2024 Keynote Dr. Kawanna Bright

Dr. Kawanna Bright is Our 2024 Keynote


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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kawanna Bright (she/her) who is an Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University® will be this year's keynote. Dr. Bright earned her PhD in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian for 12 years, with a focus on reference, instructional services, and information literacy. Dr. Bright’s current research focuses on assessment in libraries, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in libraries, the application of research methodology to the study of LIS, and the importance of the liaison librarianship role in academic libraries. 


2024 Paraprofessional Conference


Twenty years in the making! We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary of hosting the event this year. The conference is scheduled to occur on Friday, May 10th, 2024. We will be keeping with our hybrid delivery. The focus of the conference will be "Engagement and Assessment".

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.

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.

All questions or comments can be directed to paraprofes@ecu.edu.

Sponsors & 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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