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Sarah at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library

Over the last three days, I was immersed in a 20-credit MLA continuing education course on systematic reviews at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library with 26 other medical librarians and academic librarians from the West coast to the East coast. Although at first glance it may seem that the work of medical librarians... more

Carol in Charleston 2017

Theme 1: Books Arizona State will soon close its main library for two years for a massive renovation. During this time, practically all of their books will be in storage. Once they’re done, they can put about 375K books in open stacks while most of the rest of their 4 million books will remain in... more

NCPC Annual Conference

NCPC Annual Conference Nov. 13, 2017 I was anxious to attend the North Carolina Preservation Consortium conference this year for several reasons: seeing my colleagues and firming up teaching commitments, as well as wishing outgoing Executive Director, Robert James well. The conference was held at The McKimmon Conference and Training Center of NC State University.The... more

Susan @ NCLA

Better late than never is what I always say, so here are a few comments from my experiences at the recent NCLA conference….. My primary assignment was to team up with Dean Tim Pyatt and our architect, Chris Garris, to give a presentation on creating a library master plan. Tim already covered this in his... more

EllenD at NCLA 2017

I’ve missed a couple of recent NCLA conferences, but it was nice to pick up again in an attractive, renovated conference venue right here in Winston-Salem. (I’ve been told that the large wood panels came from old barns around the state—an example of showcasing North Carolina’s heritage.)  I was part of a session chaired by... more

The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar – Tacoma

View of Mount Rainer from Tacoma I attended the Guild of BookWorkers Annual meeting (which is called the Standards of Excellence Seminar) from October 25th-28th in Tacoma, WA. Artists book by Mare Blocker When I arrived, I visited the University of Puget Sound Collins Memorial Library, where I met with Librarian Hilary Robbeloth and Director... more

Kyle at NCLA 2017

This being my first “real” NCLA (I presented once in 2013, but didn’t stick around), I wasn’t sure what to expect. As others have mentioned, though, I found that this conference was a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues I don’t get to see often enough, especially those in the public library world.... more

NCLA 2017 According to Chris

It was great to have the 62nd NCLA Biennial Conference back in Winston-Salem last week!  For this conference, I served behind the scenes on the conference’s Planning Committee, specifically with the Local Arrangements Committee.  There were several ZSR connections on this committee as well:  one of the co-chairs was one of my former student assistants,... more

Kathy S. at NCLA

While I’ve been attending NCLA for 10 years now (!) and have been involved on previous conference committees, this was my first year serving as a member of the conference programming committee (chaired by our very own Mary Scanlon). This meant my conference this year was less about my own presentations and more about trying... more

Mary Beth at NCLA

I attended a few really inspiring sessions at NCLA this year.  One, entitled “I Do”: The Engaged Employee offered by three librarians from Wake County Public Libraries provided tips to better engage your workers in the work of the library through methods that create a sense of community among the staff. They had a variety of tips... more


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