2023-24 Library Leadership Webinar Series

Oct 10 - Apr 9, 2024


Tackle the current challenges of today’s academic libraries with a group of thought partners in CCCU library leadership across the United States and Canada. Each webinar will address a current issue through presentations and breakout discussions.

The Library Leadership Webinar series values collegiality and collaboration in thinking about tough topics. Current CCCU library deans and directors are encouraged to register.

The registration fee covers all 4 webinars in the series. Participants will receive a link for the webinars after registration is complete. Participants who register after the first webinar will receive the link(s) to recordings from the presentations given in earlier webinars. Breakout room discussions from the webinars will not be recorded.


All webinars will begin at 2 PM Central Time

Webinar 1: AI & ChatGPT 

Michael Paulus, Assistant Provost for Educational Technology; Dean of the Library; Associate Professor of Information Studies at Seattle Pacific University

Webinar 2: Faith Integration in the Library

Panel discussion

Webinar 3: Funding Your Idea – An Introduction to Grants 

Angela Kroeze-Visser, Director of the Kielstra Center for Research and Grants, Dordt University

  • There is no shortage of great ideas, especially on a college campus.  The ability to implement those ideas though, often comes down to resources.  Grants are often considered as a way to provide resources, but the process of applying for a grant can be intimidating for some.  This session will introduce basic aspects of grant writing and grant administration using examples from several grant-funded projects at Dordt University’s Hulst Library.

Webinar 4: The Slow Library: Valuing Maintenance

Dean Riley, Senior Librarian, Houston Christian University

  • This webinar will delve into the topic of the importance of maintenance. Dean Riley’s work and hope is to develop a broader understanding of information and its role and importance in our daily lives, especially from a Christian worldview. He hopes that this understanding will help Christian librarians understand God’s Work even through research.

    In preparation for the webinar, please read this article that examines the value of maintenance.


Michael Paulus

Dean Riley

Garrett Trott

Angela Kroeze-Visser


CCCU library deans and directors are invited to register for the Library Leadership Webinar Series. The registration fee will cover all 4 webinars. There is no cancellation option for this event, you will receive a recording.

Registration is $25 for all 4 webinars.

Registration is now open! Please click the link below to register and join us for this year’s series.