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Alma/Primo Migration Update, Feb. 28

What’s Past Is Prologue A quick catch-up on the Alma/Primo migration, for those of you who aren’t hip-deep in it every day. February marked the end of our onboarding process and the start of our implementation process. In other words, we are done getting ready to get ready, and now we are getting ready. As... more

Kathy S. at ALA MW 2020

This was my first time attending ALA Midwinter, and probably my last, based on the discussions of upcoming changes to the Midwinter format. I attended the conference in my capacity as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the RUSA History Section, since only one other member (the Secretary) of the HS Executive Board was able to attend (and I... more

Summer @ USASBE

After a great (but cold) holiday trip to New Hampshire, I was lucky enough to get to spend 4 days in New Orleans for the USASBE (United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship) Conference before heading back to Winston-Salem for the start of 2020. Nancy Lovas (Chapel Hill’s Entrepreneurship Librarian) and myself presented, “The... more

Sarah at ALA Midwinter 2020

I attended my 6th ALA Midwinter Conference last weekend in Philly, and it was a jam-packed weekend with an ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) business meeting, an ACRL STS Executive Committee meeting, a Hot Topics Discussion Group on research metrics, meetings with science publishers, and two networking events that I organized. Two candidates running... more

TPD @ CNI

TPD @ CNI: I Am Big Data and So Can You! Back on the train this year. I tried to fly to DC last year and the weather gods weren’t having it (yes, I caused the 2018 Snowtastrophe – sorry, WTL committee). The CNI fall meeting continues to be the best three-day library tech conference... more

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

Alma Day!

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, ZSR (and PCL and CCCL) are moving from Voyager to Alma next Summer! If you have not heard about this yet, please see Thomas’ insightful post into the key dates to keep in mind during your travel/vacation planning for 2020. Alma Day was our kickoff event for our... more