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Carol at Charleston 2021

Ah the joys and pains of a hybrid conference. Accentuating the positive, I got to hear a librarian live from Lesotho(!) describe digitization efforts for African materials. And in some rooms, every seat was an aisle seat. I’ll focus my report on two programs: “Looking for Trouble: Seeking out, Resolving, and Preventing E-resource Link Issues”... more

Happy World Password Day!

It’s the first Thursday in May, and that makes it World Password Day! Here are some fun ways to celebrate: Check your email address at Have I Been Pwned. If you’ve got an account on a site that has been hacked (and you probably do), this will tell you about it. Change a couple of... more

Recent Preservation Enclosures from Home

Almost always, the object itself requires me to customize the enclosure I make for it. The size, shape, fragility or potential use all come into play. This post highlights a few recent enclosures I’ve made and are still working on……………….from home. The size and shape definitely were considered for this football, generously donated by Jodi... more

Home Sweet Home Preservation Lab

It’s March, 2020, and I’m home. When can I safely go back to work again? This question reverberated in my brain, and I’m sure the brains of all of my colleagues at ZSR Library. Slowly, I began to wonder how and if I could do my work, which is primarily, hand work. As this idea... more

ZSR Pivots to Online: Spring 2020 in Review

WHEW! What a semester! Along with the rest of the WFU community, ZSR librarians and staff had to make a pretty fast pivot to remote services, teaching, and learning in March of 2020. Not only were we moving our own courses (6 sections of LIB100, 1 section of LIB200, 2 FYS courses and 1 English... more

Spring Book Repair Workshops: Preservation on the Road

Ah, Spring Break! Time to………….teach workshops! I had the pleasure of teaching two book repair workshops in collaboration with the State Library of North Carolina (NCDNCR) On Monday, March 9th, I taught a workshop at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield in Smithfield, NC. The attendees were from public libraries in the surrounding... more

Kathy S. at ALA MW 2020

This was my first time attending ALA Midwinter, and probably my last, based on the discussions of upcoming changes to the Midwinter format. I attended the conference in my capacity as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the RUSA History Section, since only one other member (the Secretary) of the HS Executive Board was able to attend (and I... more

Alma/Primo Dates

Our Alma Day kickoff event happened this week, and we’re working to post videos for the four great presentations. While that’s in the pipeline, I wanted to make everyone aware of some major dates related to the migration, and touch on what those dates will mean for everyone in the library. Our migration team has... more

Amanda @ WikiCon

This past weekend I attended WikiConference North America in Boston, Massachusetts. (Yes! A Wiki Conference!) The conference mostly took place at the MIT Stata Center. Attendees seemed to be an eclectic mix of longtime Wikipedians (volunteers), folks who work for Wikipedia, academics, librarians, and other GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) partners. Perhaps the first thing... more

Hu at NCLA 2019

I always enjoy NCLA, and this year I was extremely fortunate to participate in three sessions led by ZSR Librarians and I want to brag on those awesome librarians in this post! #SquadGoals: Creating and Sustaining a Library Instruction Community (Kyle, Kathy, Meghan, and Hu) Per our description in Sched, in this round table, we... more