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C&RL News – Job of a Lifetime – Leo Lo

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My sixth interview for the Job of a Lifetime (JOAL) column in College & Research Libraries News is now available online! I spoke with Leo Lo, research and development librarian at Kansas State University. Leo has a pretty unique position which allows K-State Libraries to experiment with new initiatives and services. Check out the interview here:

Job of a Lifetime – Leo Lo: Research and Development Librarian at Kansas State University

You can also visit his blog at http://www.leoslo.com/ or tweet to Leo at @leoslo. Do you have the job of a lifetime? Enjoy & feel free to leave comments!

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April 9, 2012 at 8:29 AM

C&RL News – Job of a Lifetime – Lizz Zitron

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My fifth interview for the Job of a Lifetime (JOAL) column in College & Research Libraries News is now available online! I spoke with Lizz Zitron, outreach services librarian at Carthage College Hedberg Library in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I have been itching to interview someone working as an academic outreach librarian since I started editing this column, since it’s my job title as well! Lizz is doing some very innovative and creative things at her library, including student-run community workshops and Family Fun nights. Check out the interview here:

Job of a Lifetime – Lizz Zitron, outreach services librarian at Carthage College Hedberg Library

You can also visit her blog at http://theoutreachlibrarian.com/. I want to thank Lizz for her wonderful interview and for her patience (this column was ready a while back but was bumped due to some publication scheduling issues). Keep up the good work.

Do you have the job of a lifetime? Enjoy & feel free to leave comments!

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April 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM

C&RL News – Job of a Lifetime – Tina Hertel

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My fourth interview for the Job of a Lifetime (JOAL) column in College & Research Libraries News is now available online! I spoke with Tina Hertel, help desk/Web support librarian at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Our discussion about her involvement with Lehigh’s Technology, Research and Communication (TRAC) Writing Fellows program was particularly intriguing, and could be looked to as a model for other libraries. Check out the interview here:

Job of a Lifetime – Tina Hertel: Rocket scientist librarian, at your service!

A big thanks to Tina who is beyond phenomenal and has been both a personal and professional inspiration to me ever since I moved to Pennsylvania in 2008. She recently received a Certificate of Merit Award from the Pennsylvania Library Association.

Do you have the job of a lifetime? I’ll be starting the next interview shortly, so if you think it should be you, contact me. Enjoy & feel free to leave comments!

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November 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM

C&RL News – Job of a Lifetime – Jason Casden

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My third interview for the Job of a Lifetime (JOAL) column in College & Research Libraries News is now available online! I spoke with Jason Casden, digital technologies development librarian at North Carolina State University. We talked about some of the projects he has worked on including NCSU Library (Course) Tools, the WolfWalk mobile historical campus tour and NCSU Libraries mobile. No podcast this time, but check out the interview:

Job of a Lifetime – Jason Casden: Digital technologies development librarian

A big thanks to Jason who was excellent to work with and waited patiently as this piece got bumped in the publication production schedule. I think the projects at NCSU are inspirational for libraries who might be wondering how to utilize mobile technology for their users.

Do you have the job of a lifetime? I’ll be starting the next interview shortly, so if you think so, contact me. Enjoy & feel free to leave comments!

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July 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM

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C&RL News – Job of a Lifetime – Emerging Technologies Librarianship

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My second piece as the editor of the Job of a Lifetime (JOAL) column in College & Research Libraries News became available online yesterday! For my first column back in June, I interviewed Brian Mathews about his job as the User Experience Librarian at Georgia Tech.

This time, I had the chance to interview not one, not two, but three very talented Emerging Technologies Librarians from Towson University. Carrie Bertling Disclafani, David Dahl, and Carissa Tomlinson were all hired at the same time and have been working on some interesting projects, including some new mobile services. Check it out!

Job of a Lifetime – Emerging technologies at Towson University: The hat trick

ACRL Podcast – Job of a Lifetime – Emerging Technologies

Once again, C&RL News Editor David Free kindly edited the podcast for us. A huge thank you goes out to Carrie, David and Carissa for their flexibility and quick turnaround time for the column and podcast! Emerging technologies librarianship is a field/position that varies widely from institution to institution, so it was nice to hear what exactly it means at Towson. I’m adding a link to LibraryTechTalk (the blog that Carrie, David & Carissa coauthor on the use of new technologies in academic librarianship) to my blogroll and you should too!

Do you have the job of a lifetime? I’ll be starting the next interview shortly, so if you think so, contact me. Enjoy & feel free to leave comments!

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October 6, 2009 at 8:55 AM

C&RL News – Job of a Lifetime – Brian Mathews

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My first piece as the new editor of the Job of a Lifetime (JOAL) column in College & Research Libraries News is available online now! Not only can you read about Brian Mathews‘ job as the User Experience Librarian at Georgia Tech, but we did a brief corresponding podcast as well:

Job of a Lifetime – The User Experience Librarian

ACRL Podcast – Job of a Lifetime – Brian Mathews

One caveat – I do not have a “radio voice” and have not listened to the podcast since C&RL News Editor David Free kindly edited it up for us. So I can’t be held responsible! 🙂

I really enjoyed working on my first column, and I hope that the interview with Brian will help other libraries and librarians recognize the many creative ways we can reach out and listen to our users. Brian had just finished his first day at his new position as assistant university librarian for outreach and academic services at the University of California – Santa Barbara on the evening we recorded the podcast – so a huge thank you goes out to him for extending his already crazy day!

I’ll be starting the next interview shortly, so if you think you have the “Job of a Lifetime,” please let me know. Enjoy & feel free to leave comments!

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June 2, 2009 at 9:48 PM

In the hopper…

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I have quite a few things going on at the moment, including:

  • Emerging Leaders team project. I’m working with 3 other ELs from Kansas, New York & South Carolina on a survey for millennials regarding association (ALA) wants and needs. Once our survey is ready, I’ll be begging you all to take it and/or forward it to your library friends. Thanks in advance! We will be sharing the results during a poster session at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
  • Peer-reviewed academic outreach article for the 2009 scholarly print edition of NMRT Footnotes. I just got my reviewer comments back and have until the end of March to rework and send the article back to the editors. It’s my first shot at peer-reviewed, so we’ll see!
  • ‘Locally made’ encyclopedia article for the SAGE Green Consumerism reference project. Basically I have to describe ‘locally made’ in 1,500 words by May 1.
  • SSHELCO meeting panel discussion. I’m coordinating a panel discussion for the 2009 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Library Cooperative (SSHELCO) meeting on academic library outreach. We’re going to be sending out a survey shortly to ask about your outreach questions, which will then be addressed during the session. Stay tuned for more!
  • My first ‘Job of a Lifetime’ column for C&RL News. The first interview will be conducted shortly with publication sometime this spring if everything goes as planned.

I’m also working on an additional tab for the top of my blog where I’ll be posting examples of some of my print design work, just for the sake of having it all collected somewhere for future reference. Maybe others will be able to learn or draw inspiration from my work. I know I like to see other designs when I’m working on a project of my own. I will eventually be holding up my end of the bargain with a post about Harvey Milk (for the Dorney/Rath blog bash – See Ashley’s post in the meantime).

Tickets have been ordered to see Neko Case, New Found Glory & Bayside, and The National this spring (different shows, of course)! On that note, I’m out! Tell me, what are you currently working on?

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March 5, 2009 at 4:01 AM