2022 NC LIVE Annual Conference


2022 NC LIVE Annual Conference Literacy for All


Friday May 13th: Virtual Conference
Monday May 16th: Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Conference at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC

*Registration opens March 2022*


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.

Please submit your proposal by January 31, 2022.

View the 2022 NC LIVE Annual Conference schedule & directory.


Libraries have always supported literacy by helping children and adults learn to read. While traditional literacy remains essential to libraries today, the definition of literacy has rapidly expanded to encompass the broad range of skills needed to navigate the world in the 21st century.

North Carolina libraries are at the forefront of 21st century literacy and continue to create new programs and services that support lifelong learning. Libraries are not only creating inclusive literacy services for their patrons, but also looking inward at their own organizations to create policies and practices to support staff literacy. Examples of this work include:

  • Analyzing the equity and inclusion of literacy services
  • Collaborating with local organizations to promote literacy
  • Creating new opportunities for staff professional development
  • Implementing new technology within the library
  • Providing updated library instruction
  • Building collections to support 21st century literacy

Our 2022 theme, Literacy for All, is an opportunity to celebrate the innovative work of our 200+ member libraries and to build more inclusive libraries for all.



On Monday May 16th, the NC LIVE Conference will be held at the McKimmon Center. The address is 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606. 

Parking information and maps coming soon.


NC LIVE has reserved discounted room blocks at two hotels.

  1. Aloft Raleigh, 2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 - Booking Link 
  2. The StateView, 2451 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606 - Booking Link

See the archived page from the 2021 Annual Conference here.