Professional Development

NC LIVE 2018 Annual Conference (Carol and Hu)

NC LIVE 2018 Annual Conference (Carol and Hu)

I (Carol) enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with colleagues from other libraries, including my carpool partner, Elizabeth Novicki. And I (Hu) had never attended the NC LIVE conference! It was great hanging out with Carol and Elizabeth, and learning more about NC LIVE ebooks, Summon, and podcasting in libraries! Hu at NC LIVE Rob Ross, Executive... more

James H. at OCLCRS2018

The OCLC Resources Sharing Conference 2018 “Bridging Communities” It is pretty safe to say this was the largest stand alone interlibrary loan (aka resources sharing) conference ever held.  I know because I have been to many. Up to now, the only yearly, national conference we had focused on one software package (ILLiad) used to manage... more

BitCurator Workshop, April 27, 2018

What do archives and forensics techniques have in common? According to Simpson Garfinkel, a computer scientist and early proponent of the emerging field of digital forensics, computer crime investigations are far from the only instances in which forensics techniques are useful. I had the opportunity to learn about some of the intersections between archival practice... more

Molly’s April Intersections

April found me participating in two scholarly communication meetings that were focused on intersections: OER+Scholarly Communication, a grant-funded project to begin work on an all-about-scholcomm OER for LIS programs, hosted by NCSU at the Hunt Library in Raleigh on April 8 & 9; and the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Road Show,... more

Chris at the 27th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference

The 27th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference was held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, and it was a great conference as always.  The sessions were interesting, the speakers were engaging, and the topics spurred several ideas for a later time.  Beyond these, however, were several features that I enjoyed at this year’s conference.... more

Stephanie at SNCA 2018

It was a whirlwind Society of NC Archivists meeting for me this year due to my responsibilities as Education Committee chair. In addition to organizing three workshops for SNCA’s traditional pre-conference workshop day and presenting one of our Education awards, I was also a member of the conference program committee. SNCA Education offered three workshops... more

Social Media Archiving Workshop at Duke

As a member of the ZSR Web Archiving Team (along with Stephanie Bennett, Rebecca May and Kevin Gilbertson), I was interested to attend the workshop offered by SNCA (Society of North Carolina Archivists) at Duke University last week. Our group has been able to capture much of the content we want under the wfu.edu and... more

Kevin at Designing for Digital 2018

In early March, I attended my first Designing for Digital conference—online. Established in 2015 as an extension of the ER&L conference, Designing for Digital focuses on user experience, design and discovery, and usability in libraries. And I have to say, my (user) experience of the conference was great. Much of my enjoyment was in the... more

Alice at ER&L 2018

Going to Austin for the Electronic Resources and Libraries conference was a great way to remember what temperatures above 50 feel like. I could go on about the weather but that might imply that I didn’t attend any sessions. Luring me inside were the snacks and drinks strategically placed in front of the session rooms.... more

Meghan at The Collective

This March I attended The Collective 2018 gathering in Knoxville, TN. This is the 4th annual Collective gathering, a relatively new non-profit professional organization that aims to “disrupt, reinvent, and redefine” the professional library conference through a model of active learning, collaboration, and practitioner-focused content. The theme for this year’s meeting was “The Library as Test... more