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ALA Spectrum Scholar Interest Group Committee

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Event SSIG Annual Program: FYI-First Year Impressions (and Confessions)

by Veronica Arellano-Douglas on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 03:59 pm



The Spectrum Scholars Interest Group Presents..FYI: First Year Impressions (and Confessions)Saturday, June 26, 20108:30am-10amRm 147-B Washington Convention CenterNew-to-the-job library professionals tell all in this candid discussion on professional expectations and realities. Whether you're in the market for your first, next, or best job, this program will give you the low down on leadership, personal success, and advancing your career in academic, public, and school libraries.



Event Reinvent Your Professional Identity: Spectrum Scholars Program at Annual

by Veronica Arellano-Douglas on Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 02:38 pm

Reinvent Your Professional Identity: Maximizing Job Opportunities During a Down-turned Economy

1:30-3:00pm, Sunday 7/12, Palmer House Salon XII

Reinvent Your Professional Identity: Maximizing Job Opportunities During a Down-turned Economy

1:30-3:00pm, Sunday 7/12, Palmer House Salon XII

In this challenging economic climate, librarians may need to be flexible in their career pursuits. How can new or experienced librarians recreate their professional image to make a career change and take advantage of the diverse opportunities available within librarianship? Join a talented group of ALA Spectrum Scholars who have undergone their own professional identity makeovers for a discussion on effective ways to market yourself when your job experience and available job opportunities don't quite match-up.

Speakers: Jade Alburo, Librarian for Southeast Asian Studies, Oceania Australia & New Zealand and Religion Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA; Floyd G. Council Sr., Regional Branch Manager, Julia Davis Regional Branch Library, St. Louis Public Library; Lorena Mata, Librarian, Evergreen Valley College Library, San Jose, CA; Neely Tang, Public Services Librarian, Management Library of the Johnson School, Cornell University


The Spectrum Scholar Interest Group (SSIG) is a subcommittee of the Spectrum Advisory Committee charged (1) to  increase the participation of Spectrum Scholars in ALA Committees and leadership; (2) to raise awareness of the Spectrum Scholarship Program; and (3) to promote the interests and concerns of the Spectrum Scholars throughout the Association and the community at large.

SSIG coordinates many of the activities that keep Spectrum Scholars involved in ALA and the profession.  Membership on SSIG is limited to Spectrum Scholars. The group is comprised of Spectrum Scholars from a variety of professional settings, class years, and the five underrepresented groups from which Spectrum recruits.  Members are elected for a two-year term.  In addition to SSIG members, this group includes a Chair and an ALA Office for Diversity Staff Liaison.  The SSIG Chair is expected to report out to the Spectrum Advisory Committee after the conclusion of each business meeting.

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