During May 2017

Inside ZSR

ZSR Mission Statement Update

The Mission Statement Task Force chair, Mary Scanlon, shared the group’s report at the May Administrative Council meeting. The report consisted of the Task Force’s revised and updated mission and values statement for ZSR. The Council had some questions and suggestions and the Task Force updated their draft, which is shared below. Mission: Our mission... more

NC-LITe Spring 2017 at ZSR!

NC-LITe, a meeting of academic librarians in North Carolina focusing on library instruction and instructional technology, meets at the end of the Spring and Fall semesters. On Friday, May 12th, ZSR hosted this group. Thirty attended the event, representing ten different institutions! The day began with coffee and conversation, followed by campus updates from each library.... more

The Innovative Library Classroom 2017

On Thursday, May 11th, I attended “The Innovative Library Classroom 2017” (also known as TILC). This was the fourth annual TILC conference, but it was my first time attending. I had heard great things about this small conference with registration capped at 100 participants this year, and after my experience this year, I’ll be back!... more

Amanda at the Magnolias Curriculum Project

Magnolias Curriculum Project  Last week I had the privilege of attending the Wake Forest University Magnolias Curriculum Project. This two day teaching workshop is put on by the WFU Office of Sustainability, and the focus of the workshop is helping faculty meaningfully incorporate sustainability into their classroom curriculum. First, I have to tell you this... more

Three Workshops in Three Days

Trifecta. Over the course of three days, I taught book repair workshops in three North Carolina cities. On Tuesday, May 9th, I taught 12 participants at the Pack Library in Asheville, NC. On Wednesday, May 10th, I taught 15 participants at Wake County Public Library in Raleigh, NC. Finally, on Thursday, May 11th, I taught... more

Digital Stewards Assemble in DC

Last week I traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the National Digital Stewardship Residency Symposium at the Library of Congress on April 27-28. The two-day event featured discussions from current and emerging leaders of digital preservation, and attracted over 100 audience members. I was awarded a travel grant from NDSR back in January to attend... more

Renee at the 2017 Administrative Professionals Conference

On April 27th, I attended the 2017 Administrative Professionals Conference at WinMock in Bermuda Run, NC.  Each year about 250 administrative professionals from local Higher Ed institutions and health care industries gather for a full day of learning, networking, and fun. 2017 Guest Speakers: Melinda Smith, author, trainer, and life organizer, spoke on the topic... more