Librarians of all stripes will be invading Winston-Salem next week for the biennial North Carolina Library Association Conference – and ZSR will be well represented among the speakers, poster sessions, moderators, panelists, and more! If you are attending, plan on checking out and celebrating the scholarship, knowledge, and experience of our ZSR colleagues below! Speaking or presenting at NCLA and don’t see your name here? Email Morgan ( to get your session added.

Monday, October 16

  • Denice Lewis Speaker

    9:00 am – 9:45 am (Virtual) “Speed dating with an AI database or tool”

  • Denice Lewis Moderator

    2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (Virtual) “Building Community Partnerships for STEM/STEM Programming”

Tuesday, October 17

  • Molly Keener Speaker

    9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Pre-Conference, Salem 1A) “Pre-Conference: Cultivating Copyright Knowledge: Developing Support Strategies for Library Communities” (Part 1 & 2)

Wednesday, October 18

  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (Salem 1A) “Cultivating Creative Pursuits: Supporting Emerging Artists Through Creative Research Strategies”

  • 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm (Salem 3C) “Creating Candidate-Centered Interviews for New Growth in Academic Libraries”

  • Hu Womack Moderator & Meghan Webb Speaker

    3:00 pm – 3:45 pm (Winston 1A) “Outreach Programming in Academic Libraries: What’s New, What Works, and What We’ve Learned Along the Way!”

  • Rodrigo Castro Poster Presentation

    4:00 PM – 4:45 PM (Piedmont 4) “DEI Committee At Work for You”

  • Rebecca May & Kathy Shields Poster Presentation

    4:00 PM – 4:45 PM (Piedmont 4) “Storytelling from the Archives: Engaging Students with University History in a Credit-Bearing Library Course”

Thursday, October 19

  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM (Winston 1B) “Cultivating Sustainable Organizations – Real talk on serving in professional organizations”

  • Kate Silton Speaker

    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM (Salem 3A) “When You’re the New Kid: Managing Career Transitions with Intention”

  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (Winston 1A) “Surviving to Thriving: Cultivating Healthy Workplace Environments”

  • Elizabeth Ellis Moderator

    2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (Winston 3A/3B) “NMRT and LAMS: Tips on Finding a Job in the Library Field”

  • Denice Lewis Speaker

    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM (Winston 3A/3B) “NMRT: How to Be Successful in Your First Library Job”

  • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM (Winston 1A) “Helping Entrepreneurial Communities Thrive With NC LIVE”

  • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM (Salem 3A) “How do I do research? Finding professional development opportunities for librarians to learn how to conduct research”

Friday, October 20

  • Colleen Foy Speaker

    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (Winston 1C) “Understanding and designing research-based health information literacy instruction for your community”

  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (Winston 3A) “Planting Seeds for Future Growth: Cultivating Campus Information Literacy through Faculty Workshops”