Professional Development

Susan at CNI Albuquerque, Spring 2017

Direct from the Swamp: Alan Inouye, Director of Public Policy, ALA and Krista Cox, Directory of Public Policy Initiatives, ARL gave an overview of policy and organizational developments in the Trump Administration and 115th Congress in a Trumpesque session room The CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) Spring 2017 membership meeting was held in Albuquerque, NM... more

Chris at the 26th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference

The 26th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference has the theme “Being Data-Informed: Taking Control and Connecting Users to Content,” and the portions about connections held a specific resonance with me this year.  As always, the conference was a draw for serialists, library school students, and publishers for a day of programming for those who work... more

ZSR goes to a non-library conference (surprise!)

Long ago, in a land far, far away… Wait, no, that’s not right. [ahem, trying again…] Last month (yet nearly two full months ago now), the 2017 Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference was held at Wake Forest University, on March 2-4, and brought together approximately 100 education, communication, and media studies scholars, as well as... more

ZSR @ ACRL 2017

The five ZSR Librarians who attended ACRL 2017 have created this joint blog post where we each list our top takeaways! The post is long, but worth the read! We hope you enjoy this streamlined approach. Roz I always find ACRL to be the best of all conferences I attend. The smaller scale and focus... more

Carolyn, Meghan, and Steve at LAUNC-CH

On Monday, March 13th, Carolyn, Meghan and Steve drove to Chapel Hill to attend the one-day LAUNC-CH Conference. Steve was able to borrow the good car from Mimi, so they rode in relative comfort. The theme of the 2017 conference was “Human Centered Libraries: Crafting Value and Relevance,” and most of the presentations hewed pretty... more

Rebecca at SNCA 2017

Last week I traveled to Asheville for the Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Conference held at UNC Asheville. I know you have all heard from Stephanie and Craig about their whirlwind day, so I will try to fill out the rest of the conference for you. I started my conference with a pre-conference workshop... more

Society of North Carolina Archivists Conference- Asheville

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, I had the good fortune to travel with colleagues Stephanie Bennett and Karen Feeney (WSFCPL) to Asheville for the SNCA Annual Conference. Karen was kind enough to drive us over to UNC-Asheville and back. The plenary speaker was Dr. Darin Waters, a professor at UNC-A, who spoke on the importance... more

A Whirlwind Day at SNCA 2017

This past week, I took a road trip with your pal and mine, Craig Fansler, and Karen Feeney, a special collections librarian with Forsyth County Public Libraries, up to UNC Asheville to spend a day at the Society of NC Archivists annual meeting. The meeting spanned from Wednesday to Friday, but Karen, Craig, and I... more

Leslie at MLA 2017

It’s been clear for some time now that the Music Library Association has outgrown the traditional members-take-turns-hosting-the-annual-meeting system; so this year, for the first time, we engaged an event-planning firm, who seems to have taken their cue from ALA, because we fetched up in Orlando. Besides the balmy temps, there was a second good reason... more

James H. ALA Midwinter

ALA Mid-Winter 2017, a conference of discovery. Three days in which our hero finds his pack and by extension finds himself (in a bar that stocks 60 different whiskeys). When I say ‘find my pack’, I don’t mean figuring out who they are, but actually WHERE they are. I’m a member of ALA’s RUSA and... more


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