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  1. 1. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event June 27, 20088:30 - 9:00 Welcome Roberta I. Shaffer, Executive Director Federal Library and Information Center Committee/Federal Library Information Network (FLICC/FEDLINK)9:00 - 9:30 Overview Helen Sherman, Director, Users Services Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) FLICC Education Working Group Chair9:30 - 11:00 Panel Doria Grimes, Librarian at the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration Central Library Sandra Jensen, Public Librarian at the Camp Pendleton libraries Steven Kerchoff, Foreign Service Information Resource Officer, U.S. Dept. of State Greta Marlatt, Academic Librarian at the Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library Deborah Schwarz, CEO of Library Associates, Inc. Carla Southers, School Librarian at the Dept. of Defense Education Activity Bill Tuceling, Reference Librarian, Government Accountability Office11:00 - 11:30 Internships, Practicums, and Field Experiences Margie J. Thomas, Ph.D. Louisiana State University School of Library & Information Science ALA Councilor At Large11:30 - 1:00 Lunch and Networking A buffet will be provided for all participants courtesy of Library Associates, Inc.1:00 - 2:30 Interviewing 101 ALA Placement Office will bring Vicki Burger in as a facilitator to conduct an interactive educational session for participants.2:30 - 4:00 ALA Placement Center Orientation ALA Placement Office will show you the convention center space and introduce you to potential employers hiring during the conference.4:00 - 6:00 FAFLRT Awards Reception School of Library & Information Science
  2. 2. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event June 27, 2008Roberta I. ShafferFLICC/FEDLINK Executive DirectorRoberta I. Shaffer is the Executive Director of FLICC/FEDLINK. Before this post, Shaffer was theDirector of External Relations and Program Development at the College of Information Studies,University of Maryland—College Park. After serving as the executive director of the Special LibrariesAssociation, Shaffer founded an information management firm called TheKnowLedgeGroup.Previously she was the Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at theUniversity of Texas—Austin, and the Director of Research Information Services at the Washington-based law firm, Covington & Burling. Shaffer has also worked at the George Washington UniversityLaw School and at the Law Library of Congress. Shaffer received a bachelor’s degree from VassarCollege, her law degree from Tulane and her master’s in librarianship from Emory. Helen Q. Sherman Director, Users Services, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) FLICC Education Working Group ChairMs. Helen Q. Sherman serves as Director, Users Services, for the Defense Technical Information Center(DTIC) at Ft. Belvoir, VA, and manages a staff of over 60 personnel involved with Registration,Marketing, Reference, Training, DTIC Web services, and Special Programs, such as the coordination ofDTIC conferences. She started her federal career in 2000 as a reference librarian for the MarineCorps. At DTIC she has also worked as a librarian, analyst, database instructor, team leader, anddeputy director. Ms. Sherman earned her B.A. at the University of North Dakota, her M.ED. at AuburnUniversity, and her M.S.L.S. at Catholic University of America. Last year, she taught the core course,“Reference Sources and Services,” for Catholic University. She is currently the chair of the FLICCEducation Working Group that plans training for federal librarians and technicians; the FAFLRTrepresentative to FLICC; the ALA Education Assembly Liaison for FAFLRT; and the past president ofIota Chapter, Beta Phi Mu Library and Information Studies Honor Society. School of Library & Information Science
  3. 3. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event June 27, 2008Dr. Beth PaskoffLouisiana State University School of Information and Library ScienceDr. Beth M. Paskoff has been Dean of Louisiana State University’s School of Library and InformationScience since 2000. She is the author of many publications, some of which are about teaching ethicsin library school, collection development projects and recruitment for special librarianship. Dr.Paskoff has participated in numerous presentations on the national and international levels. She hasalso been a member of many professional memberships including the American Library Association (ofwhich she was co-chair of Information Exchange Suite), the Association for Library and InformationScience Education, the Medical Library Association and the Louisiana Library Association. Dr. Paskoffreceived her doctorate from Florida State University. Deborah Schwarz Library Associates, Inc.Deborah Schwarz is the founder and president of Library Associates Companies, heading a nationalconsulting and staffing organization for information professionals, with locations nationwide. Ms.Schwarz is responsible for business development and marketing on a national level, and directs theoverall strategic growth and planning for LAC. She also acts as senior advisor/consultant on specificprojects, particularly when the project involves the evaluation or auditing of employees and staffingproject management. Ms. Schwarz is a frequent author and speaker on topics such as outsourcing,benchmarking salaries, recruiting and staff retention. Ms. Schwarz received her BA from theUniversity of Michigan and her Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Toronto. Sheis an active member of several professional organizations, including AIIP, SLA, ALA, California StaffingProfessionals (CSP), ASIDIC and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). School of Library & Information Science
  4. 4. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event June 27, 2008Doria GrimesNational Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)Doria Grimes is currently Chief, Library Contract Operations and Technical Services Branch, at theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Central Library in Silver Spring, MD. In addition tooverseeing library functions performed by both federal and contract staff, Mrs. Grimes managesCollection Development, Special Collections, online database contracts, document imaging projectsand “other duties as assigned.” From 1988 to 1991, she was the Database Manager at the NationalTechnical Information Service and has been a Network Librarian at FEDLINK, Library of Congress, from1981 through 1987. She served as President of the District of Columbia Library Association, Presidentof the Federal Librarians Round Table of the American Library Association and Chair of theAtmospheric Science Librarians International. She is presently Secretary/Treasurer of theInternational Commission on History of Meteorology. Mrs. Grimes received her M.S. in library sciencefrom the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and her B.A. from the University of Delaware. Sandra Jensen Camp Pendleton LibrariesSandra Jensen has worked as a reference librarian and supervisor in an academic setting. The mainfocus was providing reference and research assistance primarily in psychology, education andbusiness. They also performed bibliographic instruction. From 2001 to the present, she has workedwith the United States Marine Corps’ Patrick Carney Library and Camp Pendleton, CA. She managesthree branches and a bookmobile on base. The libraries are in the same division as the JointEducation Center, which oversees voluntary off duty education, as part of their mission is to provideacademic support to Voluntary Education students. The USMC libraries share an Integrated LibraryCatalog. School of Library & Information Science
