Professional Development

Lawyers, and librarians, and copyright! Oh, my! – Or, Molly at the UIPO symposium

Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:37 pm

I don’t doubt that many of you would be riffing Dorothy, too, if you had been with me in Chapel Hill on March 16 and 17 for the annual University Intellectual Property Officers (UIPO) symposium. For two days, approximately 30 lawyer-librarians, lawyers, and librarians gathered in beautiful Wilson Library on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus to discuss all things copyright and higher ed. While I was in copyright nerd heaven (in Blue Heaven, no less!), had you gone, you may have been a bit lost, as we were a lawyer-heavy group: if you think librarian lingo can be hard to follow, I promise that legal lingo and logic–from lawyer-librarians, no less–is harder. Nevertheless, we are a jovial bunch, and had two days of stimulating, engaging conversation around fair use for orphan works, working with university counsel, accessibility issues, digitization and digital collections, film and media archives, open access, open education, and legal updates from the U.S. and international fronts.

As one of my colleagues noted at our meeting, in many respects, the UIPO group is essentially Copyright Fight Club (the first rule of Fight Club…[you know]). Our discussions, both at the symposium and online, are confidential. We are not an official designation of any organization or association (although we grew out of ARL), we do not have officers or committees (yet), and our symposiums are not overly formal. This was my first year attending, but it will not be my last. In fact, this will likely be my future primary meeting of the year. I cannot overstate how valuable it is to attend a small, copyright-focused meeting with friends and colleagues who do exactly what I do, who face many of the same inquiries and challenges that I face, and who are more than willing to disagree, debate, and dissect current issues. I realize that many of you have experienced this type of synergistic immersion before, but I had not–at least, not to the same degree. And I loved it!

I have visited some of you to discuss ideas and insights gleaned from this meeting. If anyone has specific questions about the topics I noted, I’ll be happy to chat with you.

 

Sarah at the ANCHASL Spring Meeting

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:39 pm

On March 20th, I attended the Association of N.C. Health & Science Libraries (ANCHASL) Spring Meeting at UNCG. Carrie Iwema, Ph.D., MLS, AHIP from the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library taught a 4-hour continuing education course sponsored by the Medical Library Association on personal genomics. Personal genomics involves sequencing and analyzing an individual genome. However, genetic tests from different companies can yield different test results. There have been some issues with direct-to-consumer genetic tests including potential insurance discrimination, privacy issues, accuracy, and ownership of data. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act was passed in 2008 to prohibit genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment. Since I am the Bioethics Liaison, it was great to discuss the bioethical issues of genetic testing and gene patenting. I learned about the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Genome Statute and Legislation Database and other resources to add to my research guides. It was also great to catch up with my former intern, Adrianne Leonardelli, who is now a librarian at Duke Medical Library.

Leslie at MLA 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 8:26 pm

Lots of good presentations at this year’s meeting of the Music Library Association in Denver. As at ALA, winter weather prevented a number of colleagues from attending, but we were able to Skype presenters in most cases, and for the first time, selected sessions were live-streamed. The latter will be posted on the MLA website.

DIGITAL HUMANITIES

In a session on “digital musicology,” several exciting projects were described:

Contemporary Composers Web Archive (CCWA). A Northeastern consortium project in progress. They’re crawling and cataloging composers’ websites, and contributing the records to OCLC and the Internet Archive. The funding is temporary, so here’s hoping they find a way to continue this critical work preserving the music and music culture of our times.

RISM OPAC. The Repertoire international des sources musicales is the oldest internationally-organized music index (of manuscripts and early printed editions), but only a small portion has so far been made available online. The new online search interface they’re developing retrieves digital scores available on the websites of libraries, archives, composers, and others worldwide. They expect to have 2 million entries when national inventories are completed.

Music Treasures Consortium (MTC). A similar project hosted by the Library of Congress, it links to digitized manuscripts and early printed editions in conservatories, libraries, and archives in the US, UK, and Germany. It’s modeled on an earlier project, the Sheet Music Consortium (hosted by UCLA).

