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2021 Keynote Presenter: Dr. Crystal Baird

“SACSOC Expectations for Library Services: Understanding and Maintaining Compliance During a Global Pandemic”

Dr. Crystal Baird serves as one of the Vice Presidents with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Prior to joining the Commission staff in 2010, Dr. Baird served in a variety of institutional roles including associate dean of institutional effectiveness, planning, and research; director of library and IT services, chairperson of student services; and chairperson of library services. She has also served as President of the Community College Planning and Research Organization, Chair of the Council of Community College Library Administrators, and member of the Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Committee for North Carolina, and a member of the Resource Advisory Committee for the North Carolina online library service NC-Live.

Baird holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from Appalachian State University and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies and a doctorate in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Past Keynote Presenters:

  • 2020: Alberto Cairo – “How Charts Lie: What You Design is Not What People See”
  • 2019: Susan Orleans – “The Library Book”
  • 2018: Dr. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl – “We’re Pretty Much Doomed”- So, Now What?
#GICOIL21 | March 26, 2021 | Virtual

Last updated: 1/5/2021