Service in Professional Organizations: A Panel Discussion

Speaker Ellen Mehling with Panelists Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Janice Henderson, Tom Nielsen, and Ma'lis Wendt
Ellen Mehling received her MSLIS from LIU and works as a librarian, instructor, writer and job search/career advisor in and around NYC. Her professional experience includes work in special, public, and academic libraries, as well as archives. She has been METRO's Job Bank Manager and Career Development Consultant since 2009.Ryan ...

Ellen Mehling received her MSLIS from LIU and works as a librarian, instructor, writer and job search/career advisor in and around NYC. Her professional experience includes work in special, public, and academic libraries, as well as archives. She has been METRO's Job Bank Manager and Career Development Consultant since 2009.

Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART)
Ryan Anthony Dondaldson, CA, is currently the Manager of Heritage and Information Services with The Durst Organization, Inc., a fourth-generation family real estate firm in New York, NY. Ryan also serves as Vice President of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART). In 2007, Ryan earned an M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP) in Cooperstown, NY, and served as CGP's Archivist. He has previously interned with the Archives and Special Collections department at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Seymour B. Durst Old York Library and Reading Room, and the Missouri Historical Society.

Janice Henderson, Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY)
A law librarian since 1980, Janice has spoken on several panels regarding law librarianship and legal research for attorneys and paralegals. In her role as a professor, she taught as St. John's University Library Science Graduate Program and CUNY Law School. The majority of her career has been as a library director or manager in law firms. Since 1997 Janice has either chaired or co-chaired PLI's annual program and webinars for law librarians. She has been a member of the Law Library Association of Greater New York and the American Association of Law Libraries since 1978. In her service to both associations, Janice was the President of LLAGNY from January 1996 to June 1997 and an Executive Board Member for AALL from 2006-2009. Janice is currently serving as a two-year Board Member for LLAGNY, a two-year committee member on AALL's Bylaws and Resolutions Committee and a program coordinator on this year's 2013 PPLL Summit Committee.

Tom Nielsen, Special Libraries Association (SLA)
Tom Nielsen is Member Services Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) where he oversees the myMETRO membership program, plans professional development workshops and meetings, and convenes the Archives and Library Leadership Network (ALLN) for leaders of regional archives and library organizations. Prior to METRO, Tom worked as a solo librarian at Hazen and Sawyer, PC, and environmental engineering firm. Tom is the 2013 Chair of the SLA Solo Librarians Division and primary conference planner for division programs for the 2013 SLA Annual Conference in San Diego. Tom also chairs the Solo Librarians Division of the SLA New York Chapter and is an adjunct member of the SLA-NY Board.

Ma'lis Wendt, American Library Association (ALA)
Ma'lis started her library career at The New York Public Library as a young adult and outreach librarian. She attended her first ALA conference in Atlantic City in 1969 but became more active in 1974 while working at Springfield (MA) City Library, where there was no formal young adult program. When she returned to NYPL in 1975, she continued to be active in ALA because she found the networking and connections with librarians across the country enhanced her library skills at home. For almost twenty years she was the Associate Director for Bronx Libraries, and she ended her career as the Associate Director for Staten Island Libraries (NYPL). In retirement she continues to be active within ALA, most recently as a member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee and as the newly-elected Chair Elect of the new Retired Members Round Table. She is also an active External Panel member for the Office of Accreditation and has done a good number of accreditation visits, and works with The New York Public Library Retirees Association on their Oral History Project.



Full Description

Participation in professional organizations is recommended for a successful Info Pro career, and it offers networking opportunities that are beneficial when job hunting or switching from one kind of work to another within the profession.

This panel will feature representatives from four national and/or NYC-area organizations for information professionals, who will be discussing their own experiences and the benefits and opportunities for service these organizations provide.

Who should attend:
Library school students and new grads, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals.


Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

When?

Wed, Sep. 25, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center