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Rebecca at SAA 2019

I have recently returned from a week-long trip to Austin for the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Conference. There were so many sessions, un-conferences, dinners, and meetings that I won’t bore you with a full recap, but here are a few highlights. Teaching with Primary Sources Un-Conference I look forward to this un-conference every... more

Joy at the Lilly Conference

This year, Amanda Foster Kaufman and I decided to expand our conference experience by attending the Lilly Conference: Innovative Strategies to Advance Learning which was held August 5-7 in beautiful Asheville, NC (most of the presentation slides are posted through a link on that website). For years, I have been attending LOEX which is the... more

Heather at SAA

I attended the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Austin, TX, during the first week of August. I was particularly excited about this conference, as it provided me with the opportunity to give a short talk about my research area at the Research Forum and to visit with my grandparents, who have lived near... more

Amanda at the Lilly Conference

Earlier this week, Joy and I rode up to Asheville, NC to attend the Lilly Conference. To be honest, there isn’t always a lot of content related to teaching credit courses at library conferences, so it was a nice change of pace to attend a conference dedicated to college and university teaching within that context. ... more

Steve at ALA Annual 2019

I realize this post is quite late and rather than bore you with my reasons/excuses I’ll simply apologize and move on. Unfortunately, running late is part of the story of my attendance at the 2019 Annual ALA Conference in DC, because I started off my trip by missing my train from Greensboro to Washington. With... more

Heather at ML4ARC

On Friday, July 26, I attended the ML4ARC: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Natural Language Processing Applications in Archives workshop at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an event that focused on “applications of machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing to support use, access, and analysis of digital primary source materials.”  The... more

Tanya attends ALABI in Nashville

I recently attended the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by the Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives (at the Southern Baptist Convention offices) the presentations focused on the issue of electronic records. There were representatives from Baylor University, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the Southwestern... more

Sarah returns to ALA Annual in DC

After 13 years of committee service to ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section), I was elected as ACRL STS Member-at-Large to represent approximately 1,200 ACRL STS members. So after four years of traveling to other science conferences, I returned to my 16th ALA Conference last June. Going to the ACRL STS Membership Breakfast felt like a... more

Carolyn at ALA Annual 2019

2019 marks my thirteenth year of attending ALA Annual as well as the second time I’ve traveled to Washington DC to do so. The first time was in 2010 in which I, along with several ZSR librarians, rode up together to our nation’s capital in the library’s newly purchased Quest van. Below are recaps of... more

Steve at NASIG 2019

As I begin writing this blog post about my attendance at the 2019 NASIG Conference, I can’t help but note that the conference was from June 5th through the 8th. The sharp-eyed and date-oriented among you may have quickly observed that this post is coming more than a month after said conference. For that, I... more