During October 2012

Inside ZSR

Lauren P. at Fall ALA Joint Boards Meeting

Not unlike many of us, I spent two days last week in meetings. The difference? That these were 8 hours meetings held over Friday and Saturday. And they were in Chicago. Last Annual conference the LITA Board of Directors voted to add me to the executive committee (ExCo) of LITA. The executive committee meets two... more

Leslie at SEMLA 2012

This year’s meeting of the Southeast Music Library Association was held at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where we had beautiful weather and a number of interesting presentations. Digitization Projects We heard an update on Vanderbilt’s Global Music Archive, which has to date focused on East African music. Now they’re working on an Appalachian Dulcimer... more

Engaging and Supporting the Wake Forest Student, Part 2: First Generation College and High-Need Students

Kaeley, Lauren Pressley and I attended the second session in the series, Engaging and Supporting the Wake Forest Student: Pedagogical Approaches for Success. This one focused on first generation college and high needs students. It is of special interest to me because I was a first generation student myself, many years ago. This session followed... more

ARL Fall Forum: Library Workforce for 21st Century Research Libraries

I like to attend the Fall Forum of the Association of Research Libraries because they let non-ARL libraries attend and I can catch up with my ARL friends and see what they are up to. This year, the focus was on the library workforce of the future, which is of high interest to me. Those... more

A Trip to the Tattoo Archive

Last evening, Vicki, Craig, and I joined other local archivists at theTattoo Archive on Fourth Street downtown. The event was sponsored by theSociety of North Carolina Archivists and coordinated by Dianne Johnson from Carpenter Library. I have seen this storefront many times, but have never taken the time to go inside. I must say, I... more

Don’t Forget Them: Documenting Underserved and Underrepresented Groups in the Archives

Last week I attended the South Carolina Archival Association’s Fall Meeting. The topic was “Thinking Outside the Archival Box: Expanding our Reach to Underserved and Underrepresented Groups” which fit perfectly with the initiative that we here at the WFU Archives are beginning*. The conference was held in the Hollings Special Collections Library at the University... more

A Triangle Road Trip

Last Friday, Joy, Kyle, and Lauren took a trip to the Triangle to visit with instruction librarians at NCSU, Duke, and UNC-Ch. It was a great day for us, and we really enjoyed getting to know our colleagues doing similar work from across the state. Perhaps the most striking thing about the visits is the... more

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)

The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color was held in Kansas City September 19 -23. This conference brings together Native American, Hispanic, African American, Chinese American and Asia Pacific Librarians. This is the second such gathering for the group. The first one was held in Dallas back in 2006. I didn’t hear any official numbers,... more

Quick visit to WSSU Archives

Yesterday, Vicki and I had the opportunity to visit the Winston Salem State University Archives and the archivist Tom Flynn. Although a smaller collection than WFU’s and with only Tom as a full time employee, WSSU is doing some great new things to promote their archives to the campus and beyond. The hallway leading down... more

LITA Nationa Forum 2012, Concurrent Sessions

Members of the LITA Forum Planning Committee also serve as moderators for the concurrent sessions. I chose to moderate the sessions that had not been claimed by other members of the planning committee, rather than choosing based on topic. This has served me well as I’ve found myself in some great sessions I probably would... more