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    Program for 2009 Library Career Reception
    (2009-10-21) Vadnais, Annette
    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
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    2005 Library Career Reception/ALANA Dinner
    (2005-11-09) Charney, Madeleine
    The Libraries’ Community, Diversity, and Social Justice Committee (CDSJ) will host the 4th annual ALANA Library Career Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons at the Du Bois Library. “Me, a Librarian?” is an information session that is aimed at informing minority students of the opportunities available to them in the field of librarianship. The keynote speaker will be Tracie Hall, director of the American Library Association Office for Diversity. Before coming to ALA, Hall worked as manager and community librarian of the Albany branch of the Hartford Public Library and as young adult librarian and young adult specialist at the New Haven Free and Seattle public libraries, respectively. She received the 1996 ALA Excellence in Youth Services Award, the 21st Century Leadership Award from the University of Washington Library and Information Science School in 1999, and the 1996 Seattle Public Library Innovative Service Award. Prior to her work in libraries, Hall served as director of a homeless shelter for teenagers in Los Angeles County. With interests in community service, leadership, and organizational development, Hall has been a board member or consultant to many non-profit and community based organizations and has facilitated training workshops for multi-type libraries nationwide. Hall received dual bachelor's degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a M.A. from Yale University, and an MLIS from the University of Washington. She was designated a “Mover and Shaker’ by Library Journal in August 2004. A large number of retirements over the next decade is expected to result in many job openings for librarians, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Librarians increasingly use information technology to perform research, classify materials, and help students and library patrons seek information. The traditional concept of a library is being redefined from a place to access paper records or books to one that also houses the most advanced media. Consequently, librarians, or information professionals, are increasingly combining traditional duties with tasks involving quickly changing technology. This event is sponsored by the Libraries, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, and Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science.