The TRLN is a local library consortium, consisting of the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University. The four libraries collaborate often, but this annual gathering is a great time to get together to learn, as well as to see library colleagues from around the Triangle.
This year’s keynote address was by Dr. Gary Marchioni, Dean of the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and he spoke on the “Challenges and Opportunities for Academic Libraries and Library Education.” Since I’m a library student working in an academic library, I really enjoyed this talk!
After the keynote, there were several interesting breakout sessions to choose from. I decided to attend the one about using social media in libraries–very well done! After the breakout session, lunch was served. Margaret Maron, one of my favorite mystery writers, was the luncheon speaker! I really enjoyed hearing her talk about the writing process and her books. I’ve already preordered her next book, The Buzzard Table!
Of course, seeing other library people from around the Triangle–people I know plus new people to meet, is one of my favorite things about this annual event! It was great to see several people from library school there this time!