Professional Development

Sarah at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library

Over the last three days, I was immersed in a 20-credit MLA continuing education course on systematic reviews at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library with 26 other medical librarians and academic librarians from the West coast to the East coast. Although at first glance it may seem that the work of medical librarians... more

NCPC Annual Conference

NCPC Annual Conference Nov. 13, 2017 I was anxious to attend the North Carolina Preservation Consortium conference this year for several reasons: seeing my colleagues and firming up teaching commitments, as well as wishing outgoing Executive Director, Robert James well. The conference was held at The McKimmon Conference and Training Center of NC State University.The... more

Susan @ NCLA

Better late than never is what I always say, so here are a few comments from my experiences at the recent NCLA conference….. My primary assignment was to team up with Dean Tim Pyatt and our architect, Chris Garris, to give a presentation on creating a library master plan. Tim already covered this in his... more

The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar – Tacoma

View of Mount Rainer from Tacoma I attended the Guild of BookWorkers Annual meeting (which is called the Standards of Excellence Seminar) from October 25th-28th in Tacoma, WA. Artists book by Mare Blocker When I arrived, I visited the University of Puget Sound Collins Memorial Library, where I met with Librarian Hilary Robbeloth and Director... more

Kyle at NCLA 2017

This being my first “real” NCLA (I presented once in 2013, but didn’t stick around), I wasn’t sure what to expect. As others have mentioned, though, I found that this conference was a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues I don’t get to see often enough, especially those in the public library world.... more

NCLA 2017 According to Chris

It was great to have the 62nd NCLA Biennial Conference back in Winston-Salem last week!  For this conference, I served behind the scenes on the conference’s Planning Committee, specifically with the Local Arrangements Committee.  There were several ZSR connections on this committee as well:  one of the co-chairs was one of my former student assistants,... more

Mary Beth at NCLA

I attended a few really inspiring sessions at NCLA this year.  One, entitled “I Do”: The Engaged Employee offered by three librarians from Wake County Public Libraries provided tips to better engage your workers in the work of the library through methods that create a sense of community among the staff. They had a variety of tips... more

Sarah at NCLA

This year’s NCLA Biennial Conference was a positive and meaningful experience for me, especially since I have been involved in the first Executive Board of the newly formed STEM-Librarianship in NC (LINC) Round Table  as Secretary-Treasurer over the last year. Due to the efforts of a small but enthusiastic group from across the state, STEM librarians... more

Tanya at NCLA

I attended the NCLA meeting this week; chairing a panel on Wednesday, attending sessions and the Ogilvie Keynote with Dr. Jon Gant, and perusing the numerous vendors.  Our Wednesday session “Special Collections Instruction: Engagement Beyond an Introduction” included Chrystal Carpenter (Elon University), Ellen Daugman (ZSR), Erin Lawrimore (UNCG), and Megan Mulder (ZSR). For my part,... more

Tim, Susan, and Chris at NCLA

On Wednesday, Oct. 18th I attended the NCLA biennial meeting at the newly renovated Benton Convention Center. It was great to see colleagues from across the state as well as a great group from ZSR present. I enjoyed the opening keynote, which focused on how we tell the story of our library and its programs,... more