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HvZ @ ZSR Fall 2017- What’s New?

On Friday, September 29th, the ZSR Library hosted another Humans v Zombies (HvZ) event in ZSR! This was unlike our previous HvZ events in many ways! First, to facilitate completion of the awesome construction projects currently wrapping up in ZSR, we moved this first-year student event from the first Friday of the semester to the... more

First Human Library Event @ ZSR

On Thursday, September 21st, the ZSR Library hosted our first Human Library event! The event was small but successful, with five books and seven readers. Since the Human Library focuses on dialogue across difference, it was both a great way to acknowledge International Day of Peace, and serve as practice for our next Human Library... more

TALA Information Literacy, Instruction, & Assessment Meeting

On Friday, August 7th, TALA held an assessment meeting sponsored by Guilford College. This was the perfect time of year to re-focus on assessment, so five librarians from ZSR took advantage of the opportunity to hear campus updates, hear colleagues from  GTCC, UNCG, NC A&T, Guilford and Elon give lightning talks on recent projects, and... more

NC-LITe Spring 2017 at ZSR!

NC-LITe, a meeting of academic librarians in North Carolina focusing on library instruction and instructional technology, meets at the end of the Spring and Fall semesters. On Friday, May 12th, ZSR hosted this group. Thirty attended the event, representing ten different institutions! The day began with coffee and conversation, followed by campus updates from each library.... more

The Innovative Library Classroom 2017

On Thursday, May 11th, I attended “The Innovative Library Classroom 2017” (also known as TILC). This was the fourth annual TILC conference, but it was my first time attending. I had heard great things about this small conference with registration capped at 100 participants this year, and after my experience this year, I’ll be back!... more

Miniature Golf at Elon’s Belk Library!

On Friday, March 31st I had the pleasure of joining some of the staff at Elon’s Belk Library as they hosted Mini-golf. The Library teamed up with the Elon Inter-Residence Council (IRC) and the Maker Hub to support the event! There was awesome food, a Virtual Reality Lab where you could don a pair of... more

NC-LITe Fall 2016

On Friday, December 16th, Librarians from Elon University hosted the Fall meeting of NC-LITe. NC-LITe is a twice-annual meeting of academic librarians in North Carolina that focuses on library instruction and instructional technology. We met at Elon’s Moseley Center, a perfect venue for the meeting. Rosalind Tedford, Joy Gambill, Kathy Shields, and I were all... more

The National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016

The National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016 The National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16), co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), was held on the UCLA campus on August 10 – 13, 2016. This was the second NDLC, the first occurred in 2010, and in 2013, the UCLA Library... more

The First-Year Experience Conference 2016

This was the third First-Year Experience (FYE) conference I have attended, and while not a traditional “library conference,” there are always many librarians who attend and there is always useful content! I began planning for this conference almost a year in advance. I had been looking for a place to present on the Faculty Fellows... more

Hu at NCLA: “A Librarian, an Archivist, and a Professor walk into…Collaboration that Matters”

Since others have already posted about NCLA, I thought I would use my post to talk about an exciting program I attended by Shanta Alvarez and Patrick Rudd from Elon University. This program focused on the use of primary sources in classes, most notably, the Cable School, a restored 1850s schoolhouse that was part of... more