By Morgan Ritchie-Baum

Inside ZSR

Morgan @ SOUCABL

For business librarians working at an academic institution in the southeast, attending SOUCABL (Southern University and College Academic Business Librarians Conference) is kinda’ a no brainer. Not only is the conference free (including lunch and breakfast!) but it is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues new and old and jump straight... more

RIO @ NCLA 2023

Many members of the Research, Instruction, and Outreach team either helped organize, attended, and/or presented at the recent NCLA State Biennial Conference held close to home at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem, October 16th – 20th. Below is a round-up of reflections and takeaways from some of our experiences there. Morgan @ NCLA... more

Catch ZSR @ NCLA 2023

Librarians of all stripes will be invading Winston-Salem next week for the biennial North Carolina Library Association Conference – and ZSR will be well represented among the speakers, poster sessions, moderators, panelists, and more! If you are attending, plan on checking out and celebrating the scholarship, knowledge, and experience of our ZSR colleagues below! Speaking... more

Morgan & Summer at SOUCABL

Over Spring Break, Summer and I attended the annual Southern Conference of Academic Business Librarians (SOUCABL) at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. This is, as the name suggests, a very “boutique” conference – with a narrow focus and familiar faces regularly attending. It’s also (in)famous within the Business Librarian community for being the... more

Morgan @ Beyond the Numbers

From November 8th through November 10th I had the great pleasure of experiencing Beyond the Numbers (BTN), the annual conference hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This was my first Beyond the Numbers and I hope it won’t be my last – it was wonderful! The conference is... more

Morgan Goes to SLA

The last “hurrah” of my professional summer was to attend the Special Libraries Association’s (SLA) annual conference, which happened to be in-person (as well as virtual) in Charlotte this year, July 31st – August 2nd. I’m a relative newcomer to this conference and organization. I know several corporate and business/finance librarians who are very active... more

Morgan goes to Social Science Summer Camp (ICPSR Summer Program)

From June 21st through July 15th I attended the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. This annual program welcomes social scientists from around the world to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus and, since the beginning of the pandemic, virtually. This year was my first time attending and the first time... more

Morgan & Summer @ USASBE 2022

Summer – Boardgames, Data, and more! This January, Morgan and I went to NC State’s campus to attend the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference. We both experienced NC State’s campus for the first time and were even able to meet up with our fellow BLINC member from NC State, in-person,... more

Morgan at Charleston 2021

This was my first year attending Charleston Conference, a conference I’ve heard a lot about and was eager to experience. Part of me wishes I had had the opportunity to attend this hybrid conference pre-pandemic when it was a fully in-person experience. I overheard numerous attendees longing for the “old days” but, without anything to... more