Blue Mountain Project. Named after a Kandinsky painting representing creativity, this Princeton project, funded by a NEH grant, aims to provide coverage of Modernism and the Avant-Garde in arts periodicals 1848-1923. References to music in these sources are often fleeting, so there is a need for enhanced “music discovery.” The presenter discussed the challenges of digitizing magazines: the mix of text, images, and ads; multiple languages of periodicals in this project; variations in the transcription/spelling of names (they plan to cross-index to VIAF, the international authority file).

In the Q & A period, discussion centered on the global importance of projects such as these, and the concomitant need for best-practices standards (including a requirement to link to VIAF) and multi-language capabilities in metadata schema.

INFORMATION LITERACY

Now that the ACRL Framework has replaced learning objectives with “threshold concepts,” music librarians have begun taking first stabs at interpreting these for their discipline:

Scholarship as a conversation = performance as a conversation. Most music students enter college as performers, so this can serve as a base for scaffolding. One notable difference: performance lacks a tradition of formal citation — might some way be found to codify the teacher/student oral tradition by which the performing arts are transmitted?

Authority as constructed and contextual = performers as authorities (Performer X as a leading interpreter of Composer Y’s works); also, the changing of performance practices over time; learning to listen with a critical evaluative ear.

Information creation as process: understanding the editing process for scores, and also of recordings and video (vs. live performance).

Research as inquiry: every performing-arts student who spends long hours in practice and rehearsal is familiar with the concept of an iterative process — an excellent jumping-off point for understanding research as an iterative process.

Searching as strategic exploration: this has been related to musicians’ vexed relationship with library discovery interfaces that don’t work well for music retrieval! Resourcefulness and persistence is needed to meet performers’ information needs regarding specialized details such as instrumentation, key, range, etc.

Information has value = creative output has value. Understanding how the artist fits into the marketplace; the complexities of copyright as it applied to the arts.

COPYRIGHT

The music library community has long been frustrated by issues surrounding music recordings released online but governed by EULAs (end-user license agreements) that prohibit institutional purchase. MLA and the University of Washington have recently received a IMLS grant to develop strategies for addressing these issues, “culminating in a summit with stakeholders and industry representatives.” On the agenda: EULA reform (developing a standard language); preservation (given the industry’s apalling track record, perhaps the library community can create dark archives?); and public relations. Strategies being considered: developing a MLA best practices document; creating a text case; approaching either the smaller labels (who are generally more open to negotiation) or going directly for the big three (Sony, Warner, and Universal) on the theory that if they agree, others will follow.

Another session on recordings and fair use discussed the best practices movement. Noting that the courts, when confronted by new questions, have begun referring to community practice, many disciplines and professions are drafting best-practices documents. Unlike guidelines, whose specificity make them prone to obsolescence, best-practices statements “reflect the fundamental values of a community” — which not only helps them better stand the test of time, but also results in more commonalities between communities, so that they reinforce each other, lending them more weight in the face of legal challenges. The NRPB (National Recordings Preservation Board) recently completed a study that recommended such a document, and the ARSC (Association of Recorded Sound Collections) has a handbook forthcoming.

USAGE PATTERNS

At a poster session, I learned about two surveys done at Kent State that queried the preferences of music and other performing-arts students re the materials they use. One survey noted the significant number of print resources that still occupied top places in a ranking of preferred materials: print scores were much preferred to e-scores (68% to 28%); ditto for books (80% print to 27% electronic); CDs were still used regularly. E-journals, however, were preferred to print (64% to 32%). The survey’s conclusion found a “strong sentiment” in favor of a mix of print and electronic.

The other survey debated the relevance of audio reserves. It confirmed widespread use of extra-library resources by students for their listening assignments: YouTube, streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, MP3s they had purchased themselves. Reasons given for preferring these sources: ability to listen on a smartphone or tablet (a preference also noted by commercial database vendors, who have begun developing mobile-device capabilities); personal comfort, and convenience. On the other hand, two encouraging reasons students give for using the library’s CD collection: the superior sound quality, and the availability of library staff for help.

CATALOGING

I attended a half-day workshop on genre and medium terms for music. Historically, the Library of Congress subject headings have combined, in long pre-coordinated strings, many disparate aspects of the materials we catalog: topic (Buddhism), genre (drama, folk music), form (symphonies), medium (painting, piano), physical format (scores), publication type (textbooks, catalogs), intended audience (children’s books, textbooks for foreign speakers). Since these can be more effectively machine-manipulated as discrete data than in strings, there’s a project afoot to parse them into separate vocabularies, to be used in new RDA fields, for more precise search-and-sort capabilities in our discovery interfaces.

