Thursday, October 24, 2013

Going Pro: Success Stories - November 2, 2013

Going Pro: Success Stories
November 2, 2013 2-4 pm

Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
(DeKalb County Public Library branch)
1282 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033

Please join the Atlanta Emerging Librarians for a panel discussion on November 2nd, featuring Eli Arnold, Traci Drummond, Ashley Dupuy, Oscar Gittemeier and Casey Long.

“Going Pro: Success Stories” is the third and final installment of Atlanta Emerging Librarians' 3-part series on becoming a professional librarian.This event will focus on stories from the front with five successful librarians sharing their experiences, insights, and advice. Our panelists include librarians and archivists from academic and public libraries. Come out and be inspired!

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Two continuing education credits are available for this event.

Panelist Biographies:

Eli Arnold is currently the Information Commons Librarian and Assistant Professor of
Library Science at the Horace W. Sturgis Library at Kennesaw State University. He offers
research assistance in a variety of formats and teaches instructional classes at the
request of the faculty to increase information literary and research skills of KSU’s
undergraduate students.  Eli also supervises the library’s student workforce.

Before earning his MLIS from Valdosta State University in 2012 and joining the Sturgis
Library in 2013, Eli worked for six years for his undergraduate alma mater Oglethorpe
University in the Office of Admission. While in library school, he served as the
president of the Valdosta State University’s Students of Library and Information Science
(SOLIS) student organization.

Traci JoLeigh Drummond, CA, has been archivist for the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University in Atlanta since 2007 and is responsible for managing the Archives, making collections accessible, overseeing oral history projects, and performing outreach to the labor movement, University, and labor history communities.

Traci holds a Master’s of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and her area of study was in archival enterprise. Coursework included arrangement and description; audio reformatting; moving image archives; records management; preservation; grant writing; and digital records theory. She also holds a BA in Art History from Georgia State University.

Ashley Dupuy is currently the Assistant Director for Instructional Services and Assistant Professor of Library Science at the Horace W. Sturgis Library at Kennesaw State University. She manages a team of librarians and paraprofessionals in the newly formed Instructional Services Department. Previously, she served as Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction and taught library instruction classes and coordinated scheduling for all undergraduate classes and individual reference sessions. Before coming to Kennesaw State she worked for two years in the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System.

Prior to completing her MLIS at the University of Alabama, Ms. Dupuy worked for 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry. She has extensive experience in business management, project management and account service. She has worked for advertising agencies (most recently Target MarkeTeam), at companies like Delta AirLines, and with many large clients such as the American Diabetes Association, Blimpie International, UPS, American Express, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ms. Dupuy also has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Oscar Gittemeier currently works as a Youth Services Librarian with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS) at the East Atlanta Branch. He has a background in Sociology and Women’s Studies and completed his MLIS with Florida State University in August 2012. Oscar has served on several GLA committees, including AEL, NMRT, and PACE, but making the Libraries Are Such a Drag fundraising calendar for the Scholarship Committee was the most fun! In his free time Oscar enjoys sipping Bulleit Bourbon with a good book on his back deck and connecting with radical librarians who are reimagining the profession. If these are a few of your favorite things then please talk with Oscar about his book club.

Casey Long is currently the User Education Librarian at Agnes Scott College, where she is responsible for managing the library's instruction program, online presence, and marketing of library services.  Casey began her career as a Consumer Products Researcher at Booz Allen Hamilton, then moved into academia as a Business Librarian at Georgia State University Library.  She graduated from University of Illinois in December 2000 with a Masters in Library and Information Science and in 2009 Casey was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal.  She believes the key factors to success in libraries include: enthusiasm, desire to continually learn, ability to work as part of a team, and respect for library users. In her spare time, Casey likes to fully embody the librarian stereotype by caring for a colony of feral cats, knitting, reading books, and shopping for cardigans to keep her warm in the library.

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