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Attending a “Different” Conference

Last Friday, I attended the North Carolina Serials Conference for the first time. When I told my colleagues about signing up, some were surprised (since I don’t work with serials). But people who’d attended that conference before were supportive and … Continue reading

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ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014

Late last month, I attended American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting 2014 in Philadelphia. Although it was my second ALA conference, it was my first Midwinter Meeting, as well as my first visit to Philadelphia in several decades, and I … Continue reading

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Earlier this week, I learned that I didn’t get the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, which is a $1ooo award to help cover the costs of attending this year’s ALA Annual Conference. I’m a little disappointed, but I bet there were … Continue reading

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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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Library School + Life Tip #13: Get Your Own Business Cards

I know, I know, business cards can sound stodgy, especially to a student! But in case you haven’t heard, networking is so important in today’s job market, and while LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networking sites can help, there’s something … Continue reading

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TRLN Annual Meeting 2012

On Friday, I attended the TRLN (Triangle Research Libraries Network) Annual Meeting at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, and as usual, I had a really good time! The TRLN is a local library consortium, consisting of the libraries at … Continue reading

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Following My Own Advice

I decided to follow my own advice to someone earlier this morning, so I’ve renewed my membership in the American Library Association, also known as ALA. Since I’m starting library school later this month, I was glad to be able … Continue reading

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