During July 2019

Inside ZSR

Heather at ML4ARC

On Friday, July 26, I attended the ML4ARC: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Natural Language Processing Applications in Archives workshop at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an event that focused on “applications of machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing to support use, access, and analysis of digital primary source materials.”  The... more

Save the Date – 7/22/2020: Big Retirement Party (for Voyager!)

As you probably know, the three WFU libraries have begun the process of migrating to the Alma library management system (LMS) from Ex Libris. The contract was signed a few weeks ago, and the migration path is becoming more clear. This means saying goodbye to a familiar, consistent, and trustworthy part of life at ZSR... more

Tanya attends ALABI in Nashville

I recently attended the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by the Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives (at the Southern Baptist Convention offices) the presentations focused on the issue of electronic records. There were representatives from Baylor University, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the Southwestern... more

Sarah returns to ALA Annual in DC

After 13 years of committee service to ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section), I was elected as ACRL STS Member-at-Large to represent approximately 1,200 ACRL STS members. So after four years of traveling to other science conferences, I returned to my 16th ALA Conference last June. Going to the ACRL STS Membership Breakfast felt like a... more

Carolyn at ALA Annual 2019

2019 marks my thirteenth year of attending ALA Annual as well as the second time I’ve traveled to Washington DC to do so. The first time was in 2010 in which I, along with several ZSR librarians, rode up together to our nation’s capital in the library’s newly purchased Quest van. Below are recaps of... more

Steve at NASIG 2019

As I begin writing this blog post about my attendance at the 2019 NASIG Conference, I can’t help but note that the conference was from June 5th through the 8th. The sharp-eyed and date-oriented among you may have quickly observed that this post is coming more than a month after said conference. For that, I... more

Mr. Eller Goes to Washington

ALA Annual 2019 marked my first return to Washington DC since 2007, when I attended my very first professional library conference there. I was a law librarian then. I am no longer that.  Nor am I a rookie librarian anymore. In fact, at this year’s conference, I met up with my new ALCTS mentee. Either... more

Exploring ALA Annual 2019 and DC

My ALA Annual Conference experience was a great opportunity to explore – professionally and personally. My first evening in DC I visited my favorite place in the city, the Lincoln Memorial at night. And when you look the other direction, the view’s pretty nice, too! Over the course of the next few days my exploration... more

Kathy at ALA Annual 2019

Most of my conference activities revolved around the RUSA History Section, for which I’m the outgoing Secretary and incoming Vice Chair/Chair-Elect. In addition to our All-Section Meeting, we held two discussion groups, one for History Librarians and another focused on Local History and Genealogy. I really enjoy this group because there are so many different... more

MBL at ALA in DC, 2019

I was appointed to the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee as vice-chair this year and as such, I spent much of my ALA time focused on the work of the committee.  Since EDI has been given special focus in ACRL this year, there were many programs on the subject. In addition, ALA had several... more