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Carol at Charleston 2019

The last Charleston report for 2019! University of Houston (Kerry Creelman, Nancy Linden, and Nora Dethloff): The typical presentation on re-organizing collections, liaisons, and tech services. A few fresh nuggets: Establishing time-limited subscriptions wherein new resources will be reviewed after three years. Some resources are reviewed on an even quicker timetable. Houston, like WFU, has... more

Summer @ NCLA

It’s been awhile since NCLA, but I wanted to make sure you all got to read one more NCLA recap post! NCLA 2019 was my first NCLA and it was memorable! I was lucky to present twice and do a poster during this conference, so most of my time was spent preparing myself!  On Thursday,... more

Build as We Fight: The 2019 American Studies Association Annual Meeting

I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, November 7-10, in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year’s conference theme, Build as We Fight, arose from “the corruption of capitalism and the limits of U.S. power,” while “acknowledging the imperative to create alternative means of survival and models of community from the group up to address... more

Molly at the Charleston Conference

By now you’ve already read about this year’s Charleston Conference from the four other ZSRians who attended earlier this month. I won’t rehash any of the sessions they discussed that I too attended. Rather, I’ll share highlights from the scholarly communication focus of my Charleston experience. When I first attended Charleston in 2008, it was... more

North Carolina Preservation Consortium Conference

On Friday, November 15th, I traveled to the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University for a presentation and conference. the conference theme was When the Unthinkable Happens! Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Organizations. There was a vast array of presenters from all kinds of institutions covering many types of disasters: -State Historic Sites -Lyrasis -N.C.... more

Alice at Charleston Conference 2019

The Charleston Conference isn’t a conference I attend every year. I typically think of it as a conference dedicated to collection development, acquisitions, and networking with vendors. Though all of that is still true, the conference continues to evolve by offering other sessions that are applicable to professionals outside of technical services. This year’s conference... more

Kyle at Charleston Conference 2019

Having never been to Charleston Conference, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Honestly, it was a mixed bag. Some of the highlights: The inspiring opening keynote from the benevolent mad genius Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive, whose talk served as kind of a dispatch from the front lines of the war on truth.... more

Sarah’s reflection on the NCLA Biennial Conference

STEM-LINC (STEM Librarianship in NC) has given STEM-enthusiast librarians from all types of libraries (academic, public, special, and K-12 libraries) a home organization to connect and provide leadership opportunities with the mission and vision  to inspire librarians to create programs that incorporate “STEM for Every NC Library” (from the STEM-LINC logo). STEM-LINC has proven to... more

Roz @ Charleston Conference

The Charleston Conference is one of my very favorite conferences and this year did not disappoint. But as we did have 5 ZSR folks attending,  I’ll keep my comments to things I think I attended that others did not, so we don’t all repeat the same info about the same sessions. Vendor Interaction: I find... more

Steve at 2019 NCLA Conference

I attended the 2019 NCLA Conference in October, and I’m a little late in writing my blog post about it. By writing my post late, I’m finding that most of the sessions I attended have been ably covered by my colleagues, so I’ll try to hit ones that weren’t already discussed. I went to a... more