19th Annual Academic Library Services Paraprofessional Conference

19th Annual Academic Library Services Paraprofessional Conference

Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Paraprofessional Conference, hosted by the SHRA Assembly of ECU's Academic Library Services. The Conference will be held on Friday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please join us this year as we explore the theme of motivation and teamwork. This year's conference will be a hybrid event, with session offered both in-person and virtually.

In-Person Attendance

The in-person event will occur in a similar fashion to the way the conference was hosted before the pandemic. Attendees will travel to Greenville, N.C., and enjoy breakfast, lunch, snacks, and interacting with your fellow paraprofessionals at Joyner Library on the East Carolina University Campus. As with past years there is a charge to attend the in-person event, but discounts are available.

Although the main audience of the conference is library paraprofessionals, it is open to any person who registers for the event. Many of the presentations would be of interest to anyone who works in a paraprofessional capacity.

The conference continues to be successful each year due to the generous staff and faculty of the library who volunteer and make the event both informative and motivational. The conference planning committee looks forward to seeing everyone virtually in May!

Virtual Registration (Free)

In-Person Registration ($30 charge, discounts are available)

Michelle Underhill is Our Keynote Speaker

Photo of Michelle Underhill

We are excited to announce that Michelle Underhill (She/Her) is our Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Conference! She currently serves as State Librarian for North Carolina. She has worked in libraries for over 20 years has over a decade of experience in leadership positions in libraries and non-profits. She is passionate about community service and fostering a culture of learning and inclusion in libraries, and has personal interests in behavior science, motivation, and engagement. She received her Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

About the Conference

The annual Paraprofessional Conference is a day-long series of presentations and sessions. It occurs this year on Friday, May 12, 2023 and it will be a hybrid event. The focus of the conference will be "Motivation & Teamwork". The conference gives staff and students the opportunity to network and attend presentations on a variety of topics. Presenters come from a wide array of institutions. The goal of the event is to provide training and information that will allow paraprofessionals to bring constructive change to their home institutions. This is the 19th Paraprofessional Conference that has been hosted by Joyner Library.

Friday, May 12

Joyner Library
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Event Type

University, Seminar/Symposium, Academic, Training, Research


Joyner Library

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff





Academic Calendars, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate
Contact Name

Paraprofessional Committee

Contact Email


Registration Website


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Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1018 / ada-coordinator@ecu.edu.

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