19 February 2010

Issue Intro: Career Paths and Community Connections

It is a thrill to present our second BiblioTech publication of the year. Our current issue is titled "Career Paths and Community Connections," and highlights professional activities and opportunities. Library and Information Science professionals are involved in a wide-range of undertakings at the local, national and international level.

In "Student Organization Highlight: PLG," SIRLS student and PLG President shares information on the Progressive Librarians Guild. This active organization offers many wonderful activities throughout the year, and is an excellent way for students to connect with SIRLS and the broader library community. Similarly, the article "Just Join: The Benefits of Association and ALA Division Membership" by Knowledge River Alum Jessica Hernandez, discusses the advantages to becoming involved in professional associations.

In "Exhibits at the UA Libraries with the Undergraduate Services Team," Knowledge River Scholar Jeffrey Cruz shares his experiences developing two successful library exhibits. Cruz's efforts highlight the diversity of resources available at the University of Arizona libraries, and serve as an example of libraries reaching out to the broader community. Beyond the university or local level, librarians across the globe are also involved in important work.

SIRLS student and Library Student Organization (LSO) President Danielle Walker sheds light on librarianship in Vietnam in "An Interview with Trang Huynh." As a Fulbright Scholar and Library Director at Cantho University, Huynh shares a lot of interesting information on her experiences in Vietnam. Walker's focus on different career paths and international librarianship contributes an important global perspective to this edition of BiblioTech.

In closing, thanks to our outstanding writers who helped make this issue a success. The LSO BiblioTech team would like to maintain the momentum of our current issue by coordinating one final publication this semester. Submissions will be accepted from now until March 1st, 2010, and can be sent to jnhernan@email.arizona.edu. Articles and creative works are accepted on a variety of topics, and submissions related to job searching are especially welcome.

We appreciate your support of this online magazine.


Jessica Hernandez
BiblioTech Editor

No comments:

Post a Comment