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TPD @ CNI

TPD @ CNI: I Am Big Data and So Can You! Back on the train this year. I tried to fly to DC last year and the weather gods weren’t having it (yes, I caused the 2018 Snowtastrophe – sorry, WTL committee). The CNI fall meeting continues to be the best three-day library tech conference... more

Carol at Charleston 2019

The last Charleston report for 2019! University of Houston (Kerry Creelman, Nancy Linden, and Nora Dethloff): The typical presentation on re-organizing collections, liaisons, and tech services. A few fresh nuggets: Establishing time-limited subscriptions wherein new resources will be reviewed after three years. Some resources are reviewed on an even quicker timetable. Houston, like WFU, has... more

Summer @ NCLA

It’s been awhile since NCLA, but I wanted to make sure you all got to read one more NCLA recap post! NCLA 2019 was my first NCLA and it was memorable! I was lucky to present twice and do a poster during this conference, so most of my time was spent preparing myself!  On Thursday,... more

Build as We Fight: The 2019 American Studies Association Annual Meeting

I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, November 7-10, in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year’s conference theme, Build as We Fight, arose from “the corruption of capitalism and the limits of U.S. power,” while “acknowledging the imperative to create alternative means of survival and models of community from the group up to address... more

Molly at the Charleston Conference

By now you’ve already read about this year’s Charleston Conference from the four other ZSRians who attended earlier this month. I won’t rehash any of the sessions they discussed that I too attended. Rather, I’ll share highlights from the scholarly communication focus of my Charleston experience. When I first attended Charleston in 2008, it was... more

Alma Day!

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, ZSR (and PCL and CCCL) are moving from Voyager to Alma next Summer! If you have not heard about this yet, please see Thomas’ insightful post into the key dates to keep in mind during your travel/vacation planning for 2020. Alma Day was our kickoff event for our... more

North Carolina Preservation Consortium Conference

On Friday, November 15th, I traveled to the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University for a presentation and conference. the conference theme was When the Unthinkable Happens! Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Organizations. There was a vast array of presenters from all kinds of institutions covering many types of disasters: -State Historic Sites -Lyrasis -N.C.... more

Alice at Charleston Conference 2019

The Charleston Conference isn’t a conference I attend every year. I typically think of it as a conference dedicated to collection development, acquisitions, and networking with vendors. Though all of that is still true, the conference continues to evolve by offering other sessions that are applicable to professionals outside of technical services. This year’s conference... more

Alma/Primo Dates

Our Alma Day kickoff event happened this week, and we’re working to post videos for the four great presentations. While that’s in the pipeline, I wanted to make everyone aware of some major dates related to the migration, and touch on what those dates will mean for everyone in the library. Our migration team has... more

Kyle at Charleston Conference 2019

Having never been to Charleston Conference, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Honestly, it was a mixed bag. Some of the highlights: The inspiring opening keynote from the benevolent mad genius Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive, whose talk served as kind of a dispatch from the front lines of the war on truth.... more