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Kaeley at ATLA 2016

I attended the 2016 American Theological Library Association Conference June 14-19 in Long Beach, CA. The location was great and I enjoyed cool temperatures, ocean breezes, and a water view from my hotel room! Before the conference began, I attended a pre-conference excursion to the Getty Center. In addition to getting to see the Getty... more

Kaeley at ATLA 2015

Last week I attended the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Conference in Denver. ATLA is always an excellent conference, and this year was no exception. I also had the opportunity to present here for the first time, sharing an expanded version of the presentation Ellen, Leslie, and I previously did on our LIB250 course. It... more

2014 American Theological Library Association Annual Conference

Last week I headed to New Orleans for the ATLA Annual Conference. I had never been to New Orleans before, so a big “thank you” to Roz, Jeff, Meghan, and Rebecca, who gave me some great recommendations! “Common Ends: Libraries, Imagination, and the Conflict of Values in the Digital Moment”-Joe Lucia, Temple University After the... more

9th Annual Metrolina Library Association Conference

As Mary mentioned in her post, I’ll be covering the sessions I attended on my own, as well as two sessions that we attended together: the plenary session and the first session. The plenary session was by Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio and a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. His presentation was an overview of the... more

2013 ATLA Conference-Days 2 & 3

My favorite session from the last two days of the conference spoke to a topic I’ve been thinking about for awhile. We teach students how to find information, but don’t really give them assistance in reading or processing the information they find. Academic reading, like academic writing, is a skill that many of our students... more

2013 ATLA Conference-Day 1

The 2013 American Theological Library Association Conference is being held in Charlotte, and I have been on the local host committee, helping to prepare events and excursions for those who want some local color while they are here. We kicked things off on Wednesday night with a lovely reception at the Mint Museum, and then... more

2013 Metrolina Information Literacy Conference

On Thursday, June 13, 2013, I attended the 8th Annual Metrolina Information Literacy Conference, held at Johnson & Wales University in downtown Charlotte. The day started with a keynote by ACRL President Steven Bell, and then separated into four breakout sessions along four tracks: pedagogy/instruction, assessment, diversity, and collaboration. Steven Bell, Higher Education Rebooted: Exploring... more

Kaeley @ Metrolina 2012

On Thursday, June 14, Mary Scanlon and I attended the 7th Annual Metrolina Information Literacy Conference in Charlotte. This one-day conference is packed with useful presentations and is a great way to get new ideas for both practical teaching skills and strategies for working with faculty members. There were four sessions, and four tracks (Collaborate,... more

2011 School of Divinity Orientation

On August 25 and 26 I participated in two orientation sessions for the incoming class of first year students at the School of Divinity. While I have done a library orientation session every year since the inaugural year of 1999, this was the first year that I was asked to also do a presentation on... more

ATLA 2011 Days 1 & 2-A Busman’s Holiday

On June 7th I headed to Chicago for the 2011 American Theological Libraries Association Conference. I went a day early to check out a few of my favorite haunts from my college days in Chicagoland. After I made it into downtown Chicago and checked in to the conference hotel, I took the train down to... more

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