Regional Workshops


We’re coming to you!

The NC LIVE team and special guests will be visiting a library near you this fall! Join us at an NC LIVE Regional Workshop to learn about NC LIVE, network with peers, and gain transferable skills to take back to your community. While much is similar to past years (still free, still includes lunch!), this year we’re offering three tracks for the day: the NC LIVE Training Track, the Leadership Development Track, and the Open Educational Resources track.


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 the NC LIVE Training Track, you’ll get hands-on training with NC LIVE resources from the experts. The registration form will ask you to rank the resources/services you’d most like to learn about at the workshop, so each agenda is catered to that day’s attendees. We’ll explore content, navigate databases, and brainstorm ways to use them in your communities. 

In addition to resource training, NC LIVE is offering *new* sessions on the skills you need to thrive at your library. Our most requested topics include: project management, cultural competence, grant writing, event planning, and more! Stay tuned for more details. 


Finding the time and funding to develop your leadership skills can be challenging. That’s why NC LIVE offers a free Leadership Development workshop series this fall. Guest facilitators will share their knowledge on specific leadership competencies through active learning exercises that will give you an opportunity to experience and learn to navigate common leadership challenges. Some of the competencies we will cover include:

  • leading organizational change
  • managing conflict
  • finding talent
  • developing strategy
  • navigating workplace politics

Whether you are in a leadership position already, or aspire to be, consider registering for an upcoming NC LIVE regional workshop. Is there a local library leader that you'd like to suggest as a session facilitator? Send a message to


NC LIVE is providing faculty, instructors, librarians, instructional designers, and distance education staff an introduction to open education and the Open Education North Carolina (OENC) initiative. Through sessions tailored for librarians and faculty, attendees will learn about the OENC initiative, how to promote OER adoption on campus, and how to apply for a $1,000 grant! 


Fall 2019 Workshops




Union County Public Library | Monroe, NC

Leadership Facilitators
  • Anne Moore, UNC-Charlotte
  • Alan Unsworth, Surry Community College
  • Dana Eure, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019 | 10AM-4PM

UNC-Asheville | Asheville, NC

Leadership Facilitators
  • Leah Dunn, UNC-Asheville
  • Tammy Baggett, Durham County Library
  • Susan Brown, Chapel Hill Public Library


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | 10AM-4PM

East Carolina University | Greenville, NC

Leadership Facilitators 
  • Alexia Riggs, Campbell University
  • Stephanie Crowe, UNC-Wilmington 
  • Lesley Mason, Caldwell County Public Library
  • Georgia Williams, Chowan University and Laura Johnson, Livingstone College


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019 | 10AM-4PM

NC State University | Raleigh, NC

Leadership Facilitators 
  • Elaine Westbrooks, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Mary DiRisio, Cumberland County Public Library
  • Virginia March, Onslow County Public Library
  • Suchi Mohanty, UNC-Chapel Hill


Skills-Based Training Facilitators
  • Project Management: Ashley Morrison and Joe White, NC State University
  • Human-Centered Design: Alexia Riggs, Campbell University


"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!!"