2021 NC LIVE Annual Conference


Theme Description

Building Cultures of Resilience

In the past year, North Carolina libraries have responded to an unprecedented array of challenges with creativity, empathy, and determination. We’ve adapted quickly to changing circumstances, and we’ve dug deeper into our organizations and cultures. NC LIVE is inspired by the work you have done to support your communities and build a stronger future for all North Carolinians. Examples of this work include:

  • Fighting misinformation
  • Standing up for social justice and racial equity
  • Supporting online instruction
  • Creating new virtual programs and services
  • Implementing new technologies for staff and patrons
  • Changing policies and service models
  • Promoting self-care in a digital environment

Our 2021 theme, Building Cultures of Resilience, is an opportunity to celebrate the perseverance of our 200+ member libraries and to build a stronger, more resilient, future together.

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Call for Proposals

We invite librarians, library staff, community partners, scholars, and students to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at the NC LIVE Annual Conference. While we encourage proposals that feature NC LIVE resources and services, please note that we give equal consideration to proposals not specific to NC LIVE. Special attention will be given to submissions that exhibit efforts related to:

  • Fighting misinformation
  • Standing up for social justice and racial equity
  • Supporting online instruction
  • Creating new virtual programs and services
  • Implementing new technologies for staff and patrons
  • Changing policies and service models
  • Promoting self-care in a digital environment

Session Formats

We are accepting three types of proposals for the 2021 conference. Each will be 50 minutes:

  1. Presentation: This is the traditional conference session. Presenters will deliver engaging content for 40 minutes and allow 10 minutes for audience Q&A.
  2. Panel: This session format offers 2-5 presenters the opportunity to share practical experiences, discuss innovative projects and fresh approaches to library issues, or critically reflect on a topic.
  3. Discussion: Facilitate an informal discussion centered on a specific topic. These 50 minute sessions will be in the afternoons after the formal conference sessions in the morning. 

Submission Process

  1. Complete the submission form by February 19, 2021.
  2. NC LIVE will contact you by March 5, 2021 letting you know if your proposal was accepted.

 


See the archived page from the 2020 Annual Conference here.