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Susan @ ALA Annual 2017 – Chicago

View of the city from Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park I always look forward to ALA being held in Chicago, it’s one of my favorite cities to visit. The last ALA conference there was in the middle of a blizzard, so I looked forward to┬ábeing able to enjoy and document the outdoor hustle and bustle... more

Susan at CNI Albuquerque, Spring 2017

Direct from the Swamp: Alan Inouye, Director of Public Policy, ALA and Krista Cox, Directory of Public Policy Initiatives, ARL gave an overview of policy and organizational developments in the Trump Administration and 115th Congress in a Trumpesque session room The CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) Spring 2017 membership meeting was held in Albuquerque, NM... more

Susan @ ALA Midwinter 2017

Atlanta at Night – view from my hotel room As reported capably by Thomas, much of my ALA Midwinter weekend was filled with meeting and event obligations that I have as a LITA board member. These always include 2 multi-hour board meetings, a joint chairs gathering, LITA Happy Hour (a networking event, it is legit!),... more

Susan’s ALA Annual 2016 – Orlando Report

If it’s late June, it must be time to jump on a plane and travel to some uncomfortably warm location to attend ALA Annual. This year the conference was held in Orlando and prior to the start of the conference the national news was filled with multiple terrible events occurring there. So, it was a... more

Susan @ Spring ASERL Membership Meeting

I’m enjoying getting opportunities to represent ZSR at meetings that I haven’t yet attended. At the beginning of May, Tim asked me to stand in for him at the spring ASERL Membership meeting that took place in Richmond. The meeting spans two days and combines a business portion with programming. The meeting link shows the... more

Susan @ CNI Spring Membership Meeting

I was excited for the opportunity to attend my first CNI meeting recently. The fact that it was held in San Antonio was a bonus! The meeting venue was a hotel right along the Riverwalk and the spring weather combined to make for a lovely 3 days. Since I had never attended CNI before, I... more

Susan @ ALA Midwinter in Boston

This ALA Midwinter conference was my first since I became a Director-at-Large on the LITA Board. This meant that the majority of my conference activities were meetings and the events sponsored by LITA. On the business side of things, the board holds two separate 3 hour meetings on Saturday and Monday afternoons. I used them... more

Susan At NCLA Biennial Conference

My main objective for this year’s NCLA conference was to participate in a panel discussion with colleagues Mary Beth Lock, Hu Womack and Meghan Webb. In our presentation, we shared the variety of programming ZSR Library is doing that supports the University’s Thrive initiative. The audience was receptive and engaged in the topic, so we... more

Susan at ALA 2015 in San Francisco

Moscone Center, site of ALA Annual 2015 This year’s ALA Annual conference took place in a popular destination location, on the weekend following the historic decision from the Supreme Court on the right for same-sex marriage. Add to this that it was the annual Pride parade weekend and there were close to 20,000 librarians in... more

ACRL 2015 Portland – Susan’s Report

View of the twin spires of the Oregon Convention Center from Waterfront Park, across the Williamette River Selecting Portland as the site for ACRL 2015 seems to have been a wise choice. There was a record attendance (registrations) of nearly 3400. I think it was a combination of Portland attracting first-time visitors (like me) and... more


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