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LIBRARY FAILS - a trick or treat?

10.28.21| Thurs| 2 - 3:30 PM

Registration Now open!

Join Metrolina Library Association for our free, virtual event "Library Fails: A Trick or Treat?," 2-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28.

Costumes are welcome!

Free, but registration is required.

The event will feature short virtual campfire sessions, followed by a Q & A.  Each speaker will share their own library "horror" stories, and what they learned from the experience:

  • Maria Atilano, Student Outreach Librarian at the University of North Florida's Thomas G. Carpenter Library, will share "Social Media Contests During COVID-19: A Halloween Horror Story," a tale of a virtual Halloween costume contest with a low turnout, and how it led to future programs with more remote engagement.  
  • Emily Crews, Reference & Outreach Librarian at Columbus State University Libraries, will share "How to be More Attractive than Taco Bell: Library Programming at Columbus State University," a tale of a poorly attended Constitution Day event and the lessons that followed.
  • Michael Saar, Head of Instructional Services and Assessment at Lamar University Library, will share "Hello Darkness My Old Friend: Encounters with Silence in Online Instruction," a tale of online learning terrors, and what to do when one is faced with the deafening void of silent, shuttered Zoom webcams.
  • Meggie Lasher, Research and Academic Engagement Librarian at Davidson College, will share "A (Not so) Perfect Spring Day," a tale of outdoor study break activities with abysmal attendance, and what lessons were learned.
  • Octavious Spruill, Head of Access Services and John Teleha, Head of Reference at Bluford Library at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, will share "Beautiful Library Disaster," a tale of a library renovation gone awry.

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Metrolina Library Association is made up of librarians and paraprofessionals from public, academic, school and special libraries, and other individuals interested in libraries.  We encourage awareness and cooperation, provide opportunities for social interaction among Charlotte area library professionals, offer continuing education opportunities, and encourage cooperation, networking, and resource sharing among Charlotte area libraries. 

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