Friday, October 2, 2009

“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 21, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the UMass Amherst Libraries is hosting a Library Career Reception on Floor 26 in the Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst. The event is open to anyone interested in seeking a degree in library and information science with the goal of becoming a librarian, including students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, RSVP to by Monday, October 19, 2009.

Come hear about the work of today’s librarians, learn about graduate degree programs in library and information science, and ask questions. The panel of presenters includes; Gale Eaton, University of Rhode Island; Lauri Kolakoski Fennell, National Network of Libraries of Medicine; Steven Folsom, Image Collection Library, UMass Amherst Libraries; Terry Plum, Simmons College; Beth Girshman, Jones Library; Beatrice Pulliam, Providence College; Jay Schafer, UMass Amherst Libraries; and Georgina Trebbe, Wilbraham Middle School.

For more information contact Christine Turner (, 413-577-1026).

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