The Library Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) 2020 Conference will be Monday, March 9, 2020 at the FedEx Global Education Center on UNC’s campus in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Conference Theme

This year’s theme is Empowering from within: motivating, valuing and leveraging ALL library staff to better serve users.


Registration for the 2020 LAUNC-CH Annual Conference is now open!

  • $50 for library staff employees
  • $25 for students
  • $0 for UNC Chapel Hill Libraries SHRA, EHRA, and CALA employees

Register here.

Diversity Scholarship

In an effort to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of the North Carolina library community and to promote participation of all peoples at the 2020 LAUNC-CH Conference, LAUNC-CH is pleased to offer two diversity scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive free conference registration as well as networking and mentoring opportunities with UNC-Chapel Hill University Libraries’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Council. This opportunity is available to undergraduate students, graduate students, and library staff.

To apply for a scholarship to attend the 2020 LAUNC-CH Conference, please complete this form by 11pm on Monday, February 24. In the form, please respond to two questions, of 400 words or less, and submit a resume copy. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Wednesday, February 26.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact

Apply for the Diversity Scholarship

Thank you to our Sponsors!

LAUNC-CH is very excited to host its conference in a new space! This year’s venue, the Global FedEx Building, was provided by the Center for European Studies (CES). We would like to thank CES for sponsoring our event.
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