Spring 2022 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. 

February 11

Readers' Advisory Workshop

9:00 - 9:30 Introduction to NC LIVE 
9:40 - 10:30 Novelist Plus
10:40 - 11:30 Gale Literature Resource Center
11:40 - 12:30 Ebook Platforms

March 4

Career & Test Prep Workshop

9:00 -9:30 Introduction to NC LIVE
9:40 - 10:30 LearningExpress Library & PrepSTEP
10:40 - 11:30 Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
11:40 - 12:30 Data-Axle Reference Solutions


March 18

Homework Help Workshop

9:00 -9:30 Introduction to NC LIVE
9:40 - 10:30 Gale in Context: Biography
10:40 - 11:30 Transparent Language
11:40 - 12:30 SIRS Discoverer & Just for Kids


April 8

Genealogy & Local History Workshop

9:40 - 10:30 HeritageQuest
10:40 - 11:30 Historic Newspaper Collection
11:40 - 12:30 Sanborn Maps & Digital NC



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

February 25 

Motivating and Supporting Employees

9:00 - 9:45 Introduction to NC LIVE/LAMS Amelia Rodarte
10:00 - 11:00 Beyond Bubble Baths: Addressing Burnout and Demotivation Sarah Steiner
POSTPONED Supporting Employees During Hard Times Using Emotional Intelligence (EI) - POSTPONED Brandy Hamilton
1:00 - 2:00 Self-Care 101 for Library Leaders: Managing Stress, Battling Burnout and Vicarious Trauma, and Promoting Mental Health for You and Your Staff Dawn Behrend


April 29 

Innovation at Your Library

9:00 - 9:45 Introduction to NC LIVE/LAMS Amelia Rodarte
10:00 - 10:30 Micro-teams: How a novel project management approach helped us weather the pandemic (and other crises) Ashley Evans Bandy
Andreas Orphanides
11:15 - 12:15 Leading with less: Taking on new management roles in the pandemic and beyond Shannon Tennant
Chrystal Carpenter
12:30 - 1:30 Leading with Universal Design for Learning Sam Harlow
Jenny Dale
1:30 - 2:00 Open Discussion (Optional) Amelia Rodarte
2:00 - 3:00 Exploring The Innovation Process Kenisha Hinton
Brandy Hamilton



"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!!"