Careers in Federal Libraries webinar for NCCU 09232011


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Organized by Charlene Johnson, this webinar for Professor Robert Ballard's Government Publications class

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Careers in Federal Libraries webinar for NCCU 09232011

  1. 1. Did you know? The median salary of a Federal librarian was over $80,000 a year in 2009. Careers in Federal Libraries Connect with Federal librarians Discover internships, independent studies, practicums and more Factoids: What are some Federal Hear resume and interviewing tips libraries? Agency libraries, like the EPA, CIA, Dept. Join the Careers in Federal Libraries Google group! of Transportation Academic libraries: West Point, Naval Academy, National Defense University Medical libraries: National Library of Start Your Federal Career Today! Medicine, National Institutes of Health Law libraries: Dept. of Justice (300 libraries nationwide) Join Us on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. School libraries: DOD (opportunities for foreign travel!) The Webinar will be held at NCCU on the 3rd Floor of Shepard Library Archives and Special Collections: NARA, in Teleconference Room 364 Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Scientific/Technical Libraries: Dept. of Space is Limited! Agriculture, National Laboratories, etc. Students & job seekers are invited to attend this webinar Register on the NCCU Special Library Association (SLA) Student Group Facebook Event Page The Webinar Is Hosted by the North Carolina Central University Special Library Association (SLA) Student Group For additional information contact Charlene Johnson at
  2. 2. Kelvin WatsonBranch Head Acquisitions & Chief Collection DevelopmentTechnical Services Division, National Agricultural Librarykelvin.watson@ars.usda.govKelvin oversees a staff of five librarians and nine technicians. He serves as Branch Chief for theAcquisitions and Collection Development Serials Branch within the Technical Services Divisionmanaging a materials budget over $4,000,000. Directs the formulation of current and long-rangenational resource collection policies, plans and programs, coordinating them with otherorganizational units of NAL, the USDA , other Government agencies, land-grant institutions andother related organizations.His team is responsible for administering programs for collection development and acquisition oflibrary materials in various published formats and media in agriculture and related sciences. TheBranch is responsible for the licensing/contracting and acquisition functions for NAL’s DigiTop andelectronic resource purchases which are available for the USDA personnel world-wide. The Branchis also responsible for the submission process for the NAL Digital Collection (repository).Kelvin received his MLS from NCCU in ‘07.
  3. 3. Tamika BarnesEnvironmental Protection Agency – Research Triangle ParkUNC Contractorbarnes.tamika@epa.gov919-541-0094Tamika oversees the contract that provides library services to the researchers,administrators, and human resource personnel at the EPA. The staff at the EPA-RTPLibrary consists of librarians, paraprofessionals and 8-10 library school interns.Interested in a mentor? She may be able to assist you through the NCSLA mentoringprogram. More information can be found at
  4. 4. Deena SmithFederal Judicial CenterInformation Services Officedsmith@fjc.govThe Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts. TheInformation Services Office serves as a clearinghouse - distributing FJC produced monographs anda/v material on substantive legal topics to Judges, Circuit and Satellite Librarians, court staff, lawschool professors, and researchers.As FJC’s librarian, Deena manages the agency’s computer-assisted legal research tools,acquisitions, serials subscriptions, and interlibrary loan services. Her office also maintains theagency’s website and provides reference services to the judiciary.Prior to joining FJC, Deena worked in nonprofit and academic libraries. Her professional interestsinclude managing electronic resources, exploring social media, and user instruction. Sheparticipates in the ALA/IMLS Discovering Librarianship Field Recruiter program, NEWFEDS, and isactive in the NCCU Metro DC Alumni Chapter.
  5. 5. Laurie HallGPO Library Services & Content ManagementLibrary Technical Information Serviceslhall@gpo.govLaurie Hall oversees a staff of 50 technical and systems professionals. Her team isresponsible for acquiring, cataloging, and indexing publications from the 3 branches ofFederal government. She is responsible for the Catalog of U.S. Governmentpublications as the system of record for creating a National Bibliography, a record of allgovernment publications since the founding of the country.Laurie enjoys creating an atmosphere for catalogers, archivists, and technically saavydevelopers to invent new services for the Federal Depository Library Program, a networkof 1,200+ libraries around the country.Ask her about opportunities for a student practicum, research project, or independentstudy.
  6. 6. Nancy G. FagetInstigator, Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group@NancyFagetThe Careers in Federal Libraries online Google group provides lots of tips and goodinformation for those interested in federal jobs. You’ll find job announcements, careeradvice, resume reviewers, event announcements, and more.Join the group at works as a Senior Program Planning Specialist in Washington, DC. In plainlanguage, this means she spends her time dreaming up and carrying out new projects tobenefit a network of libraries across the country.She is convinced that your great ideas can be realized as a federal informationprofessional!