Spring has been a very busy and productive time for me! I just returned from the Librariansâ€™ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in Sheffield, England, where I gave a presentation with a colleague, Eamon Tewell. We spoke about a library orientation program we implemented at LIU Brooklyn called The Amazing Library Race, a problem-based learning activity originating from the popular TV show The Amazing Race. LILAC was my first international library conferenceâ€”it was great to meet and learn from librarians hailing from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds.
Iâ€™m presently hard at work with the other four members of my Emerging Leaders (EL) team on our poster project, which weâ€™ll present at ALA Annualâ€”the next conference on my horizon! Weâ€™re developing a virtual meeting space for ACRLâ€™s Science & Technology Section (STS) and are exploring numerous proprietary and open source options. Itâ€™s exciting to reflect on how Iâ€™m part of the creation of this sectionâ€™s virtual collaboratory; the hope is that it will be used to foster research connections among science and technology librarians. If youâ€™re planning on attending ALA Annual in June please do feel free to stop by our booth at the poster session and learn more about our projectâ€™s past, present, and future!
RUSA Emerging Leader, 2014