Category Archives: NCLA

Top 10 Things I Learned at My First ALA Annual Conference

My first ALA Annual Conference, like many “firsts,” is one that I will never forget! I’ve never seen so many librarians in one place–which was amazing all by itself, and visiting Anaheim and Disneyland for the first time was a … Continue reading

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Time Among Librarians and Library School Classmates

For two nights in a row, I’ve had the pleasure and fun of being among classmates and librarians. Last night was our first ALA Student Chapter meeting of the year, and tonight I joined the NCLA group for a Happy … Continue reading

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My First NCLA Networking Mixer

Last night I attended my first North Carolina Library Association mixer, a Happy Hour event at the Trali Irish Pub in Raleigh. I met several new-to-me people, and caught up a couple of librarians I’ve met in other ways, so … Continue reading

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Getting Involved in Professional Organizations

Face-to-face networking and professional organization involvement are the topics of “Thing 7” on the 23 Things for Professional Development blog. This topic reminds me of moving to the area to work at Duke. I decided to get involved in several … Continue reading

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