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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Wednesday, August 7 • 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Making the Most of Early- Career Librarianship

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In this presentation, we will cover the results of a survey and interviews we conducted about early career librarianship. We will focus on the roles that employers have in filling in the educational gaps that occur in library graduate programs.   We will talk about opportunities that employers can offer to jump start the careers of young librarians, as well as making them feel confident in their work.  Our presentation will not only be helpful to employers, reminding them of what it's like to be a new librarian, but will also give early career librarians ideas on how they can take hold of their own destiny in their new profession. 

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Ellie Dworak

Associate Professor/Librarian, Boise State Universsity
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

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Jessica Martinez

Science Librarian, University of Idaho Library
Jessica Martinez is the Science Librarian and Reference Coordinator at the University of Idaho.Her interests include making libraries welcoming and inclusive places for both employees and patrons, re-imagining the scholarly publishing landscape through open access, and assisting researchers... Read More →
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Meredith Forrey

Reference & Instruction Librarian
I am a librarian and information specialist interested in building thoughtful, compassionate, and informed community by connecting people to the information they need.  Recently, I've been getting into digital collections and archives and thinking about how to make student work accessible... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:15pm - 6:30pm PDT
Skyline Ballroom