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Pre-Conferences and Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 


***Please note the conference schedule is subject to modification.***


9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A Place at the Table: Business Research Skills to Support

Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

Participants will learn research skills to support the business and economic development needs of their communities.  This will be hands on, active learning workshop held in a Joyner Library computer classroom on the campus of East Carolina University.  We will explore company, industry and market research using NC Live, government data, reference tools and free web sites. In addition, we will discuss how to better position our libraries to reach out to the business community. Public and academic librarians from BLINC will be the trainers and discussion leaders. $45



9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Black Belt Librarians

Times have changed and, as a result, library security needs have changed. We are far past the time when library security primarily meant dealing with a patron who was talking too loud or trying to leave the library without checking out a book. Librarians today might have to deal with stabbings, shootings, assaults, or even kidnappings.

Since this type of security training is not usually covered in M.L.S. programs, librarians and library staff must look elsewhere for assistance. Often times they are turning to security experts like Warren Graham. Graham has spent twenty-five years in security, including seventeen years at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. In his sessions, he provides realistic security training based on the methods presented in his book, Black Belt Librarians: Every Librarian’s Real World Guide to a Safer Workplace. During this pre-conference workshop, he will address some of these issues and suggest ways to handle difficult situations in the library. $35



9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Maximize Your Marketing with Minimal Effort

A one day workshop to learn how to maximize your marketing efforts with minimum cost. Participants will learn how to use word of mouth marketing effectively; how to promote library programs and services using the newest technologies; and how to most effectively use displays and reader services. In addition we’ll hear real life success stories from local librarians. $20



9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Cataloging Sound Recordings

Participants in this workshop will enjoy a hands-on approach to learning the essential skills of sound recordings cataloging. Together we will identify and answer crucial questions such as "What are the chief sources of information for sound recordings?  How do I decide on the title proper? When am I required to input a new record? How do I deal

with all those dates and numbers?" 

Sticking with the basics, we'll develop successful solutions to practical cataloging problems. (Free)



RTSC/Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Oral History: A Project Planning Workshop

A two hour workshop focusing on oral history project design and execution. Co-sponsored by the

Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South. (Free)




Evening Reception @ Joyner Library

Evening reception/ open house Joyner Library Special Collections with comments on Local History and Research

by Roger Kammerer (Free)




*1:30 -4:00 p.m

Leadership: It Starts with You, But It’s Not About You

In this first part of a two-part program (presentation followed by panel discussion and dinner), participants and

facilitators will showcase results of the Track 2 learning strategy from the October 2008 NCLA

Leadership Institute.  This session focuses on the key concepts and tools presented during the Leadership Institute experience, including the Learning Strategy Map.$25



*5:00 – 7:00

Transforming the Library Customer Experience

In this second part of a two part program (panel discussion and dinner preceded by presentation), Track 2 NCLA Leadership Institute participants will describe how key concepts and tools were applied during the Post-Institute Experience to “transform the library customer experience”.  Specific benefits and lessons learned from the

Leadership Institute Experience will be discussed. $30


NC Public Library Trustees Association

1:30 – 4:00 pm

6 Keys to a High Performing Board of Trustees: “Creating the Future not Minding the Shop!

Through a combination of brief lecture and extensive hands-on participation, pre-conference attendees will be introduced to the 6 Keys to a High Performing Library Board of Trustees.  A library board is an involved group of

citizens working together to advance the strategic plan and goals of the library & to support the library director.  A board of trustees with the right chemistry & procedures can provide their director with world class counsel.  An effective Board focuses on creating the future-not minding the shop.  This focus on the future can then equal a positive impact on the community the library serves. Jennifer Pratt, Chief of Library Development at the State Library of North Carolina and Anne Marie Elkins, Consultant for Public Library Management at the State Library of NC will be the co-presenters. (Free)



1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Google Tools

Google offers a variety of free, powerful tools that can enhance communication, increase productivity and offer users unprecedented convenience.  Join us as we explore GoogleDocs, Google Sites, Google Books and other new Google tools like Google Wave.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capability to get the most out of this workshop.  Participants without a computer will be paired with participants who bring a computer. $10


Early Arrivals, Pre-registered and Sneak Peek with Exhibitors








Wednesday, October 7, 2009




New Members Roundtable Continental Breakfast



***Opening General Session***

(Phil Barton Presiding)


Speaker: Keith Michael Fiels 


Exhibits Open- 9:00 a.m.


Official Ribbon Cutting

11:30 a.m.




Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lunch Programs


11:45 – 1:15

TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life

So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don't enjoy. This program helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.
Presenter: Jane Bozarth, Ed.D., NC Office of State Personnel/HRD Group.



11:45 – 1:15

Lunch with North Carolina author Gina Farago

Enjoy lunch with author Gina Farago; author of Ivy Cole and the Moon and its sequel Luna.  Ms. Farago will

discuss the importance of doing research for her novels and some of the adventures she has had, including

piloting an airplane, staying in a monastery and working with a pack of wolves.  The Public Library Section will

also announce the winner of the William H. Roberts Public Library Service Award at this event.  Books available for purchase and signing.



