2022 Officer Candidates

As we approach the end of another term with NCCCLA, it is almost time to elect new officers. Candidate bios are included below, and members will receive information about voting via e-mail. If you have any questions about the upcoming election, please contact Retha Hall ( Thank you!

Thank you sponsors!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank our 2022 NCCCLA conference sponsors. We would not be able to have a successful conference without your support.

Collaborative Literacy Learning Series

NC LIVE is hosting the Collaborative Literacy Learning Series with the State Library of North Carolina starting this week. Seven webinars will be led by national speakers and our member libraries on how to lead literacy efforts within your communities. Experts will also share the tools and resources that can move the needle forward and advance digital equity.

Learn more & register:

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Keynote Speaker

Shamella Cromartie, MLS, is Associate Dean for Hunter Library at Western Carolina University. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University’s Master of Library Science program and has worked in public and academic libraries. She began her college career and professional library career with community colleges and continues to believe in the values and experience of community colleges. Currently, her work emphasizes strategic planning, public relations and diversity, equity, and inclusion in library services. Her research agenda focuses on the library’s role in social justice and equity, as well as, equity in education. Cromartie takes a special interest in the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations to the library profession and was honored by the Roundtable on Ethnic Minority Concerns of the North Carolina Library Association, as a Roadbuilder’s Award Winner for Academic Librarianship for exemplifying courage, integrity, and perseverance in the field of librarianship. In addition to a Masters in Library Science, Cromartie holds bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University.

Session Proposals: You Me We Belong

Welcome to NCCCLA’s 2022 Conference, You Me We Belong. 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. We welcome proposals that support our theme, however, if you have an idea for a session proposal that does not seem to fit the theme, we encourage you to submit it anyway. Please think about how diversity, equity, and inclusion concerns may have influenced your work or how such actions might fit into the next steps for your project.


Session slots are 50 minutes long, and the suggested presentation time is 40-45 minutes, with 5-10 minutes of Q&A. Fifteen minute prerecorded poster sessions are an option to consider as well. All sessions will be presented via Zoom. The conference planning committee will provide training and practice opportunities with the software prior to the conference. Collaborative presentations and roundtables are encouraged too.

Submit a Session ProposalDeadline is Monday, January 31, 2022

For further information, reach out to Shannon Paul, or Brittany Champion,