Summer Professional Development
The NCCCLA Summer Webinar series is back! Join colleagues from around the state as we explore LibGuides, Leadership, and a variety of other tools and issues pertaining to our libraries. All sessions will start at 2 p.m.
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.
June 24 – DATE CHANGE!
The OER Panel Discussion has been moved to July 8, so as not to conflict with the NC LIVE Distinguished Speakers’ Series session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Register: Current NCCCLA members will receive event invitations via MemberPlanet at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Once you receive the session invitation, click RSVP Now, then login to MemberPlanet in order to submit your RSVP. The confirmation e-mail will include the session link. If you join NCCCLA after an event e-mail has been sent to the group, or you can’t find your invitation e-mail, please contact Angela Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Sessions & Events
Tattoos & Copyright
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Inventory Take 2! A Blueprint for Success
Monday, July 13, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This session is a repeat of the Inventory session offered in June, and is presented by Maria Luisa Saldarriaga-Osorio, Reference Librarian (Surry CC). Maria will cover how the Surry Community College Library does inventory every year, only running ONE SirsiDynix report (a huge one), without a barcode scanner, without closing the library, and without getting crazy. With 6 years of experience doing the inventory every summer, the process is getting less complicated and tedious. Our process not only guarantees the number of books but also allows librarians to correct book records with errors, keep collections in the right place, fix books in bad shape, fix spine labels and call numbers, and weed duplicates and outdated material. But above all, know that the keys to a successful inventory are communication and teamwork.
The Virtual Learning Community (VLC) with Darrin Evans
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Darrin Evans has served as Director of The Virtual Learning Community (VLC) Professional Development (PD) Center at Wake Technical Community College for the past five years. Before becoming the VLC PD Center Director, he worked as an accessibility technologist for Wake Tech. He has his Master’s in Instructional Technology and Design and is a former middle school teacher and technology facilitator. He has presented across the state and nationally on accessibility and instructional design. He also serves as a member of the ePub Higher Education Group for the Daisy Consortium. The ePub Higher Education Group is the international body for ePublication Accessibility Standards. Darrin works with faculty and staff across the curriculum on creating and delivering effective accessible content.
Inventory: A Blueprint for Success
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This session, presented by Maria Luisa Saldarriaga-Osorio, Reference Librarian (Surry CC), will cover how the Surry Community College Library does inventory every year, only running ONE SirsiDynix report (a huge one), without a barcode scanner, without closing the library, and without getting crazy. With 6 years of experience doing the inventory every summer, the process is getting less complicated and tedious. Our process not only guarantees the number of books but also allows librarians to correct book records with errors, keep collections in the right place, fix books in bad shape, fix spine labels and call numbers, and weed duplicates and outdated material. But above all, know that the keys to a successful inventory are communication and teamwork.
NCLA & NCCCLA: Come and “C” the Difference!
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
What are the differences between NCLA, NCLA-CJCLS, and NCCCLA? Should you join only one or both? What are the benefits of membership? How can you get more involved if you are already a member? Join us on Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m. to get answers to these questions and more. Presenters for this session include Libby Stone (Gaston College), Jennifer Seagraves (Johnston CC), Alisha Webb (Guilford Tech), and Angela Davis (Pitt CC). This webinar is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about these organizations.
Copyright in Your Library
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
OER: STEAM & Health Sciences
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join us as we discuss the current situations of our community college libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives from small, medium, and large colleges across North Carolina will be present to share their experiences, modified service models, and current projects.
Have questions? Please contact us!
Samantha O’Connor, NCCCLA Vice-President: email@example.com
Angela Davis, NCCCLA Webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org