2024 In-Person 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. 

Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.





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 (help[at]nclive[dot]org)

Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.

June 14, 2024

Unlocking Insights: A Comprehensive Workshop on Measuring Student Success

Location: Hunt Library at NC State University
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    Join us for a transformative day-long workshop led by Becky Croxton, Head of Strategic Analytics for Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte. Attendees will delve into the intricate landscape of measuring student success, gaining invaluable insights and practical strategies to enhance educational outcomes.

Throughout the day, Becky Croxton will share her expertise in learning analytics, guiding attendees through the process of effectively measuring and analyzing these metrics. From defining key performance indicators to implementing data-driven interventions, participants will explore diverse methodologies tailored to their institutional contexts.

Through interactive discussions, case studies, and hands-on exercises, attendees will:

Consider questions and problems that may merit a learning analytics approach across a variety of institution types.
Apply a user story format to explicitly articulate potential stakeholders, goals, and anticipated outcomes.
Brainstorm potential data sources to address these user stories.
Collaborate with peers to develop actionable plans.

This workshop is tailored specifically for library professionals seeking to expand their role in advancing student success initiatives within academic institutions. It will offer indispensable tools and perspectives to drive meaningful change on their campuses. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your institution's approach to measuring and enhancing student achievement. Join us and embark on a journey towards unlocking the full potential of every student!

This detailed schedule below ensures participants have ample time for learning, networking, and practical application of concepts throughout the workshop.

9:30 - 10am


Participants arrive, check-in, and enjoy coffee while networking with fellow attendees.

10 - 10:45am

Introduction to NC LIVE

Overview of NC LIVE's goals and mission, governance and structure, services, and impact. 

10:50 - 12:00pm

Part I: Preparing For Your Library’s Involvement In Learning Analytics

  • Discussion led by Becky Croxton on the importance of libraries in student success initiatives.
  • Exploration of potential questions and problems that could benefit from a learning analytics approach.
12:00 - 12:50pm


Participants enjoy a catered lunch and continue networking with peers.

12:50 - 1:50pm

Part II:  Solving & Designing User Stories to Focus on Impact

  • Interactive session where attendees work in groups to develop user stories focusing on improving student outcomes.
  • Guidance on how to articulate stakeholders, goals, and anticipated outcomes within a user story format.
  • Identification of relevant data sources to address the developed user stories.
1:50 - 2:00pm


Short break for participants to grab refreshments and recharge.

2:00 - 3:00pm

Part III: Converting Data To Decisions & Actions

  • Practical session on converting collected data into actionable insights.
  • Strategies for utilizing data to inform decision-making and implementing interventions to support student success.
  • Discussion on how to continue the conversation and implement strategies within participants' libraries and institutions.
3:00 - 3:30pm

Wrap Up, Raffle, & Tour Of Hunt Library

  • Summary of key takeaways from the workshop.
  • Raffle.
  • (Optional) Guided tour of Hunt Library.




"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!!"