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ALA Panel: Career Paths of Literature Librarians

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

ALA Annual 2014Please join us at the LES General Membership Meeting at ALA Annual 2014 for an exciting panel discussion about the career paths of literature librarians. As literature librarians our careers may take many different shapes. Our panelists will talk about how their careers developed, the influences that brought them to literature librarianship, the paths they took to a variety of roles including work in special collections and archives, digital humanities, management and administration and more.  If you are new to the profession or looking for ways and means to refresh your career this will be an excellent opportunity to explore career options.

 

Our panelists are:

 

Jennifer Bartlett, Head of Reference Services, University of Kentucky

Angela Courtney, Head, Arts & Humanities Department and Head, Reference Services Department, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington

Steven Harris, Assistant Dean of Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno

Rob Melton, Subject Librarian for Literatures in English, Religion and Cultural Studies & Curator, Archive for New Poetry, University of California, San Diego

 

We will also hear from LES Chair Arianne Hartsell-Gundy and Chair-elect Laura Taddeo about recent and forthcoming LES achievements and initiatives, and Sarah Wenzel will report on our liaison activities with MLA.

The LES General Membership Meeting will take place in the Bronze 3 room at the Bally’s Las Vegas hotel on Sunday, June 29th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Why not add this to your calendar now: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15074

Thanks to Frank Gravier and the other members of the LES Membership Committee for organizing the panel.