2022 Conference Sessions

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Monday, March 14, 2022

DEI Professional Development Day

9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Announcements

10:00 a.m.
Racial Equity Toolkit 
State Library of North Carolina: Jasmine K. Rockwell, Amanda Johnson, Anna Peitzman, Courtney Brown, Jeffrey Hamilton, Lauren Clossey, Lynda Reynolds
Description: The Library Development group from the State Library of North Carolina has spearheaded the development of a Racial Equity Toolkit. The purpose of this toolkit is to increase awareness and knowledge around structural racism in the United States, North Carolina, and within the library profession. There are 5 modules: Introduction, Recognizing and Understanding Implicit Bias, Structural Racism, Racism In Libraries, and Audits & Tools. Members of the Toolkit development team will share why the toolkit was created, an overview of each module, and the plan for implementation.

11:00 a.m.
Improving Recruitment and Retention Efforts in Community College Libraries to Support Underrepresented Library Employees
Carlos Grooms, North Carolina A&T University; Tammy Baggett, Durham County Library; Leander Croker, Durham County Library, Brittany Champion, Pitt Community College;  Joan Hill, Livingstone College; Donte’ Perry, Johnson & Wales University
Description: The collective number of underrepresented library professionals and paraprofessionals make up a small percentage of librarians across the nation. While the percentage is low, their abilities, unique approach to problem solving, and innovative programming have been a staple in their communities, thus improving library visibility. Library associations have created spaces to support underrepresented populations. While this has allowed librarians an opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate, the library community still faces an issue with recruitment and retention of those populations.

1:00 p.m.
Pathways to Equity in Library and Information Science
Cearra N. Harris, University of South Carolina-School of Information Science
Panelists: Randy Heath, Sabrina Robinson, & Angel Truesdale
Description: Librarians have a unique opportunity to empower our users and truly create lifelong library users (Austin, 2016). But sometimes, libraries fall short of their potential when systemic policies are in place that hinder equitable access. By presenting my current research on transformative library services and by facilitating an authentic but moderated panel, the proposed presentation aims to demonstrate how LIS practitioners can utilize transformative practices like restorative justice to create pathways to equitable access in libraries. By the presentation’s conclusion, I will have equipped the presentation attendees with evidence and strategies that LIS practitioners can utilize to assess their current services for inequities.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

8:30 a.m.
NCCCLA Social
Start the day by getting the latest conference updates, chatting with your colleagues from around the state, and sharing what you learned in sessions the day before.

9:00 a.m.
What is CJCLS? Why Join?
Tim Hunter, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; Jenny Thomas, Randolph Community College; Catherine Lee, Cape Fear Community College; Laurie Robb, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; and Lisa Shores, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Description: Join us for a panel session to learn more about the Community and Junior College Library Section (CJCLS) of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA). Meet several existing and past Executive Board members and find out why joining the section is an essential step toward advocacy for community college libraries in the state.

10:00 a.m.
Critical Cataloging, the User, and You
Tiffany Henry and Alyssa Nance, UNC Greensboro
Description: Library cataloging has traditionally been directed by standards and structures that have not necessarily reflected or included perspectives from or respectful descriptors for many marginalized individuals and groups. Critical cataloging practices can help library personnel to identify and address the ways that marginalized groups experience societal and institutional bias and oppression through library metadata. These practices have the effect of improving resource discovery and library and catalog user experience while promoting equity and centering the concerns and experiences of marginalized people. This presentation will offer an introduction to critical cataloging and demonstrate its relevance to libraries and library workers in and beyond the metadata and cataloging fields. Presenters will also share their perspectives as learners in pursuing critical cataloging projects. Attendees will be able to describe general concepts and principles of critical cataloging, identify opportunities for implementing critical work in their own workplaces, and will identify resources for building critical cataloging knowledge and skills.

11:00 a.m.
Announcements
Vendor Showcase: EBSCO & WTCOX
Door Prizes
(Must be present to win!)

