During November 2017

Five Days and Three Events in Pittsburgh

At the end of October, I attended three events in Pittsburgh: the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, DLF Forum, and Digital Preservation 2017. DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference From October 22-25 I attended the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, and the DLF Forum. Leading up to these events, I was a member of the planning... more

One Week in October – A Newb at NCLA, Too Much Change, and Tech Fatigue

“What’s your vision for the library of 2027?” “The technology will finally work right.” (Audience participation moment at NCLA keynote address.) So with the state library association holding its biennial conference more or less in our back yard, I figured I should check it out (and, ahem, join NCLA). It seemed that half of ZSR... more

Chris at the 2017 Charleston Conference

Chris at the 2017 Charleston Conference After hearing about the Charleston Conference for many years in the circles of conferences and workshops, I finally attended my first one this year thanks to a scholarship from Harrassowitz.  Marketed as the event for “issues in book and serial acquisition,” the Charleston Conference was an event that covered... more

Roz at Charleston Conference

This was my first Charleston Conference and I was there because I was on panel but I have to admit that I loved it. The format of the conference is different than most and I found the sessions I attended to be deep dives into really complex and interesting topics. I was surprised at the... more

Sarah at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library

Over the last three days, I was immersed in a 20-credit MLA continuing education course on systematic reviews at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library with 26 other medical librarians and academic librarians from the West coast to the East coast. Although at first glance it may seem that the work of medical librarians... more

Carol in Charleston 2017

Theme 1: Books Arizona State will soon close its main library for two years for a massive renovation. During this time, practically all of their books will be in storage. Once they’re done, they can put about 375K books in open stacks while most of the rest of their 4 million books will remain in... more

NCPC Annual Conference

NCPC Annual Conference Nov. 13, 2017 I was anxious to attend the North Carolina Preservation Consortium conference this year for several reasons: seeing my colleagues and firming up teaching commitments, as well as wishing outgoing Executive Director, Robert James well. The conference was held at The McKimmon Conference and Training Center of NC State University.The... more

Susan @ NCLA

Better late than never is what I always say, so here are a few comments from my experiences at the recent NCLA conference….. My primary assignment was to team up with Dean Tim Pyatt and our architect, Chris Garris, to give a presentation on creating a library master plan. Tim already covered this in his... more

EllenD at NCLA 2017

I’ve missed a couple of recent NCLA conferences, but it was nice to pick up again in an attractive, renovated conference venue right here in Winston-Salem. (I’ve been told that the large wood panels came from old barns around the state—an example of showcasing North Carolina’s heritage.)  I was part of a session chaired by... more