During July 2018

Inside ZSR

Rebecca at the Archives Leadership Institute in Berea, Kentucky

You may know a thing or two about the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) from Tanya’s blog post, but I want to summarize my experience for you as best I can. First of all, the road to ALI for me was long a windy in more ways than one! I applied to ALI multiple times and... more

Jeff at ALA Annual 2018

This post is on the late side, but there are good-ish reasons for that. I vacationed! Then I was sick! Yet I am embarrassed about my tardiness. Having a family and a body are insufficient excuses for professional negligence. I lived in New Orleans for seven years prior to joining the team at ZSR, so... more

Mary Beth, Tanya, Lauren, and Amanda at MIMA

Maximizing Inclusivity and Minimizing Apathy (MIMA) @ WFU On Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th attended Wake Forest’s 2nd Biennial institute on Maximizing Inclusivity and Minimizing Apathy (MIMA). This is a two-day long workshop put on by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. While the previous MIMA institute was geared towards faculty and developing... more

Chris at NASIG 2018 Conference

This past June, NASIG held its 33rd Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  I was a “road dog” with Steve for the weekend conference, which as always offered unique programming as it pertained to continuing resources.  The takeaways from the conference were numerous, and I grouped them into the following categories. Vision Sessions.  The Vision Sessions... more

Carolyn @ ALA Annual 2018 in NOLA

Despite the sweltering summer heat of New Orleans, I had a great time at ALA Annual 2018. In addition to attending conference programs, I enjoyed the wonderful cuisine for which the city is known, reconnected with former colleagues who have moved on to other universities, and attended events that celebrated and honored my former (Wanda... more

Tanya at the Final Archives Leadership Institute, Berea (KY)

For the final year, I attended the Archives Leadership Institute as a Steering Committee member. The Steering Committee consists of archivists (Rachel Vagts, ALI Director) from Berea College as well as representatives from New York (Geof Huth), Massachusetts (Beth Myers), Ohio (Dan Noonan), Oregon (Terry Baxter), Virginia (Brenda Gunn), and North Carolina (Tanya). Funded by... more

Kathy S. @ ALA Annual in NOLA

I hadn’t been to New Orleans in several years, so it was fun to be back in the city! I just want to share a few highlights from the programs I attended. ALA this year for me was mostly about events and activities with the RUSA History Section. We started off with our all-committee meeting... more

Mary Beth at ALA Annual in NOLA

The kickoff for ALA was the aforementioned Michelle Obama opening session. The line to get into seeing her speech was exceedingly long, (so much so that we feared getting a seat in the 9000 seat auditorium) but what really surprised me was the relatively light security.  Her conversation, as was already mentioned, was her very personal... more