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ASERL in Miami

Last week I was able to spend several days in beautiful Miami for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries fall meeting. The city is still recovering from hurricane damage, although things looked surprising good with most services in place. While I still consider myself a “new dean,” I co-hosted a dinner for new deans to... more

One Week in October – A Newb at NCLA, Too Much Change, and Tech Fatigue

“What’s your vision for the library of 2027?” “The technology will finally work right.” (Audience participation moment at NCLA keynote address.) So with the state library association holding its biennial conference more or less in our back yard, I figured I should check it out (and, ahem, join NCLA). It seemed that half of ZSR... more

EllenD at NCLA 2017

I’ve missed a couple of recent NCLA conferences, but it was nice to pick up again in an attractive, renovated conference venue right here in Winston-Salem. (I’ve been told that the large wood panels came from old barns around the state—an example of showcasing North Carolina’s heritage.)  I was part of a session chaired by... more

Kathy S. at NCLA

While I’ve been attending NCLA for 10 years now (!) and have been involved on previous conference committees, this was my first year serving as a member of the conference programming committee (chaired by our very own Mary Scanlon). This meant my conference this year was less about my own presentations and more about trying... more

Tim at ACCelerate

First I need to explain what ACCelerate was — it was the first Atlantic Coast Conference (hence the ACC) Festival of Innovation and Creativity. The ideas was for the ACC schools to showcase their academic excellence using the athletic conference framework. The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History hosted 48 exhibits from the 15 universities as... more

Hu at NCLA 2017

NCLA was an awesome blur! I don’t have any great photos, but I did collaborate and celebrate, and I hope I innovated a bit in there somewhere too! As we all know, when a conference is local, it’s tough to devote yourself entirely, especially when it’s after Fall Break and there is the pull to... more

ZSR en la Noche 2017

On Friday, October 20th, fresh off an amazing NCLA conference, ZSR teamed up with OLAS and the Intercultural Center to host our second ZSR en la Noche! West End Mambo performed from 7:30-10:30, and the members of OLAS brought in food from local restaurants. This was the second time ZSR and OLAS have teamed up... more

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

Kaeley at ATLA 2017

The 2017 edition of the American Theological Library Conference was held in Atlanta, June 14-17.  In addition to attending conference sessions and reconnecting with colleagues from across the US, I had two official roles this year.  I ended my term as Secretary of the Public Services Interest Group by taking minutes of our panel session,... more