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, Engineering Librarian at Bluford Library at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, will share "Beautiful Library Disaster," a tale of a library renovation gone awry.