NCCCLA has approved the formation of an OER Task Force to provide more sustained conversation and collaboration around Open Educational Resources in North Carolina community colleges. This task force aims to promote the awareness and adoption of OER as well as serve as a community of practice for librarians wishing to expand their knowledge of and engagement with OER trends. The Task Force will explore potential projects, such as facilitating conversations and training across NCCCLA and OpenNCCC, developing an OER toolkit, offering educational opportunities, and/or exploring grant opportunities to foster the adoption of OER in NC community colleges.

We welcome your interest and look forward to your participation! We are hoping to begin meeting in late May or early June. If you’re interested in signing up, please fill out the interest form [Google Form].

Questions? Contact Julie Reed ( and Garrison Libby (

Look Inside: Sessions

Conference Sessions & Materials

Conference attendees can access session videos and materials via the secure conference website. Check your email for details on how to access the website. Session slides will continue to be added here as they are received.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Find it in the Archives: Archival Sources as Information Literacy [PDF Slides]
Garrison Libby and Erin Allsop

CCP Textbooks: A Pragmatic Plan for the Pandemic
Anita McRary, Zaria White, Brenda Lewis, Staci Wilson

Data-Driven Member Engagement [PDF Slides]
Data-Driven Worksheet [MS Word Doc]
Amelia Rodarte

Biases in Library Subject Headings and Classification Systems [PDF]
Amanda Ros

Building a Digital Library Consortium [PDF Slides]
Alan Unsworth & Joel Ferdon

We Survived an Online Book Club (and so can you)! [PDF Files]
Michele Handy, Ali Norvell, Dane Secor

Look Inside LibGuides
Angela Davis

Equity Matters in Community College Libraries: NCCCLA Equity Subcommittee Takes the Challenge [PDF Slides]
Brittany Champion & Colleen Kehoe-Robinson

Technology Show and Share
Spencer Tart
Megan Gill – Using VR in the Classroom [PDF Slides] | Virtual Reality Resources
Laurie Robb

Friday, March 12, 2021

Decolonizing NC Community College Libraries by Identifying Recruitment and Retention Practices [PDF Slides]
Brittany Champion, Retha Hall, and Gerald Holmes

Copyright During a Pandemic (and other fun times!)
Cheryl Ann Coyle

“An Astronaut, a Nurse, and a Prostitute Walk Into the Library”: How to Explain the Importance of Cataloging to Non-Catalogers [PDF Slides]
Amanda Ros

Filling the OER Gap: Conversations and Collaborations [PDF Slides]
Julie Reed & Garrison Libby

Advocacy Committee
Cheryl Ann Coyle

Building Electronic Collections to Meet Patron Needs [PDF Slides]
Alan Unsworth

Session materials should be sent to Angela Davis

Look Inside: Sponsors

Thank you to our conference sponsors.

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!

ProQuest, SirsiDynix, SebcoBooks, WT Cox Information Services, Brodart, and Rittenhouse are providing swag and door prizes!

You should know . . .

  • In order to be entered into the drawings, you will need to make a donation to one (or both) of the NCCCLA scholarship funds.
  • Swag will be mailed to your home address, so make sure that information is updated in MemberPlanet.

Door prize sneak peak from Sebco Books: $100 gift certificate, chocolate, wine and more!

Look Inside 2021 Conference Sponsors

Look Inside: Door Prizes!

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.

Scholarship Donation Form

Learn more about NCCCLA’s scholarships and awards.

Thank you for your support!

Candidate Bios

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.

Running for Vice-President:
Brittany Champion
Bio [PDF]

Running for Secretary:
Ali Norvell
Bio [PDF]

Running for Treasurer:
Alicia Hartley
Bio [PDF]