Three vocabularies are being developed:

  • Genre/form (LCGFT) — e.g., drama, folk music
  • Demographic groups (LCDGT) — author’s nationality, gender, etc.; intended audience
  • Medium of performance (LCMPT) — for music: instruments/voices

Given the many thousands of existing subject terms, this is clearly a challenging task, and I acquired a new appreciation for its complexities as I listened to the LC folks describe their struggles wrestling music terminology (as just one disciplinary example) to the ground. Problems debated included: types of music that musicians have long regarded as genres in their own right (think string quartets) but are really just defined by their instrumentation or number of players; ditto for music set to certain texts (Magnificats, Te Deums); bringing out the distinctions between art music, folk music, and popular music (an attempt to remedy the original classical-centrism of the LC terminology); terms like “world music” that seem to have been invented mainly for marketing purposes; music for specific events or functions; stuff like master classes, concert tours, etc.; ethnomusicological (area studies) terms, which proved too numerous, and too inconsistently defined in reference sources, to be dealt with in the project’s initial phase; and tension between the need to build a logical hierarchy and recognizing the more fluid conventions practiced by user communities. While the new vocabularies are still under construction, we learned about the major changes, and how to encode the terms in RDA records.

In a session on Bibframe (a new encoding format designed to replace the aging MARC format), we heard about LD4L, a project conducted by Standford, Cornell, Harvard, and LC to develop an open-source extensible ontology to aid in conversion of MARC to Bibframe; and another project at UC-Davis to develop a roadmap for Bibframe workflows, from acquisitions operations to cataloging and conversion, and even a prototype discovery layer.

SIDELIGHTS

A Friday-night treat was the screening of a silent film (The General, starring Buster Keaton) accompanied by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra (a 6-piece strings-and-winds band). The score was one they had compiled from music used by theater orchestras of the period, now archived in the University of Colorado’s American Music Research Center.

Jeff at LAUNC-CH 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 11:07 am

On March 13, 2015 I traveled with Steve Kelley to the annual LAUNC-CH Conference in Chapel Hill. Unlike Leslie, Ellen, and Kaeley, I did so without the stress of a presentation engagement. What followed was a fairly relaxing day of programming. (Not wanting to add to anyone’s jitters, I opted not to watch my colleagues’ presentation; but I heard rave reviews.)

The keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey A. Greene, a professor at UNC, refuted the belief that modern students are truly “digital natives.” Oftentimes it is assumed that, having grown up with the internet, smart phones, etc., today’s students have a natural knack for digital literacy. Mr. Greene argued that this is not nearly so true as is commonly believed. For one thing, it is a false assumption that all students grow up with computers. Some do not. Nor has the human brain done a lot of evolving in the short space of time the internet has been around. Students still need help. And given that professors often don’t have time to teach kids how to learn, librarians fill an essential role in helping them navigate the complex information landscape.

Marc Bess and Somaly Kim Wu from UNC-Charlotte presented on their beta “49er Alerts” system whereby library patrons who opt in by downloading and activating a particular app receive (via Bluetooth or Apple’s iBeacon) helpful information as they move throughout the library. Such “proximity marketing” technology allows for the automatic sending of messages about circulation desk hours, new e-resources relevant to a particular subject range in the stacks, or library events, based on the physical location of the user’s device. It sounds like a cool program. They hope to share the code, which is being developed by one of their grad students, by the end of the year.

Will Cross and Greg Raschke from NC State talked about the brokenness of the current textbook market and students’ captivity to preposterously inflated book costs. NCSU’s Alt-Textbook project is a grant-funding program in which the Libraries provide money and support to instructors who are interested in exploring alternative teaching resources. Their goals are to improve instruction by tailoring course materials to individual instructors, to decrease cost for students, and to provide instructional support in the form of library experts in copyright, digitization, and online instruction. (Here I thought about our own library experts at ZSR, and how lucky we are to have them.) Mr. Cross, a lawyer, made the interesting point that cost-saving measures such as these ought to look pretty good to budget-conscious state legislators concerned with the cost of higher education.

