By Christian Burris

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Chris at NCLA 2019

Last week, I attended the 63rd Biennial Conference for the North Carolina Library Association here in Winston-Salem, and it was an excellent conference as always. A prime highlight was the privilege to give a presentation on our library’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee with Molly Keener and Monesha Staton-Fluker.  Being one of the first sessions... more

Chris at Bloom Innovative Solutions for Inclusion

I was invited to attend Bloom Innovative Solutions for Inclusion by the Wake Forest’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  It was a one-day seminar held in Greensboro on Thursday, October 3 and hosted by Social Designs Consulting. The seminar took a broad-based approach to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in a variety of industries. ... more

Chris at the LDRS Conference

I attended the 2019 Library Diversity and Residency Studies Conference In Greensboro on August 26-27, and it was an amazing experience.  Coming on the heels of the IDEAL ’19 earlier in the month, this conference was about library residency programs across the country and the role they play in attracting diverse librarians into the profession. ... more

Chris at IDEAL ‘19

I had the opportunity to attend IDEAL ’19 (Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives) that was held at The Ohio State University on August 6-7.  Formerly known as the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, 652 attended came to Columbus, Ohio for two days of programming that featured several well-known figures from... more

Chris at NASIG 2019

“Building Bridges” was the theme of the 2019 NASIG Annual Conference, and it was held- appropriately- in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the “City of Bridges.”  This theme extended deeply into the conference program, as many sessions focused on changing trends, embracing new concepts, and how libraries can respond to them. Diversity in the Spotlight This year’s conference... more

Chris at the 2019 North Carolina Serials Conference

This year, the North Carolina Serials Conference was held on Monday, April 1 and without a practical joke to be found.  What was there was a combination of practical experiences from concurrent sessions and the big picture concepts featured at both the opening and closing keynotes.  Librarians, support staff, students, administrators, vendors, and publishers converged... 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

Chris at the 27th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference

The 27th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference was held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, and it was a great conference as always.  The sessions were interesting, the speakers were engaging, and the topics spurred several ideas for a later time.  Beyond these, however, were several features that I enjoyed at this year’s conference.... more

Chris at the 2017 Charleston Conference

Chris at the 2017 Charleston Conference After hearing about the Charleston Conference for many years in the circles of conferences and workshops, I finally attended my first one this year thanks to a scholarship from Harrassowitz.  Marketed as the event for “issues in book and serial acquisition,” the Charleston Conference was an event that covered... more

NCLA 2017 According to Chris

It was great to have the 62nd NCLA Biennial Conference back in Winston-Salem last week!  For this conference, I served behind the scenes on the conference’s Planning Committee, specifically with the Local Arrangements Committee.  There were several ZSR connections on this committee as well:  one of the co-chairs was one of my former student assistants,... more