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Lauren at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:49:15 +0000

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 Metadata Standards developed by the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee. We […]


Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:36:02 +0000

Inspired by the #myDHis Colloquium at this year’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute, I thought I’d write a post on my first academic year at Wake Forest as the Digital Humanities Research Designer. As the DSHI colloquium title suggests, Digital Humanities has a range of definitions, and an institution’s approach to “doing DH” is contingent on […]

Steve at 2017 NASIG Conference

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:39:12 +0000

On Tuesday, June 6th, I flew to Indianapolis for the 32nd annual NASIG Conference. This was my first NASIG Conference since 2012 that I wasn’t on (or going onto) the Executive Board, but I still had to get to the conference early, because I got roped into being the Chair of the 2017 Programming Planning […]

Chris at NASIG 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:09:13 +0000

Indianapolis was the site of this year’s conference, and I must admit that I was slightly hesitant about the location at first.  After all, Indianapolis isn’t one of the first locations that come to mind for a conference, library-related or not.  But Indianapolis turned out to be a very charming city with several attractions.  In […]

Carrie at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:56:07 +0000

Every June, the good folks at the University of Victoria host the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, which draws a wide array of Digital Humanists, from the DH-curious to DH experts. These practitioners include librarians, faculty, and graduate students. This year, the Institute offered 49 weeklong workshops over two weeks—the offerings ranging from “Creating LAMP Infrastructure […]

Copyright, Digital Initiatives, Publishing, & More Copyright

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:46:56 +0000

Or, Molly’s spring travels across 4 months, 4 gatherings, 4 states, 3 time zones, 6 airports, 10 flights, and 9 nights in hotels. March – UIPO Annual Meeting Each year, members of a select group of copyright and intellectual property librarians gather to spend 2-3 days geeking out over all things copyright. Unofficially known as […]

May Meeting Musings

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:12:31 +0000

Across seven days in May, I traveled to three state-level meetings. Here’s a miscellaneous compilation of lessons learned and other musings. Carolina Consortium The Carolina Consortium negotiates advantageous group deals for e-resource purchases. Besides hearing about deals to possibly join, I picked up a few practical tidbits specific to my department. I learned of one […]

Tim at ASERL

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:47:07 +0000

The spring meeting of the Association of Southeast Research Libraries was held in Charleston on June 1-2. I arrived on May 31st in time to hold a Wake Community Event at the Liberty Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant (next to Charleston).  Ten former Deacs and friends got an update on what is happening at Wake […]

TALA 4th Annual Paraprofessional Conference

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:23:23 +0000

On Wednesday, May 24 eleven staff members from ZSR Library headed to the beautiful campus of Elon University to attend the 4th Annual TALA Paraprofessional Conference. This Conference is a collaborative effort between Wake Forest University, Elon University, Guilford Tech. Community College, High Point University, NC A&T State University, Salem University, UNC-Greensboro, and Winston-Salem State […]

Association for Librarians & Archivists in Baptist Institutions (ALABI)

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:44:06 +0000

I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the annual meeting of ALABI (the Association for Librarians & Archivists at Baptist Institutions), hosted by the American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) located at Mercer University (Atlanta, Georgia). The theme was “Transitions & Turnarounds: Successfully Navigating Change in Baptist Archives and Libraries” and while this is a small […]