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

Internships & Volunteering / Open Access

Open Access Student Publishing

Sometimes, the stars of open access (OA) and student publishing align. Alignment generates academic journals of student works that are made freely accessible to all. Many institutions already support student journals, as this vast survey of the undergraduate publishing landscape shows. How can LIS students contribute our unique skills and perspectives to student publishing? And how would everyone involved benefit from such involvement? Adding Value In my experience, LIS students add value … Continue reading