WelcomeThe University of Central Florida invite you to the John C. Hitt Library, on Friday May 19th, 2017, for an honest and up-close look at Librarianship in today’s society. This full-day professional conference addresses some of the current problems facing MLIS graduates entering the job market, how new trends in technology are changing libraries, and how to cope in an ever changing library environment. This FREE conference is open to anyone who is interested in, currently working on, or has already earned their MLIS degree. Along with the host of speakers, giving talks on a variety of topics, there will also be representatives from the Information Sciences programs at USF and FSU. Please feel free to check out the AGENDA and SPEAKERS. Then, please be sure to REGISTER by May 1, 2017. This program is made possible through the sponsorship of University of Central Florida Libraries and EBSCO.
- May 19, 2017
- 8:30am – 3:45pm
- UCF’s John C. Hitt Library (Bldg 2)
- 12701 Pegasus Drive
- Orlando, FL 32816-2666
- Beginning in room 223
- Daily Parking permits are $5.00 purchased from the pay stations (which accept cash and credit card).
- Food and refreshments will be provided. You may select lunch from the options provided when you register. For any special dietary concerns, please contact Kristine Shrauger at 407-823-5422 or email@example.com.
8:30 – 9:00am
Registration and Refreshments
9:00 – 9:05am
Welcome to MLIS Room: 223 Barry Baker – Director of University of Central Florida Libraries
9:05 – 10:00am
The Path of Librarianship Room: 223 Dr. Patricia Profeta – Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness (Grants, Planning and Assessment, Institutional Research and Employee Development) When your professional path resembles a cross-country journey, the travelogue symbolizes those junkets, jaunts, and jogs in the road. Dr. Profeta will share her own experiences interwoven with experiences of individuals whose paths have crossed with hers during the span of her career.
10:00 – 10:15am
10:15 – 10:45am
The Adjunct Librarian – What Is It? How Does It Work? What Are The Expectations? Room: 235C Nardia Cumberbatch Stacey Bloomingdale CJ Ivory This panel will discuss how two librarians have leveraged their adjunct positions to maximize their professional experiences. They will discuss working in special libraries, school libraries, reference, and cataloging. The panel will offer their suggestions on how you can maximize your experience while still in school.
A Day in the Life of an Account Services Manager (EBSCO) Room: 235A Carol Seiler – EBSCO Listen to tales of adventure and fun as Carol Seiler details the life of an Account Services Manager (ASM). An ASM visits all types of libraries to ensure all services from the company are stellar, or at least proceeding as they should. The ASM will resolve any issues, track down details, and offer assistance to the librarians. The ASM will provide training on services and products as needed, or may bring in an expert on that product to review with the customer. What do you have to know to be an ASM? What is a typical day like? What do you do to find parking? All this and more in the session! Questions are encouraged.
Youth Services – What’s It All About? Room: 223 Grace Moore – Winter Park Public Library In youth services librarianship, reader’s advisory, program planning, collection development and homework help are just the beginning! This presentation will give you a glimpse into the world of public library services for patrons from cradle to college prep, and everything in between.
10:45 – 11:15am
Accidental Manager, or You’re in Charge, Now What? Room: 235C Mary Page Mary Page, Associate Director, Collections & Technical Services at UCF’s John C. Hitt Library, will discuss being in a managerial role – whether you planned to be or not.
Specialized Librarianship Room: 235A Lorelle Anderson – FAMU Law Shalu Gillum – UCF College of Medicine This panel will address the unique aspects of working in a Law or Medical library.
Academic or public librarian? Similarities, differences and finding your best fit Room: 223 Tina Buck – Technical Services, UCF Peggy Nuhn – Joint-Use Libraries, UCF-SSC Tina Buck and Peggy Nuhn have both been librarians in various public and academic library settings. They will share their experiences in changing from type of library mid-career, as well as their perspectives on library size, services and finding – or making – opportunities.
11:15 – 12:00pm
Disney Libraries – Very Specialized Libraries Room: 223 David W. Hartman Get a peek into the magical world of Disney libraries! Special libraries can be found within corporations, private businesses, government agencies, museums, colleges, hospitals, associations and consulting firms. Librarians in these settings have varying titles from research analyst to content manager, but they all require a common set of skills. David Hartman, Disney Librarian, will give you an overview of Disney libraries including WDI, creative costuming, and entertainment. This session will also cover what a special library is in terms of characteristics, objectives/functions and the skills needed for success.
12:00 – 1:15pm
Lunch FSU School of Information representatives on hand – Room 235A. – Dr. Lorri Mon USF School of Information representatives on hand – Room 235C – David Chapel
1:15 – 2:00pm
Ripley’s Believe It or Not – Special Collections and Archives Room: 223 Edward Meyer Angela Johnson Meet the guy who has spent 40 years curating at Ripley’s Believe It or Not – and he’s worked at the company longer than its founder.
2:00 – 2:15pm
2:15 – 3:00pm
Who Gets the Job Offer? Room: 223 Cynthia Kisby This program looks at the difference between getting an interview and getting a job offer. What are employers looking for and how do candidates convey that they have it? We will share insights into how to really analyze a job announcement and match your qualifications to the employers’ needs. After a brief group exercise examining sample resumes and vacancy announcements, a discussion will summarize observations about resumes including general tips from previous search committee members and hiring officials.
3:00 – 3:45pm
Wrap up: The Five-Minute Paper Room: 223 Dr. Penny Beile Okay, MLIS Information Day is about to end. In the final session, you will be asked to list at least three goals related to the pursuit or completion of the MLIS degree, or more clarity about which field of librarianship you are seeking.