18th Special Libraries Symposium

What: 18th Special Libraries Symposium

When: Thursday, July 31st, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM (guests can start arriving at 5:30)

Where: Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 3600 John McCormack Road, N.E. Washington, DC 20064, Room 303

Why: Held each year for LSC 888, The Special Library/Information Center, the course taught by Bruce Rosenstein; adjunct, Department of Library and Information Science

Who: Guest panelists from the local library/information science field, and CUA LIS students; moderated by Bruce Rosenstein

Because there are so many panelists this year, we will adopt a modified ‘knowledge café’ format: the panelists and students will be divided into groups, and there will be rotating meetings of students and panelists to discuss the state-of-the-art in the profession, plus best practices in careers and job-hunting. The bios of the panelists will be distributed by email ahead of time.

There will also be built-in time for networking between panelists and students.

The panelists are from a wide range of organizations, including SLA/Special Libraries Association, Library of Congress, U.S. Department of Justice, ProQuest, Consumer Electronics Association, Covington & Burling LLP, The George Washington University Himmelfarb Health Library , U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, American Library Association and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

In previous years, students have gotten jobs and internships as a direct result of the symposium. If you are interested in a career in special libraries, this event is not to be missed.

Roster of panelists:

Deena Adelman– MacroSys, LLC/ Federal Highway Administration Research Library

Joanne Berger- FDA

Linda Broussard– SLA/Special Libraries Association

Cameron Gowan– Jones Day

Michael Gruenberg- Gruenberg Consulting, LLC

Larry Guthrie- Covington & Burling LLP

Richard Huffine- ProQuest

Alan S. Inouye- American Library Association

Lois Ireland- Freddie Mac

Margaret Kavaras- 2014 Google Policy Fellow, American Library Association

Rick Kowalski– Consumer Electronics Association

Anne Linton– The George Washington University Himmelfarb Health Library

Thomas Mann- Library of Congress

Michele Masias- U.S. Department of Justice

Gretchen Sauvey- United States Institute of Peace

Sabrina Springer- National Institute of Standards and Technology

Angela Titone– Consumer Electronics Association

Joan Weeks– Library of Congress and The Catholic University of America Department of Library and Information Science

Tanya Whippie- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Moderator: Bruce Rosenstein, Instructor, LSC #888

Special Guest: Margaret Pooley, Academic Systems Manager, The Catholic University of America Department of Library and Information Science

 

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