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Joy at LOEX 2017

This year’s LOEX Conference planners knocked it out of the ballpark! It is always energizing to be surrounded by instruction librarians for three wonderful days, but the content of this conference was particularly outstanding. On top of that, this conference took place May 11-13 in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky which is known for horses and bourbon.... more

Joy Attends The Innovative Library Conference and NC-BIG

THE INNOVATIVE LIBRARY CONFERENCE On Thursday, May 12, Amanda, Kyle and I made the lovely two hour scenic drive to Radford University to attend The Innovative Library Conference (TILC). Registration for this 75 participant conference filled in 27 minutes, so we were fortunate to be a part of this well-done and informative event. The keynote... more

Joy at LOEX 2016

LOEX is always a dream conference for instruction librarians, and this year was no exception. This year’s Pittsburgh Conference brought together a record 425 participants from 40 states, but most exciting was our Wake Forest contingent which included Kyle, Amanda, Meghan and me. The conference kicked off with an opening reception Thursday evening, and began... more

Joy at WISE Conference: Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement

On Thursday February 4, I had the opportunity to attend the eighth annual Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement and Conference hosted by Wake Forest University held at the Winston-Salem Marriott in beautiful downtown Winston-Salem. Because of my recent appointment to the newly formed Arrive@Wake Board (part of Wake’s Quality Enhancement Plan), Leigh Stanfield encouraged me... more

NC-LITe at UNC-CH, December 2015

On Wednesday, December 16 Sarah Jeong, Kyle Denlinger, Amanda Foster, Meghan Webb, and Joy Gambill traveled to beautiful UNC-Chapel Hill to attend NC-LITe, the twice-annual mini-conference loosely focused on instructional technology in libraries. NC-LITe is always an awesome conference and this was no exception! Our day began in the Undergraduate Library where we checked in... more

LOEX Fall Focus Conference 2015

On Friday, November 13 I traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan to attend the inaugural LOEX Fall Focus Conference. This two day conference focused exclusively on the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. There were about 120 instruction librarians in attendance from across the nation. A Brief History of the Framework For those of you... more

Joy, Kyle, and Amanda at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference

For the second year in a row, the Instruction Cave descended upon Radford University (in Virginia) for the Innovative Library Classroom Conference. Here are some of the highlights from our visit. Keynote Carrie Donovan, head of Teaching & Learning at the Indiana University Libraries gave a high-energy talk on how she and her team have... more

LOEX 2015, April 30-May 2 in Denver, CO

Last week, Amanda Foster and I had the privilege of attending LOEX 2015 which was held this year in Denver, Colorado. This year, 390 instruction librarians from the United States, Canada, and Norway (yes, two librarians from Norway!) gathered to exchange ideas, commiserate, and re-energize. Our common bond was library instruction. As with past LOEX... more

NC-BIG Camp @ UNC-G 2014

NC-BIG Camp had the coolest name tags ever! Designed by Kyle and printed by Craig Fansler. On Friday, May 30 Hu, Amanda, Kyle, and Joy traveled to UNC-Greensboro to attend the second annual meeting of NC-BIG. NC-BIG is sponsored by the Bibliographic Instruction section of the North Carolina Library Association. Kyle was on the steering... more

NC-LITe at UNC-Charlotte May 2014

On Wednesday, May 28, Joy, Amanda, Kyle, and Kaeley traveled to UNC-Charlotte’s Atkins Library to attend the biannual meeting of NC-LITe. In order to keep from repeating ourselves, this post is combined into one. For those of you who need a refresher on the NC-LITe, this is a biannual “unconference” that brings together college librarians... more