Spring 2023 Workshops



Whether you’re staffing a reference desk, teaching information literacy classes, promoting library resources, or managing electronic databases, it’s important to know the ins and outs of your NC LIVE resources to help your communities succeed. In Resource Training workshops, you’ll get hands-on training with NC LIVE resources from the experts. We’ll explore content, navigate databases, and brainstorm ways to use them in your communities. 

Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.

February 24, 2023

Resource Workshop

Location: Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro, NC

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9:45 - 10am Check-In
10 - 10:45am Introduction to NC LIVE
10:50 - 11:40am Transparent Language
11:40am - 12:30pm Data-Axle Reference Solutions
12:30 - 1:20pm Lunch
1:20 - 2:10pm Genealogy & Local History
2:20 - 3:10pm Readers' Advisory & Ebook Platforms
3:10 - 3:20pm Wrap Up & Raffle

March 31, 2023

Resource Workshop

Location: Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC

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9:45 - 10am Check-In
10 - 10:45am Introduction to NC LIVE
10:50 - 11:40am Gale Literature Resource Center
11:40am - 12:30pm TBD
12:30 - 1:20pm Lunch
1:20 - 2:10pm TBD
2:20 - 3:10pm TBD
3:10 - 3:20pm Wrap Up & Raffle




NCLA along with the Leadership, Administration, and Management (LAMS) Section is pleased to partner with NC LIVE on regional workshops for library leaders.

“We are excited for the opportunity to see our mission of ‘Developing leaders, building skills, and creating networks’ come to life in this way.”- Brandy Hamilton, Chair, LAMS. North Carolina Library Association - Inform. Connect. Support.

Guest facilitators will share their knowledge on specific leadership competencies and guide you through common leadership challenges. Whether you are in a leadership position already, or aspire to be, consider registering for an upcoming Leadership Development workshop. Is there a local library leader that you'd like to suggest as a session facilitator? Send a message to help [at] nclive.org

Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.

March 10, 2023

Working with Community Partners

Location: Elon University in Elon, NC

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9:45 - 10am Check-In
10 - 10:45am Introduction to NC LIVE & LAMS
10:50am - 12:00pm

Working Smarter, Not Harder: Building Relationships with Community Partners

Juli Moore, Amanda Cain, Jennifer Levins from Iredell County Public Library

In this session, we will discuss the Iredell County Public Library’s most successful relationships with our community partners. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Evaluating possible partnerships
  • Navigating effective collaboration
  • Cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship
  • Maintaining the relationship for the future
12:00 - 12:50pm Lunch
12:50 - 2:00pm

Borrowing Agreements as Outreach: Building Connections Between Academic Libraries and Our Communities

Lois Vinson from Jackson Library at UNC-Greensboro

Do you know who’s eligible to borrow from your academic library? If you haven’t looked at the borrowing agreements in a while, you may be surprised by the outreach opportunities within. 
This session will introduce the community borrowing programs at UNCG, cover a longstanding partnership with local high schools, and invite you to brainstorm ways to utilize existing (or potential) agreements for community engagement. 

2:00 - 2:10pm Break
2:10 - 3:20pm

You Are Not Alone: Community Partnerships and Advocacy 

LaJuan Pringle from Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library

Effective advocacy is built on strong relationships with citizens from your community and elected officials, whether they are at the local, state, or federal level. Working with partners is one of the most effective ways for organizations to galvanize lawmakers when it comes to policy. This session will examine community partnerships as a form of advocacy.  

3:20 - 3:30pm Wrap Up & Raffle



"This was time well spent! There was a lot of information packed in to a short amount of time. I have paid for leadership workshops that were less useful than this free one!"

"The presenters were very relaxed and approachable which created the feeling of a shared learning experience rather than a simple lecture designed to disseminate facts."

"Meeting NC LIVE staff and librarians on the various advisory councils makes me feel more comfortable about reaching out with feedback concerning future resources."

"I felt that the meeting was very productive. The subject-based handout was particularly helpful."

"Having the regional meetings was a great idea. Travel budgets are limited so it was nice to be able to take a day trip for professional development, refresh and meet the new NC LIVE staff! Please keep offering these regional meetings!!"