NCLA 2019 has ended
NCLA is Volunteer Driven - Click here to VOLUNTEER!

Code of Conduct: 
The North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) values everyone’s attendance at our events. We strive to provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment where participants may learn, network and share information with colleagues in an atmosphere of mutual respect. To that end, we request that attendees abide by the ALA Statement of Appropriate Conduct at our biennial conference and other association sponsored events. If you experience or witness something that you feel is in violation of this code of conduct, please contact Mike Crumpton at 919-271-6812 or Lorrie Russell at 336-307-0930. If you wish to report something anonymously, please use this form.

Not sure where your session is located? Get a map of the convention center complex.
Back To Schedule
Thursday, October 17 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Bridging the Gap: How Librarians Can Work Together for Student Success

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Libraries have long been a central hub of student learning, and librarians have been in the forefront of providing safe and productive learning environments for students. Yet it has become evident to academic, public, and school librarians, that students are increasingly ill-equipped to conduct research in the digital era. Studies show that the students struggle to locate and access scholarly digital content, evaluate credible information, and employ primary sources in their research and writing. The struggle becomes particularly apparent when students transition from high school to college, lacking the skills to successfully navigate the expectations of higher education. By understanding the learning gap between high school and college, librarians and educators can work together to create a more holistic approach to teaching, incorporating information literacy, digital literacy, and primary source literacy to bridge this gap in research and writing. This “Conversation Starter” will touch on several successful collaborative models between K-12 educators and community libraries. It will also encourage networking and the exchange of information between academic, public, and school librarians to brainstorm about how they can work together and bridge the gap to student success.


Keith Gorman

Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, UNC-Greensboro

avatar for Kathelene McCarty Smith

Kathelene McCarty Smith

Interim Head, Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Kathelene McCarty Smith is currently Photograph, Artifact, and Textile Archivist at The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She has a master’s degree in Art History from Louisiana State University... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Gruer

Tammy Gruer

Assistant Professor/School Library Program Coordinator, LIS Department, School of Education, UNC-Greensboro
Tammy Gruer is a National Board Certified Clinical Assistant Professor in the LIS department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she is the coordinator for the Practicum in School Library Media and teaches Materials for Children and School Library Media Specialist... Read More →

Katie Whetzel Fanstill

Head of Blanche Benjamin Branch Public Library, Greensboro Public Libraries

Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Salem 1B