By Colleen Foy

Inside ZSR

Joy & Colleen at LOEX 2024 in Naperville, IL

This year’s LOEX Conference was held in Naperville, Illinois – about 30 miles west of Chicago. The LOEX committee weaved Naperville’s connection to trees into its theme: Branching Out: Growing and Adapting your Information Literacy Practice We have to acknowledge that our meals both within and outside the conference were excellent! Most notable was the... more

Colleen Completes Systematic Review Services Specialization Pathway

What is this? The Medical Library Association offers a multitude of professional development options for librarians who provide health and medical information from Continuing Education (CE) to mentoring to grant and scholarship opportunities. The Systematic Review Services Specialization (SRSS) Pathways offer and address skills that “promote the use of established guidelines, best practices, ethical synthesis... more

Chris, Colleen, and Denice at NCSU Libraries

On Wednesday, August 2, Chris, Colleen, and Denice took a summer road trip to tour the D.H. Hill, Jr. and James B. Hunt Libraries at North Carolina State University. Along with the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, and Natural Resources Library, Hill and Hunt create iconic student... more

ZSR with AmeriCorps VISTA and Summer Associates

ZSR was invited to present to the AmeriCorps VISTA and Summer Associates on Friday, July 14. The WFU Office of Civic and Community Engagement is home to the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) project where students partner with community organizations and make commitments as civil servants and change agents in Winston-Salem. Friday’s group... more

Colleen at the Women’s Health Research Day

The Wake Forest School of Medicine hosts the Women’s Health Research Day each spring at the Bowman Grey Center for Medical Education in downtown Winston-Salem. This year’s event took place on May 23 and was packed full of presenters and content highlighting both the accomplishments and visions of women as both researchers and subjects in... more

Colleen at MLA in Detroit

As a 2022-23 Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellow, I had the opportunity to present at this year’s MLA / SLA Hybrid conference in Detroit, MI from May 16 – 19. This opportunity was special for a number of reasons. The Research Training Institute First, my poster and presentation at this conference... more

Colleen at the Health Leadership Forum

On Friday, April 14, Salem Academy and College hosted the 2nd Annual Health Leadership Forum in their historic Hanes Auditorium. Dr. Summer McGee, president of the college, kicked off the morning by declaring Salem as not only a liberal arts college, but also one with a particular focus on health leadership. Having transformed courses and... more

Colleen at the NLM Virtual Symposium on Health Misinformation

The National Library of Medicine held its annual Virtual Symposium on Health Misinformation from April 4 – 6. As the conference title implies, presenters consistently shared and demonstrated the history, nature, and components of mis- and disinformation (coined “mis/dis” throughout the conference) as well as instruction methods to support patrons in de- and prebunking health... more

Colleen & Heather at the Empirical Librarians Conference – “It Rocked”

The 2023 Empirical Librarians Conference (EmpLibs) took place on March 9 & 10 at Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park Campus in Richmond, VA. With the last conference in 2021, organizers and participants were eager to reconnect with each other and share “research supported and done by librarians…” which happens to be the conference motto. This... more

Colleen at CLAPS 2022

The 2022 Critical Librarianship and Pedagogical Symposium (CLAPS) took place November 2 – 4. Facilitated by the University of Arizona Libraries, this biennial conference offers participants the opportunity to understand critical pedagogy concepts and determine ways to incorporate those into instructional design practice. Conference founders were awarded the ACRL Instruction Section Special Certificates of Recognition... more