This year’s conference will once again be virtual and will take place during March 14-18, 2022, including a day of preconference sessions. This year’s theme, You Me We Belong, focuses on encouraging sustainable changes in community college libraries that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion for all who utilize our library spaces. For more information, visit our conference page.
June 10, 2021
Look Inside LibGuides – Episode 1
Segments in this episode will feature Spencer Tart (Johnston CC) sharing his current LibWizard project and Angela Davis (Pitt CC) showing us how to get guide stats at different levels. Each episode will feature an Accessibility Tune Up, and in Episode 1, we will learn how to use a simple color contrast checker. The episode will conclude with an open Q&A session.
July 8, 2021
OER Panel Discussion
Panelists: Samantha O’Connor (Central Carolina CC), Julie Reed (Central Piedmont CC), Liza Palmer (Brunswick CC), and Stephen Brooks (Durham Tech CC)
Moderator: Garrison Libby (Central Piedmont CC)
The focus of this panel will be on working with and training faculty in OER and on OER experiences at our respective institutions.
July 22, 2021
Lessons In Leadership: Sharing our Professional Development Experience
Presenters: Jennifer Seagraves (Johnston CC) and Angela Kearney (Johnston CC)
Over the past year, Library Director Jennifer Seagraves and Department Chair of Academic Enrichment Services Dr. Angela Kearney embarked on a personal study of leadership. Through weekly readings and meetings, they were able to identify targeted areas of growth and discuss them in depth. This opportunity was different from other professional development experiences that either had experienced in the past, but both found it beneficial. Join this session to learn take-aways from their weekly time together as well as broader professional development lessons. Participants will also learn how to create a similar professional development experience with and among their staff.
August 5, 2021
Reaching Beyond the Walls: Library Outreach and Marketing in Community College Libraries
Presenters: Brittany Champion (Pitt CC) and Retha Hall (CPCC)
What outreach initiatives has your library team implemented in promoting services and resources? How do you know if your outreach activities are effective? How do you know you’re reaching your intended audience(s)? Libraries have value. Yet, we often fail to effectively communicate and promote our services and resources through outreach. Due to the changing cultural and learning dynamics today, libraries must endeavor to establish engaging relationships with campus and community partners, and sustain a healthy bond is vital in our efforts to change the perception of the value of community college library services and resources. Join Brittany Champion, Pitt Community College, and Retha Hall of Central Piedmont Community College as they share ideas and experiences on strategies and innovative outreach and marketing initiatives that can be implemented.
August 12, 2021
Look Inside LibGuides – Episode 2
Presenter: Angela Davis (Pitt CC)
This session is for anyone who needs very basic tips and processes for how to deal with images. Web image experts are invited to attend so that we can ask you all kinds of questions during the Q&A section! We will touch on several different aspects of using images in your guides such as how to: quickly resize images using Paint; use Lighthouse (via Chrome) to get a quick analysis of your page load time; add padding around images; and use the LibGuides Image Manager. The Accessibility Tune-Up segment will include very brief reminders about alt text and resources with examples.
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