Tuesday, September 5, 2017

AEL Formal Mingle: You’ve Got Options: Working as a Special Librarian

GLA's Atlanta Emerging Librarians are hosting their first formal mingle of 2017! Learn about special libraries and what it takes to be a special librarian. Our presenters will talk about their organizations and their roles as special librarians. Resources will be shared, skills will be discussed, and participants will even have an opportunity to try out some of the technology used by these special libraries!
Join us at 11:30am to tour the library where we will be hosting this event! The Metropolitan Library has received a number of awards to date, one of which was from the Georgia Public Library Service as the Metropolitan Library was named one of the 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in Georgia in April 2017.
Participants can receive up 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for attending, awarded by Georgia Library Association’s Atlanta Emerging Librarians and the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services.
Tickets are not required, but if you plan on stopping by, please RSVP, so we can get a rough headcount. Refreshments will be served.

Presenter Bios:

Stephanie Irvin is an Outreach Librarian for the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), Georgia's talking book and braille library. She’s also its webmaster, newsletter editor and go-to source for information on document and web accessibility. Prior to that, she worked 6 years in public libraries.

Christine Willis, MLIS, is the Director of Knowledge Management & Learning Resources at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She oversees the Noble Learning Resource Center and provides research assistance to clinicians as well as consumer health information for patients and families. Her research interests include health literacy, library services for people with disabilities, and teaching clinicians how to access and assess evidence based research to be applied in their practice. She has been published in multiple journals and presented on each of these topics at regional and national conferences.

September 30, 2017 11:30am – 2:00pm
Library Tour: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Presentations: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Metropolitan Library
1332 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310

Please RSVP at https://aelspeciallibrarians.eventbrite.com

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