The members of NCCCLA would like to express our sincere appreciation to our conference sponsors for their continued support of North Carolina’s community college libraries.
EBSCO is covering the cost of our webinar hosting service for the duration of the conference!
You should know . . .
Don’t miss your chance at some great door prizes during the conference! Winners will be announced all through the conference. To enter, all you have to do is make a donation in any amount to one of our scholarship funds.
It’s almost time to elect new officers, so here is your opportunity to learn more about our candidates. NCCCLA members will receive information about voting via e-mail.
Have you registered yet?!? Session proposals are in and we are getting closer to our online conference. So, we need you to head on over to the Look Inside webpage and register.
Because of the low cost of the conference, there are several conference grants being awarded the year, and the applications are on the Awards page.
Dr. Kawanna Bright is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright earned her PhD in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian for twelve years, with a focus on reference, instructional services, and information literacy. She earned her MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool in 2003. Dr. Bright’s current research focuses on assessment in libraries, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in libraries, the application of research methodology to the study of library and information science, and the importance of the liaison librarianship role in academic libraries. Her work with Dr. Amy VanScoy (University at Buffalo) to investigate the reference and information services experience of librarians of color received a 2014 ALA Diversity Research Grant and was awarded the 2017 Beta Phi Mu-Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award. Among other projects, Dr. Bright is diligently continuing her efforts to develop a standardized DEI assessment tool for academic libraries in the hopes of moving the assessment of DEI away from simply counting “diverse” employees.