Conferences

Roz at Charleston Conference

This was my first Charleston Conference and I was there because I was on panel but I have to admit that I loved it. The format of the conference is different than most and I found the sessions I attended to be deep dives into really complex and interesting topics. I was surprised at the... more

Lauren at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago

Advocacy, metadata standards, and a tech services perspective on digital projects formed the cruces of my conference, but I gleaned a few Ex Libris updates too. Metadata, Standards, Digital Projects I participated with Erik Mitchell and Jenn Riley in a Metadata Standards presentation about using the Principles for Evaluating Metadata Standards developed by the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee.... more

Susan at CNI Albuquerque, Spring 2017

Direct from the Swamp: Alan Inouye, Director of Public Policy, ALA and Krista Cox, Directory of Public Policy Initiatives, ARL gave an overview of policy and organizational developments in the Trump Administration and 115th Congress in a Trumpesque session room The CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) Spring 2017 membership meeting was held in Albuquerque, NM... more

Susan @ ALA Midwinter 2017

Atlanta at Night – view from my hotel room As reported capably by Thomas, much of my ALA Midwinter weekend was filled with meeting and event obligations that I have as a LITA board member. These always include 2 multi-hour board meetings, a joint chairs gathering, LITA Happy Hour (a networking event, it is legit!),... more

Lauren at ALA Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta

Between numerous required committee meetings on metadata and advocacy, I learned about Summon & Primo integration and discussed ebook record problems in several venues (exhibits, a session, a dinner, and a committee meeting). Discovery Tools from Ex Libris: Summon and Primo are gradually being integrated, which I likened to EBL and Ebrary integration. I sent... more

Molly at the 2016 Charleston Conference

For the third year in a row, early November found me enjoying several days in Charleston, SC, while attending the Charleston Conference. This year, however, my conference travel was extended, as I also attended the inaugural meeting of the Cambridge University Press North American Advisory Board prior to the Charleston Conference, so I had six... more

Sophie @ Brand New Conference

On September 15th and 16th, I attended the Brand New Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This was a lecture style conference hosted at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The special topic of the conference was logo and the overall theme was brand identity. Speakers from a myriad of industries spoke, including: Mackey Saturday, responsible for Instagram, Oculus,... more

Sarah at the 2nd Science Boot Camp for Librarians Southeast

On July 5th, I drove to the University of Georgia (UGA) to present at the 2nd Science Boot Camp for Librarians Southeast. It was great to be immersed for 3 days in presentations on coral reefs, climate change, public health, and science education by renowned researchers and faculty from the Centers for Disease Control and... more

Lauren at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

Productivity with vendors (book and ILS), committee obligations, and future of cataloging were the three main themes for me in Orlando. Meetings by chance also played a key role in making this an above average conference for me. I caught up with our Casalini sales rep on how to implement a more Gobi-like version of... more

Sarah at the Lilly International Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning

Last week, I drove up to Bethesda, Maryland to present at the Lilly International Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching & Learning. If you interested, you can view my presentation below. Although I have attended a regional Lilly Conference in the past, this was my first time attending the international conference in Bethesda. My proposal was accepted... more