Deb the Librarian interviewed Richard Kiefer-O’Donnell on Monday, April 8, 9-10am to learn about the Center for Human Development (CHD). The Center collaborates with Alaskan organizations working to support people with disabilities in their life development needs from infant to student to adult. Programs currently in process are TAPESTRY, a mentorship program for students with disabilities at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Capacity Building in Autism Intervention, and LEND, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities, a program that supports cross-disciplinary collaborative educational opportunities for research and experiential learning in helping people with disabilities. The Center for Human Development has a list of Projects A to Z where you can see the range of ways that this unique department is making a difference.
Student opportunities at the Center for Human Development range from scholarly to experiential. They include research assistantships, mentorships, opportunities to work as a trainer or in a support position for programs. When asked about qualifications, Associate Director Kiefer-O’Donnell identified the importance of a heart-felt interest to help as a foundation for becoming involved. If you are considering the pursuit of an internship or volunteer opportunity with CHD, please note that you are making a commitment to a project. This may be a semester long project.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Richard Kiefer-O’Donnell at 907-264-6259, or email@example.com.
Songs played on today’s show include Information by Dredg, and Help by the Beatles.
At FLIP meetings, we often talk about different types of librarianship and the variety of career paths in libraries. Here is a chance to learn all about one of those potential options.
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services New Member Interest Group (ALCTS NMIG) is offering a FREE webinar developed with all in mind—from the aspiring graduate student to the experienced library professional looking to undertake new responsibilities or for a career change.
Step behind the scenes to learn about the exciting variety of rewarding careers available in technical services librarianship. Our panel of experienced technical services librarians from a variety of positions and institutions will be the tour guides to the world of technical services. This isn’t your grandmother’s technical services department.
Often on the edge of developing technology and the implementation of it on a local level, technically able technical services librarians are necessary in the growth and development of the future of libraries. Panelists will speak about their daily work, what led them to decide on a career as a technical services librarian, and recommendations for those interested in pursuing a similar career path.
Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will better understand:
- The different and varied positions available in technical services.
- What a day in the life of a technical service librarian is like.
- Ideas and tips regarding pursuing a career in librarianship—including grad school classes, internships, and skills.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. (Alaska)
For more details and registration information, visit the ALCTS page for Technical Services Librarians Matter at Your Library: Finding a Career in Technical Services
If so, then try our new business database called ReferenceUSA, available to all students, faculty, and staff at UAA and APU.
ReferenceUSA helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. The database provides real-time access to information on more than 20 million U.S. businesses, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 222 million consumers, as well as nearly 900,000 listings for physicians and dentists.
Company information is searchable by SIC/NAICS codes or key words, and sortable by size of company, company income, geographic location, etc. You can create customized lists and data for your research needs!
Questions about this resource? Contact Business Librarian Trina Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.