During April 2008

ACRL/LAMA Joint Virtual Institute

For the past two days (whenever I can!) I’ve been participating in the ACRL/LAMA Joint Virtual Institute. The theme of the institute is Leading from the Middle: Managing in All Directions. I participated in this because I gave a poster session on the student supervision model I developed in Microtext (this didn’t embed as nicely... more

Cultivating Collaboration Across Learning Communities

LAUNC-CH Conference Cultivating Collaboration Across Learning Communities Ellen Daugman and Mary Scanlon attended the recent LAUNC-CH conference in Chapel Hill. Here’s our report: Keynote speaker: Abby Blachly from LibraryThing Ellen and I attended this year’s LAUNC-CH conference in Chapel Hill; the focus was on collaboration across learning communities and the sessions were designed to present... more

Duke’s Center for Instructional Technology Symposium

Earlier this month Susan had sent an email to Lib-L about the Duke Center for Instructional Technology showcase. I’m always interested to hear what is now and interesting in instructional technology, and it’s hard to pass up a free opportunity to see what’s going on at another local institution. It was a wonderful one-day workshop.... more

Steve at 2008 North Carolina Serials Conference

Sorry for the delay in posting this, but two weeks ago on April 10 and 11, I attended the North Carolina Serials Conference in Chapel Hill. The focus of the conference was primarily on personnel and employment issues. The Opening Keynote was delivered by Pamela Bluh of the University of Maryland, President of ALCTS (Association... more

Leonard Kniffel at Salem College

As you might guess I spend the evening in the back of the room, live-blogging the talk. Kniffel was addressing a number of audiences: writers, librarians, and students, so he spoke on a wide array of topics. My notes focus on things that seemed relevant from the academic library perspective. Here’s the post. more

ZSR Staff Development Tour of the ASU Library and Information Commons

On Wednesday, March 25th, 7 members of the ZSR Staff, Rosalind Tedford, Mary Beth Lock, Lauren Pressley, Kaeley McMahon, Sarah Jeong, Christian Burris and myself loaded up in the WFU Student Life van and headed up 421 to visit the ASU Library and Information Commons in Boone. We arrived and started a tour around 10:30am.... more

Day 2 at NISO Forum

Here are some highlights from day two of the NISO conference. Day two began with a talk by OhioLINK’s Assistant Director for New Service Development, Peter Murray on Discovery Tools and the OPAC. In describing next generation functions/features of online catalogs, Murray referenced Marshall Breeding‘s article on next generation library catalogs which appeared in the... more