• Increasing Faculty Engagement With Makerspace Technologies

    Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: Online - At Your Computer

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    Have you had trouble getting faculty to make use of the technology in your makerspace? Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try out new technologies in their courses. Woodall highlights how they turned this around when Salisbury University Libraries partnered with the campus’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program to create an opportunity for faculty interested in technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR to share their knowledge and explore how these technologies can enhance their courses. Through this program, they were able to develop a core group of evangelists on campus who could spread the word about how these technologies can be helpful for teaching in a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty were much more engaged and willing to work with the makerspace.

    This webinar is brought to you by the Professional Development Alliance - a group of library consortia committed to sharing learning opportunities across their member libraries.

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  • Dismantling Barriers to Student Success through Affordable Learning Materials (FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series)

    Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Online - At Your Computer

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    An interdisciplinary panel of professors from Miami Dade College will share how they implemented OER and other affordable learning materials in their classes to reduce cost and increase access for students. They will demonstrate different approaches to using affordable learning materials and discuss the challenges and successes they encountered along the way.

    *This webinar is brought to you by the Professional Development Alliance - a group of library consortia committed to sharing learning opportunities across their member libraries. 

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  • NC LIVE Strategic Planning Workshop

    Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
    Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
    Location: Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill Public Library

    The NC LIVE team and special guests will be visiting a library near you this fall! Join us at an NC LIVE Workshop to learn about NC LIVE, network with peers, and gain transferable skills to take back to your community!

    Date & Time: Friday, October 7th • 10AM-3:30PM

    Location: Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC

    Cost: Free for staff at NC LIVE member libraries (includes free breakfast and lunch)

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    Finding the time and funding to develop your leadership skills can be challenging. That’s why NC LIVE offers free Leadership Development Workshops in person and online. Guest facilitators will share their knowledge on strategic planning.

    Theme: Strategic Planning

    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!


    Susan Brown, Director of Chapel Hill Public Library
    Cordelia Anderson of Cordelia Anderson Consulting
    Becky Croxton, Head of Assessment at UNC-Charlotte
    Bob Price, Associate Dean of Planning, Innovation, and Engagement at UNC-Charlotte
    Jon Moore, User Experience Librarian at UNC-Charlotte

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