Wednesday, September 23, 2009

UMass Amherst Libraries, Simmons and University of Rhode Island sponsor Library Career Reception

The Indispensible Librarian: Confessions and Tales from a Proud Profession

Are you exploring career options? The Occupational Outlook Handbook says “librarians use the latest information technology to perform research, classify materials, and help students and library patrons seek information.” Whatever your image of a librarian, we want to share stories with you from cutting-edge practitioners in a dynamic and rewarding profession.

On Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. the UMass Amherst Libraries is hosting a Library Career Reception. Come hear about the work of today’s librarians, learn about graduate degree programs in library and information science, ask questions and view the campus from the 26th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. The program will include:

·         Jay Schafer - Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst
·         Gale Eaton – Director, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
·         Terry Plum – Assistant Dean, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
·         Lauri Kolakoski Fennell - Outreach and Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
·         Steven Folsom – Metadata Librarian, Image Collection Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
·         Beth Girshman – Adult Services Librarian, Jones Library, Amherst, MA
·         Beatrice Pulliam – Library Commons Librarian for Technology and Access, Providence College
·         Georgina Trebbe – Wilbraham Middle School Information Specialist, Wilbraham, MA

Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please send your RSVP by Monday, October 19th, 2009. We look forward to seeing you!

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