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Community Issues, Fundraising & Friends of the Library Groups

March 27th, 2008 at CPCC's Harris Campus, Charlotte, NC

Speaker: Dr. Carol Walker Jordan, Dorothy Colmer Bailey University Librarian, Everett Library, Queens University of Charlotte

Dr. Jordan has spoken about Friends of the Library Groups at conferences for organizations such as the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) and the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET). In 2003 she was the annual retreat presenter for North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) and delivered a talk on “Friends of the Library Groups: Advantages, Disadvantages and Tips for Effective Collaboration.”

Jordan has been a board member of SOLINET for 4 years (final term to end in May 2008), and is a board member of The Rotary Club of Charlotte. In her work for the Rotary Club, Jordan has sought and received International Rotary Foundation Grants to support literacy efforts in Nepal, and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2006 for her work in raising funds to provide medical equipment to a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Jordan will become the International Rotary Avenue Chair in 2008 with responsibility to enhance and manage local and international service projects for her club.

Career highlights include establishing the New Dimensions Program, a liberal arts degree program for adult women at Queens University of Charlotte; establishing the Women's Career Center at Central Piedmont Community College; serving on the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission; serving as Chair of BluePrint Charlotte, an umbrella organization for women's educational and counseling programs; serving as a Research Fellow for the Uses of History Project at the Kennedy School at Harvard University; earning a commendation for Queens University in 2001 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Reaffirmation Team for the nationally-recognized internship program she established; and being honored by the President and Trustees of Queens University of Charlotte in 2006 with a named Chair – Jordan is the Dorothy Colmer Bailey University Librarian.

In addition to her duties as University Librarian, Jordan currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library Studies. Her research and teaching interests in the field lie in library leadership and strategic planning, information literacy and technology fluency, and collection development in varied information places.

Jordan holds a joint Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policies and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s in Education with a concentration in Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Recently-published and forthcoming collections of writings include “Rosy Cellophane” and “Kaleidoscope: A Way of Seeing”. She is married with three children.

3rd Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 19, 2008 at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC
When: 9am-3:30pm

Breakfast and Registration: 8am-9am in the Johnson & Wales Library

Featured Speaker Session (morning)
Learner-Centered Approaches to Instruction
Our featured presenters are ACRL Information Literacy Immersion instructors Susan Whyte, Library Director, Linfield College and Beth Woodard, Central Information Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Breakout Sessions (afternoon)
  • Session 1A: Information Literacy and Teen Programming at ImaginOn
    • Jesse Vieau, Teen Librarian, ImaginOn
    • Michele Gorman, Teen Services Coordinator, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
  • Session 1B: EBSCO databases and Information Literacy in Multiple Library Settings
    • Steve O’Dell, EBSCO Representative
  • Session 2A & 2B: Excellence in Teaching
    • Susan Whyte, Library Director, Linfield College
    • Beth Woodard, Central Information Services Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Session 3A (Joint session):
    • Part I: Using SchoolPad in the classroom
      • Mary Metzger, Staff Development & Instruction Librarian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • Part II: A Constantly Changing Freshman Information Literacy Program: Adapting to Needs and Opportunities
      • David Weeks, Associate Professor/Library Instruction Coordinator, Dacus Library at Winthrop University
  • Session 3B: Librarians: Teaching Partners Across the Curriculum (Panel Discussion)
    • Lea Leininger, Health Sciences Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • Susan McClintock, Head of Reference, Meredith College Library
    • Susan Keely, Reference and Bibliographic Instruction Librarian, North Carolina School of the Arts
    • Steve Cramer, Business Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
*Participants will be allowed to choose 2 from amongst these sessions except for 2A & 2B Excellence in Teaching which will run all afternoon.

The World's Largest (Free!) Publisher: How the Government Can Help you Impress Patrons, Get Rich and Live Forever

September, 25, 2008 at UNCC's Atkins Library, Charlotte, NC

Presented by: Lois Stickell

Lois Stickell is a reference librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she is a liaison to the History Department and oversees Government Documents. She also teaches a class in Government Publications for UNCG's M.L.I.S. program.

On Thursday, September 25th at 2 p.m., we'll be meeting at UNCC's Atkins Library for a hands-on demonstration of some of the best government websites for personal use like health and travel and for serious research for your patrons. If you're intimidated by Government Publications, this is the workshop for you.

PowerPoint presentation from the program:

Building Bridges at Work: How to Improve Inter-Departmental Communication in Your Library

December 3, 2008 at the Art Institute of Charlotte, NC


Presented by: Danny Key

Don’t miss the final professional development program for 2008 presented by Danny Key. Key is the director of the Wingate University Bookstore, past president of the College Stores Association of North Carolina, and the 2008 recipient of the Aspen Award presented by the National Association of College Stores to recognize a collegiate retailer who has gone beyond the call of duty to make contributions to the professional development of others. Key’s first book, Hallelujah! Pass the Grits, a humorous and nostalgic look at growing up in the south, was recently published by Righter Publishing.

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:30 a.m., we’ll be meeting at The Art Institute of Charlotte for an interactive presentation on four types of work personas and how to understand and use them to improve communication with your colleagues. Register now for this engaging speaker who entertains as well as informs! We’ll also be announcing and introducing the 2009 Metrolina Library Association Board of Directors and soliciting input for next year’s events.

The registration fee includes parking and a fabulous three-course gourmet plated lunch. Artisan Green Salads will be followed by Pan Roasted Local Organic Chicken Supreme, Cold Smoked and Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon, or Roasted Mushroom Ravioli for the main course, and Flourless Chocolate Cake or Warm Apple and Frangipane Tart for dessert.

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