  5. 5. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event June 27, 2008Steven KerchoffForeign Service Information Resource Officer, U.S. Department of StateSteven Kerchoff is Information Resource Officer with the US Embassy in New Delhi, India, working withEmbassy libraries in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Prior to his arrival in New Delhi in August2007, he was Information Resource Officer for Mexico and Central America from 2005 to 2007. Beforejoining the State Department, Mr. Kerchoff worked for the Library of Congress for 21 years, including13 years as a FEDLINK Network Program Specialist. Mr. Kerchoff has been an At-Large Councilor onALA Council, President of the Library of Congress Professional Association, and a Director of the ALAFederal Librarians Round Table. He holds a Masters Degree in library science from the CatholicUniversity of America and a Masters Degree in humanities from Georgetown University. Greta Marlatt Information Services Manager, Naval Postgraduate SchoolGreta Marlatt is the Information Services Manager for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley KnoxLibrary. She has over 25 years of experience working in libraries in various capacities and is a memberof both the Special Library Association and the American Library Association. In 2000, Ms. Marlatt wasappointed to a 3-year term as a member of the Federal Depository Library Council, an advisory groupto the Public Printer of the United States. She has received the Armed Forces Librarians Roundtable[AFLRT] Achievement Citation, the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Navy’s SuperiorCivilian Service Award. In addition to published articles, Ms. Marlatt is the author of a number ofbibliographies and help guides for topics relating to Intelligence, Information Warfare, Mine Warfare,Directed Energy Weapons, NBC Terrorism and more. Ms. Marlatt holds a Master of Library Sciencedegree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies fromCalifornia State University, San Bernardino. School of Library & Information Science
  6. 6. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event June 27, 2008Carla SouthersUS Department of Defense Education ActivityMs. Southers is the coordinator of education technology and library information center programs forthe US Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DoDEA is a Defense Department fieldactivity which operates a PK-12th grade school system on US military bases worldwide. DoDEA’s 220schools are located in 12 countries, 7 US states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. All DoDEA schools are fullyaccredited. Approximately 9,000 educators serve 100,000 students. In her current capacity atDoDEA, Ms. Southers is responsible for technology integration, library automation, and online services.Previously, Ms. Southers served as the assistant director of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction atthe Ohio Department of Education where she established Ohio’s first set of Technology AcademicContent Standards. Ms. Southers received degrees from Ohio University, Kent State University, andthe University of Dayton. Ms. Southers is currently serving as a 2008 Brookings InstitutionCongressional Fellow. Bill Tuceling Government Accountability Office (GAO)Bill Tuceling has been one of four librarians in the Technical Library at the Government AccountabilityOffice (GAO) in Washington, DC, since 1988. He supports the GAO teams for contracting, defense,and foreign affairs with reference, research, classroom training, and website design. Bill’s previousFederal positions included reference and head librarian at the US Army Engineer School at Ft. Belvoir,VA, and archives technician and archivist at the National Archives & Records Service at Suitland, MD.His education includes post-graduate courses in history at George Mason University and ShippensburgUniversity, an MLS from the University of Kentucky, and a BA from Gettysburg College. Bill hasvolunteered as DCLA Scholarship Committee chair, Secretary, Joint Spring Workshop representative,Treasurer, and Membership Committee chair; as ALA Convention Local Arrangements Committee co-chair and National Library Legislative Day registration desk staffer; and as FLICC/FEDLINK EducationalWorking Group member and “Great Escape” library tours coordinator. School of Library & Information Science
  7. 7. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event June 27, 2008Dr. Margie ThomasLouisiana State University School of Library and Information ScienceALA Councilor at LargeDr. Margie Thomas is Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at Louisiana StateUniversity. Her research interests are school library service and information literacy to non-collegebound students, as well as school library media specialist certification requirements. She is an activemember of the American Library Association, being a Councilor at Large from 2006-2009. She is alsoon the Research and Statistics Committee for the American Association of School Librarians from2006-2008. She earned her M.S. in Library Science from Columbia University and her Ph.D. fromFlorida State University. Her monograph, Re-Designing the High School Library of the Forgotten Half:The Information Needs of the Non-College-Bound Student, is scheduled to be published by LibrariesUnlimited in September, 2008. Vicki Burger Training and Human Resources ConsultantVicki is a training and human resources consultant who has worked with numerous corporate and non-profit organizations. A former Career Consultant with Drake Beam Moring, she is a regular speaker onjob search topics at ALA conferences and has contributed to ALA-APA’s on-line newsletter since itsinception. Vicki is currently a presenter with PLA’s Turning the Page national conference series and isan elected member of her suburban Chicago library board. 2008 Careers in Federal Libraries Committee Nancy Faget, FAFLRT Roberta Shaffer, FLICC/FEDLINK Helen Sherman, DTIC Dr. Beth Paskoff, LSU Dr. Margie Thomas, LSU Ben Bell, LSU Allison Snell, LSU Beatrice Calvin, ALA Placement Office Kari Anderson, Library Associates School of Library & Information Science