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Library Access for Nonprofits Workshop In-Person

Appalachian State University librarians are hosting a one-day workshop on Monday, June 24, 2024 that's tailored to nonprofit organizations in our region. Our goal is simple: we want to help Western North Carolina nonprofits gain access to valuable library resources, including premium databases and journals that are typically restricted to faculty, staff, and student use.

Why is this important? These resources contain a treasure trove of data and information that may greatly support the grant writing efforts of many regional nonprofits. The workshop will offer:

  1. Hands-On Training: We'll teach workshop participants how to navigate the sometimes complex library systems and show them how to access these critical resources.
  2. Access to Premium Databases: Participants will learn how to access databases and journals that house research, data, and reports that can enhance their grant proposals and fundraising strategies.
  3. Expert Guidance: Our team of experienced librarians will be there to answer questions and provide one-on-one assistance.
  4. Customized Approach: We'll work with participants to find the most relevant data for their organization's unique needs.

The workshop is intended to equip our regional nonprofits with the practical skills and knowledge to utilize these resources effectively. By attending, participants may be better prepared to use these tools to their advantage, making their grant writing more informed and impactful.

Tentative Schedule

The workshop will take place in room 421 of Belk Library and Information Commons on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.

Participants are welcome to attend as little or as much of the workshop as they like.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Overview of library collections resources and their interfaces
  • Morning break (refreshments provided by University Libraries)
  • Strategies for searching library resources and using web browsers for finding resources such as statistical data and government reports

12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • Lunch break (Boxed lunch provided by University Libraries) 

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Guided research that addresses participants’ specific research needs and questions
  • Afternoon break (refreshments provided by University Libraries)
  • “On your own” use of library resources. Librarians on hand to assist and answer participants' questions


To register, please complete this registration form by June 14, 2024. (This workshop is nearly full; only a few seats remain!)  https://forms.gle/8spF4rb77MpsKtGB8 

Morning and afternoon refreshments as well as lunch will be provided. Campus parking passes will also be provided.

For more information, contact:

Whitney Bevill, bevillwl@appstate.edu
Jackie Eagleson, eaglesonjj@appstate.edu
Ashlea Green, greenam7@appstate.edu
John Wiswell, wiswellj@appstate.edu

Related LibGuide: Library Access for Nonprofits by Whitney Bevill

Monday, June 24, 2024
9:00am - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
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Belk Library Broyhill Conference Room 421
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