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.
Look Inside: NCCCLA 2021 Session Proposals
The deadline for conference proposals has been extended until Monday, February 1, 2021.
This year, our annual conference is moving online! But we want to maintain the same participatory, energizing conference that our members have come to expect from NCCCLA. We invite sessions in this spirit, showcasing the hard work we have all been doing to keep services going during this unprecedented time.
Our theme “Look Inside” asks us to think about how we analyze and study ourselves: our collections, our services, and how we respond to and interact with our communities. To this end, we invite session proposals that discuss: the results of analysis efforts, how to set up assessment projects, using assessment as a starting point for advocacy, successful initiatives borne out of past assessments, or gaps in services that you’ve identified but aren’t yet sure how to fill. If you have an idea for a session proposal that does not seem to fit the theme, we encourage you to submit it anyway, and to think about how assessment, analysis, and reflection may have informed 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. 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, as always, encouraged too!