College & University Section

College and University Section and North Carolina Chapter of the ACRL

Established:  June 1978

The CUS Section gives college and university librarians the opportunity to discuss issues affecting academic libraries of all types and sizes.

CUS Executive Board for the 2015-2017 Biennium:

Chair
Kelly McCallister
Appalachian State University- Belk Library and Information Commons
Phone: (828) 262-2782
Email: mccallisterkc [at] appstate [dot] edu
Vice-Chair /
Chair-Elect
Steve Bahnaman
Campbell University - Wiggins Memorial Library
Phone: (910) 893-1760
Email: bahnamans [at] campbell [dot] edu
Past Chair
Randall Bowman
Elon University - Belk Library
Phone: (336) 278-6571
Email: rbowman [at] elon [dot] edu
Secretary/Treasurer
Andrea Kincaid
Central Piedmont Community College- Harris Campus
Phone: (704) 330-7695
Email: andrea [dot] kincaid [at] jwu [dot] edu (a)ndrea [dot] kincaid [at] cpcc [dot] edu
Director
Mollie Peuler
Central Piedmont Community College-Central Campus
Phone: (704) 330-2722
Email: mollie [dot] peuler [at] cpcc [dot] edu
Director
William Gee
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
Phone: (252) 328-2268
Email: geec [at] ecu [dot] edu
   


CUS WEBINAR WEDNESDAY

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA welcomes your participation in Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an online statewide professional development opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups to submit a proposal. CUS Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes.

 

SCHEDULE OF WEBINARS:







DATE

TITLE

TIME

PRESENTER

REGISTER

DETAILS

September 28, 2016

Through Flame and Flood: Basics of Disaster Planning

11:00-12:00pm

Hannah Pollard

Florida State University

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Handouts:

PPT

Example form

Most librarians recognize the importance of having a disaster plan in place, and yet due to perceived costs of money and time, few libraries actually have one. This presentation walks librarians through the stages and behaviors of a disaster and explains how to create a basic disaster plan.

October 26, 2016

It’s Never Too Late: Making the Transition into Librarianship as a Second Career

1:00-2:00pm

Dawn Behrend

Lenior-Rhyne University

 

Nancy Willard

Brevard College

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Handouts:

PPT

 

Many individuals enter librarianship as a second career. Presenters will discuss their own experiences in transitioning into librarianship from careers in other fields. Presenters will identify the challenges and benefits of librarianship as a second career. Presenters will recognize the variation in career paths, and discuss the external and intrinsic factors that lead to librarianship as a mid-career change. Finally, presenters will suggest viable ways in which mid-career entrants to librarianship can develop their careers.

November 16, 2016

E-Textbooks: Two Approaches

 

2:00-3:00pm

Beth Bernhardt

UNC-Greensboro

 

Joseph Thomas

East Carolina University

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Handouts:

PPT

Attitudes towards college textbooks and other course content are rapidly changing. Spiraling costs have made textbooks a political issue in some states. As a result, librarians have begun to take notice, reversing course on the traditional library view of textbooks. A number of libraries are looking for more affordable ways for students to access textbooks. Many are leveraging open educational resources (OER) as alternatives to expensive, commercially-published textbooks. Hear how UNC Greensboro and East Carolina University had two different approaches to help with this issue and how they came together to learn from each other and assist each other with their expertise.

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA is issuing a call for proposals to participate in Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an online statewide professional development opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups to submit a proposal. CUS Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes. If you are new to online instruction, additional assistance is provided (please see below).

SESSION FORMATS

The web conferencing system used for the webinars is Zoom. Tech support, webinar construction and hosting is provided.  Some great how to videos are located here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpRxBfeD1kEM_I1lId3N_Xl77fKDzSXe. If you need additional training, help, or have questions, contact Kelly McCallister at mccallisterkc [at] appstate [dot] edu

 

REQUIREMENTS OF ACCEPTANCE

All presenters will be required to:

  • Present on the day selected.

  • Give at least 48 hours notice if you cannot present.

 

EVALUATION AND ACCEPTANCE

Webinar proposals will be evaluated by the CUS executive board. Applicants will be notified via email of their proposal acceptance.

 

SUBMIT PROPOSALS

Submit your proposals via the google form: http://goo.gl/forms/sDmKpKWRQFClj1yK2

 

 

FAQ:

What do I need to attend an online workshop?

  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome.

  • A minimum of a 56K modem.

  • Speakers or headphones are required.

  • A microphone or the ability to text Chat.

How do I register for an online workshop?

Register for online workshops by clicking the Register Here link.

  • Fill out the form to enroll

  • A message will be sent to the provided email when you submit your enrollment that contains a URL to attend the workshop.

How do I attend when it is time for the workshop?

  • Be sure to log in 20 minutes before the scheduled workshop. Use this time to test your microphone and speaker settings through the auto wizard.

  • The workshops will start on time, so there will not be any time for troubleshooting during the workshop.

What if I cannot fit a session into my schedule?

All webinars will be recorded and archived on the CUS webpage: http://www.nclaonline.org/college-university