Fall 2022 In-Person and Virtual 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. 

September 23rd

Resource Workshop

Location: Cabarrus County Public Library in Concord, NC

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Explore content, navigate databases, and brainstorm ways to use NC LIVE resources in your communities. Resources featured in the workshop will be selected by participants on the registration form. Options include Transparent Language, LearningExpress Library, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Just for Kids, and more. Guided by NC LIVE content experts, you’ll head back to your library with a new wealth of NC LIVE resource knowledge! 

Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.

10 - 10:45 Introduction to NC LIVE Rob Ross
10:50 - 11:30 Transparent Language Lauren Gancarz
11:35 - 12:15  NoveList Plus Devon Waugh
12:15 - 1:05 Lunch  
1:05 - 1:50 Fergusons Career Guidance Center Angel DeRue
1:55 - 2:40 Just For Kids Angel DeRue
2:50 - 3:35 LearningExpress Library Devon Waugh
3:35 - 3:45 Raffle & Wrap Up  



October 28th

Readers' Advisory (Online Workshop)

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9 - 9:45 Introduction to NC LIVE Rob Ross
10:00 - 10:50 Gale Literature Resource Center Stacey Knibloe
11:00 - 11:50  NoveList Plus Devon Waugh
12:00 - 12:50 Ebook Platforms with NC LIVE Devon Waugh


November 18th

Genealogy & Local History(Online Workshop)

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9 - 9:45 Introduction to NC LIVE Rob Ross
10:00 - 10:50 HeritageQuest Devon Waugh
11:00 - 11:50  Historic NC Newspaper Collection Devon Waugh
12:00 - 12:50 Digital NC Devon Waugh





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

October 7th

Strategic Planning Workshop

Location: Chapel Hill Public Library in Chapel Hill, NC

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A strategic plan informs every major decision the library makes but the process of creating one doesn't need to be overwhelming. This workshop will involve hands-on training on developing strategic plans that covers marketing, assessment, cost-saving strategies, and more key skills. Learn how to incorporate feedback and get buy-in from staff throughout the strategic planning  process. You also do not need to be a manager or library administrator to benefit from this knowledge. If you are interested in getting practical advice and resources for your library's next strategic plan, this is for you!

Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.


10 - 10:40 Introduction to NC LIVE/LAMS Rob Ross
10:50 - 12:00 Strategic Planning With A Marketing Mindset Cordelia Anderson
12:00 - 12:50  Lunch  
12:50 - 2:00 Inclusive Strategic Planning Becky Croxton, Bob Price, and Jon Moore
2:10 - 3:20 Strategic Thinking ≥ Strategic Planning: The Essentials of a Strategic Mindset Susan Brown
3:20 - 3:30 Raffle & Wrap Up  


November 4th

Leadership in Public Libraries (Online Workshop)

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9 - 9:45 Introduction to NC LIVE/LAMS Rob Ross
10:00 - 11:00 We Need to Talk: The Leader’s Guide to Managing Difficult Conversations Christie Reale
11:15 - 12:15  Working Towards A Bias-Free Hiring Process Molly Westmoreland
1:00 - 2:00 Leaders At Every Level Virginia March




"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!!"