During August 2013

SAA, once more

I too, was glad to attend the Society of American Archivists’ annual conference in New Orleans this year. As Craig, Rebecca and Tanya have already mentioned, it was a very informative and useful conference that touched on many pertinent topics that we deal with in archives on a daily basis. As always, it was helpful... more

Culture Keepers VIII

Culture Keepers VIII: Challenges of the 21st Century – Empowering People, Changing Lives was the theme of this year’s conference of African American Librarians. The conference, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, was held August 7 – 11, in Covington, Kentucky. This conference, though probably not intentional on the planners, does... more

Rebecca at SAA

Last week, I traveled to New Orleans for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Annual Conference. I found the conference to be a very valuable experience, one that I would like to try to highlight for y’all. I started my conference by representing the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) at the Regional Associations Group... more

Tanya at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting in New Orleans, LA

I don’t know how I can possibly describe my 9 days in New Orleans, but I will certainly do my best! I recently attended the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), held in New Orleans, in addition to other events tacked on at the beginning and the end of my travels. First... more

A belated ALA report

Somehow, writing a blog post about my ALA 2013 experience seems to have slipped through the cracks. Could have something to do with the 5 licenses I currently have up in the air, I suppose. So here’s my report, to the best of my (and my notes’) memory. I thought I had some pictures to... more

Teaching and Learning Conference at Elon University

On August 15th, I attended the Teaching and Learning Conference at Elon University. This is an excellent, free conference that I have attended for 3 years. I attended many concurrent sessions including strategies for collaboration, which emphasized the importance of respect among group members. I also attended a concurrent session on data in the classroom... more

ASERL Summertime Summit 2013: “Liaison Roles in Open Access & Data Management: Equal Parts Inspiration & Perspiration”

On Monday, August 5, Carol, Lauren C., Molly, and Sarah loaded up the ZSR Library van for a quick trip down to Atlanta for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Summertime Summit. The Tuesday six-hour Summit at Georgia Tech involved an opening keynote, a morning breakout session, an afternoon breakout session, and a closing... more

Craig at SAA, New Orleans

Joan of Arc Monument given by the people of France to the people of New Orleans One of the most important reasons for attending a conference is hearing new voices and leaders in the field. Another advantage is making contacts with other professionals. SAA gave me that opportunity. I spent some real quality time with... more

Thomas at USETDA

The week before last, I attended (and spoke at) the US ETD Association annual conference, in Claremont, California. This is an organization that works to improve the policies and practices involved in managing electronic theses and dissertations. ETD people tend to be strong supporters of open access, so there was a lot of discussion of... more

Bob at ABLD 2013

I attended the annual meeting of the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD) group in Montreal, Canada May 12-15. ABLD is a relatively small and informal association of business school librarians in the U.S. and Canada. The members serve as either the director of a separate library serving a graduate business school or work in a... more