By Molly Keener

Inside ZSR

Going Public Online Conference

On Thursday, March 26th, Heather and Molly attended the half-day online conference, Going Public: Opening Scholarship to All, hosted by the University of Washington. Although the primary audience was UW librarians and researchers, the conference was open to anyone who wished to participate. Despite the shift to Zoom (which allowed us to participate, happily), the... more

Molly at the Charleston Conference

By now you’ve already read about this year’s Charleston Conference from the four other ZSRians who attended earlier this month. I won’t rehash any of the sessions they discussed that I too attended. Rather, I’ll share highlights from the scholarly communication focus of my Charleston experience. When I first attended Charleston in 2008, it was... more

Molly at NCLA 2019

Attending the NCLA 2019 Biennial Conference, along with a host of ZSR colleagues plus hundreds of library staff from across the state and region, makes for a fun, insightful three days. This year’s conference is the best NCLA I’ve attended to date. As with any conference, there are sessions affirming what you know, sessions generating... more

Molly at CUP and UIPO 2019

Within two weeks in late May and early June, I attended an alphabet soup of two meetings: CUP NALAB in NYC and UIPO in ATL. I promise that we did not conduct all of our business in acronyms and initialisms, although as librarians, we did rely on our insider jargon. Below are highlights from both... more

Molly at ACRL

It was great to be back at an ACRL Conference after an 8 year hiatus. I repeatedly wondered why I let myself miss the past three conferences as I reconnected with colleagues and friends from elsewhere, attended thought-provoking sessions, and enjoyed exploring a new-to-me city. The energy and excitement of a *big* conference are rejuvenating... more

Molly at the NC Serials Conference

Last Monday, April 1, found me experiencing something new! I attended the NC Serials Conference in Chapel Hill, where I gave the closing keynote. When invited last fall, my initial reaction was, “who me?!”, but with Chris Burris’s and Steve Kelley’s welcome encouragement, I accepted. It was fun, and challenging, to prep a talk that... more

Library Assessment Conference

The first week of December found me down in Houston for the Library Assessment Conference. Held biennially, this was my first time attending LAC – along with many, many others – and my first time in Houston. As I was attending on behalf of the Assessment Committee, I went to sessions that covered the breadth... more

Molly at UIPO, LMSI, and Kraemer (all in a month!)

Between May 8th and June 7th, I traveled three times for work: my annual intellectual property officers conference, a library leadership workshop, and a copyright conference. My trusty little suitcase, bright yellow backpack, and I traveled to The Ohio State University, Yale University, and University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Rather than write three separate blog... more

Molly’s April Intersections

April found me participating in two scholarly communication meetings that were focused on intersections: OER+Scholarly Communication, a grant-funded project to begin work on an all-about-scholcomm OER for LIS programs, hosted by NCSU at the Hunt Library in Raleigh on April 8 & 9; and the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Road Show,... more

Copyright, Digital Initiatives, Publishing, & More Copyright

Or, Molly’s spring travels across 4 months, 4 gatherings, 4 states, 3 time zones, 6 airports, 10 flights, and 9 nights in hotels. March – UIPO Annual Meeting Each year, members of a select group of copyright and intellectual property librarians gather to spend 2-3 days geeking out over all things copyright. Unofficially known as... more