Welcome to the website of the Librarians’ Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH). LAUNC-CH has been providing professional development and growth opportunities since 1972. We strive to promote effective library service within the academic community and to foster a spirit of cooperation among members of the library profession.

What’s new?

    • Registration is Open! 2017 Annual Conference Human-Centered Libraries: Crafting Value and Relevance This year’s conference will explore how we in the library and archives community are creatively solving problems by focusing first on the people we are serving. Keynote Speaker Donna Lanclos is an anthropologist and researcher whose work informs policy in libraries, centers for teaching and learning, and university learning space planning.
    • Conference Diversity Scholarships Available:  LAUNC-CH is continuing its program to provide 2 undergraduate students, graduate students or library staff members with scholarships. Applications due by March 1, 2017.
    • Call for Proposals is open for the 2017 LAUNC-CH Research Forum. The Research Forum offers opportunities to present original research, demonstrate new tools, or report on the implementation of new programs and services, collaborations and innovations, and other relevant projects in the fields of library science, information science, and archival studies. Proposals for presentations, lightning talks, and posters are welcome! The Forum will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 1:00-4:00PM.