DC/SLA and CUA SLIS Spring Career Enhancement Event
Are you looking for job-hunting advice for a challenging economy?
Do you understand how to showcase your strengths?
Would you like to know the skills employers are really looking for?
Have you wondered how your own resume stacks up?
These questions and more will be addressed during a career enhancement event
co-hosted by the DC Special Libraries Association and The Catholic
University's School of Library and Information Science.
This three-hour seminar will feature SLA's President-Elect, Anne Caputo, as
keynote speaker. Panel discussions, resume evaluations by the "resume
doctors", and "speed mentoring" will round out the program. Be prepared for
an interactive evening of career guidance and networking opportunities.
This event is open to all, whether new to the information profession,
looking for a change, or on the other side of the hiring table.
Panel discussions will include:
Careers in Federal Libraries:
Facilitators: Michele Masias & Diane Schnurrpusch
Panelists: Jennifer McMahan (USDOJ), Helen Sherman (DTIC), and Nancy Faget
Careers in Academic Libraries:
Facilitator: Kimberly Kelley
Panelists: Jack Siggins (GWU), Zary Mostashari (Marymount), and Bill Mayer (AU)
Careers in Law Librarianship:
Facilitator: Renate Chancellor
Panelists: Carolyn Ahearn (Wiley, Rein LLP), Mary Strouse (Judge Kathryn J.
DuFour Law Library, CUA), Sara Sampson (Georgetown Law Library) Susan
Lewis-Somers (Pence Law Library, American University)
Careers in Contract and Vendor Environments:
Panelists: Marie Kaddell (Lexis Nexis), Chris Horn (Cambridge Scientific
Abstracts), Vesselina Stoytcheva (VNS Group)
"Resume Doctors" include Deborah Brightwell (InfoCurrent), Adil Scott
(InfoCurrent), and Dr. Alan P. Goodman (CUA Office of Career Services).
"Speed Mentors" include Barbara Folensbee-Moore (Law), Brit Perry
(Corporate), Susan Westenbarger (Government), Nancy Davenport (Public
Libraries), Blane Dessy (Law and Government), and many more experienced
professionals to be announced.
DATE: Thursday, April 16, 2009
TIME: 4:00pm-7:00pm (Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.)
PLACE: May Gallery, Mullen Library, The Catholic University of America
METRO: Brookland/CUA (Red Line)
PARKING: Directions will be provided to attendees.
PRICE: $10 for SLA members, $15 for non-SLA members, free for current students
REGISTRATION: RSVP to Diane Schnurrpusch at [log in to unmask] or
703-767-9069. Everyone must register regardless of form of payment.
PAYMENT: Please go to the Spring Career Enhancement Event Web page at
http://units.sla.org/chapter/cdc/events_files/apr1609.html for payment
information and PayPal links.