Sunday, February 20, 2011

Breaking the Mold: LIS Careers Outside the Library

Want to know what other careers are available to MSLIS students?

Join SCALA, Drexel University Special Libraries Association (DUSLA), and a panel of information professionals Wednesday, February 23 for “Breaking the Mold: LIS Careers Outside the Library.”

The panel discussion starts at 5 p.m. in Rush 209. The event will also be simulcast LIVE at AND for online students' convenience. As always, there will be free pizza!

The speakers will describe their current positions and career paths before a Q&A session. These information professionals have a wide range of professional experience, including academic libraries, vendors, corporate information centers, and knowledge management.

Amy Graham, a Drexel MSLIS alumna, has worked as a one-person information center for the technical support department of a computer retailer; a research associate at an executive search firm; a college library cataloger; and now works for an authority control vendor.

Richard Townsend, MS, R.Ph., is Manager, Strategic Business Intelligence, at Global Competitive.

Susan Zalenski, another iSchool alumna, is Senior Manager of Scientific Information at Cephalon. She also has worked at Thomson Reuters/Dialog as a trainer and consultant and at AstraZeneca as a knowledge manager. She previously participated in a panel on Non-Traditional Library Careers at the SLA Annual Meeting.

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