During August 2012

Lauren at Elon’s Teaching & Learning Conference

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Elon University Teaching and Learning Conference. I have gotten to go to this several times and always take away something useful from it. Last year it was threshold concepts. This year it was the power of slowing down and reflecting. Not that I had to be... more

Rebecca at SAA

I have traveled to and from San Diego for the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference “Beyond Borders” and I have a lot to tell you all about. The first day was a long day of travel and an equally long facilitated “SAA/Regional Archival Organization Summit” where myself and Katie Nash of Elon University represented... more

Beyond Borders- Society of American Archivists-2012

My experience at SAA this year in San Diego was excellent and filled with sessions about preservation-related topics. I kept thinking the whole time I was there- “Craig you might have found your niche”. Over the past year, the Preservation Section of SAA has been working on a fund raiser for the SAA Disaster Relief... more

Carol at MSU LEETS, Part II

The second day of the MSU LEETS conference focused on emerging technologies. These presentations overlapped more with each other so I’ll just give some general impressions. The main speaker was Nicole Hennig from MIT. NUIs (Natural User Interfaces) to replace GUIs Libraries creating “hackerspaces” or “makerspaces” which feature 3-D printers. Our own Dr. Atala got... more

Carol at MSU LEETS, Part I

I spent last weekend in Starkville, Mississippi at the MSU LEETS conference. LEETS stands for Libraries eResource and Emerging Technologies Summit. The first day of the conference focused on electronic resources. Tim Collins from EBSCO Publishing emphasized the development of the EDS discovery service in his opening keynote. He worries more about the erosion of... more

Building Effective Mentoring Relationships

In July, the Mentoring Committee (Craig, Mary Beth, and Bobbie) started planning and coordinating this year’s mentoring events and activities. Last year the Committee asked Allison McWilliams (Director of Career Education and Counseling, Professional Development, and the Mentoring Resource Center at Wake Forest University) to lead a training session for mentors/mentees. During her presentation, Allison... more