Regional Workshops


We’re coming to you!

The NC LIVE team and special guests will be visiting a library near you this spring! 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 Skills-Based Training in addition to NC LIVE Resource Training and Leadership Development. 


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 Resource 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. 


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 spring. 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


Develop the skills you need to thrive at your library and advance your career. Led by regional librarians, participants will get hands on practice with important skills such as: instruction, event planning, time management, and more! Have an idea for skills-based training? Email



Spring 2020 Workshops



FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020 | 10AM-4PM

Elon University | Elon, NC
Leadership Facilitators
  • Joan Ruelle, Elon University
  • Laura McBrayer, UNC-Wilmington
  • Joy Garretson, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library
Skills-Based Training Facilitators 
  • Productivity and Time Management: Claire Leverett, NC LIVE
  • User Research: Chad Haefele, UNC-Chapel Hill


FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 | 10AM-4PM

Cape Fear Community College | Wilmington, NC

Leadership Facilitators
  • Stephanie Crowe, UNC-Wilmington
  • Lucy Holman, UNC-Wilmington
  • Catherine Lee, Cape Fear Community College

Skills-Based Training Facilitators

  • Instruction: Dayna Durbin, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Troubleshooting E-Resources: Kayla Page, Cape Fear Community College


FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020 | 10AM-4PM

Appalachian State University | Boone, NC

Leadership Facilitators
  • Leah Dunn, UNC-Asheville
  • Lesley Mason, Caldwell County Public Library

Skills-Based Training Facilitators

  • Event Planning: Lesley Mason, Caldwell County Public Library
  • Grant Writing: Amanda Johnson, Catherine Prince, and Lauren Clossey - State Library of North Carolina


FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 | 10AM-4PM

Cabarrus County Public Library | Concord, NC

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

Skills-Based Training Facilitators

  • Strategic Planning: Michael Crumpton, UNC-Greensboro
  • Building Community Partnerships: Mary Sizemore and Mark Taylor, High Point Public Library


"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!!"