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TPD @ C4L in A2

TPD @ C4L Last week, I traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Code4Lib conference. Code4Lib is a loosely organized group of coders, hackers, and a merry band of the tech-savvy and tech-interested from around Library Land. I started with a tour of U-M’s Shapiro and Hatcher libraries. In my time there, the Shapiro was... more

Lauren at ER&L 2024

Human Responsibility in the Age of AI by Kasia Chmielinski: While there are some fears about AI – real ones include risks of bias – human intervention is possible. The Data Nutrition Project aims to show some “ingredients” in the data, just like a food nutrition label does. There is a section that is icons... more

Carol’s Virtual Charleston Conference

I registered for a virtual version of the Charleston Conference. I’ve steadily been watching the sessions since they were released last November, with a lot of binge-watching over winter break. A few trends: Transformative Agreements A year ago I could’ve rattled off all WFU’s Transformative (a.k.a. Read and Publish) Agreements from memory. Now they’re starting... more

Carolyn and Lauren at Core Forum 2023

This was the second Core Forum ever to be held since Core is a new division of the American Library Association. “Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of buildings & operations, leadership & management, metadata & collections, and technology.” Lauren is... more

Catch ZSR @ NCLA 2023

Librarians of all stripes will be invading Winston-Salem next week for the biennial North Carolina Library Association Conference – and ZSR will be well represented among the speakers, poster sessions, moderators, panelists, and more! If you are attending, plan on checking out and celebrating the scholarship, knowledge, and experience of our ZSR colleagues below! Speaking... more

Mary Beth, Roz, Molly, Amanda, Colleen, and Hu at ACRL 2023

The Association of College and Research Libraries biennial conference was held in Pittsburgh from March 15-18, and six librarians from ZSR attended. The core purpose of ACRL is to lead academic and research librarians and libraries in advancing learning and transforming scholarship. The theme of the conference was “Forging the Future.” There were 2100 attendees... more

Morgan & Summer at SOUCABL

Over Spring Break, Summer and I attended the annual Southern Conference of Academic Business Librarians (SOUCABL) at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. This is, as the name suggests, a very “boutique” conference – with a narrow focus and familiar faces regularly attending. It’s also (in)famous within the Business Librarian community for being the... more

Lauren at ER&L 2023

Scan for your angle: AI, UX, Open Access (ILL impacts), privacy (Open Athens helps), finding library resources via Google, e-resource librarian vacancies in 2022…. So many angles got covered at the E-Resources & Libraries Annual Conference this week! A lot of people might want to know just one thing! Carol and I both attended and... more

Kevin at Designing for Digital 2023

Earlier this week, I attended Designing for Digital (D4D), a conference for UX and libraries. It’s the 3rd or 4th time I’ve been—it’s held in Austin but I was there online. All sessions were available live—and on demand later—via the online conference platform (which wasn’t completely awful like a lot of them are but certainly... more

Morgan @ Beyond the Numbers

From November 8th through November 10th I had the great pleasure of experiencing Beyond the Numbers (BTN), the annual conference hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This was my first Beyond the Numbers and I hope it won’t be my last – it was wonderful! The conference is... more