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Amanda at Immersion 2016

What is Immersion? From July 24-29th I visited Burlington, Vermont to attend Immersion, a week-long, intensive training for librarians working on information literacy. Immersion was located on the campus of Champlain College. I attended the “Teacher Track,” which is ideal for early-career instruction librarians who are interested in strengthening their knowledge of instructional techniques and... more

Sarah at the 2nd Science Boot Camp for Librarians Southeast

On July 5th, I drove to the University of Georgia (UGA) to present at the 2nd Science Boot Camp for Librarians Southeast. It was great to be immersed for 3 days in presentations on coral reefs, climate change, public health, and science education by renowned researchers and faculty from the Centers for Disease Control and... more

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

2016 Z. Smith Reynolds Library Award Celebration

On May 27, 2016, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library held its annual employee recognition luncheon. At the luncheon, Z. Smith Reynolds Library faculty and staff members were recognized for their hard work and dedication. Unsung Hero Award winner is Patrick Ferrell Helping Hand Award winner is Travis Manning The 2016 Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Outstanding... more

Chris at NASIG 2016

The 2016 NASIG Annual Conference was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in early June, and it was my first conference serving as a Member-At-Large on the Executive Committee. It was a good experience, particularly to have (then) Past President Steve Kelley also representing ZSR on the national scene. I served as the Board Liaison to... more

Lauren at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

Productivity with vendors (book and ILS), committee obligations, and future of cataloging were the three main themes for me in Orlando. Meetings by chance also played a key role in making this an above average conference for me. I caught up with our Casalini sales rep on how to implement a more Gobi-like version of... more

Carolyn at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

At this year’s Annual conference, most of my time was spent attending various committee meetings and fulfilling my duties as Secretary of the Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) of ACRL by taking minutes at said meetings. After serving on the ANSS Subject and Bibliographic Access Committee for the past five years in some capacity (e.g.... more


ALA Annual marked the end of my year as president of LITA, which was a rewarding experience, even if it did lead to a number of Thomas @ ALA posts that were almost entirely about process and policy. And this is another of them (lucky you!). TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free... more

Tanya and the Archives Leadership Institute (Berea College), 2016

I recently attended our second funded round of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI), now based at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the goal for the Institute is to “bring to tomorrow’s leaders the insights and understanding necessary for increasing public use and appreciation of archives.”... more

Susan’s ALA Annual 2016 – Orlando Report

If it’s late June, it must be time to jump on a plane and travel to some uncomfortably warm location to attend ALA Annual. This year the conference was held in Orlando and prior to the start of the conference the national news was filled with multiple terrible events occurring there. So, it was a... more

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