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  1. 1. Welcome to the 35th Federal Library Resources Institute <br />The Catholic University of America <br />School of Library and Information Science<br />Washington, D.C.<br />Careers in Federal Libraries Mini Careers in Federal Libraries Networking Event<br />"Uniting Professionals in Service to America"<br />June 25th, 2011<br />The purpose of this session is three fold:<br />1: To serve as a vehicle for information exchange regarding the many opportunities and career paths for a MSLS.<br />2: To act as a convergence for networking opportunities with federal librarians in many contexts.<br />3. To articulate a philosophy service, stewardship, and knowledge sharing inherent in the Federal Network.<br />Did you know that there are over 22,000 federal libraries serving their constituents nationally?  My sense is that this is by far the largest library system in the US and maybe the world? So, what this means is that every minutes of every day information is verified, retrieved, synthesized, organized and preserved to  ensure that the cultural heritage of this nation is maintained for future generations of Americans.<br />Whether in the Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Library of Congress, Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force, legislative histories, census, scientific, and heath and a wealth of other data, information and knowledge are provided to meet the needs of Congress, The Supreme Court, and every day Americans.<br />Today we will approach this event from the context of knowledge sharing. With that in mind, I'd like to give you the framework for today.<br />1:  Six Federal Librarians to share their experiences, insights and lessons learned.  Three are New Feds with less than 5 years of service and three have greater than five years of service. <br />You will find the bios at the end of this script and the participants are: Kimberly Ferguson, Barrie Howard, Michele Lubatti, Aileen Marshall, Gretchen Sauvey, and Diane Schnurrpusch.<br />2:  Each librarian will be seated at a table. There are name tents on each table and the slide has their claim to fame.<br />3:  Choose four of the six that you'd like to connect with. You'll have ten minutes at each table. A bell will sound to move to the next table.<br />4:  Everyone at the table will have a chance to ask questions. The participants drive the conversations. They can be something like:  What  is a day in your life like?<br />What you never learned in library school but wished you had ... Why it's important to keep a wish list.... <br />5: We'll come back together and share our key take a way's. <br />Here are the bios of our Federal Librarians:<br />CARALYN CHAMPA<br />Caralyn Champa is part of the Army Knowledge Leaders Program, which is a training and job rotation program with the Army's Chief Information Officer (CIO). She started with the Army in August 2010 and her job series is not that of a librarian (1410) but a 2200 ( IT Specialist).<br />KIMBERLY FERGUSON<br />Kimberly Ferguson is a Specialist in Information Systems Management, at Library of Congress where she combines her expertise in systems, technology and information retrieval with extensive knowledge of the legislative process in support of the Library of Congress. She previously held the position of Law Librarian at the Securities and Exchange Commission and was the Head of the Senate Library. Kimberly is a SLIS Alum and received the Catholic University of America School of Library & Information Science Alumni Board 2008 Von Dran Award for innovation, collaboration and leadership. Kimberly is SLIS Adjunct and on the board of Jan’s Tutoring House in Washington D.C. <br />BARRIE HOWARD<br />Barrie Howard, IT Project Manager at The Library of Congress and National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program which seeks to preserve the cultural heritage and information sources in digital form and thereby conserve its rich, deep and significant content for perpetuity. Barrie is a SLIS alum who focused on digitization and technology launching his career with a stint at the Digital Library Federation as a project manager before coming to LOC. Barrie is a Past President of the CUA SLIS Alumni Board and is very active in civic affairs in his community."<br />MICHELE LUBATTI<br />Michelle Lubatti obtained her MSLS from The Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science in January 2011. Prior to this, she studied liberal arts, Roman Catholic catechetics and clinical psychology. Her work experience includes over a year working as a library technical assistant in a small academic library, and nearly a year working as a graduate assistant for Dean Hsieh-Yee. Michelle currently works as a temporary Network Librarian for FLICC/FEDLINK at the Library of Congress. Her duties include assisting federal librarians as they compete their serials subscriptions through FEDLINK, and contributing to the New Federal Librarians Working Group (NewFeds) and the Handbook for Federal Librarianship revision committee. Other federal library-related projects include co-organizing the first national Careers in Federal Libraries webinar, and joining the newly-formed Social Media Committee of ALA’s Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT).<br />AILEEN MARSHALL<br />Aileen Marshall earned her MA in English linguistics in Germany, and her MLIS from the University of South Carolina in May 2011. She works as Information Specialist/Librarian at the National Transportation Library, U.S. DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC, a job which she is very enthusiastic about. Her professional interests include social media, competitive and open source intelligence as well as disaster management in federal libraries. She has spoken and presented posters at conferences as well as published an article in the Jan/Feb edition of "Information Outlook" on Correctional Librarianship, sharing her experiences as a former jail librarian. <br />GRETCHEN SAUVEY<br />Gretchen Sauvey is the Knowledge Management Specialist at the United States Institute of Peace, an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence. Formerly a research assistant in the Institute's library, she joined the knowledge management team in 2009. She is also the current Recording Secretary on the board of the DC chapter of the Special Libraries Association. Gretchen graduated from the School of Library and Information Science at Catholic University in 2009, and from Marquette University in 2004 with a degree in political science and French.  <br />DIANE SCHNURRPUSCH<br />Dianne Schnurrpusch is a Technical Information Specialist, Reference Team at the Defense Technical Information Center which serves the DoD community as central resources for science, engineering and business information. Diane is a member of Beta Phi Mu, a SLIS alum and Past DCSLA President as well as a CUA SLIS adjunct who previously worked on the Federal Library Resource Institute. Diane is a dedicated professional and pushes the envelope when it comes to her integrity, accuracy and wealth of knowledge.<br />