11:30 a.m.
Conducting STEM Research Utilizing Open Access Tools
J. Denice Lewis, Wake Forest University
Description: Are you looking for an alternative to Web of Science that will analyze results?  Do you need to discover a new tool for citation mapping outside of SciFinder-n or perform forward and backwards citation searching with open access sources? If you’re endeavoring to prepare your students for research after graduation or looking for free or low-cost ways to conduct research within your institution, this presentation will review low cost to no cost alternatives for conducting STEM research and delivering STEM information literacy sessions.

*1:00 p.m. (tentative)
Teaching SIFT to Empower Students against Misinformation
Allison Faix and Tristan Daniels, Kimbel Library, Coastal Carolina University
Description: Traditional source evaluation techniques fail to fully prepare students for the challenges posed by today’s rapidly evolving media environment and its widespread misinformation. To best prepare our students, we implemented Michael Caulfield’s SIFT method of source evaluation, which draws on the findings of the Stanford University History Education Group’s study on civic reasoning. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the SIFT method and its advantages over more traditional methods of source evaluation. We will then share how we integrated it into two different one-credit information literacy classes, one on general academic research, one on business research and how it improved our students’ approach to source evaluation. We will provide lesson plans, assignments, and assessments. We will also reflect what worked well, what didn’t, and what improvements we envision for future classes. We will also offer a few ideas for incorporating SIFT into one-shot information literacy sessions.

2:30 p.m.
Battle Burnout Like a Boss
Leigh Russell, Pitt Community College
Description: Being the “boss” is rewarding, but also comes with its share of challenges. As we navigate our way through the pandemic, demands on  library directors have become complicated. Responding to staff, administrator, and student needs can be overwhelming and stressful and compounded by stressors outside of work. Whether you manage one person or twenty, honest self-evaluation and self-care practices are tools to help you not only create a happier workplace for yourself, but also for your staff and your library users. This session will arm you with self-care strategies and resources to help you battle burnout like a boss.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

8:30 a.m.
NCCCLA Social
Start the day by getting the latest conference updates, chatting with your colleagues from around the state, and sharing what you learned in sessions the day before.

9:00 a.m.
CCCLA Meeting
Description: Members meeting.

10:00 a.m.
Evergreen ILS Discussion
Joel Ferdon, Stanly Community College
Rich Garafolo, Lenoir Community College
Staci Wilson, Catawba Valley Community College

Description: Open Discussion Forum with Q&A

11:00 a.m.
Announcements
Vendor Showcase: Rittenhouse
Door Prizes
(Must be present to win!)

11:30 a.m.
Hiring Practices in Community College Libraries
Shannon Paul, Richmond Community College
Dana Glauner, South Piedmont Community College
Description: Hiring is a fraught process for both the institution and the candidate. Many questions are raised along the way – Is there an optimal job description? How broad (or narrow) should the description be?, Where should we advertise? Should we interview in person? Is there a demonstration that helps both candidates and the committee? And finally, how do we retain new hires? This panel is composed of librarians representing institutions that have successfully hired in the last two years. We hope to provide insight and possible guidance as to what to expect and how to overcome the hurdles towards a successful hire.

1:00 p.m.
Hiring Practices in Community Colleges: Recent Graduate Perspectives
Shannon Paul, Richmond Community College
Morgan Pruitt, Central Carolina Community College
Cam Roberts, Charles Aris Executive Search

Description: This discussion complements a second hiring panel. It is intended to review the hiring process from the point of view of new hires and recent MLIS/LIS graduates. Here is a chance to hear what potential candidates think of the process and to learn what hiring committees are doing right (and wrong).

2:30 p.m.
Starting from Scratch: Cultivating the Community College Archives
Evan Schmoll, Pitt Community College
Description: Beginning a new position can be hard at first, but what if one of your duties is something you don’t have a lot of experience with? As the new Public Services Librarian at Pitt Community College, I was put in charge of the PCC Archives – something I haven’t had a lot of practical experience in. In this session, I’d like to discuss how I began curating the Archives and share tips and tricks in an interactive discussion. Whatever your level of experience in archives, this is a great opportunity to learn from one another about starting any kind of project.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

8:30 a.m.
NCCCLA Social
Start the day by getting the latest conference updates, chatting with your colleagues from around the state, and sharing what you learned in sessions the day before.

