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LIS Career Night – Thursday, October 15th

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This semester’s Career Night will be Thursday 10/15 in Stone 186 (Greensboro) and in Fretwell 126 (Charlotte). It will be moderated by Dr. Richard Monitz and there will be an introduction by Dr. Chu.

Schedule:

5-5:30 Reception at both locations

5:30-6:30 Panel Discussion

6:30-7:00 Networking at each location.

Panelists:

  • Fredericka Bryant, of Wachovia
  • David Bryden, Director of Library Services at High Point University
  • Cathy DuPre, School Library Media Specialist
  • Jennifer Evans, of ITT Tech and Metrolina Library Association
  • Martin House, of The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
  • Lynda Kellam, Data Services & Government Information Librarian at Jackson Library
  • Pete Turner, School Library Media

Questions to be Covered:

  • What do you currently do in your position?
  • What has been your career path since leaving library school?
  • Advice for emerging librarian and information professionals, especially in terms of skills they should be learning in library school.
  • Predictions about the future developments in the library field
  • What do you do to stay current in the field?
  • What kinds of networking do you do as a professional?
  • What kinds of things could I do that I might not be thinking about as I finish my degree (e.g. write a paper for publication, volunteer at a library to get experience, etc.)?

There will be time for your own personal questions and networking. Look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Barbara Feldman at bffeld@comporium.net, Dr. Anthony Chow at ASCHOW@uncg.edu, or Margaret Smith at masmi34@uncg.edu.

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Written by Sup

October 13, 2009 at 4:20 am

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