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The Library Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) Conference Committee will hold a Lightning Talk Day, scheduled for 1-4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024, in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room at Wilson Special Collections Library. This in-person event will take the place of an annual conference this year.


Registration for the Lightning Talk Day closed on Monday, March 4, 2024 


Time  Title  Speaker 
1:00-1:10 PM   



1:10-1:30 PM  Remixing Workshops from Faculty to Future Scholars: Mirroring Audiences and Forging Lasting Partnerships   

Jesse Akman, Ellen Cline (Elon University) 

1:30-1:50 PM  Nurturing Minds and Bodies: The Innovative Wellness Collection in Libraries  Will Ritter (Wake Forest University) 
1:50-2:10 PM  Student Project Kits  Sharon Taylor (Appalachian State University) 
2:10-2:30 PM  From Gowns to Towns: Partnering with community organizations to teach health literacy skills to rural older adults and caregivers   Karen Stanley Grigg, Terri Ottosen (UNC-Chapel Hill) 
2:30-3:00 PM  Break 
3:00-3:20 PM  Zap-tivating Tales: Illuminating the Library Scavenger Hunt Experience  Ellen Cline, Alison Van Norman (Elon University) 
3:20-3:40 PM  History, Memory, and the Archival Record; Afterlives of the Greensboro Massacre  Wylie Thornquist (UNC-Chapel Hill) 
3:40-4:00 PM  Build, Verify, Share: Three Recommendations for Academic Librarians When Working with Reporters  M Roberts (UNC-Chapel Hill) 
4:00-4:20 PM  Top Tips for Reorganizing University Archives  Adina Riggins (UNC-Wilmington) 
4:20-4:30 PM  Conclusion 


Additional Information 

For questions, please contact: Anna Goslen ( or Todd Smith (