup: All the Generations Contemporary Libraries Serve
Presenter: Nathan Stancil
This session will provide a highlight of each of the generations currently being served by academic libraries, noting such things as common generational characteristics and preferred methods of communication. The session will also note the ways libraries are evolving to meet the needs of a multi-generational body of patrons and the evolving metrics used to validate a library’s worth to administrators.
Reinventing Your Library
Presenters: Beverly Rufty, Barb Thorson, and Sarah Sowa
In recent years, Mitchell Community College’s J.P. and Mildred Huskins Library (generally referred to simply as Huskins Library) has been physically transformed inside, and library services have been completely overhauled. Because of the changes that have been made, patron counts have gone up, the number of items circulated dramatically increased, and survey data has shown that users are consistently highly satisfied with library services. Factors that contributed to these outcomes include: enacting a more robust collection development plan; developing and strengthening relationships with faculty; growing and creating unique collections (ex. graphic novels and YA novels for Early College; Professional Development section for faculty/staff); engaging with local public libraries to participate in our inaugural “Mitchell Read” book discussions; and examining the library layout to identify underutilized spaces of all sizes and reallocate space to better serve the needs of patrons.
Friday, March 6
State Library Update – Timothy Owens
Timothy Owens, State Librarian, presents updates about projects and news from the State Library of North Carolina.
Show Me the Money: Grant Writing Made Easy
Presenters: Lauren Clossey, Amanda Johnson, Catherine Prince, Jackie Haske (State Library of NC)
Today libraries rely heavily on grant funding, but not everyone has the skills or experience to write a successful grant application. In this interactive session, you will learn the basics of grant writing and management, as well as tips and tricks for making your application stand out above the rest. Whether you are a seasoned grant writer or a newbie, this session will provide insights into the grant process to boost your confidence and help you write a stellar grant application. Special guidance regarding LSTA grant writing and management will also be presented during this session.
Streaming Media in Library Collections: Benefits, Issues, Challenges
Presenter: Lisa Shores and David Wright
Streaming media is rapidly replacing DVD collections. How can librarians meet the challenge of selecting vendors and/or collections that will best meet the instructional needs of faculty and students? What acquisition models work best? Is there a “one-size-fits-all” approach to selecting collections or potential vendors? Once a collection is acquired, what are ways to market it on campus? This session will focus on 2 libraries and their different approaches to providing solutions to these questions. Discussion encouraged.
Utilizing Google Sheets for Collection Assessment
Presenter: Crystal Prevatte
Learn various steps that will allow you to utilize Google Sheets for collection assessment purposes beginning with importing collection data.
OER Marketing Tips and Tools
Presenter: Kory Paulus
Are OERs falling on deaf ears at your campus; or maybe, faculty say they don’t know how to begin, don’t have time, or it’s too much work. Wingate University Librarians are working hard to promote and implement OERs across multiple disciplines in our curriculum. At least four faculty members are using or in the process of implementing OERs and many more are interested!
This session will discuss the Wingate Librarians’ efforts to gain support from administration; create marketing tools like a “petting zoo”; compile OER tools to assist faculty; one librarian’s effort to create an OER for ENG 110; and FREE resources you can share with your faculty to reduce their time and fears of using an OER in the classroom!
Cultivating Connections: Engaging with Students, Faculty, and Staff in Our Libraries
Presenters: Julie Humphrey and Meredith Lewis
Durham Tech Library has been exploring new initiatives and programming to better engage with our campus community. We’ll discuss our Crafternoon workshop series and our Reading Challenges, as well as successful partnerships we have created with our Student Government Association. We hope this will be a collaborative session and we welcome ideas from participants. We encourage library staff to share successful programs such as book clubs, events, workshops, etc… that you have led at your colleges.
Presenter: Dr. Anthony Chow
Building on the successful formation of NCCCLA Advocacy Committee in collaboration with NCLA’s Advocacy Committee we want to present best practices in advocacy strategies for community college libraries. The Advocacy Committee will present a tool kit to advocate for community college needs and priorities.
Attendees will be presented with research and data from Community College Libraries and Librarians Student Success, findings from surveys of students, faculty and librarians that attests to the vital importance of their libraries based on the correlation between student achievement and library funding.
We will close with a facilitated discussion about the needs and priorities of community college libraries in the state of North Carolina and beyond, lead by members of the NCCCLA Advocacy Committee.