Standing Out While Fitting In: Succeeding in Academic Library Culture

Sponsored by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) and the Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) of the British Columbia Library Association, this event features a panel of librarians, who will discuss how to navigate a career in academic libraries. Panelists will discuss some of the common pitfalls for new librarians, strategies for integrating into an organization, and mapping a career path. The panel is especially useful for library school students looking at prospective careers paths, new hires who are just stepping into the field, or experienced librarians starting employment in academic libraries.  Join us to hear five academic librarians engaged in a lively and reflective discussion on navigating a career in academic libraries.

Panelists discuss some of the common pitfalls for new hire librarians, strategies for integrating into an organization, and mapping a career path, with comments drawing from their personal experiences. This discussion will be of interest to a broad spectrum of librarians, from new hires to those in mid-career or those planning a move to another institution or sector. A Q&A period will also follow the second half of this event.

Panelists:

Dean Giustini is a Reference Librarian at the  Biomedical Branch Library, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at UBC.

Teresa Lee is the e-Resource and Access Librarian at Woodward Library at UBC.

Janis McKenzie is the Head of Information and Instruction at SFU.

Julie Mitchell is the Managing Librarian at the Chapman Learning Commons at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC.

David Pepper is the Director of Library Services at BCIT.

April 18, 2012 – 6.00PM to 8.00PM

Lillooet Room, 301, at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

For more information:

Nick Josten, SLAIS

nickjosten@gmail.com

 

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