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ASERL membership meeting, May 2015

I am taking a dose of my own tardy-reporting medicine and giving an account of last month’s ASERL membership meeting. It was my last ASERL meeting, so as with everything lately, it felt a little bittersweet… After the early morning Executive Board meeting, I took an optional tour of the new Steelcase showroom in Atlanta.... more

Lynn attends Online Learning Summit

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend an invitation-only summit on online learning, sponsored by Harvard, MIT, Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley. Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard, and L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT, opened the symposium in person by speaking on a panel addressing how online learning is shaping... more

My Last ALA

I attended my first ALA in 1977 in Detroit, where I got my heel stuck in the escalator at the Renaissance Center. My last ALA turned out to be Las Vegas this past week, and there has been a large slice of Americana in between. For the first time in many years, I had no... more

University Libraries Group, Spring 2014

Last week I attended the Spring meeting of the University Libraries Group, a consortium of twenty or so medium-sized academic libraries with strong undergraduate teaching as well as graduate and professional programs, whose directors get together to compare notes and talk about best practices.This year, the meeting was held at the University of Denver where... more

Spring 2014 ASERL Meeting

The Spring meeting of ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries) was in Tampa, FL on April 23-24. After the long, hard winter, we were all glad to get to the warm weather in Tampa, even if it was on the river, not the ocean. This was my last meeting as President, so I presided over... more

Lynn’s version of CNI in St. Louis

Chelcie has already reported on her experience at the Coalition for Networked Information in St. Louis, so I will add my version. One of my goals for this series of biannual meetings is to introduce the talents of our librarians to the national community of library and IT people. Last year it was Kyle and... more

Fall meeting of Coalition for Networked Information

In December, Thomas and I attended the fall meeting of CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) in Washington, DC. The organization meets twice a year, in spring and fall, and is heavily attended by Library Deans and CIOs of research institutions across the nation. I go to stay up to date on innovations in digital information... more

ASERL Fall Meeting, Charlotte NC

Thanks to all of you for your good wishes as I chaired my first meeting as ASERL President on Nov. 19-20. It went really well. I arrived last Monday night as the city of Charlotte was getting ready for its first Monday Night Football in many years. The hotel was two blocks from the stadium... more

Charleston Conference with Lynn

I went to the Charleston Conference last week for the first time in several years. It started as a small conference for “Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition,” but its scope has broadened over the years and now almost 2,000 participants enjoy the talks by both librarians and vendors in the lovely city of Charleston.... more


On Wednesday, I spent the day at the NCLA Biennial Conference at Benton Convention Center. Today, I stayed in the office so everyone else could go. What made the biggest impression on me was the ZSR presence. Since it is being held in our home town, it makes sense that lots of people would be... more

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