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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

Jeff at NCLA 2019

2019 was my second NCLA Biennial Conference. I only attended for a single day, so I’ll be brief. My main business at the conference was to serve as a panelist at the session “Project Management in Technical Services.” Alongside colleagues from UNC-Charlotte and Western Carolina and moderator Kate Hill of UNCG, I answered a planned... more

Ashelee at NCLA

I first attended NCLA as a student during my first semester of graduate school in 2017, so this time around it was nice being able to experience the conference with a little more intent and a little less bewilderment. Most of the sessions I attended and enjoyed were about programming and professional/personal development.   I kicked... more

Tim at NCLA 2019

This was my third NCLA conference and I really enjoyed the sessions I attended. I started the conference with a session lead by Chris, Monesha, and Molly. Called Diversity Delineated, Inclusion Integrated, it got off to an energetic start with the music video by Aerosmith and Run DMC of Walk this Way. A nice introduction... more

So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives…

With the start of a new school year, we frequently hear: “So, I have a question for Special Collections & Archives, how do I get help?” The first, best place to start is archives@wfu.edu, your go-to for anything e-mail and for referring reference questions, faculty requesting instruction for classes, or donations. Messages sent to this... more