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Conference reports and more from ZSR Librarians

Spring 2024 ASERL meeting

The University of South Carolina hosted the spring meeting of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), May 22-23. I always enjoy these meetings and the opportunity to network with regional deans and directors. It was also an important meeting for ASERL as for the second time in recent years, we added a new member,... more

ZSR Library at the TALA Conference

TRIAD ACADEMIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION – TALA 10TH YEAR CELEBRATION!!! May 22, 2024 High Point University Colleen Foy’s Experience This year’s conference was my first at HPU and as a TALA committee member. I attended the session, “It is Within You: How Adobe Can Change Your Perspective” with Winston-Salem State University O’Kelly Library’s Technical Services Reference... more

Kate at ACSC

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress annual meeting in Washington, DC. This is somewhat of a catch-all group of congressional archivists as well as researchers of congressional collections. The conference was held in the National Archives building, which was an incredible opportunity in... more

Denice @ NC LIVE in-person in Wilmington, North Carolina

I attended the NC LIVE in-person conference on Friday, May 17, 2024. It was good to see librarian colleagues from around the state and beyond as well as reconnect to new individuals I met at the NCICU Resources meeting on Thursday, May 16th at Campbell University. The 2024 theme “Wellness in Libraries” resonated with me... more

Maia and Jemma at NC Live 2024

On Monday, we gave our first conference presentation: “Making, Managing, and Marketing a Wellness Collection in an Academic Library” at NC Live’s Annual Conference, a conference fittingly focused on Wellness in Libraries! It was a great first time experience for us both in submitting a proposal, and preparing and giving a presentation. From the time... more

TPD @ C4L in A2

TPD @ C4L Last week, I traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Code4Lib conference. Code4Lib is a loosely organized group of coders, hackers, and a merry band of the tech-savvy and tech-interested from around Library Land. I started with a tour of U-M’s Shapiro and Hatcher libraries. In my time there, the Shapiro was... more

⁤Will at the 2024 NC LIVE Annual Conference

On Friday I attended the 2024 NC LIVE Annual Conference at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. ⁤⁤The theme of conference was “Wellness in Libraries.” ⁤⁤And considering all of our work in Public Services on our Wellness Collection, I was excited about this conference and looking forward to learning what others are doing in the... more

Joy & Colleen at LOEX 2024 in Naperville, IL

This year’s LOEX Conference was held in Naperville, Illinois – about 30 miles west of Chicago. The LOEX committee weaved Naperville’s connection to trees into its theme: Branching Out: Growing and Adapting your Information Literacy Practice We have to acknowledge that our meals both within and outside the conference were excellent! Most notable was the... more

SCA at SNCA 2024

The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) held its annual conference at the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh April 17-19th. We had a good group of SCA folks there, so we thought we’d summarize our experience for your reading enjoyment. Ashelee I began my SNCA experience by attending an informative workshop on the... more

“Managing to Change the World” training

Although it has been a while since I attended a two-day training from The Management Center (TMC), entitled “Managing to Change the World” (cough it was in 2023 cough), I did want to share about it. I hadn’t heard of TMC before a friend recommended it, but they are a Black-run, multicultural company focused on... more