Learning Pathways

Tools for Instruction and Literacy

What Is Data Literacy and Why Is It Important?

Learn about what data literacy is and why it’s important for librarians of all types.

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Inclusive Library Services and Collections

Ebook Assistance from a Distance

Learn practical strategies for helping patrons access your library’s ebook collections from a distance.

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Expanding Your Library's Outreach and Marketing Strategy

Canva for Graphic Design & Marketing

Tired of spending lots of time developing social media graphics and marketing materials for your library? Get an overview of how the free version of Canva can help you create easy and attractive graphics. Look at examples, learn to use the various elements, and design a graphic together!

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Program Planning and Assessment

Logic Models in Libraries: Tools for Program Planning, Evaluation, and Reporting

Learn about the many uses of logic models in libraries! They are popular, graphic tools that help an organization describe a program or service’s impact on their community. This session introduces participants to logic models and theories of change, and how they can be applied to a variety of library needs, including new programs and services, grant applications and reporting, and larger management goals.

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Essential Skills For New Leaders

There's an Imposter Among Us: How to "Sus" Out Imposter Syndrome and Practice Radical Self-Compassion

This session shares insights on how to manage imposter syndrome - a commonplace phenomenon of doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud, especially when tasked with a new responsibility or role. Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Experience Librarian from UNC-Asheville, provides strategies for managing imposter syndrome and practicing compassion for one's self - a helpful tac for any new manager.

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NC LIVE Resources

Make it Your Business: NC LIVE Resources for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

The Business Librarians of North Carolina (BLINC) section of the North Carolina Library Association, share resources that can assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with market analysis, competition, business research, and more. This webinar is for library professionals from all library environments who would like more background exploring business databases and business information.

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Compassionate Communication Across Teams

Tips & Techniques For Facilitating Meetings Online

As libraries continue to work online or in a hybrid format, the need for well-designed and effectively facilitated meetings rises. Disorganized or poorly run Zoom meetings can lead to wasted time and frustrated teams. Attendees will learn techniques they can use immediately to plan for a meeting and develop a participatory environment where all attendees are proposing ideas and contributing to the meeting's success.

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Data and Visualization in Libraries

Getting Started with Tableau for Data Visualization

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to Tableau, a free tool for creating data visualizations. Its drag-and-drop interface provides tools to build a variety of visualizations with no coding required, and visualizations can be embedded in websites by copying and pasting embed code. In this workshop, participants create an interactive dashboard together along with static charts. No prior experience is required but it is highly recommended that attendees download and install Tableau prior to the workshop: https://unc-libraries-data.github.io/Tableau/download.html


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