Magnanimous, no? To close, I’ll skip to the lightning talks that ended the day. NC State’s Hunt Library has a nifty program of showing films digitized by A/V Geeks on a weekly basis alongside commentary from speakers in various disciplines. I was glad to learn that Skip from A/V Geeks is out there. Jaci Paige Wilkinson, a SILS student at UNC, then presented the interesting notion that hip-hop music provides a compelling case study for thinking about linked data given its heavy use of musical samples that relate to various works and creators in different ways (RDA relator codes, anyone?). It was a thought-provoking way to end the afternoon.

LAUNC-CH 2015 (Ellen)

Monday, March 23, 2015 11:00 am

Leslie has just covered the LAUNC-CH keynote address, so I will turn to concurrent sessions I attended.

“The Library Stories Project: Capturing and Promoting Everyday Innovation at the NCSU Libraries” was presented by Kim Duckett, Anne Burke, and Jason Evans Groth. This project, which has been going on for about a year, has been an attempt to capture and to share stories of innovation and collaboration across a range of activities in the university’s libraries: learning, teaching, and research. The impetus was the awareness that much of what librarians do happens—and then the evidence disappears. The Stories Project is staff-driven, and library staff serve as the on-the-ground reporters, capturing and promoting stories that highlight collaborations among various user groups. Staff created a process to capture and to promote stories, and the result has been a library-wide effort focusing on non-routine, after-the-fact, media-rich accounts, written for all. Stories vary in length, use of media, library departments represented, user communities represented, and types of engagement. For example, one such story has been a project by graduate students to interpret the State of History at NC State. It is a graduate level history class to build a digital history project using images from the libraries’ collections.

The lessons from this project? People want to share stories; one cannot meet every need; editorial role and workflow are important; and good visuals make the story.

Another afternoon session, “Does Forcing Students to Ask for Help Work? Assessing the Effect of Requiring Term Paper Consultations,” presented by Stephanie Brown and Lynne Jones of UNC-Chapel Hill, was a useful session that addressed a common problem in public services departments. The focus was a Journalism course on media management and policy, and the challenge was the typical problem of how to get students to come to librarians for assistance with their research projects. Extra credit? Cajoling? The course professor and librarians decided to require students to come, which made all the difference: 76-83% came for research assistance. After going through IRB, librarians assessed students and the initiative. Students said that they had found the consultations helpful for finding relevant articles, clarifying their topics, and for writing their papers. 100% said that they were likely or very likely to meet with a librarian in the future. The desired effect!

Leslie at LAUNC-CH 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 10:21 am

I don’t often get to attend this annual conference, hosted by the Librarians Assembly of UNC-Chapel Hill, but always enjoy it when I do.

KEYNOTE

This year, we had an exceptionally engaging keynote speaker, Jeffrey A. Greene of the Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies program at Chapel Hill. He began by busting some common myths about learning:

  • Digital natives: Greene questions claims of physiological changes in young people’s brains; technology is just one of the life experiences of all sorts (whether you grew up on a farm or in suburbia, etc.) that informs thinking patterns. What is real, Greene says, is the digital divide — we can’t assume every student had a computer a home, is familiar with internet navigation, etc.
  • Multi-tasking: Greene contrasts the task of driving a car, which uses the automatic brain functions, with juggling “cognitively conscious” tasks — we just can’t do the latter effectively.
  • Learning styles: the style one uses at any given time depends on the content (try conveying the locations of the US states without resorting to any visual means).

Greene’s formula for self-regulated learning:

  • Understand the task.
  • Make a plan (a step many students skip).
  • Enact good strategies (many bright students who coasted through high school arrive in college with a very small toolbox of learning strategies).
  • Monitor progress (for anyone making their first attempt to master new material, it’s hard to add on this additional layer — students need our encouragement and guidance).
  • Evaluate and adapt (resisting the brain’s natural tendency to re-use automatic responses — to it, that’s more efficient than thinking, and re-thinking, about what you’re doing).

