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Molly at the ACC ALN in Boston

Last week I hopped a plane and flew up to Boston College for the second meeting of the 2022 ACC Academic Leaders Network (ALN) leadership development program. It was good to be traveling again, especially by plane (I love flying!), and I was glad to be in parts of Boston I’d not visited before. Boston... more

Carolyn and Lauren at ALA Annual Conference 2022, Virtually

Carolyn’s and Lauren’s “Digital Experience” of ALA Annual has juicy news like Hoopla controversy, augmented reality with archival materials, attention to indigenous groups, comics librarianship, and equitable ebook access. EDI was a theme throughout the conference. Numerous last minute panelist substitutions took place due to COVID-19. On Saturday June 25th, in the update from the... more

Bibliotech Bookbinding Workshop with Karen Hanmer

Biblio Tech Binding Workshop From April 5 to June 21, each Tuesday night from 6-8:30 pm, I attended an online workshop with Karen Hanmer. Karen possesses the knowledge of how books are constructed from the beginning to the present. She is a wonderful teacher. The workshop, entitled Biblio Tech, is geared toward making historical and... more

Alumni Admissions Forum 2022 – ZSR Tours

Friday, June 24th, was the annual alumni admissions forum! We saw alumni bringing potential students to tour all parts of campus! While a tour of ZSR might not seem blog-worthy, today’s tour turned into an impromptu party in the 24-hour room (for about 15 minutes!) Joy Gambill led a wonderful tour for a dozen individuals... more

Kaeley at Atla 2022 in Baltimore

After two years of online conferences, Atla 2022 was held as a hybrid conference June 15-18.  (Almost) all sessions were live-streamed to remote attendees in addition to those who were in-person in Baltimore, with multiple sessions lead by presenters or co-presenters who were also remote.  Overall, this seemed to work well, with a concerted effort... more

LOEX 2022

This year, the LOEX annual conference was held in Ypsilanti, MI on May 5-7. LOEX is a non-profit educational clearinghouse for library instruction and information literacy information (LOEX used to stand for Library Orientation Exchange back when library orientation sessions were considered the main instructional format, now it is just LOEX). This year’s conference theme... more

The Inclusive Teaching Conference (Thursday, April 21, 2022)

Wake Forest University’s Inclusive Teaching Conference (Thursday, April 21, 2022) This blog post is a collaborative “I learned _____.” from a subset of Research and Instruction Librarians who attended the conference.  I will say this . . . the librarians were in the proverbial house!!!!  Joy set the cornerstone by sitting in the second row... more

ACCelerate Festival 2022

The Smithsonian Museum of American History hosted the third ACCelerate Festival on April 8-10. The festival is “a celebration of creative exploration and innovative research happening at the intersection of science, engineering, arts, and design from across the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Smithsonian Institution.” ZSR Dean, Tim Pyatt, has led the WFU... more

Carol at ER&L 2022

Gotta say, I loved the virtual conference format, especially for the asynchronous presentations. By spreading out my viewing over three weeks, I could watch almost all the presentations instead of having to choose from concurrent sessions. I watched most of them at 1.4 speed and bailed on any presentation I deemed irrelevant. Some themes: Are... more

Leslie at MLA 2022

An eleventh-hour appearance by the Omicron variant scotched plans for a hybrid conference of the Music Library Association this year, and obliged us to revert to all-virtual mode. No shortage of informative sessions, though. In a panel session, we learned of various initiatives to diversify music collections. Some libraries have relied on lists that many... more