Inside ZSR

Sarah’s reflection on the NCLA Biennial Conference

STEM-LINC (STEM Librarianship in NC) has given STEM-enthusiast librarians from all types of libraries (academic, public, special, and K-12 libraries) a home organization to connect and provide leadership opportunities with the mission and vision  to inspire librarians to create programs that incorporate “STEM for Every NC Library” (from the STEM-LINC logo). STEM-LINC has proven to... more

Roz @ Charleston Conference

The Charleston Conference is one of my very favorite conferences and this year did not disappoint. But as we did have 5 ZSR folks attending,  I’ll keep my comments to things I think I attended that others did not, so we don’t all repeat the same info about the same sessions. Vendor Interaction: I find... more

Hu at NCLA 2019

I always enjoy NCLA, and this year I was extremely fortunate to participate in three sessions led by ZSR Librarians and I want to brag on those awesome librarians in this post! #SquadGoals: Creating and Sustaining a Library Instruction Community (Kyle, Kathy, Meghan, and Hu) Per our description in Sched, in this round table, we... more

Steve at 2019 NCLA Conference

I attended the 2019 NCLA Conference in October, and I’m a little late in writing my blog post about it. By writing my post late, I’m finding that most of the sessions I attended have been ably covered by my colleagues, so I’ll try to hit ones that weren’t already discussed. I went to a... more

Craig at The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar – Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a wonderful city known for its urban murals, art museums and great universities. Philadelphia was also a great site for the 2019 Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar. I was able to visit the Kislak Conservation Center, which is part of Special Collections & Archives at the Van Pelt Library at... more

Jeff at NCLA 2019

2019 was my second NCLA Biennial Conference. I only attended for a single day, so I’ll be brief. My main business at the conference was to serve as a panelist at the session “Project Management in Technical Services.” Alongside colleagues from UNC-Charlotte and Western Carolina and moderator Kate Hill of UNCG, I answered a planned... more

Kathy at NCLA 2019

I have so enjoyed reading everyone’s posts about their experience at NCLA! This year’s conference was a bit different for me, since as Chair of the Programs Committee, I wasn’t able to sit down and enjoy many sessions. But, it was incredibly gratifying to hear so many positive comments from attendees about the sessions and... more

Ashelee at NCLA

I first attended NCLA as a student during my first semester of graduate school in 2017, so this time around it was nice being able to experience the conference with a little more intent and a little less bewilderment. Most of the sessions I attended and enjoyed were about programming and professional/personal development.   I kicked... more

October 2019 Conferences: Smithsonian & NCLA

For the month of October, I attended two conferences: the Smithsonian Digitization Conference and the NCLA Conference. 2019 Smithsonian Digitization Conference This event was held earlier in the month from October 1-3 in Washington, DC. The conference theme was “Engagement”. This reflected the Smithsonian’s new five-year strategic plan (Smithsonian 2022: Greater Reach, Greater Relevance, Profound... more

Mary Beth at NCLA, 2019 and other travels

My NCLA experience started off on a high note, attending the Diversity Delineated, Inclusion Integrated session with Molly Keener, Chris Burris, Monesha Staton-Fluker. Their very informative presentation on the history and development of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee (now Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee) was a trip down memory lane, as well as serving as... more