On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, ALA announced its Class of 2015 Emerging Leaders (EL). Out of 50 individuals selected for the program, CUA has a total of two (former and recent) students on the list: Anita Kinney and Angela Kent.
Anita Kinney, a current MSLIS candidate and Angela Kent, a recent (2014) MSLIS graduate were chosen for EL by various ALA selection committees. Ms. Kinney and Ms Kent, will participate in ALA Midwinter 2015 in Chicago and ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco. Their duties will include “orientation and training” at the Midwinter conference, followed by six months of “online learning and networking”, that leads to a poster session at ALA Annual. They may also receive an opportunity to “serve on an ALA, division, chapter, round table, or affiliate committee or workgroup upon completion.”
“The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.” It has been “very successful,” according ALA Past-President and program facilitator and subcommittee co-chair, Maureen Sullivan because it has “enabled a number of very talented new professionals to assume leadership positions in ALA at earlier career stage.”
Congratulations to the two of them, and a pat on our back for honing such remarkable information professionals.
To read more about the EL program and get a list of all 50 EL winners, visit here: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/11/class-2015-emerging-leaders-announced
Kelly Navies, a CUA Library and Information Science graduate student, is now working as a special collections librarian at the DC Public Library. In the fall of 2013 she won a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund her oral history project on Washington’s U Street corridor in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s when it was known as “Black Broadway” and was home to a nationally important cultural scene. Her project “It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Aint Got That Swing: U Street Memories from Duke Ellington to Marvin Gaye,” was recently featured in a Washington Post Article, The voices of U Street’s ‘Black Broadway’ days are fading. Time to hit record.
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Dreaming of going to Italy?
Here’s your chance to turn that dream into reality! Join us Wednesday, 12/3 at 6pm in CSL room 213 to find out how you can travel with LIS Professor Dr. Renate Chancellor to Italy, next summer 2015.
Applications are due February 23, 2015.
The CUA Library & Information Science Alumni Board invite you to the 2014 CUA LIS Holiday Party, sponsored by AGLISS and the CUA LIS Department. Wednesday, December 10 from 5:30 – 8:30pm at The District Chop House & Brewery, located on 509 7th Street NW in the Historic Vault Room.