Conferences

Sarah at STELLA Unconference

Last Friday, I drove to UNC-Chapel Hill to present at the biennial STELLA (Science, Technology, and Engineering Library Leaders in Action) Unconference, which was organized by science and engineering librarians at Duke, UNC, and N.C. State. This was my first time attending this national unconference, and colleagues gathered from as far as California, Dartmouth, MIT,... more

Stephanie at the Midwest Archives Conference 2016

My time in Milwaukee for the Midwest Archives Conference was not quite as jam-packed as Tanya’s but I made the most of the trip! I was a member of a panel entitled “The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good: Creative Solutions and Common Sense Approaches to Archival Problems.” My fellow presenters and I gave... more

Sarah at the Empirical Librarians Conference

I recently attended the Empirical Librarians Conference at N.C. A&T State University Library. Among the many concurrent sessions that I attended, I will highlight the most relevant topics that I can apply to my future work. “Teaching Mendeley in the Sciences” Since faculty have asked me to teach Mendeley to graduate students, I’m participating in... more

Social Justice and Disability Workshop

On Thursday, March 31, the Learning Assistance Center/Disability Services office sponsored a day long workshop entitled “Reframing Disability and Creating Inclusive Environments”. The meeting included interested parties from all across campus, from facilities, to athletics, to student services, and many representatives from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr.... more

The First-Year Experience Conference 2016

This was the third First-Year Experience (FYE) conference I have attended, and while not a traditional “library conference,” there are always many librarians who attend and there is always useful content! I began planning for this conference almost a year in advance. I had been looking for a place to present on the Faculty Fellows... more

Sarah presents at AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Annual Meeting

Thanks to financial support from my Summer Technology Exploration (STEP) Grant and AAAS first-time librarian attendee free registration, I attended and presented at my first scientific society conference, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in February. AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society and publishes Science magazine... more

Chelcie at ALA Midwinter 2016

For me the central happening of ALA Midwinter 2016 was kicking off my participation in ALA’s Emerging Leaders program. As part of this program, I’ll glimpse the sizable architecture of ALA, network with awesome people, and work together with members of a small team to solve a problem framed by one of ALA’s divisions or... more

Roz @ ALA Midwinter 2016

The very first ALA Midwinter conference I ever attended was in Boston in 2005 when I was just looking for opportunities to become more involved in the association more deeply. Fast forward 11 years and I am now chair of an ACRL section and a nominee for ALA Council. What a difference a decade makes.... more

Access Services Conference 2015

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the Access Service Conference in Atlanta, GA with Mary Beth Lock. As she pointed out in her post, there were many relevant sessions available. I mostly attended those relating to Course Reserves. The keynote speaker, Peter Bromberg, was an engaging speaker with a positive attitude. My... more

Three Conferences = Busy Autumn

I attended three different conferences this fall, Designing Libraries IV: Designing 21st Century Libraries at North Carolina State University, NCLA in Greensboro and the Access Services Conference in Atlanta, GA. In order to be most succinct, I’m combining posts for all three, though the subject matter ranged quite extensively. The Designing Libraries conference was chock... more