During May 2018

Inside ZSR

Women Leaders’ Career Development Continuing Education Workshop May 2018

WFU’s Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) (who manages the Career Development for Women Leaders (CDWL) program) is committed to offering continuing education programs to the senior women leaders who have graduated from the CDWL program. After surveying their graduates, they found that a majority of respondents were interested in exploring unconscious bias... more

Society of Ohio Archivists, Columbus-Ohio

I was invited to give the keynote presentation at the 50th anniversary of the Society of Ohio Archivists annual meeting which was held last week in Columbus. As a native of Ohio and graduate of Wright State University’s Public History Program, I was pleased to return as President of the Society of American Archivists. My... more

2018 TALA Conference

The 2018 TALA Conference was held at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro on May 16, 2018.  We wanted to share our experience with you I enjoyed attending the TALA Conference held at NC A&T this year. The session on Diversity and Inclusion in TALA Libraries led by Stacey Krim and Alva Jones of UNCG... more

Amanda, Joy, Kathy & Meghan @ LOEX

This year’s LOEX Conference took place in America’s “Space City,” Houston, Texas. As is true of previous years, LOEX continues to stand out as the profession’s premier library instruction conference. Overall themes of the conference included combating fake news through information literacy and gamifying the library experience. There were 385 attendees and 68 breakout sessions.... more

NC LIVE 2018 Annual Conference (Carol and Hu)

I (Carol) enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with colleagues from other libraries, including my carpool partner, Elizabeth Novicki. And I (Hu) had never attended the NC LIVE conference! It was great hanging out with Carol and Elizabeth, and learning more about NC LIVE ebooks, Summon, and podcasting in libraries! Hu at NC LIVE Rob Ross, Executive... more

The Writing/Publishing Process: One Perspective

I recently co-published an article in the Guild of Book Workers (GBW) Newsletter and I thought I’d share about the research and writing process. The article was a Q&A that evolved from previous interviews I wrote for the Newsletter. I decided to interview one or two Preservation Librarians, who were doing similar work to mine... more

ASERL Schol Comm and IL workshop + ASERL/ARL Liaison Institute in Atlanta

On April 26, Kathy and Kaeley attended the ASERL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and IL workshop, which was held on the campus of Georgia Tech in midtown Atlanta [slides are available on the ASERL site]. Molly already shared her experience at this conference from a director/scholarly communication librarian perspective, so Kaeley and I will share... more

Talking Special Collections North of the Border

On May 11th I participated in a colloquium at McGill University called “Kick-Starting ROAAr and More: Towards the Future.” ROAAr is the special collections library at McGill, recently formed out of four formerly separate units — Rare and Special Collections, Osler History of Medicine, Art, and Archives. The goal of the colloquium was to have the ROAAr staff... more

Thomas and Lauren @ FOLIO Day

On Monday (5/7), Lauren and I traveled down the ever delightful I-40 to Durham, to attend a one-day meet-up about FOLIO, held as part of the first ever WOLFcon (decoder ring settings: a meet-up is an infrequent in-person gathering of a mostly online community; WOLFcon is the World OLF Conference; OLF is the Open Library... more

James H. at OCLCRS2018

The OCLC Resources Sharing Conference 2018 “Bridging Communities” It is pretty safe to say this was the largest stand alone interlibrary loan (aka resources sharing) conference ever held.  I know because I have been to many. Up to now, the only yearly, national conference we had focused on one software package (ILLiad) used to manage... more