During December 2017

Tim at Fall 2017 NCICU meeting

The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Library directors met at Guildford College on Dec. 19th. For private college and university libraries, NCICU is the organization through which we negotiate our participation in NC Live. NCICU also plays an important role in advocating for private colleges and universities and helps us lobby the NC... more

Thomas in Denver/DC for LITA/CNI

A couple of weeks ago, I flew out to Denver for LITA Forum. By the way, the options for flying from Charlotte (major American Airlines hub) to Denver (major United hub) are pretty meager, so if you want to know what Highway 52 is like at 4:45am, I can tell you! As a recent LITA... more

December Book Repair Workshops

I recently taught two book repair workshops in Hickory on December 4th and in Chapel Hill on December 11th. Both workshops were sponsored by the NC State Library, part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. On Monday, December 4th, I taught book repair to 12 participants at the Patrick Beaver Public... more

International Council on Archives–Mexico City, Mexico

The week after Thanksgiving, I was invited to speak at the International Council on Archives annual meeting in Mexico City, held jointly with the Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos. The conference sessions were interesting (conducted in English, Spanish, and French with translation), and Mexico City was a fascinating and noisy mix of 22 million people, their... more

ASERL in Miami

Last week I was able to spend several days in beautiful Miami for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries fall meeting. The city is still recovering from hurricane damage, although things looked surprising good with most services in place. While I still consider myself a “new dean,” I co-hosted a dinner for new deans to... more

Book History & Digital Humanities, and that *other* ALA

Slightly exhausted from last year’s large conferences, I decided that attending and presenting at smaller conferences would be the way to go this year. My choices did not disappoint! Book History and Digital Humanities I presented at BH & DH (or Book History and Digital Humanities), held by the Center for the History of Print... more