11:45 – 1:15

Luncheon with Dept of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle

Come hear North Carolina Dept of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle discuss the future of libraries in our “interesting” economic climate.  There will be a brief business meeting of the WILR and the presentation of

the Marilyn Miller award. $15.00



 Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Concurrent Sessions


1:30 – 2:45

Cataloging: Who Knew It Was Community Service

On March 23, a group of volunteers from the North Carolina State University Libraries went to the Joel Lane House,

the oldest house in Raleigh, to “flash-mob” catalog their collection of 232 books using the website LibraryThing.The Joel Lane House Museum, a testament to the man who was a key figure in the early history of WakeCounty, had never before organized its collection or made its holdings available.  This presentation by NCSU Libraries’ Metadata & Cataloging Department Head, Erin Stalberg, and Library Technician, Laura Abraham, will explore the community service project’s goals, the benefits for both Joel Lane and the NCSU Libraries, as well as, provide an overview of LibraryThing and what it has to offer small libraries and personal collections.



1:30 – 2:45

Top 10 Mistakes in Technical Services and How to Avoid Them

Discover the top 10 mistakes commonly made in Technical Services units.  Learn how you can avoid these common pitfalls and improve operations.  As a library consultant, the presenter has had an opportunity to observe many successful ways to increase efficiency and performance.  This program will share practical strategies to maximize

your unit’s productivity and to ensure excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. 

Karen Brown Letarte, Consultant for Library Planning and Effectiveness, Lyrasis


Literacy Roundtable

1:30 – 2:45

Literacy Changes Lives: What Your Library Can Do to Assure that there is “Literacy for ALL”

Even if your library doesn’t have a formal literacy program, your public library can be an essential literacy resource for your community. In this program, learn how libraries around the state are forming partnerships with local literacy councils and community colleges to support adult literacy initiatives. Also, you will hear “lessons learned” from libraries that do provide direct instruction for native English speakers and for English language learners. Finally, there will be a discussion of the role that libraries can play in promoting 21st century literacy skills. Panelists include: Laura Smith, director of the Pitt County Literacy Council, Donna Phillips (Wayne County Public Library) and Steve Sumerford (Greensboro Public Library), who both coordinate literacy services at their respective libraries. 





Improving Libraries Through User-Centered Research

Since 2003, the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester have been using anthropological and ethnographic methods to better understand their key user groups: faculty, undergraduates and graduate students. 

This presentation will review some of the methods used and focus on the results of some of the more recent projects, including a study of graduate students, how science students use the physical library space, and search interface designs based on how users really search. Susan Gibbons, Dean of River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester. CUS will be conducting business meeting afterwards.



1:30 – 2:45

FRBR and RDA—Where do we stand?

Presenters: Dr. Barbara Marson, Dept. of Library Science, East Carolina University; Mary Rose Adkins, Head of Technical Services, UNC Charlotte, and Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Library and Information Studies, UNC Greensboro; Shoko Tokoro, Cataloging Librarian, UNC Charlotte. An overview of the concepts of FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and how they relate to RDA (Resource Description and Access). RDA is the new standard that will soon replace AACR2 to cover description and access for resources in traditional and digital formats. The session will include an update on the status of RDA and the testing that is being done by Library of Congress and other volunteer libraries. It will also include time for questions and discussion on how libraries and catalogs will be affected.



1:30 – 2:45

Politician’s Papers: Who Wants Them and Why

Ridley Kessler Memorial Program—Library archivists discuss the acquisition of the personal papers of politicians and their importance to library collections.



1:30 – 2:45

Training That Works: Design Tips from the Master Trainers

When a training need presents itself in your library, what comes next?  Whether you have a few moments or more than

a week to prepare, how do you decide what content to include and select methods that will help the learning stick?

This practical, hands-on session will provide tips and a reusable template for designing training that meets your objectives and your learner’s needs.  This program is not just for trainers, but for supervisors, managers, directors,

and those involved in making decisions about training content and delivery.  Participants will leave with a template

for training design and a link to the reusable form for future use.  

Presenters: Nora Armstrong, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, Mardi Durham, Iredell County Public Library, Tiffany Hayes, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center & Sarah Sewell, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center



1:30 – 2:45

Not All Games are Fun: Video Games as Art

Discusses why libraries should embrace video games that eschew fun for intellectual stimulation and how libraries

 can integrate those games into their programming.



1:30 – 2:45

When the Going Gets Tough, Trustees Get Going

In these troubled times, the creative efforts of public library trustees in the community is a necessity, not a luxury.This program will focus on both practical and inventive methods trustees can employ to encourage and assist the library director and staff as they try to meet the increased demand for public library service.