Greene’s presentation is posted on the LAUNC-CH website: http://launcch.web.unc.edu/events/conference/

LIB250

Another highlight was the presentation given by Ellen Daugman, Kaeley McMahan, and myself on LIB250 (our Humanities course). This was essentially an update on an article we published in 2012. We reviewed our initial development of the course, and described lessons we learned during the five years we’ve taught it, and how we adapted and improved it. We had a large and engaged audience, who offered thoughtful questions and an enthusiastic overall response. Discussions continued over lunch. A very gratifying outcome!

Our slides

Our article

 

 

Chris at the 2015 NC Serials Conference

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 4:51 pm

After a delay caused by the threat of icy weather (which didn’t quite materialize), Derrik, Steve and I made the voyage on Friday, March 6 to Chapel Hill for the 24th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference. The conference itself had a later starting time and had amended session times, but it still ran smoothly without major sacrifices to the content of the scheduled programming. Like previous Serials Conferences, the programs were excellent and well worth the trip to Chapel Hill; thankfully, without the risk of life and limb.

As a bonus, both Derrik and Steve had sessions at this year’s conference. I had planned to attend both, but they had unfortunately been set for the same programing block. Derrik’s session, “Principles of Negotiation”, won the hour, which he co-presented with Lesley Jackson of EBSCO. It was engaging and informative, and it helped to bolster my knowledge regarding aspects of the licensing process that are often not discussed in training and have not been covered (to date) in library school. Derrik didn’t have to fear either heckling or flying vegetables; it was a very worthwhile program with good attendance from libraries and vendors alike.

Steve also did a great job representing NASIG at the conference. In addition to helming “NASIG at 30: New Initiatives, New Directions” about the organization’s history and growth, he served admirably at the NASIG table amongst the collection of vendor representatives.

The conference also had other takeaways for me:

Data and text mining are here to stay. As noted in a panel discussion, contemporary scholars are requesting access to sets of raw data to assist their research. This amount of access can have implications not only for traditional statistics and findings, but it can also extend to social media as tweets and other postings are collected. As with any other form of research, however, the need is not just to retrieve the information but to create new insights from it. This would also be invaluable if the digital Dark Age described by Google’s Vint Cerf were to become a reality.

Developing flexible materials budgets. In a presentation by Rachel Fleming of Appalachian State University, the question about reexamining the way budgets are laid out was an interesting one. Rather than looking at budgets traditionally in terms of format or fund codes, Ms. Fleming suggested a more holistic approach to budgeting, taking into account the fluidity of interdisciplinary funding for purchases as well as formats that do not yet exist. (This mode of thinking has part of collection management at ZSR for several years.) Finally, Ms. Fleming suggested the addition of “flex funds” into a revised budget that can be used for experimentation and new initiatives when needed.

Next year will be the 25th anniversary for the North Carolina Serials Conference, and it promises to be a grand affair. I’m already looking forward to seeing the programs that will be scheduled as well as the speakers who will be participating!

Carol Watches the Electronic Resources & Libraries Online Conference

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:11 am

For the third straight year, Derrik has facilitated group viewing of the online presentations of the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference. Read on for some gleanings I reaped from three of the sessions that I watched live and one that I’ve already seen as a recording. I will probably continue watching recorded sessions as I have time. Indeed, just a few weeks ago I was catching up with a few sessions I missed from 2014. ZSR folk can contact Derrik for the login information.

Come One, Come All: Building a Community for the Global Open Knowledgebase
Kristen Wilson, North Carolina State Univ.

Ms. Wilson outlined a project called GOKb, a new open-source knowledgebase. (Knowledgebase = the back-end data that supports services like Find a Journal and WFU Full Text Options.) If GOKb lives up to its potential, then a single library can fix a data error, and it would be fixed for everyone else regardless of what commercial product they may use.

Making Value Judgments: eBook pricing for Access and Ownership
Michael Levine-Clark, Assoc. Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services, Univ. of Denver
Jason Price, Director of Licensing Operations, SCELC
Maria Savova, Claremont Colleges

The presenters outlined different ways to think about value when it comes to e-books and how different purchasing models perform better or worse depending on the value that you seek. For instance, to avoid DRM, buy directly from the publisher. However, cost-per-use is lower with DDA and subscription models. This presentation did not provide The Answer. Rather, there are multiple right answers depending on your most important values. I think a further bit of research could compare institutions of different sizes. Levine-Clark claimed that the subscription model was the most effective on cost-per-use. However, his institution is twice as large as WFU, implying twice the use. Some purchasing models scale down the price for smaller schools, and others do not. What difference would that make on cost-per-use?

