Next Lunchtime Speaker – Jennifer Railsback Klump (Northwest Regional Education Laboratory)

January 31st, 2009, 12:15 PM (grab lunch quick and bring it)

Cramer Hall, room 171 (or whatever PSU classroom LI804 is in)

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.

Rachel Bridgewater to speak at PSU on January 26th!

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.

Thanks John Webb

Many thanks to John Webb for his talk last weekend. for those of you who couldn’t make it, here are some answers to questions he prepared for the talk, as well as his Powerpoint.

SCALA Speaker – John Webb

SLIM-OR SCALA is proud to announce the first speaker in its lunchtime speaker series. John Webb will be speaking about his involvement with ALA and how it has intersected with his career.

He will be coming to PSU on Saturday November 10th. There are OR7&8 classes that weekend so hopefully most of you should be able to come. We will try to get started at 12:15 (Perri is asking professors to let us out at 12 and resume at 1:30)

The talk will take place in Cramer Hall Room 401.

Webb’s library experience includes six years as Assistant Director for Systems at Washington State University Libraries, seventeen years of experience at the Oregon State Library where he was Head of Technical Services and then Deputy State Librarian, and five years of experience at Wright State University in positions as Head of Archives and Special Collections and then as Assistant Dean for Public Services. Prior to working in libraries Webb worked at the University of Dayton Research Institute for five years where he developed and operated computerized technical information retrieval systems for the Air Force Aeropropulsion Lab and then served as Assistant to the Director of the Institute. Webb is currently “steward” of a Pacific Northwest OCLC FirstSearch group of 50-60 libraries, and has just finished a term as a member of the Editorial Board of LITA’s journal, Information Technology and Libraries. Webb is currently on the LITA Publications Committee and the ACRL Government Relations Committee. He has served on and chaired a number of ALCTS and RTSD committees, served as RTSD Section Chair, as a member of the OCLC Users Council for six years, and as a member of the OCLC Oxford Advisory Committee and the Serials Control Advisory Committee

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