Stop Dreaming and Do It! Best Practices for Gaining Momentum, Developing and Maintaining a Successful Residency Program

Sunday, June 29, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Moderator: Sojourna Cunningham, Diversity Resident Librarian, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Speaker: Barbara Dewey, Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, Pennsylvania State University
Speaker: Ingrid Ruffin, Diversity Resident Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Speaker: Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Speaker: Nataly Blas, Diversity Resident Librarian, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Speaker: Rachel Smith, Resident Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
Speaker: Thura Mack, Coordinator of Community Learning Services & Diversity, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

This program will describe the creation of a library diversity residency programs at three very different academic libraries with the goal that participants will leave with the ability to make an informed decisions regarding creating residency programs at their home institutions and applying to residency programs as a new librarian. The panel will be made up of individuals who have designed residencies, residency coordinators and current residents. The residency coordinators and deans will speak of their roles in not only building their residencies but also reveal what it takes to sustain the resources for their programs. The residents will offer new graduates and job seekers an insider’s perspective on applying to residencies and how to stand out to a search committee. The residents will also offer savvy strategies related to accepting the position and fulfilling the requirements expected of residents. Time will be given for a Q and A session.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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