Michael A. Crumpton – Dean of University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Nakia Hoskins – External Engagement Coordinator, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Kathelene Smith – Interim Head of Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
This presentation is to engage in a discussion of how library staff become involved and can support philanthropic efforts in a post pandemic environment. The education of library staff and the formal creation of a purposeful group moving that education and effort forward is paramount to successful donor engagement. We will share our story and encourage others to join in with ideas, concerns and best practices with how employee engagement works in their institutions. This will include a discussion of hierarchy for engagement and levels of confidentiality.
Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SHRM-SCP, is a Professor and 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, 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. His published works include monographs listed in our NC Literary Map, several chapters, and a host of articles in this institutional repository.
Nakia Hoskins is a Greensboro native and graduate and current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nakia is passionate about curating dynamic programs and events that foster community and relationship-building. She is currently the External Engagement Coordinator for the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she cultivates and brokers relationships with key audiences, stakeholders, and community partners. Nakia serves as a board member on Crown the Cure – a nonprofit catering to cancer survivors, Greensboro Bound Literary Organization, and Passion to Purpose, LLC.