Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15
Conferences / Professional Life

Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15

As I was a recipient of a last-minute scholarship, I found out that I was attending the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference about a week before it started–that’s enough to make anyone panic a little, let alone a first-time conference attendee. “You don’t have business cards,” the high-pitched, high-strung voice of my anxiety squeaked. “What … Continue reading

Weekly Round-up
Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-up

Editor’s Note: Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy! Ryan I’m undoubtedly a music fan, but I’m nowhere near an expert on musical copyright issues. The recent verdict of the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit pitting Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against … Continue reading

Conferences / Professional Life

What’s a Librarian Doing Here? Or Attending Conferences Out of Discipline.

On Hack Library School, there have been a lot of articles about conferences. These have mainly focused on the advantages of attending local library or archives conferences or the big ‘un, ALA, over the summer. My goal here isn’t to rehash what has already been written but to talk about the possibilities and the fun … Continue reading

The Benefits of Attending Local Conferences
Conferences / Professional Life

The Benefits of Attending Local Conferences

I just recently returned from two fantastic regional conferences, ARLIS/SE in Birmingham, AL and VRALocal in Nashville, TN. These are both small conferences focusing on art and visual resources librarians in the southeast. Since I attended both ARLIS/NA in Washington D.C. and ALA Annual in Las Vegas, NV this year, I couldn’t help but think … Continue reading