September 12, 2019 | 10am-2 pm
Scuppernong Books

        10:00 am     Welcome & Introductions

        10:30 am     What's New with NC Live! | Rob Ross, Executive Director
Rob will share news of a new Cooperative Purchasing service being offered to NCAIS members.  The service will provide NCAIS libraries access to exclusive discounts on e-resources of interest.

         11:00 am    Using Video to Develop and/or Reinforce Research SkillsDr. Aprille Black, Bryan School of Business, UNC-Greensboro
Contemporary learning theories feature students as the center of the learning process. Students are expected to be active and engaged in the consumption and use of information. They are expected to become effective and efficient at locating, evaluating, analyzing, and applying information to answer questions, solve problems, and satiate curiosity. This expectation underscores the necessity for students to develop information expertise. A major tenet of the school library media program is to help students learn these fundamental information skills. Our goal is to foster students’ abilities to achieve their own goals and expected outcomes. This session will focus on the use of screen-capture video to help students develop and refine information skills.

         12:00 pm    Lunch

         12:45 pm    Roundtable Discussions

          2:00 pm     Adjourn

Cost: $50/person, includes lunch

Target Audience: Librarians and Media Specialists

Directions: Scuppernong Books 304 S Elm St. Greensboro, NC 37401


Speaker Bios:

Dr. Aprille Black earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Instructional Design and Technology. She has been teaching online for over 10 years. Before joining the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG, Aprille worked as an instructor for the Center for Instructional Technology Solutions for Industry and Education at Virginia Tech. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Aprille served as a School Library Media Specialist. She has a robust and diverse background in education and enjoys all aspects of teaching. Her current research interest is focused on the design and delivery of collaborative online instruction, and she is also interested in conducting research on the use of digital tools in both online and face-to-face classes.



Rob Ross is responsible for the overall leadership of NC LIVE.  This includes setting the strategic vision for NC LIVE; managing its finances; engaging with member libraries; establishing partnerships with other organizations; negotiating with vendors; conceiving new programs and services, and demonstrating the value of NC LIVE to external stakeholders.  Rob joined NC LIVE as Executive Director in September 2015.

Prior to joining NC LIVE, Rob was the Director of Implementation Services at OCLC, a global library cooperative, where he led the team responsible for working with member libraries to successfully implement new technologies, redesign library workflows and measure ROI.  He continuously engaged with libraries to identify their most pressing needs and create services to meet them.  He also collaborated with libraries to tell their stories publicly at conferences and in publications.  At OCLC, Rob gained experience in marketing; program development; talent management; new business development; partnerships; consulting; and member outreach.

Rob has presented at IFLA, ALA, Internet Librarian, and the Charleston Conference.  His publications include “Discovery from the Outside In” in Serials Review, “Library Technologists as Agents of Change” in Computers in Libraries, “Risks of Moving to the Cloud: The Human Factor” with Petra Duren, at the 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly and “Shadow of the leader: How library leaders undermine or bolster change efforts" with Petra Duren at the 36th Annual International Association of University Libraries Conference.  Rob teaches at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science.  In 2017 Rob was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to assist the Conference of Italian University Rectors in Rome.