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Books Publishing and Libraries Conference – My First Presentation 

Earlier this month, I had the honor and privilege to present at the 16th Annual International Books, Publishing and Libraries conference as an Emerging Scholar. This conference is an interdisciplinary symposium drawing in researchers from a variety of fields that all lead to the word - publishing, graphic design, library science, education and the humanities. The conference …

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Conferences as Professional Exploration Opportunities 

Attending conferences as a graduate student can be a great supplementary educational and professional experience. Conferences can be a invaluable opportunity to explore career paths and familiarize oneself with current industry-specific trends. Most conferences offer student rates that are significantly discounted, as well as travel awards and scholarships to help offset the cost of attendance. …

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Spiritual Life Conference at TC 

This past weekend, I attended the second annual Spiritual Life Conference at Teachers College. Students, staff, and faculty from the SMBI (Spirituality Mind Body Institute) spoke about their research -- mostly correlating the presence of spirituality in one's life (connection through prayer, meditation, mindfulness, yoga) with a decrease in anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and an overall …

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Festival Report: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013 

Yesterday, I attended the second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest held at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The event was packed with tablers and with visitors, an impressively successful event.  Tablers ranged from independent zine authors displaying their own zines to zine distros to zine librarians (Barnard represented) to arts organizations. It was an impressive …

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Library Literacy in Higher Education: A METRO Workshop 

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, I attended a workshop at the headquarters of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) at 57 East 11th Street.  The event, subtitled "Novel Approaches to Assessment and Collaborative Instruction," presented the experience and findings of librarians at two New York …

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Further Notes from Intentional Teacher Immersion 

As I've reported in previous posts, I was in Nashville, TN from Wednesday, November 10th through Sunday, November 14th to participate in an intensive Information Literacy program for instruction librarians with more than 5 years experience, the Intentional Teacher track (as opposed to the Teacher track, which is designed for more or less beginning instruction …

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Memoirs of an Immersion 

On Wednesday, November 10th, I was arriving at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee for Immersion '10, "an intensive, 3.5 day program of training and education for instruction librarians," as described by ACRL, the sponsoring organization (a division of the American Library Association).  Scarritt-Bennett is on …

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News from Nashville 

I'm attending an intensive four-day program in Nashville (called an Immersion), sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and focusing on information literacy; I'm in the Intentional Teacher track (there's an Assessment track also meeting here).  It's so intensive that there hasn't really been a chance to take in any of the …

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