During October 2017

The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar – Tacoma

View of Mount Rainer from Tacoma I attended the Guild of BookWorkers Annual meeting (which is called the Standards of Excellence Seminar) from October 25th-28th in Tacoma, WA. Artists book by Mare Blocker When I arrived, I visited the University of Puget Sound Collins Memorial Library, where I met with Librarian Hilary Robbeloth and Director... more

Kyle at NCLA 2017

This being my first “real” NCLA (I presented once in 2013, but didn’t stick around), I wasn’t sure what to expect. As others have mentioned, though, I found that this conference was a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues I don’t get to see often enough, especially those in the public library world.... more

NCLA 2017 According to Chris

It was great to have the 62nd NCLA Biennial Conference back in Winston-Salem last week!  For this conference, I served behind the scenes on the conference’s Planning Committee, specifically with the Local Arrangements Committee.  There were several ZSR connections on this committee as well:  one of the co-chairs was one of my former student assistants,... more

Kathy S. at NCLA

While I’ve been attending NCLA for 10 years now (!) and have been involved on previous conference committees, this was my first year serving as a member of the conference programming committee (chaired by our very own Mary Scanlon). This meant my conference this year was less about my own presentations and more about trying... more

Mary Beth at NCLA

I attended a few really inspiring sessions at NCLA this year.  One, entitled “I Do”: The Engaged Employee offered by three librarians from Wake County Public Libraries provided tips to better engage your workers in the work of the library through methods that create a sense of community among the staff. They had a variety of tips... more

Tim at ACCelerate

First I need to explain what ACCelerate was — it was the first Atlantic Coast Conference (hence the ACC) Festival of Innovation and Creativity. The ideas was for the ACC schools to showcase their academic excellence using the athletic conference framework. The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History hosted 48 exhibits from the 15 universities as... more

Hu at NCLA 2017

NCLA was an awesome blur! I don’t have any great photos, but I did collaborate and celebrate, and I hope I innovated a bit in there somewhere too! As we all know, when a conference is local, it’s tough to devote yourself entirely, especially when it’s after Fall Break and there is the pull to... more

ZSR en la Noche 2017

On Friday, October 20th, fresh off an amazing NCLA conference, ZSR teamed up with OLAS and the Intercultural Center to host our second ZSR en la Noche! West End Mambo performed from 7:30-10:30, and the members of OLAS brought in food from local restaurants. This was the second time ZSR and OLAS have teamed up... more

Sarah at NCLA

This year’s NCLA Biennial Conference was a positive and meaningful experience for me, especially since I have been involved in the first Executive Board of the newly formed STEM-Librarianship in NC (LINC) Round Table  as Secretary-Treasurer over the last year. Due to the efforts of a small but enthusiastic group from across the state, STEM librarians... more

Tanya at NCLA

I attended the NCLA meeting this week; chairing a panel on Wednesday, attending sessions and the Ogilvie Keynote with Dr. Jon Gant, and perusing the numerous vendors.  Our Wednesday session “Special Collections Instruction: Engagement Beyond an Introduction” included Chrystal Carpenter (Elon University), Ellen Daugman (ZSR), Erin Lawrimore (UNCG), and Megan Mulder (ZSR). For my part,... more