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