Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Paraprofessional Conference, hosted by the SHRA Assembly of ECU's Academic Library Services. The Conference will be held on Friday, May 12th from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please join us this year as we explore the theme of Motivation & Teamwork. This year's conference will be a hybrid event, with session offered both in-person and virtually.
The in-person event will occur in a similar fashion to the way the conference was hosted before the pandemic. Attendees will travel to Greenville, NC and enjoy breakfast, Lunch, snacks, and interacting with your fellow paraprofessionals at Joyner Library on the East Carolina University Campus. As with past years there is a charge to attend the in-person event, but discounts are available.
Although the main audience of the conference is library paraprofessionals, it is open to any person who registers for the event. Many of the presentations would be of interest to anyone who works in a paraprofessional capacity.
The conference continues to be successful each year due to the generous staff and faculty of the library who volunteer and make the event both informative and motivational. The conference planning committee looks forward to seeing everyone virtually in May!
In-Person Registration ($30 charge, discounts are available)
Michelle Underhill is Our Keynote Speaker
We are excited to announce that Michelle Underhill (She/Her) is our Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Conference! She currently serves as State Librarian for North Carolina. She has worked in libraries for over 20 years has over a decade of experience in leadership positions in libraries and non-profits. She is passionate about community service and fostering a culture of learning and inclusion in libraries, and has personal interests in behavior science, motivation, and engagement. She received her Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
About the Conference
The annual Paraprofessional Conference is a day-long series of presentations and sessions. It occurs this year on Friday, May 12th, 2023 and it will be a hybrid event. The focus of the conference will be "Motivation & Teamwork". The conference gives staff and students the opportunity to network and attend presentations on a variety of topics. Presenters come from a wide array of institutions. The goal of the event is to provide training and information that will allow paraprofessionals to bring constructive change to their home institutions. This is the 19th Paraprofessional Conference that has been hosted by Joyner Library.
Joyner Library is the building appearing on the left in the photo.
Although the main audience of the conference is library paraprofessionals, it is open to any person who registers for the event. Many of the presentations would be of interest to anyone who works in a paraprofessional capacity. Registration costs for the conference are very reasonable and the fees cover parking, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Parking will be provided in the deck that is adjacent to the library.
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Last Year's Sponsors and Supporters
The planning committee would like to thank the following groups who have provided support for the conference! Please visit their websites to see the exceptional services they provide.
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