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Steve at Core Forum 2022

I attended the first ever Core Forum from October 13th to 15th in Salt Lake City. The Core Forum is a successor to the LITA Forum (LITA merged with ALCTS and LAMA to form Core back in 2020), so this whole Forum business was a new one on me. It was an enjoyable experience and... more

Check Out Our Dedicated Deacons!

The Dedicated Deacon recognition program is a long-standing tradition at ZSR. It provides an opportunity for colleagues to recognize one another for going above and beyond the course of their normal responsibilities. Below are 75 Dedicated Deacons given since February 24, 2022 (alphabetical by first name, not chronological). Many thanks and congratulations to our colleagues... more

Morgan @ Beyond the Numbers

From November 8th through November 10th I had the great pleasure of experiencing Beyond the Numbers (BTN), the annual conference hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This was my first Beyond the Numbers and I hope it won’t be my last – it was wonderful! The conference is... more

Exploring Writing Opportunities

This post was cowritten with Summer Krstevska and Craig Fansler. During our time on the Faculty Mentoring Committee, a common area of interest we receive from mentees are mentoring opportunities regarding writing and publishing. This has prompted the committee (Craig Fansler, Melde Rutledge and Summer Krstevska) to share about our writing experiences via newsletters, journals,... more

Leslie at SEMLA 2022

As usual, some fine presentations at the Southeast Music Library Association’s annual meeting, which I attended virtually this year: EDI Colleagues at Vanderbilt described a collaborative venture with the National Museum of African American Music (also in Nashville TN). Vanderbilt’s Special Collections created a new fund for the purchase of African-American musicians’ papers and related... more

DLF Forum 2022 in Baltimore

Back in 2020, the Digital Library Federation’s DLF Forum was scheduled to occur in Baltimore, MD. But unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event was decided to take place online, along with its 2021 installment. At long last, the DLF 2022 Forum re-established the in-person format in the city where it was planned... more

Ashelee @ SAA

Forgive my tardiness, it’s been so long since I’ve had to do one of these! In August I went to Boston for the Society of American Archivists Annual conference. Much like other group events, this was a ‘first time in two years’ for the organization and the majority, if not all, of it’s attendees. It... more

Archives and Climate Change course “at” Cal RBS

In early August, I spent a week as part of California Rare Book School’s course on Archives and Climate Change. The course was held virtually, on East coast time, with a break for lunch. I’ve never attended traditional rare book school, in California or elsewhere, so I don’t have a comparison, but I found the... more

Rodrigo at Harvard University’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians

In late July, Rodrigo attended Harvard University’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, an intensive 6-day leadership program offered by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE). The program, which was held at the Gutman Library, located near Harvard Square in Cambridge Massachusetts, focused on three areas of leadership: Planning, Organizational Strategy and Change, and Transformational... more

Morgan Goes to SLA

The last “hurrah” of my professional summer was to attend the Special Libraries Association’s (SLA) annual conference, which happened to be in-person (as well as virtual) in Charlotte this year, July 31st – August 2nd. I’m a relative newcomer to this conference and organization. I know several corporate and business/finance librarians who are very active... more