2010 Careers in Federal Libraries
This year’s Careers in Federal Libraries event at ALA 2010 Annual conference was another
successful event. All seats were reserved within 33 hours of announcing the event. Over 100
people were turned away, so we’ll look into hosting a virtual event in the fall. Some folks didn’t
take no for an answer, so we pulled in extra seats and some folks sat on the floor eager to learn
about federal librarianship.
This year’s speakers were especially interesting with a blend of experienced librarians and new
experts. Attendees learned what work might be available to them immediately as well as the
work they might eventually do in their careers.
The schedule called for short speaking slots causing the speakers to narrow their talking points.
This really helped the audience get a flavor of the broad range of opportunities in federal service.
Luckily many speakers stayed to network and chat with attendees over lunch. Those
conversations continued for another 90 minutes.
Helen Sherman, Defense Technical Information Center
9:10 All types of Federal Libraries, All around the world
Nancy A. Clark, Director, Library Network Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
Kathel Dunn, National Library of Medicine
Steve Kerchoff, Information Resource Officer, State Department
David Mao, Deputy Law Librarian of Congress
Beth Maser, Library Associates Companies
Tiffany Smith, State Department
Lynn Stewart, National Archives and Records Administration
10:30 Speed Sharing
Army Europe, Staying involved
Angelique Simmons, US Army, Hohenfels, Germany
Presidential Management Fellows
Michelle Chronister, GSA
Allison Snell, DHS
Events on College Campuses (slides) (slides)
Jamie Renton, San Jose State University, ALASC (ALA student chapter) Chair
Sarah Smith, Simmons College, ALA Councilor
Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group (slides)
Eugenia Beh, Erica Stiner, Rich Louis, Joyce Lee (Managers)
Internships and Academic Seminars
Katie McKenzie, The Washington Center
From Fulbright Scholar to NARA
Louise Guenther, Federal Career Internship Program, NARA
Librarian in a Non-Traditional Setting (slides)
Sarah Scruggs, GPO