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Steve at 2017 NASIG Conference

On Tuesday, June 6th, I flew to Indianapolis for the 32nd annual NASIG Conference. This was my first NASIG Conference since 2012 that I wasn’t on (or going onto) the Executive Board, but I still had to get to the conference early, because I got roped into being the Chair of the 2017 Programming Planning... more

Chris at NASIG 2017

Indianapolis was the site of this year’s conference, and I must admit that I was slightly hesitant about the location at first.  After all, Indianapolis isn’t one of the first locations that come to mind for a conference, library-related or not.  But Indianapolis turned out to be a very charming city with several attractions.  In... more

Carrie at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Every June, the good folks at the University of Victoria host the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, which draws a wide array of Digital Humanists, from the DH-curious to DH experts. These practitioners include librarians, faculty, and graduate students. This year, the Institute offered 49 weeklong workshops over two weeks—the offerings ranging from “Creating LAMP Infrastructure... more

Copyright, Digital Initiatives, Publishing, & More Copyright

Or, Molly’s spring travels across 4 months, 4 gatherings, 4 states, 3 time zones, 6 airports, 10 flights, and 9 nights in hotels. March – UIPO Annual Meeting Each year, members of a select group of copyright and intellectual property librarians gather to spend 2-3 days geeking out over all things copyright. Unofficially known as... more

May Meeting Musings

Across seven days in May, I traveled to three state-level meetings. Here’s a miscellaneous compilation of lessons learned and other musings. Carolina Consortium The Carolina Consortium negotiates advantageous group deals for e-resource purchases. Besides hearing about deals to possibly join, I picked up a few practical tidbits specific to my department. I learned of one... more

Tim at ASERL

The spring meeting of the Association of Southeast Research Libraries was held in Charleston on June 1-2. I arrived on May 31st in time to hold a Wake Community Event at the Liberty Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant (next to Charleston).  Ten former Deacs and friends got an update on what is happening at Wake... more

TALA 4th Annual Paraprofessional Conference

On Wednesday, May 24 eleven staff members from ZSR Library headed to the beautiful campus of Elon University to attend the 4th Annual TALA Paraprofessional Conference. This Conference is a collaborative effort between Wake Forest University, Elon University, Guilford Tech. Community College, High Point University, NC A&T State University, Salem University, UNC-Greensboro, and Winston-Salem State... more

Association for Librarians & Archivists in Baptist Institutions (ALABI)

I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the annual meeting of ALABI (the Association for Librarians & Archivists at Baptist Institutions), hosted by the American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) located at Mercer University (Atlanta, Georgia). The theme was “Transitions & Turnarounds: Successfully Navigating Change in Baptist Archives and Libraries” and while this is a small... more

Joy at LOEX 2017

This year’s LOEX Conference planners knocked it out of the ballpark! It is always energizing to be surrounded by instruction librarians for three wonderful days, but the content of this conference was particularly outstanding. On top of that, this conference took place May 11-13 in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky which is known for horses and bourbon.... more

ZSR Mission Statement Update

The Mission Statement Task Force chair, Mary Scanlon, shared the group’s report at the May Administrative Council meeting. The report consisted of the Task Force’s revised and updated mission and values statement for ZSR. The Council had some questions and suggestions and the Task Force updated their draft, which is shared below. Mission: Our mission... more


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