If you’re attending ALA Midwinter next week, I hope you’ll join the ACRL New Members Discussion Group for a moderated panel on the role of professional organizations in the professional life of academic librarians. The panel will be Sunday, January 27 at 10:30 in the Westin Hotel, Elliot Bay. Tyler Dzuba of the University of Rochester, River Campus libraries will be moderating a panel that will include:
- Suzy Palmer, Dean of the Greenwood Library at Longwood University
- Coral Sheldon-Hess, Web Services Librarian at the University of Alaska Anchorage
- Nan Schichtel, Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian at Grand Rapids (MI) Community College
- Gene Springs, Business Information Services Librarian at Rutgers University Libraries.
Where is the common ground between our roles in organizations like ACRL and our day-to-day work as academic librarians? How can we translate our professional service into practical skills from 9 to 5? Join ACRL’s New Members Discussion Group in a moderated conversation about the relationship between our professional careers and our day jobs. A panel of four academic librarians will share their experiences, offer advice, and answer questions. We hope you’ll join us!