Professional Development

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

Kevin at edUi 2017

During the last week of September, I attended my sixth edUi conference, edUi 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Maybe it was the city, resonant with strength and togetherness after the recent tragedy. Or maybe it was the weather, close and still before the changing season. Maybe it was the program, scheduled with local encouragements on the... more

ACS National Meeting in DC

Due to the update of the ACS-approval guidelines of chemical literature instruction and launch of the new Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program, I took an early morning flight on Sunday Aug. 20th to National Airport and was immersed in 21 chemical information and chemistry education sessions over 4 days at the ACS National Meeting in... more

Rebecca at SAA 2017

To echo Stephanie and Tanya, SAA was in Portland, Oregon last week, and I too made the trek west. I did not make it to SAA last year, so it has been a while since I attended SAA. To add to the excitement, I brought along my husband and my one year old! We spent... more

TALA Information Literacy, Instruction, & Assessment Meeting

On Friday, August 7th, TALA held an assessment meeting sponsored by Guilford College. This was the perfect time of year to re-focus on assessment, so five librarians from ZSR took advantage of the opportunity to hear campus updates, hear colleagues from  GTCC, UNCG, NC A&T, Guilford and Elon give lightning talks on recent projects, and... more