Florida State University Careers event 04042011


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Florida State University Careers event 04042011

  1. 1. <ul><li>So What is it Like to be a Nontraditional Federal Librarian . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Carol E. Jacobson </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Director, Information Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Defense Technical Information Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 4, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approved for Public Release </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Government Work (17 USC § 105) </li></ul><ul><li>Not copyrighted in the U.S. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is the Defense Technical Information Center? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it like to have a non-traditional career as a Federal Librarian? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the Student Paper Competition? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Andrew T. McNamara The Defense Technical Information Center HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX Home of Information for the Defense Community
  4. 4. What is the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)? <ul><li>National Library/Information Center for the Department of Defense (DoD) </li></ul><ul><li>DTIC’s Mission: To provide essential, technical research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) information rapidly accurately and reliably </li></ul><ul><li>Technical reports and research summaries </li></ul><ul><li>DTIC Online – Public; DTIC Online – Access Controlled; DoDTechipedia; Aristotle; Defense Solutions </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Beginning Credentials <ul><li>BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst </li></ul><ul><li>MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park </li></ul><ul><li>Paid and volunteer work at the Undergraduate Library at the University of Maryland </li></ul>
  6. 6. My First Professional Job <ul><li>Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian - Physical Science and Engineering – GS-1410-07 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary appointment – became permanent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked in technical services and reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned importance of quality of work and networking </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. My First Professional Job (cont) <ul><ul><li>Joined SLA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued Education – earned MPA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrative Librarian – GS-1410-12 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Defense Technical Information Center <ul><li>Directorate of Information Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Librarian – GS-1410-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Non-traditional job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project management responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of DTIC’s Intern Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directorate of User Services </li></ul><ul><li>Special Assistant to the Administrator </li></ul>
  9. 9. Defense Technical Information Center (cont) <ul><li>Directorate of Information Science and Technology – Technical Information Specialist – GS-1412-14 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing limited respositories through Web Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Metadata Extraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Datasets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Searching </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Defense Technical Information Center (cont) <ul><li>Thoughout my career at DTIC I have . . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued to belong to SLA and assumed leadership roles at the Chapter and Division levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued Education – earned MBA (with an area of concentration in Information Systems Management) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joined ALA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued to build and use my network </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What was it? </li></ul><ul><li>Who could submit papers? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the benefits to the submitters? </li></ul><ul><li>How can participation be increased? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Point of Contact <ul><li>Ms. Carol Jacobson </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Director </li></ul><ul><li>Information Science and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>(703) 767-9167 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. </li></ul>Disclaimer of Endorsement
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