Speaker Donna Gibson, Jean O'Neill Uhl, Sarah Warner, Ellen Mehling
Donna Gibson is the Director of Library Services for the Nathan Cummings Library at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and has been in this role since August 2009. Prior to her move to the Center, Donna worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb in various roles and has more than 25 years of ...
Donna Gibson is the Director of Library Services for the Nathan Cummings Library at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and has been in this role since August 2009. Prior to her move to the Center, Donna worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb in various roles and has more than 25 years of experience managing research libraries and information centers, and working on enterprise-wide projects. She has worked with and managed both small and large teams of information professionals. Donna is committed to executing knowledge management initiatives to improve business results by educating and collaborating with users. She is focused on developing and delivering services that enhance the user’s information retrieval experience from start to finish. This includes partnering with users to better understand how published literature, information services, technology, and social networking tools integrate within their work environment.
Jean O’Neill Uhl is an Associate Professor and Reference Librarian at Long Island University, serving at the C. W. Post Campus since 1996. She works primarily with students studying education, student teachers, school media specialists and classroom teachers developing skills in curriculum development and classroom technology. Her areas of specialty include K-12 curriculum materials and classroom software and hardware. Jean is published in several professional journals including “Collection Building” and “The Journal of Library Administration and Services” on topics including library services to the homeschooled and library support for teacher education. She also teaches graduate classes for the Palmer School of Library and Information Science.
Sarah Warner brought over ten years of experience directing recruitment services with personal care and expertise at Wontawk, a New York based leader in recruitment prior to forming Sarah L Warner and Associates LLC in 2010. Sarah Warner has had over twenty years of experience in entrepreneurial, corporate, and non-profit settings, developing and providing a full spectrum of library & information services. Her understanding of the needs and expectations of information professionals, coupled with her management experience is invaluable in assessing the candidate's qualifications to meet the client's staffing requirements. Her Masters in Library and Information Science is from Pratt Institute. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Mehling Mehling received her MSLIS from Long Island University and works as a librarian, instructor and writer in and around NYC. Her professional experience includes work in special, public, and academic libraries, as well as archives. She is Director of the Westchester Graduate Library School Program and Director of Internships for L.I.U.’s Palmer School and since 2009 has been METRO’s Job Bank Manager / Career Development Consultant. She teaches classes and workshops on job hunting, information literacy, researching, and other subjects at METRO’s Training Center and other venues within and outside NYC.
To job seekers, the hiring process is often shrouded in mystery and the different processes in place at different types of libraries only adds more confusion. At this panel discussion we'll uncover some of the mystery about how employees are hired in different types of libraries. Our panelists, representing academic and special libraries as well as a library recruiter, will talk candidly about the ins and outs of hiring the best candidate for the job.
Who Should Attend: Librarians, information professionals and students who are or will soon be seeking work in the library and information profession.