Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spring 2007 All School Day

We held All School Day last Saturday, April 21!

This All School Day's theme was Playing the Field--Different Kinds of Libraries, and it was organized into different sessions with panel discussions. Session topics included Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Public Libraries, Special Libraries, and Transitioning Between Libraries. The speakers had a lot to tell us about their experiences in libraries and were excited to engage in discussion with interested students. Panelists gave us insight into their specific types of libraries, made suggestions about what to do while still in school, gave us tips for obtaining jobs, answered several of our questions, and even quelled some of our fears.

Thank you to our planners and volunteers: Regina Burgess, Sharon Cardwell, Sean Fitzpatrick, Andrea Gillin, Adrianne Jones, Lauren Ko, Jennifer LaFleur, Sarah Nelson, Elena Vassilieva, Delo White

Additional thanks go to Charlotte Thomas, John Pipes, Jurhee Curtis, and Dr. Yvonne Chandler for making All School Day possible!

We enjoyed the company of the following speakers:

Lea Bailey, Director of Learning Resources for Irving I.S.D. (School Libraries Session)
Gale Harris, Chief Librarian of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Libraries (Special Libraries and Transitioning Between Libraries Sessions)
Norman Howden, Assistant Dean of El Centro College Library (Academic Libraries Session)
Connie Moss , Assistant Library Director of William T. Cozby Public Library, Coppell, TX (Public Libraries Session)
Sue Ridnour, Youth Services Manager of Flower Mound Public Library (Public Libraries Session, and Transitioning Between Libraries Sessions)
Vanessa Perez, Managing Librarian of American Heart Association National Center Library, Dallas, TX (Special Libraries and Transitioning Between Libraries Sessions)
David Schuster, Library Technology Coordinator for Plano I.S.D. (School Libraries Session)
Linda Snow, Head of Reference Services for University of Texas, Dallas (Academic Libraries Session)

Vanessa Perez, librarian for the American Heart Association and speaker at the recent All School Day, has provided us with the bibliography she brought to the event. This bibliography contains resources pertaining to transitioning between different types of libraries and on health/science librarianship. She was an excellent speaker, so check out the list!!

A Brief Bibliography on Select Topics Relating to Librarianship Careers
Compiled April 12, 2007
Vanessa Perez, Librarian
American Heart Association National Center Library

Career Transition

Leaving the Academic Library By Jeff Luzius and Allyson Ard. Journal of Academic Librarianship; Nov 2006, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p593-598.

The Journey from Corporate to Academic Librarian By Susan M. Klopper. Online; Sep/Oct 2006, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p14-20.

From SLA to Parkland PL By Richard Andrew Albanese. Library Journal; November 15, 2004, Vol. 129 Issue 19, p33.

Making It to the Major Leagues: Career Movement between Library and Archival Professions and from Small College to Large University Libraries By Timothy Johnson. Library Trends; Spring 2002, Vol. 50, Issue 4, p614 – 630.

The Competitive Intelligence Opportunity By Norman Oder. Library Journal; March 1, 2001, Vol. 126 Issue 4, p42+.

Moving Up and Out By Leslie J. Zampetti. Information Outlook; Nov 2000, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p24+.

Health/Science Librarianship

I Am Not a Specialist: Why We All Need to be Worrying About Medical Information By Catherine Arnott Smith. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science; Spring 2006, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p96-105.

The increasing globalization of health librarianship: a brief survey of international trends and activities By Bruce Madge and Scott Plutchak. Health Information & Libraries Journal; September 2005 Supplement 1, Vol. 22, p20-30.

Emerging roles of health sciences librarians: academic library centrality By Sarah Barbara Watstein. Reference Services Review; 2004, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p13-15.

Medicine's Library Lifeline By Jean Shipman and Michael Homan. Library Journal; April 1,2003, Vol. 128 Issue 6, p49.