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2023 LAUNC-CH Conference registration is now open



Registration closes Monday March 6, 2023.

Registration is now open for the 2023 LAUNC-CH Conference, Breaking Down Silos: Strengthening Our Organizations through Collaboration, set for Monday, March 13, 2023. We will kick off the conference at 9:00 am with a light breakfast reception and in-person keynote at UNC Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library. The keynote and reception are sponsored by the UNC-CH University Libraries. Seating is limited. All other conference programing will occur virtually beginning with presentations at 11:00 am. This year’s conference is free and open to everyone.

The 2023 Library Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Conference will examine how we as stewards of information can facilitate the exchange of ideas and  challenge ourselves and our colleagues to strengthen connections across library divisions and academic departments.


Keynote Speaker: Ericka J. Patillo, PhD, MSLS

We look forward to welcoming our keynote speaker, Ericka Patillo, who received her MLIS (’99) and PhD of Philosophy, Information, and Library Science (’18) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Currently Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Patillo is a librarian, public services manager, and educator working towards creating an academic culture that is inclusive, collaborative, and authentic. Her scholarship includes research on academic library management, and she recently presented at the American Library Association’s Roundtable Program on Research Matters: Strengthening our Values, Defining our Practice (2020). Dr. Patillo’s focus is on addressing internal divisions and creating experiences that facilitate transformative possibilities.



The full conference schedule is forthcoming.

For questions, please contact: Anna Goslen ( or Brianna Nunez ( Please tell us if you need any specific accommodation to participate effectively in this conference. Please note that we strive to be an inclusive, accessible conference, but not all requests can be guaranteed.

To view past conference details, check out the LAUNC-CH archive.