Did We Forget Something? The Need to Improve Linking at the Core of the Library’s Discovery Strategy
Jesse Koennecke, Director of Acquisitions & E-Resource Licensing Services, Cornell Univ.
Eddie Neuwirth, Sr. Product Manager, ProQuest
Jacquie Samples, Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Cataloging Section, Duke Univ. Libraries

Over the years, I’ve seen many presentations complaining about the problems with OpenURL linking. Fortunately, this presentation focused on solutions. ProQuest is replacing the top “escape hatch” with a right sidebar. IMHO, the sidebar looks like such a great improvement that I think we should implement it mid-semester. (Roz agreed, so Kevin implemented it on Monday.) ProQuest has also implemented IEDL (Index-Enhanced Direct Linking) to take users directly from Summon to the content. IEDL was launched some months ago, and I hadn’t even noticed (which is good!). Ms. Samples talked about the errors that cause OpenURL to go wrong and stressed the importance of reporting the errors.

Is Open Access the Golden Ticket? The Real Cost of OA for the Library
Kim Armstrong, Deputy Director, Center for Library Initiatives, CIC
Jay Starratt, Dean of Libraries, Washington State Univ.

The presenters surveyed some large academic libraries. They concluded that so far Open Access actually results in increased costs because universities sometimes provide funding for APCs but OA hasn’t taken off enough to allow us to cancel subscriptions. As you might imagine, this presentation attracted a lot of discussion. One commenter speculated that the impact of OA might be in preventing the launch of new subscription journals or in holding down the rising costs of journals.

Rebecca @ The Social Media Marketing Conference

Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:54 pm

A while back I attended The Social Media Marketing Conference in Charlotte. Meghan and Chris have both written great posts highlighting their experiences and I just wanted to share a few things I took away from this conference.

Analytics

When optimizing your ROI, analytics are a great way to see what was effective and what was not. This course called these “lead measures” and “lag measures.” To take charge of your social media, you want to take lead measures, like posting about an event or person, and then analyzing how effective that lead measure was. By monitoring your metrics, you can tweak your lead measures based on their success.

Maximizing your social media

Another great tip was to maximize your social media. By this, I mean fill out your Facebook timeline completely (showing the history of your organization), link to your other social media accounts from eachother, stay engaging by changing your cover photo frequently, and posting frequently to your users.

Create an editorial calendar

It seems to me to have success with all of the other tips, this is the first thing to do. Have a plan. What are you blogging about this month? What are you Facebooking about this week,? What are you Tweeting about next Thursday? Having them planned out not only helps you lay out your message, but allows you to schedule posts, be aware of upcoming events, and overall provide a better experience for your social media followers.

I found this to be a very interesting an helpful conference. I would love to talk more about my experience with anyone interested. Thank you to the Dean’s office for making this possible.

Upcoming State and Regional Conferences and Workshops

Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:34 pm

As part of the Mentoring Team I am on with Tanya, Leslie, Rebecca and Ellen M., we discussed involvement in professional organizations, and how difficult it might be for paraprofessionals or folks who have one problem or another with travelling long distances to attend conferences. So, I was picked to come up with a list of upcoming conferences and workshops that are in the state or the general geographic region. I’m sure I’m missing a lot of things, so feel free to add more in the comments section.

North Carolina Serials Conference (Chapel Hill, NC) – March 6

Library Association of UNC-Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) Conference (Chapel Hill, NC) – March 13

Metrolina Library Association Tech Summit (Charlotte, NC) – March 13

Southeastern Library Association (SELA) Joint Conference with the Alabama Library Association (Point Clear, AL) – April 7-10

TALA Paraprofessional Conference (High Point, NC) – May 13

NASIG Conference (including joint programming with the Society for Scholarly Publishing) (Washington, DC) – May 27-30

Metrolina Library Association Conference (Charlotte, NC) – June 11

North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Conference (Greensboro, NC) – October 20-23


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