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Kaeley at ATLA 2018

Kaeley at ATLA 2018

The 2018 American Theological Library Association Annual Conference was held June 13-16 in Indianapolis.  My conference started with a lovely walking tour of the historic architecture of downtown Indy, followed by a pre-conference workshop on building campus alliances in order to increase information literacy opportunities.  The best piece of advice from this workshop was to... more

Tim at ASERL Spring 2018

The spring 2018 meeting of the Association of Southeast Research Libraries (ASERL) was held in Knoxville and hosted by the University of Tennessee. The focus of the meeting was how libraries contribute to student success and each dean/director was invited to bring a “student success librarian.” Meghan Webb represented ZSR and our work in this... more

2018 TALA Conference

The 2018 TALA Conference was held at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro on May 16, 2018.  We wanted to share our experience with you  I enjoyed attending the TALA Conference held at NC A&T this year. The session on Diversity and Inclusion in TALA Libraries led by Stacey Krim and Alva Jones of UNCG... more

The Writing/Publishing Process: One Perspective

I recently co-published an article in the Guild of Book Workers (GBW) Newsletter and I thought I’d share about the research and writing process. The article was a Q&A that evolved from previous interviews I wrote for the Newsletter. I decided to interview one or two Preservation Librarians, who were doing similar work to mine... more

ASERL Schol Comm and IL workshop + ASERL/ARL Liaison Institute in Atlanta

On April 26, Kathy and Kaeley attended the ASERL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and IL workshop, which was held on the campus of Georgia Tech in midtown Atlanta [slides are available on the ASERL site]. Molly already shared her experience at this conference from a director/scholarly communication librarian perspective, so Kaeley and I will share... more

Talking Special Collections North of the Border

On May 11th I participated in a colloquium at McGill University called “Kick-Starting ROAAr and More: Towards the Future.” ROAAr is the special collections library at McGill, recently formed out of four formerly separate units — Rare and Special Collections, Osler History of Medicine, Art, and Archives. The goal of the colloquium was to have the ROAAr staff... more

Thomas and Lauren @ FOLIO Day

On Monday (5/7), Lauren and I traveled down the ever delightful I-40 to Durham, to attend a one-day meet-up about FOLIO, held as part of the first ever WOLFcon (decoder ring settings: a meet-up is an infrequent in-person gathering of a mostly online community; WOLFcon is the World OLF Conference; OLF is the Open Library... more

Tim at Fall 2017 NCICU meeting

The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Library directors met at Guildford College on Dec. 19th. For private college and university libraries, NCICU is the organization through which we negotiate our participation in NC Live. NCICU also plays an important role in advocating for private colleges and universities and helps us lobby the NC... more

Thomas in Denver/DC for LITA/CNI

A couple of weeks ago, I flew out to Denver for LITA Forum. By the way, the options for flying from Charlotte (major American Airlines hub) to Denver (major United hub) are pretty meager, so if you want to know what Highway 52 is like at 4:45am, I can tell you! As a recent LITA... more

December Book Repair Workshops

I recently taught two book repair workshops in Hickory on December 4th and in Chapel Hill on December 11th. Both workshops were sponsored by the NC State Library, part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. On Monday, December 4th, I taught book repair to 12 participants at the Patrick Beaver Public... more