18th Special Libraries Symposium,July 31

18th Special Libraries Symposium

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.

We will have designated times to facilitate networking between the panelists and students.

The symposium roster is below:

18th Special Libraries Symposium July 31, 2014

The Catholic University of America Department of Library and Information Science

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



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July 2014 Alumni News

Angela Aranas Kent (MSLIS 2014) was named the Outstanding Graduate for 2014 at the CUA LIS graduation ceremony on May 17, 2014.  In addition, Angela was named a Copyright Clearance Center Rising Star during the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia from June 8-10, 2014.

Katherine Stinson (MSLIS 2013), is starting a new job as an Archive Specialist with SEARCH Inc.  She will be working at the Navy Yard on a project to digitize archival documents.

Benjamin Almoite (MSLS 2009), Librarian at the Virginia State Law Library in Richmond, Virginia, is the President of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries for the 2014-2015 year.

After 13  years in DC, John Danneker (MSLS 2009) will be heading west this fall to assume a new role as the new Director of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington in Seattle. He will head an innovative staff in a newly-renovated building that emphasizes student learning and research, and will work with a campus undergraduate population of more than 28,000. John served in various roles in the George Washington University Libraries since 2001, most recently as the Director of the Eckles Memorial Library on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus, a position he has held since 2010.   Additionally, he has maintained active ties with CUA Library Science as a guest lecturer/panelist/presenter, and he served on the alumni board from 2009-12.

Marianne Giltrud (MSLS 2007) has been elected Treasurer of SLA’s Knowledge Management Division for 2014.  She also has authored a book chapter, “From Smorgasbord to Sous-Chef: Communities of Practice in Information Literacy,” in The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook, available  from the ALA store http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11052

Rodney Obien (MSLS 1996) was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Rodney is the College Archivist and is currently serving as the Interim Dean of the college’s Wallace E. Mason Library.

At this year’s conference in Vancouver, the News Division of SLA presented its highest honor, the Joseph F. Kwapil Memorial Award, to Kee Malesky (MSLS 1986), for “her service to the Division and her outstanding contributions as a news librarian.” (Joe Kwapil, a librarian for the Philadelphia Public Ledger and other newspapers, was a founding member of the Division, which was established in 1924.)  Kee retired from her position as a member of the NPR Library team at the end of 2013.


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Part-time Library Assistant – Horace Mann Elementary School – Washington, DC

Horace Mann Elementary School, located in NW DC directly across the street from American University, is seeking a part-time library assistant for the 2014-15 school year.  The position is ideal for someone seeking practical experience working within a strong elementary school library program and setting. Continue reading

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IT Specialist (INET) – Defense Technical Information Center – Ft. Belvoir, VA

Currently, the Defense Technical Information Center has an opening for
recent college graduates (to include those who are within 9 months of
graduation) – for a IT Specialist (INET), GS-2210-7/9/11.  The
announcement period for this job is Monday, July 21, 2014 to Wednesday,
July 30, 2014.  These opening is part of the federal government’s
Pathways Program. Continue reading

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Graduate Library PreProfessional – Catholic University Nursing Biology Library – Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America currently seeks a Graduate Library PreProfessional (GLP) for the Nursing/Biology Library. The position starts in the Fall 2014 semester. Continue reading

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Records Management – Glenstone – Potomac, MD

*Job Purpose:*

To assist with the development and execution of a Records Management
program, including the creation and implementation of records schedules,
for both electronic and analogue records. Continue reading

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Digital conversion technician – Library of Congress – Washington, DC

Job opportunity at Library of Congress:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375676000 Continue reading

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Library Technician (Circulation) – National Gallery of Art – Washington, DC

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Reader Services Department. Continue reading

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Anne Mira Guha Receives Two Scholarship Awards at AALL Conference in San Antonio

Anne Mira Guha

Anne Mira Guha

Anne Guha, a CUA Library and Information Science graduate student, received an LLSDC Chapter Registration grant to go to the AALL conference this year in San Antonio, in addition to two of AALL’s educational scholarships: the AALL & Thomson Reuters/George A. Strait Minority Scholarship and the LexisNexis/John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship (Library Degree for Law School Graduates).

Anne Guha currently holds a short-term position at the Law Library of Congress

(see http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/AALLawards/awards2014.pdf).

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Head of Content Acquisitions and Management – Georgetown University Law Library – Washington, DC

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management is responsible for the
supervision and management of all aspects of acquisitions and serials
operations, which includes ordering and receipt of library materials in
all formats, implementing collection management policies, and overseeing
vendor relations and purchasing/licensing agreements.  This position
directly supervises seven staff in the library’s Acquisitions and
Collection Care department. Continue reading

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