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Events 2017

Tech Summit

 March 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Johnson & Wales University Innovation Lab

Technology for Librarians.

Come hear about Arduino/Makerspaces in libraries

Embedded Extension Service for librarians interested in embedded and distance librarianship

 Engaging Undergraduates Through Omeka

Tech Program

12th Annual Conference




Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Lankes

Dr. Lankes has provided a link to his address on June 9th, 2017.
(power point and audio)



Cal Shepard, State Librarian of North Carolina, said at the 2016 MLA

conference: "It is one of the best one day conferences I have been to."



Metrolina Library Association 2017 Conference

June 9, 2017


Conference Program

Conference Presentations

The Mary Livermore Library and Music Resource Center Retooling Experience. PDF

Libraries as Publishers: One Library's Experience Creating and
Supporting Open Access Journal Publications PDF

Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion PDF

Retooling Digitization Workflows at UNC Charlotte PDF

Giving Our Users a LOT: Implementing a LIBRARY OF THINGS 
at a Small Academic Library Link 

3 Ws of OERs: What? Why? and Where? Link

Taking the First Step: Launching an Effective OER Faculty Review Program Link

Augmenting Your Library: AR and VR Tools You Can Use Link

Adventures in 3D Printing: 3D Printing in Entrepreneurship and Student Learning Link

Photographs are on our Conference 2017 photographs page link

About our Speaker

Dr. R. David Lankes is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science and the 2016-2017 Follett Chair at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Lankes has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference.  Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society earning him the American Library Association’s Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship in 2016. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, The Harvard School of Education, and was the first fellow of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.


            Conference Hotel     

Hyatt Place Charlotte/Arrowood

7900 Forest Point Boulevard

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 28273

Tel: +1 704 522 8400

Conference rate good through May 25, 2017
 $109 plus tax a night

Booking link below or call 1-888-591-1234
Reference the ID code at the end of the link


Fall Event

October 5, 2017

2-3 pm


Join us for our virtual Fall event! LaJuan Pringle of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will be presenting on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: An Equitable Future for Libraries and the Profession as part of his work with the ALA, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG).

The webinar will take place October 5, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Please register for this event so we can send you a link to join the presentation.  

Description of presentation: The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) developed a plan and strategic actions to build more equity, diversity, and inclusion among its membership, the profession, and the communities we serve. As these recommendations have been taken up for implementation by ALA, we want to continue public and honest conversations that help keep these issues at the forefront. This webinar will cover how ALA started the EDI conversation, what has happened within the Association since then, and some examples of EDI initiatives from libraries across the country.  

The presentation was archived for a month.

December Luncheon

Come Learn about Global Literature in Libraries Initiative
December 7, 2017

Cantina 1511

4271 - B Park Road
Park Road Shopping Center
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Enchiladas de pollo, 2 Tacos, Chicken or steak quesadilla, Enchiladas verde with
an option to request cheese quesadilla for vegetarians


Members: $20
Nonmembers: $30
Special New Membership and Luncheon price of $40.

Rachel Hildebrandt

Global Literature in Libraries Initiative


BIO: With degrees in art history and historic preservation, Rachel Hildebrandt worked as a historical consultant and academic editor before transitioning to literary translation (German). She has published both fiction and nonfiction works in translation, including Staying Human by Katharina Stegelmann (Skyhorse), Herr Faustini Takes a Trip by Wolfgang Hermann (KBR Media), and The Happiness Bureau by Andreas Izquierdo (December 2017, Owl Canyon Press). Her translations have appeared in journals such as Europe Now, Anomaly and Trafika Europe. Rachel is also the founder of Weyward Sisters Publishing, which focuses on bringing contemporary works of crime and noir fiction by women authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to English readers.

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels. GLLI intends to do so by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators, because we believe that these groups in collaboration are uniquely positioned to help libraries provide support and events to engage readers of all ages in a library framework that explores and celebrates literature from around the world.

December Luncheon 2017

11 photo(s) Updated on: 18 Jan 2018

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