LILAC Presents: Workplace Readiness? Gaps in Critical Thinking Skills of Early Career Professionals

Speaker Marisol Hernandez, Kate Wittenberg, Jeffrey Holmes, Dawn Hoffman, & Brendan Molloy
Ms. Marisol Hernandez currently serves as a Senior Reference Librarian at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. As part of the Clinical Medical Librarian Program, Ms. Hernandez is the Clinical Librarian for the MSKCC Nursing Department. In addition to her work at Sloan, she is also an adjunct at the Leonard ...

Ms. Marisol Hernandez currently serves as a Senior Reference Librarian at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. As part of the Clinical Medical Librarian Program, Ms. Hernandez is the Clinical Librarian for the MSKCC Nursing Department. In addition to her work at Sloan, she is also an adjunct at the Leonard Lief Library with CUNY Lehman College, providing reference and instructional services to students and faculty. Ms. Hernandez also serves as a Medical Library Consultant for the Society of Interventional Radiology. Marisol received her Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in American Studies from the University at Buffalo and a BA from William Smith College.

Kate Wittenberg is managing director of Portico at Ithaka. Ithaka is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community take full advantage of information and networking technologies. Portico works to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensure that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students. Prior to being named managing director, Kate was Project Director, Client and Partnership Development for Ithaka S+R, where part of her responsibilities included hiring and training new analysts.

Jeff Holmes is a principal in the architectural firm Woods Bagot, where he has worked since 2008. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in New York, Asia, and the Middle East, where he has completed numerous award-winning, landmark urban projects. His work spans a wide range of architecture including commercial office, mixed-use, civic, transportation, education, and science projects and he has extensive experience working with public agencies, community groups and local advocates. Education: MSc (Arch, cum laude), BArch (cum laude)

Dawn Hoffman is senior vice president with global Strategy Group. Global Strategy Group is a leading public affairs and research firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, Hartford and Los Angeles. Dawn specializes in public opinion research and strategic communications for advocacy organizations, associations, and government agencies. Her work focuses on the areas of public health, including women's reproductive health, and public education. Dawn holds a B.A. from Cornell University.

Brendan Molloy began his career in KPMG's Los Angeles office in 1999, where he served as the Campus Recruiting Assistant for three years. In the summer of 2002, he accepted a position with the firm's National Campus Recruiting team and relocated to New York City. In that role he was responsible for various projects to support KPMG's on-campus recruiting efforts, including its careers website, interviewer training program, candidate tracking database and marketing and collateral materials. In 2004 Brendan became the primary recruiter for the New York City office, assuming responsibility for all entry-level and intern hiring for the firm's largest office. In July 2006 Brendan took on his current role as the Northeast Area Director of Recruiting. Brendan is active in the community, including participation with "Junior Achievement," KPMG's Families for Literacy program, and a position on the board of the New York City Public Schools' "Virtual Enterprise" program. He also serves on the National Advisory Forum for Beta Alpha Psi. Education: Syracuse University (BA, Art History, 1999)

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The "Workplace Readiness?" session, sponsored by CUNY's Library Information Literacy Advisory Committee (LILAC) and Gale, a Cengage Learning Company, will be a chance for librarians and other faculty as well as career development professionals to hear from employers how well we are doing in preparing early career professionals with the critical thinking skills they need to succeed in the workforce.  Representatives from various fields will be invited to speak with an audience of librarians, subject faculty, and CUNY career development specialists.

Speakers will address gaps they see in employee preparation and the skills needed to thrive in the workplace.  The program will provide ample opportunity for discussion about how to close the gaps.  Participants will take away a broader understanding of the requirements for success in the 21st Century workforce, as well as suggested strategies and tactics for how better to prepare students for their lives beyond academia.

Speakers are:

Marisol Hernandez, MLS, MA
Senior Reference Librarian
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Library

Kate Wittenberg
Managing Director, Portico
Ithaka

Jeffrey Holmes
Principal
Woods Bagot

Dawn Hoffman
Senior Vice President
Global Strategy Group

Brendan Molloy
Northeast Area Director of Recruiting
KPMG

This is a free event with limited seating.  Please register by April 20.  Registration is required.  Registration services for this event provided by METRO.

Organizer LILAC

Contact lilac@mail.cuny.edu with any questions.

When?

Fri, Apr. 27, 2012
9 a.m. - noon US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Room L2.84