Monday, May 1, 2023

Session 1: Keynote

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SHRM-SCP, is the Dean of the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at

Greensboro. Mike oversees library operations and services with the team of librarians and staff. He is an affiliated faculty member for the Department of Library and Information Studies, as well as a certified Senior Human Resources Professional. He is the editor of the Journal of Learning Spaces and past President of the North Carolina Library Association.

9:10-10:00 AM

Mystic Ballroom

Michael Crumpton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Leading Change for the Next Generation of Librarians and their Users


Technology, public health concerns, wars, economic unrest; all create changes to our society and how libraries keep an informed citizenry. Now more than ever, libraries must provide and demonstrate the leadership needed for their communities and venues of learning. Service expectations and needs have broadened librarianship and how we are perceived by end users. This presentation will address the challenges that we as a profession face as we maneuver through mental health issues, financial justifications, career burnout and social anxieties, with an offer of suggestions and perceptions that will fortify leadership ideals and motivational integrity.

Sponsored by: FLAG