1:30 – 2:45

Debuting Debut Novels: Booktalking Up and Coming Young Authors (and a Few Old Favorites) First Novels

After a brief discussion of research on teen responses to booktalking styles, Dr. Ruth Clark, Associate Professor

in the Department of Library Science at East Carolina University will use first person, excerpt and discussion style booktalks to highlight recently published debut YA novels by up and coming YA authors, as well as, a few reminder debut novels of well known YA authors. Annotated book list of booktalked books, as well as, other debut YA novels will be available as a handout.



Exhibit Time



Concurrent Poster Sessions



Wayne County Public Library

Games on the Cheap


East CarolinaUniversity

Back to Basics: International Collection Development on a Shoestring


U.N.C. at Chapel Hill

Retrospective Conversion Cataloging of Special Collections


School of Library and Information Science

North Carolina CentralUniversity

Eagles E-Health Project


Swap N Chat

(In the Registration Area)




Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Concurrent Sessions


3:45 – 5:00

Mascots Serving Your Library

Presenters from various libraries will show/tell you how mascots serve their library.  (Brief)


PLS/Genealogy and Local History

3:45 – 5:00

The Making of the New Edition of the North Carolina Gazetteer

A presentation on the research process involved in revising William Powell’s 1968 North Carolina Gazetteer, an esteemed and invaluable reference tool familiar to librarians across the state. Michael hill is supervisor of the

Research Branch of the N.C. Office of Archives and History and coordinates the NC Highway Historical

Marker Program.



3:45 – 5:00

Painting with a Broad Brush: Valuing the Competencies of the Community College Library Staff

North Carolina has a strong community college system, which is supported by a dynamic and diverse group of library and learning resource professionals and paraprofessionals. The competencies needed by community college library staff must demonstrate flexibility, intuitiveness and a great sensitivity for working in a diverse environment. Community college library staff members come from a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences, including paraprofessional programs. This presentation will discuss successful competencies needed by effective community college staff members and will recommend options for learning, growing and using these competencies to maximize the value they can represent to an organization as well as create a meaning work experience for the individual.

Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services

University Libraries, The University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Ellen E. Dickey, MLS; MA ,Lead Instructor & Advisor

Library and Information Technology, Central Carolina Community College


PLS/Adult Services

3:45 – 5:00

A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Reinventing Your Library During Challenging Times

With over 50 years combined library experience, David Singleton and Julie Walker have seen lots of ups and lots of downs, at local, state and national levels.  They discuss the secrets for thriving during the down times: embracing change, brainstorming for success and looking at programs, services and staffing in strategic ways that make sense

in today’s reality.

David W. Singleton is the Director of Library Experiences at Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Julie Walker is the Deputy State Librarian for Georgia Public Library Service.




Finding Your Footing

A panel of new librarians will give tips on how to find your footing as a new hire, and the steps they took to land their

first professional position. Panelists reflect a cross section of libraries and experience - from a new hire to a

seasoned supervisor. 



3:45 – 5:00

Children’s Programming 101

For the librarian who does everything, the paraprofessional or the brand new children's specialist: how to plan and present the best story time/family night/after school program ever! Presenter: Brandon Bensley of Greensboro Public Library-Glenwood Branch


PLS/State Library

3:45 – 5:00

Introducing the Job Search --Helping Your Community Get Back to Work 

The State Library of North Carolina developed a Job Search toolkit and presented workshops to equip library staff to assist job seekers in their communities.  This session will highlight uses for the Job Search toolkit, how to handle the challenges of helping job seekers, and community organization to consider as partnersThe State Library of North Carolina developed a Job Search toolkit and presented workshops to equip library staff to assist job seekers in their communities.  This session will highlight uses for the Job Search toolkit, how to handle the challenges of helping job seekers, and community organization to consider as partners.




3:45 – 5:00

Professionally Pinching Pennies

Economic conditions and technical services/collection development. Robert Busko-Haywood County Public Library, Jackie Case—Wake Technical Community College, Joseph Thomas-East Carolina University



3:45 – 5:00

Supporting Faculty Through Online Collaboration

A demonstration of the North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR), an online, centralized database where librarians can locate, contribute, and maintain resource collections in their subject area to enhance the teaching activities of their faculty partners. Professionally developed purchased materials currently on the NCLOR may also be used for class development. The NCLOR allows seamless integration and access through a learning management system (LMS), such as Blackboard or Moodle, for easy class development. Concepts and functionally will be emphasized in this session.



3:45 – 5:00

The Green Economy: sharing the wealth of knowledge with your customers

What librarians need to know to help their customers understand the new emerging Green Economy.

Presenters are Ife Grady – NCCU, Clark Nall – ECU, Nina Exner --NC A&T University



3:45 – 5:00

Roger Kammerer’s Historical Walking Tour of Greenville

Roger will enlighten RTSC members on Greenville’s local history.




***Vendor's Reception*****

featuring the Green Grass Cloggers!



Presidential Endowment Dinner





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