North Carolina Library Instruction Network

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Find your people.

The North Carolina Library Instruction Network (NCLINe) is an informal group of library educators in North Carolina whose goal is mutual support through learning and sharing in community.

If you're a library worker at a college or university in North Carolina, and you intersect in any way with teaching, you are welcome here. We welcome new professionals, library school students, and folks with temporary, visiting, or adjunct appointments.

It is our hope that in NCLINe you can find an inclusive and supportive community of practice in which you can grow as an educator.

Our mission.

The North Carolina Library Instruction Network (NCLINe) is a free, open, and inclusive community for those whose labor centers on teaching and learning in North Carolina’s academic libraries. NCLINe is dedicated to improving library instruction in NC by working to expand access to professional development, relationship-building, and leadership opportunities. As we each work to develop our skills as instructors, dedicated to our students’ learning and wellbeing, NCLINe will serve as a site of community care, transformation, and mutual support.

Our values.

We are committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and actively anti-racist network that is representative of the full diversity of the North Carolina library instruction community. We believe that disparities in access to resources, leadership, and professional development opportunities disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of the LIS community. These include Black, indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQIA people, and people with disabilities; LIS students, early-career library workers, and people with temporary, paraprofessional, or contingent positions; and people employed by historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and community colleges and two-year institutions. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work that we do, and we will work to elevate and support the participation of people with these identities or employment circumstances.