During August 2010

COOP After A Disaster- ALCTS Disaster Webinar

On Wednesday, August 18th, the Disaster Committee attended a webinar hosted by the ALCTS group as one of their series on disaster preparedness. Steve Kelley, Ellen Daugman, Scott Adair, Anna Dulin and Craig Fansler attended the webinar which was presented by Nancy Kraft from the University of Iowa Libraries. Ms. Kraft has been tried by... more

Recap: Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting 2010

Last week, I traveled to Washington, DC for the Society of American Archivists annual conference and was later joined by Vicki Johnson and Katherine Gill. The whirlwind of activity and inspiration is summarized below! Tuesday, August 10 was the Research Forum, of which I was a part as a poster presenter. My poster featured the... more

New Faculty Orientation

Disclaimer: I felt a little odd going through new faculty orientation (NFO) last week, seeing as I’ve been at ZSR for over 10 months , and with the University for almost 4 years , but I’m not complaining! I had a lot of fun, really enjoyed the opportunity to meet our new colleagues, and have... more

Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians — Class of 2010

“Qualities of great leadership are: focus, passion, wisdom, courage, and integrity.” Lee Bolman The above quote might make you think this institute was just a series of sage tidbits, but it really was a highly personal and potentially transformational experience. The class was over 100 academic librarians in leadership positions mostly from the U.S., with... more

Wanda’s conferencing continues …

Well into our conference, good news continued with regards to on-site registrations. Registration numbers continued to climb upwards totaling late this afternoon to 375. YEAH! I had stressed early in the planning stages when I heard about plans to have a local high school choir perform as a part of the opening ceremony. When their... more

7th National Conference of African American Librarians

Tuesday found me and other planning committee members settling in to the Sheraton Hotel in a hot sweltering Birmingham, Alabama. The afternoon was spent putting a face with the service provided. We met everyone from the chief bottle washer to the general manager, who co-incidentally managed the Adams Mart in Winston Salem prior to joining... more