9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
Shamella Cromartie, Western Carolina University

10:00 a.m.
NCCCLA Redistricting
Touger Vang, Montgomery CC
Shannon Paul, Richmond Community College
Description: NCCCLA is considering the question of whether our current districts are balanced – geographically, number of institutions, mix of institutional sizes, etc. A survey has been sent and this session will review the survey results and seek input from members on whether redrawing the districts is a good idea. Touger Vang will moderate the discussion.

11:00 a.m.
Announcements
Vendor Showcase: ECU MLS Program
Door Prizes
(Must be present to win!)

11:30 a.m.
Learning As We Go: Outreach and Engagement in a Hybrid Environment
Courtney Bippley and Meredith Lewis, Durham Technical Community College
Description: We’ve tried a lot of things to reach students, staff, and faculty since the pandemic started. Like online crafternoons, a podcast, reading challenges, a book circle, social media antics, and more. We will go over what worked, what didn’t, and what we’re modifying to try again. Learn from our successes and our failures so that you can start ahead of the curve.

1:00 p.m.
History for All the People: How the NC Community College Archives Association and the State Historical Records Advisory Board Cooperate for the Preservation of our State’s Historical Resources
Touger Vang (Director of Learning Resources, Montgomery CC); Sarah Koonts (State Archivist); and Adrienne Berney (Outreach Coordinator at State Archives) 
Description: This session will explore some of the programs available to libraries, including the State Historical Records Advisory Board’s (SHRAB) Traveling Archivist Program. It will also explore the objectives and deliverables in a SHRAB grant to begin in 2022. The grant, “When are We US? Training and Resources for America250 Collecting and Programs,” will be funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. This grant seeks to connect SHRAB constituencies with the programming of the upcoming America250 Semiquincentennial in North Carolina. The grant will support a statewide network of archival stewards through training for organizations statewide to collect, preserve, and promote archival materials related to the thematic emphasis of “When are We US?” Training will include modules with tips on conducting oral history projects, community scanning days, and working with digital storytelling platforms. It also will develop additional resources to help those organizations plan and implement commemorative programs at the local level to engage communities across the state.

2:30 p.m.
Digital Inclusion Librarian: Outreach to Early College and CCP Students
Bethany Geiger, Stanly Community College
Description: Through the SLNC Adapts Grant, Stanly Community College was able to create a new Digital Inclusion Librarian position with the goal of improving outreach to Early College and Career & College Promise students. These programs allow high school students access to tuition-free community college classes. Because the majority of these students take their college classes virtually, they have had limited access to the physical library as well as information literacy instruction. In this presentation, I will discuss the goals, challenges, and outcomes of this new outreach program.

Friday, March 18, 2022

9:00 a.m.
NCCCLA Social
Start the day by getting the latest conference updates, chatting with your colleagues from around the state, and sharing what you learned in sessions the day before.

9:30 a.m.
CCLINC Meeting
Description: Members meeting.

10:00 a.m.
Visual Literacy [Poster Session]
Morgan Pruitt, Central Carolina Community College
Description: Visual literacy is an essential skill for students to learn, not only for academic success but also for personal enrichment and lifelong learning. However, many community college students do not receive dedicated visual literacy instruction. Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Library identified the need for visual literacy programming and plans to implement this programming in Spring 2022. The CCCC Librarians will collaborate with the North Carolina Museum of Art as well as CCCC campus partners to implement this programming. The goal of this programming is to equip students with visual literacy skills through creative and accessible activities. This poster will reflectively address the development, design, implementation, and assessment process of visual literacy programming at CCCC Library. Included in this poster are resources for visual literacy programming, including a LibGuide and lesson plans. This poster aims to engage in two distinct conversations: first, a conversation that emphasizes the importance of visual literacy in community college libraries; and second, a conversation that identifies the other diverse literacies and ways of knowing that community college libraries should begin to explore.

10:30 a.m.
DEI Committee Information Session
Elizabeth Baker Carteret Community College;  Robert James, Nash Community College
Description: Learn more about NCCCLA’s DEI Committee and the future plans of the committee. Use this opportunity to engage with the committee’s leaders and ask questions.

11:15 a.m.
NCCCLA Annual Business Meeting & District Meetings

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