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, I provided some context about trends in Special Collections & Archives instruction such as a focus on primary source literacy, the need for interactivity, practical learning and community service, and how to connect students with the past so they can better understand their own experiences. We had an audience of around 25 who asked some very good questions. I also attended sessions on assessment, the renovation of the Forsyth County Public Library, and the Sycamore Hill Project in Greenville. I loved seeing the renovated Benton Center and to have such an excellent library conference so close to home!