During March 2019

Inside ZSR

The Library Collective Annual Gathering

We hit the road for Knoxville, TN to attend the 5th Annual Gathering of The Library Collective on March 6th-8th. The Library Collective is 501(c)(3) organization committed to professional development and innovation for library and information professionals, and their Annual Gatherings (conferences) are known for hands-on, skill-building sessions that promote collaboration and active learning. This... more

Ashelee at SNCA

Last week I was in Wilmington for the annual Society of North Carolina Archivists conference. I started the conference off with a workshop focused on managing backlogs, “How to Tame Your Dragon: Learning to Befriend your Backlog through Efficient Processing”, with Kelly Spring from ECU. The workshop consisted of activities that were components of an... more


The Society of North Carolina Archivists held its annual meeting two weeks ago at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington campus. A ZSR contingent attended the meeting, where the overall theme was Interdisciplinary Archives and Interprofessional Collaboration. Their stories are below and a longer blog post from Ashelee is forthcoming! Heather @SNCA One of the best... more

Leslie at MLA 2019

This year’s meeting of the Music Library Association was held in St. Louis (where in mid-February the wind never stopped blowing!) DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION D & I was this year’s conference theme. While much of the programming replicated the work we’ve done here at Wake, two sessions yielded some fresh insights for me: In one,... more

Steve at 2019 LAUNC-CH Conference

On Monday, I went to the annual one day conference of the Librarians’ Association at UNC-Chapel Hill (or LAUNC-CH, pronounced “launch”). This is a reliably informative and inexpensive commuter conference in a pleasant facility. I generally recommend it. This year’s theme was “Library Spaces Reimagined,” and most of the presentations aligned with this general idea.... more

Carrie at the 2019 MLA Convention

In January, I traveled to Chicago for the Modern Language Association Annual Convention. My presentation, “Language and Labor in the Digital Humanities,” was part of the Association of Computers and the Humanities session, “Transacting DH: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Collaboration.” The panel was chaired by Lisa Rhody (CUNY), and the panelists included Kathleen Fitzpatrick... more

ER&L 2019

Dear Austin, One of the reasons I love seeing you is your consistently warm and sunny disposition. However, you surprised me this year with temperatures in the 40s/20s. You were sunny so we’re still on good terms. The Electronic Resources and Libraries conference was held March 3-6. As usual, there’s something for everyone who works with... more

Kevin at Designing for Digital 2019

In early March, I attended my second Designing for Digital virtual conference. Session topics ranged from conducting library space assessments to encouraging open and affordable course content, from tackling wicked problems to advocating for better internal UX. A few comments stood out: like one when, during some UX testing, a student said a library’s general... more

ZSR at WISE 2019

A couple of weeks ago, several Z. Smith Reynolds Library faculty and staff had the opportunity to attend the WISE Conference held at the beautiful Benton Convention Center February 14-15, 2019 in downtown Winston-Salem. WISE is an acronym for “Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement Workshop” which is “the pioneering conference for faculty leaders, program coordinators,... more