We are very excited to host a professional development workshop with generous help from SLIM. The workshop will be on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00-1:00 in Cramer Hall room 401, in Portland, Oregon.
We have professionals from public, school, and academic libraries as well as someone from archives. There will be resume review, mock interview questions, and a panel discussion. Again, this is open to all students and alumni so please invite folks to attend that you think might be interested. All of the details can be found at the Facebook link here:
Each year, SCALA invites a prominent librarian to come speak to the SLIM student body about current issues and topics in librarianship. And the 2011-12 year speaking event is nearly upon us! This year SCALA will be welcoming Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant for the Oregon State Library and Emporia SLIM alumna. She’ll be speaking on a variety of topics including youth services, skills “beyond the basics,” intellectual freedom, and The Bunny Suicides. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet and hear from one of our own, so pick up some lunch and come by Cramer 401 to hang out with Katie and SCALA!
SCALA is excited to announce that on November 20th during the lunch period of the SLIM class weekend, we will be hosting guest speakers for SLIM students. The guest speakers for the lunchtime talk are Gretchen McNeely, Senior Information Specialist and Reece Dano, Information Specialist at Ziba Design, Inc. They will be talking about embedded librarianship and other aspects of their work as informational professionals at a design consultancy firm.
OR-11 will be having class in Cramer Hall 401 and have lunch from 11:45-1. The presentation is set to start at 12:15 to give everyone time to explore the market and get some lunch. We hope you will join us!
SCALA would like to thank Allie Flanary for braving the farmer’s market and making it out to PSU on Saturday to give an informal talk. Those that attended were treated to some great down-to-earth insights into the process of establishing a fledgling library career.
Because we convened outside, Allie was unable to make use of the slides she created. So for those who were unable attend, or if you want a refresher, here’s her presentation:
Have class this Saturday? You should stop by and hear OR6 graduate Allie speak! Currently she’s a faculty librarian (Web & Outreach specialist) at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. Also, she’s a past SLIM-OR SCALA president, ALA emerging leader and next-gen librarian extraordinaire. She’s a terrifically engaging speaker and so we really encourage you not to miss this event!
When? Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 12:15pm – 1:15pm.
SLIM-OR SCALA is proud to announce Jennifer Railsback Klump as our next lunchtime speaker. Jennifer (an Emporia grad) is the “Education Resource Advisor” at the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory (NWREL). NWREL is one of a network of regional education laboratories created in the early 1960s as a federally funded link between research and development efforts in education and school districts. Jennifer’s job is to provide reference service to educators, researchers and the general public on current educational issues, research, policy, or practice.
I hope people will be able to make it to talk to Jennifer. She has an fascinating job (once again demonstrating the wide range of contexts that librarians work in) and will be able to provide an interesting perspective on both reference work and our educational system.
For our next brown bag lunch speaker we are pleased to welcome Emily Ford, the Oregon Health Go Local Project Manager. This project is being coordinated by the Oregon Health & Science University Library. Emily Ford is an MLS librarian and you may have seen her in the Oregon Health Go Local project booth at the recent
“Oregon Health Go Local will be an online directory of health services and providers throughout the state. As
part of MedlinePlus Go Local, the Oregon Health Go Local database will be integrated with the National
Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus database. From MedlinePlus health topics pages users will be able to
find health services and providers in Oregon based on specific health topics.”
Come learn more about this grant funded project. Emily Ford will speak about what the project is, why
it is being done and how you can become involved as a volunteer. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a local librarian and learn about a truly unique and exciting project.
SLIM-OR SCALA is pleased to announce that well-known local librarian and SLIM alum Rachel Bridgewater will be the next featured speaker in our lunchtime speaker series! Starting in January 2008, Rachel will be the electronic resources librarian at Reed College. Prior to joining the staff at Reed, she was the Reference Coordinator at Washington State University, Vancouver.Ms. Bridgewater frequently speaks about technology topics at local, national, and international conferences and focuses on the impact of emerging technologies on culture, learning, and teaching. Her primary research interest is information policy and ethics.
You can catch Rachel on Saturday, January 26th at 12:15 at Cramer Hall, PSU, Room 158.