Professional Development

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

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon

I recently returned from the week-long meeting of the Society of American Archivists meeting in Portland, Oregon. As Stephanie recently noted, this was not only our largest West Coast meeting, it was our 2nd highest attended meeting ever. All in all, it was a busy week in beautiful Oregon. The majority of my time was... more

SB at SAA 2017

The Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting has come and gone! This year’s meeting was different from past meetings: it was held in a mid-tier market, Portland, Oregon, as opposed to a huge one (last year was Atlanta, next year is DC); it was also the second-largest meeting in SAA history, with a bit over... more

Kathy and Kyle at the ASU Free-Learning Conference

On Friday, July 21, Kathy and I traveled to Boone to attend the 2017 AppState Free-Learning Conference, hosted by App State’s Center for Academic Excellence. This free one-day conference places special emphasis on educational technology and e-learning, and we each came away with some new and exciting ideas. Here are some main themes and our... more

Thomas @ ALA Annual 2017

Let’s see, how many Chicago conferences is this now? There was the one with the blizzard, and the other one with the even bigger blizzard; the Midwinter when it was just rainy and foggy; the Annual when it was just rainy and foggy; the summer it was ridiculously hot; the time I had a 101... more

Ellen M. at ALA Annual 2017

My first visit to Chicago was 40 years ago on an excursion with the University of Michigan-Flint History Club.  I was a student in Ann Arbor but my friend talked them into taking me along.  My friend and I often found ourselves referring to a tourist map trying to figure out the “L” and getting... more