Prep for the NCLA Conference with Two Free Webinars

The NCLA Technology & Trends Roundtable is pleased to announce TWO webinars to enhance your NCLA 2019 Conference experience.

Both webinars are free and open to all, but do require registration.

We’ll send out access links the evening before each webinar. Recordings will be available afterward.

Conference Prep, Part 1: Level Up Your NCLA Cred With Sched!

August 14th at 2 PM

For this conference, NCLA is using an online platform for the conference schedule called, SCHED. Julie Raynor, Readers’ Services Supervisor at High Point Public Library will provide tips and trips on how to navigate and use SCHED to connect with colleagues before and during Conference.

Register by 5 PM on August 13th.

Conference Prep, Part 2: Poster Presentations & Design

September 19th at 2 PM

Congratulations on getting a poster accepted for a conference! Designing a poster that pops can often be the difference between folks stopping to talk to you or not. Join Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian & CrAFT Studio Coordinator at UNC Asheville for a breakdown of the basics of poster designing and discover how to make the best poster ever!

Register by 5 PM on September 18th.


Please contact Chad Haefele ( or Julie Raynor (

Films on Demand webinar! 6/29 at 2pm

Exploring Films on Demand: Streaming Video from NC LIVE

Do you want to learn more about NC LIVE’s Films on Demand streaming video


Participants will learn about the content provided, key features of the platform, and benefits to patrons, students, faculty, and library staff. After the webinar you should feel comfortable using the platform and informing your patrons and colleagues about the Films on Demand resource.

This webinar will be on Wed., June 29th at 2pm

If you’d like to register for this informative and FREE presentation, go to:

We hope to “see” you then!

TNT Webinar: Social Media Creation and Management for Libraries – 4/29

Instagram and other social media apps by Jason Howie on Flickr. CC-BY NC 2.0

Instagram and other social media apps by Jason Howie on Flickr. CC-BY NC 2.0

Who: Katie O’Connor, LIS student at UNC Greensboro and Reference Intern at UNCG Libraries

What: A TNT Webinar on Social Media Creation and Management for Libraries

Why: Last fall, Katie began managing UNCG Libraries’ social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Blogger.  In this webinar, she will share her experience with social media content creation and management. She will give tips and tricks for best practices for social media, highlighting the benefits that a solid social media presence can bring to academic libraries.

When: Tuesday, April 29 at 3pm in Blackboard Collaborate

Sign up here by Tuesday, April 29 at noon. You’ll be sent a link and directions after registration closes.

Questions? Contact Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu.

Catching up! Tag! You’re It: RFID in the NCSU Libraries webinar follow-up

If you had to miss our February 25 webinar, “Tag! You’re It: RFID in the NCSU Libraries,” never fear – your recording and slides are here!

The recording of the live session is also available here.
Thanks again to Christee and Mara from NCSU Libraries for sharing their RFID knowledge with us!

TNT Webinar: Tag, You’re It! RFID in the NCSU Libraries

Join us on Tuesday, 2/25 at 2:30pm in Blackboard Collaborate for the next installment in the TNT webinar series: Tag, You’re It! RFID in the NCSU Libraries!


New Hunt Library, NC State University by kmoliver on (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Who: Christee Pascale (Associate Head, Acquisitions & Discovery) and Mara Mathews (University Library Technician, User Experience), NCSU Libraries

What: Tag, You’re It! RFID in the NCSU Libraries

In January 2013, NCSU implemented RFID in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. This webinar will consider practical technical and public service aspects of NCSU Libraries’ planning, rollout, and current RFID operations. Please join to learn more about RFID, how NCSU Libraries setup our installation, and what we’ve learned in our first year!

When: Tuesday, 2/25 at 2:30pm

Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate! Sign up online by 12 midnight on Monday, 2/24. You’ll receive a link and instructions on Tuesday, 2/25 by 11am.


Questions? Contact Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu.

How to fail at a makerspace recap!

Thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday for our latest webinar: How to fail at a makerspace. Brown Biggers from UNCG University Libraries gave a great presentation about makerspaces and the magic that makes them happen.

If you had to miss the presentation, or if you’d just like to review the content, you can view Brown’s slides below:

For a more fully immersive experience, including Q&A from the session, take a look at the recording of the session.

And, just for fun, watch the UNCG University Libraries 3D printer at work!

Questions or comments about the webinar? Ideas for a future presentation? Want to lavish praise upon TNT? Email Jenny Dale at jedale2[at]uncg[dot]edu!

Recent Webinars

The TNT Round Table has been busy, busy, busy recently! In the month of September, we offered two webinars: one on presentation design (to help you get ready for NCLA!) and one on mobile devices in libraries. If you missed either one, don’t fret! I’ve got a post chock-full of links for you!

TNT Webinar #6: A Decade of Presentation Lessons in One Hour, presented by Lauren Pressley of Virginia Tech University Libraries.

For links to many of the resources that Lauren mentions in her presentation, take a look at her Pinboard page on this topic!
A full recording of Lauren’s webinar can be found here.
TNT Webinar #7: Mobile Devices, presented by Crystal Holland of Forsyth County Public Library and Aislynn Denny of Guilford Middle School.

Unfortunately, yours truly forgot to hit the record button, so we don’t have a recording of the session. Luckily, Crystal and Aislynn have great slides! Here are a few links to tools and sites that Crystal and Aislynn mentioned:
Overdrive Blog (for supporting OverDrive on patrons’ digital devices)
Class Dojo (behavior management app for teachers and students)
Socrative (student response system)
Khan Academy (free educational videos on a variety of subjects)
Do you have tech expertise that you’d like to share? We’re always looking for webinar presenters. Please contact Jenny Dale (jedale2 [at] uncg [dot] edu) if you’re interested!
We hope to see you all at NCLA!

RDA for Non-Cataloging Librarians – slides and recording

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us last week for our webinar on RDA basics for non-cataloging librarians. Our presenter, Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, did a great job breaking RDA down for those of us who don’t speak cataloging! If you couldn’t make the session, never fear – we have a recording and slides available now!