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ZSR @ LOEX 2021

From May 11th-14th, 2021, several members of the ZSR Research and Instruction team virtually attended LOEX 2021. While we missed attending in person, the program this year was very strong and there were several great sessions that we wanted to share with you: Keynote (Joy) This year’s LOEX Conference was originally planned to take place... more

Happy World Password Day!

It’s the first Thursday in May, and that makes it World Password Day! Here are some fun ways to celebrate: Check your email address at Have I Been Pwned. If you’ve got an account on a site that has been hacked (and you probably do), this will tell you about it. Change a couple of... more

ZSR and the ACRL Virtual Conference 2021

From Tuesday, April 13th to Friday, April 16th, several members of the ZSR Library attended the Association of College and Research Libraries Virtual Conference. While not quite the same experience as attending in person, there was still a wealth of knowledge information shared through both live and on-demand conference presentations. Here were some highlights: A... more

Perspectives from CNI 2021 Spring Meeting

I have long wanted to attend the biannual CNI meetings, as they offer a range of sessions pertinent to scholarly communication and digital scholarship. Thanks to Dean Tim Pyatt’s invitation to be a ZSR representative at this spring’s virtual meeting, I was able to “go.” Spanning two weeks in March, this CNI meeting was a... more

Thomas @ Code4Lib

This week I attended Code4Lib 2021 from my basement. This is my first virtual, multi-day conference, and I have to say I’m not a big fan. This makes me realize how important it is [for me] to go to a different physical space for a conference and do nothing but attend that conference. You want... more

Leslie at MLA 2021

An exceptionally rich program at this year’s (online) conference of the Music Library Association  – we met  jointly with the Theatre Library Association (some very good sessions co-presented by members of both organizations), and we had an EDI conference theme. EDI The opening plenary addressed anti-racist performing arts librarianship. While the performing arts have historically... more

Recent Preservation Enclosures from Home

Almost always, the object itself requires me to customize the enclosure I make for it. The size, shape, fragility or potential use all come into play. This post highlights a few recent enclosures I’ve made and are still working on……………….from home. The size and shape definitely were considered for this football, generously donated by Jodi... more

DLF’s First Virtual Forum

This past November, the DLF Forum occurred virtually for the very first time as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Focusing on a range of content related to digital library technologies, the main conference provided several hours of programming over the course of two days (November 9-10). Prior to the conference, I was selected as... more

Home Sweet Home Preservation Lab

It’s March, 2020, and I’m home. When can I safely go back to work again? This question reverberated in my brain, and I’m sure the brains of all of my colleagues at ZSR Library. Slowly, I began to wonder how and if I could do my work, which is primarily, hand work. As this idea... more

Fall ASERL Meeting

My favorite meetings each fall and spring are the ASERL membership meetings. It is a chance for library deans and directors from the southeast to gather, exchange information, and  learn from each other. While this organization provides many benefits to ZSR ranging from resource sharing to professional development webinars, it is also the group that... more