NCLA Resources and Technical Services Section Fall Workshop 2016

Steve, Leslie, Monesha, and I attended NCLA RTSS’s Fall Workshop at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro on 10/7/16. The workshop was impressively well-attended by folks from throughout the state. By way of summing up, we wrote a paragraph or two each. Here they are, in alphabetical order by author (aka Jeff-first order): “Watch This! Including... more

Sarah @ NCLA-STEM Meeting

NCLA has formed a new STEM Librarianship in North Carolina (STEM-LINC) round table. Along with Erin Knight, NIEHS Library Manager, and Jennifer Seagraves from Central Carolina Community College, I was invited to speak representing academic libraries in a panel discussion on “Outreach & Relationship-Building with STEM” at the April 29th meeting held at UNCG. If... more

Make it Matter: NCLA’s 61st Biennial Conference

Many have covered NCLA’s keynote address so I won’t repeat their observations. Instead, I’ll focus on 3 stand-out BLINC (Business Librarianship in N. Carolina) presentations that few others are likely to have attended. BLINC sponsored 4 presentations including the one Mary Beth, Mary Krautter and I presented on entrepreneurial culture in libraries. As Chair of... more

Three Conferences = Busy Autumn

I attended three different conferences this fall, Designing Libraries IV: Designing 21st Century Libraries at North Carolina State University, NCLA in Greensboro and the Access Services Conference in Atlanta, GA. In order to be most succinct, I’m combining posts for all three, though the subject matter ranged quite extensively. The Designing Libraries conference was chock... more

Tweeting NCLA

Last month I attended my first NCLA. While I had previously worked in NC libraries for 16 years and been a past president of the Society of NC Archivists, I had never taken advantage of this great networking opportunity before. In Greensboro I reconnected with old colleagues (including one from Penn State), saw one of... more

NCLA Textbook Talks

Textbook costs were a popular topic at the NCLA Biennial Conference this year. Since this concern affects so many aspects of Access Services, I was particularly interested in seeing how other academic libraries have tried to help their students and faculty deal with the high cost of textbooks. At the beginning of every semester in... more

Hu at NCLA: “A Librarian, an Archivist, and a Professor walk into…Collaboration that Matters”

Since others have already posted about NCLA, I thought I would use my post to talk about an exciting program I attended by Shanta Alvarez and Patrick Rudd from Elon University. This program focused on the use of primary sources in classes, most notably, the Cable School, a restored 1850s schoolhouse that was part of... more

Susan At NCLA Biennial Conference

My main objective for this year’s NCLA conference was to participate in a panel discussion with colleagues Mary Beth Lock, Hu Womack and Meghan Webb. In our presentation, we shared the variety of programming ZSR Library is doing that supports the University’s Thrive initiative. The audience was receptive and engaged in the topic, so we... more

NCLA GRS Annual Meeting & Workshop

Recently, I attended the NCLA Government Resources Section Annual Meeting & Workshop. This event was held on the campus of Elon University and was sponsored by the Carol Grotnes Belk Library. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with colleagues, and discuss current issues and upcoming changes within the Federal Depository Library Program and the... more

National Library Legislative Day

On Monday May 5th I met up with some really cool people from across North Carolina and headed to Washington, DC for National Library Legislative Day. This year NCLA selected 12 students from an essay contest on the importance of libraries to also attend. Each winner was accompanied by one of their parents. State Librarian... more

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