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Tim at Fall 2017 NCICU meeting

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:17:33 +0000

The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Library directors met at Guildford College on Dec. 19th. For private college and university libraries, NCICU is the organization through which we negotiate our participation in NC Live. NCICU also plays an important role in advocating for private colleges and universities and helps us lobby the NC […]

Thomas in Denver/DC for LITA/CNI

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:14:38 +0000

A couple of weeks ago, I flew out to Denver for LITA Forum. By the way, the options for flying from Charlotte (major American Airlines hub) to Denver (major United hub) are pretty meager, so if you want to know what Highway 52 is like at 4:45am, I can tell you! As a recent LITA […]

December Book Repair Workshops

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:12:21 +0000

I recently taught two book repair workshops in Hickory on December 4th and in Chapel Hill on December 11th. Both workshops were sponsored by the NC State Library, part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. On Monday, December 4th, I taught book repair to 12 participants at the Patrick Beaver Public […]

International Council on Archives–Mexico City, Mexico

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:15:11 +0000

The week after Thanksgiving, I was invited to speak at the International Council on Archives annual meeting in Mexico City, held jointly with the Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos. The conference sessions were interesting (conducted in English, Spanish, and French with translation), and Mexico City was a fascinating and noisy mix of 22 million people, their […]

ASERL in Miami

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:04:29 +0000

Last week I was able to spend several days in beautiful Miami for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries fall meeting. The city is still recovering from hurricane damage, although things looked surprising good with most services in place. While I still consider myself a “new dean,” I co-hosted a dinner for new deans to […]

Book History & Digital Humanities, and that *other* ALA

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:29:37 +0000

Slightly exhausted from last year’s large conferences, I decided that attending and presenting at smaller conferences would be the way to go this year. My choices did not disappoint! Book History and Digital Humanities I presented at BH & DH (or Book History and Digital Humanities), held by the Center for the History of Print […]

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Five Days and Three Events in Pittsburgh

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:34:01 +0000

At the end of October, I attended three events in Pittsburgh: the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, DLF Forum, and Digital Preservation 2017. DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference From October 22-25 I attended the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-Conference, and the DLF Forum. Leading up to these events, I was a member of the planning […]

One Week in October – A Newb at NCLA, Too Much Change, and Tech Fatigue

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:35:00 +0000

“What’s your vision for the library of 2027?” “The technology will finally work right.” (Audience participation moment at NCLA keynote address.) So with the state library association holding its biennial conference more or less in our back yard, I figured I should check it out (and, ahem, join NCLA). It seemed that half of ZSR […]

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Chris at the 2017 Charleston Conference

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:39:24 +0000

Chris at the 2017 Charleston Conference After hearing about the Charleston Conference for many years in the circles of conferences and workshops, I finally attended my first one this year thanks to a scholarship from Harrassowitz.  Marketed as the event for “issues in book and serial acquisition,” the Charleston Conference was an event that covered […]

Roz at Charleston Conference

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:37:49 +0000

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 […]