During May 2011

CERT Training this week

Craig, Wanda, Travis and I all spent mornings and afternoons out of the library becoming certified in CERT, the Community Emergency Response Team training. The training was extensive and exhausting. (Think CPR-First Aid-team building-survivor training and psychological distress all in one.) While the training was demanding, we did also have some fun. Each module was... more

Achieving Your Leadership Potential

This week, I attended the PDC class “Achieving Your Leadership Potential: Developing Extraordinary Leaders.” Meeting one hour each morning for four consecutive days, I found the class to be a valuable learning experience. The group of people I was seated with come from all across campus and have very different jobs than me. Human Resources,... more

CERT Training

From Monday through Thursday of this week, several ZSR Staff (Wanda, Mary Beth, Travis, and Craig) are participating in CERT Training. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. The concept for this group was conceived after 9/11. The idea is to have a cadre of trained individuals prepared to respond in times of need. The... more

Sarah at ANCHASL Meeting

On April 29th, I attended the Association of N.C. Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL) Spring Meeting and a continuing education event on study design in Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) at Duke University Medical Library. This class was taught by Connie Schardt, Associate Director of Education Services and Public Services at Duke University Medical Center Library. She... more

Webinar: archiving social media sites with ArchiveIt

This afternoon, Craig, Rebecca, and I sat down for a webinar from ArchiveIt about archiving social media sites. The advanced training session covered the reasons for archiving social media (“a tweet is a record”) and then explored how to add specific seed URLs to one’s ArchiveIt web archive to get the content being created via... more

ALADN 2011

Lest anyone be tempted by travel envy, I will say that it rained, snowed, and sleeted today in Flagstaff, AZ where I am attending the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) conference. Despite the current weather, I have always liked ALADN because of its small size (maybe 125 registrants) and tight focus (fundraising for... more

2011 NCICU Purchasing Committee

Derrik and I attended this year’s Purchasing Committee meeting at High Point University last week. This was the first time the group has done a 1 day format and they jam-packed it! The whole focus was e-books. We heard a hilarious presentation from Tim Rogers of NC Live poking fun at the ad-hoc purchasing approach... more

“Archon…making it work for you”

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking the shuttle to the Carpenter Library to watch a SAA webinar “Archon…making it work for you”. Dianne Johnson, Archivist at the Dorothy Carpenter Medical Archives, registered for the event and invited our department to listen in. I must say, I was very impressed with Archon and am excited... more

LAUNCH-CH Research Forum

By Craig and Audra On Tuesday, March 10, Audra and I journeyed to Chapel Hill to present our poster at the Librarians’ Association of UNC-CH Research Forum held in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The forum is a combination of poster sessions and paper presentations: there were 10 posters and 3 papers presented. Poster Sessions... more

NISO RDA webinar

Today, Erik, Carolyn, Lauren C, Derrik, Alan Keely, Leslie McCall, Steve Kelly, Beth Tedford, Mark McKone, Linda Ziglar, Jean-Paul and Chris B. attended the first of a two part NISO seminar on RDA. The webinar gave a good overview of FRBR and how RDA facilitates the creation of records following the FRBR metadata model. Rorbert... more