Join sALA on April 15 for an Academic Libraries Extravaganza!
1. Highline Community College Tour, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To start the quarter off properly- sALA has set up a tour of a local suburban community college. Highline, the first community college established in King County, is located in Des Moines and caters to 10,000 students.
Librarians at Highline will take us through their reference and outreach methods, web services, community assessment, educational technologies, and more!
The tour starts at 11am on Monday April 15th. Carpools will be arranged. Here is a sign-up sheet for the carpool. You can sign up as a driver or a passenger.
The carpools will leave around 10:15 (takes about 20-30 mins to get to Des Moines). There is a possibility that we will have a brown bag sit down lunch with the librarians at Highline (still in the works). The tour ends between 2-3 p.m., so hopefully we can get on the road before rush hour sets in.
If you have any questions please get in touch with Tal Nozinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caitlan Maxwell at email@example.com.
2. Interviewing for Academic Library Jobs – Online Panel, 6:30 p.m. PT
The recording is now online at http://connect.washington.edu/p3ulizewwem/
Curious about the interview process for academic library jobs? Bummed that you haven’t been able to attend our on-campus events? We have just the panel for you! Please join us online at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, April 15, as we welcome four amazing academic librarians to share their experiences with the hiring process: Robin Chin Roemer, Freeda Brook, Helene Williams, and sALA’s own Eli Gandour-Rood. This session will be recorded for those who can’t make it, but we encourage you to attend live and bring questions! Attendance at this experimental online panel will help us decide whether to continue doing this for other kinds of librarianship. Onliners, represent!
- Robin Chin Roemer returned to UW in March 2013 as the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian. Previously, she was the Communication Librarian at American University. She graduated from the MLIS program in 2010 and also has an MA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BA in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Freeda Brook is a Reference/Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science and Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington in 2012.
- Helene Williams has more than 25 years of experience in academic and public libraries, and in addition to teaching full-time in the iSchool, she is a consultant to libraries, consortia, and arts organizations. She has worked as the English Language Bibliographer at Harvard, the English Studies Librarian at UW, and a Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator at both Michigan State and Northeastern University. She developed the award-winning curriculum for a core information literacy course at Seattle Central Community College. She earned a MA in English from Purdue University, and her MLS is from Indiana University.
- Eli Gandour-Rood is graduating from the MLIS program on June 16th and has already found a full-time academic library job! He will start June 17th as the Science Liaison Librarian at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He is also an outgoing co-president of sALA. He got his BA with a concentration in Linguistics from Simon’s Rock College.
Keep an eye out for announcements about our online panel on public library jobs, happening later this quarter! We’d also love to partner with SLA, iYouth, and other organizations on panels about interviewing for special and school library jobs.