LAUNC-CH Conference registration is now open!

The Library Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) Conference Committee has opened registration for the 2020 LAUNC-CH Conference, scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2020 at the FedEx Global Education Center. Details on the conference and registration information are available at

This year we are excited to hold the LAUNC-CH Conference at a new venue on UNC’s campus, the FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. We will share out parking details as the conference date approaches. We will also have new catering – if you have any dietary restrictions other than the ones indicated on the registration form, please contact Joanneke Elliott at<>, so that we can make arrangements.

Elaine Westbrooks has generously offered to cover the registration costs for all UNC-CH Libraries SHRA and EHRA employees and CALAs. Her support of this event will promote professional development throughout the library. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity!

This year’s theme is Empowering from within: motivating, valuing and leveraging ALL library staff to better serve users. The conference will examine how we can support library staff in every position and career path.

We look forward to welcoming our keynote speaker Kelly Wooten.

Kelly Wooten is the Research Services and Collection Development Librarian at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture in the Rubenstein Library, and the Sexuality Studies Librarian for Duke University Libraries. In these roles, she offers reference and research help, instruction sessions, and outreach for women’s and LGBTQ history collections. She also curates zines, artists’ books by women, and materials documenting modern feminist activism. She is co-editor of Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century.

She is active in the zine librarians community and incoming chair of the Diversity Committee of the Society for American Archivists. Prior to coming to Duke, Kelly was the Public Relations and Annual Giving Coordinator for UNC’s Health Science Library. She received both her BA in Women’s Studies and English Literature and an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Please check our website – – again in the coming days for more detailed information on the day’s schedule and presenters.

Registration will close on Monday, March 2nd.

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