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LILRC Continuing Education Kick-Off Event (FREE)

Join LILRC as we kick-off our 2010 Continuing Education Program with a FREE event. Come and learn more about the LILRC Continuing Education Program, network with colleagues, and gain online portfolio information from Susanne Markgren, Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College Library, SUNY, who will present:

Create an Online Portfolio: Improve Your Skills of Self Promotion

Your online portfolio is an extension of your resume. It serves as both a display space and repository for your professional documents, and allows you to share information with others quickly and fluently. Every librarian, regardless of job stability, should maintain some kind of professional portfolio. And, most librarians need to improve their skills of self-promotion. There are several free tools available that can host online portfolios; tools that have plenty of storage space, backups, easy customization, and social networking capabilities. An online portfolio will give you an edge when it comes to job hunting, promotion and tenure; and will help give your online identity a boost of professionalism.

January 28, 2010
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
Directions online at: http://www.nassaulibrary.org/plainv/contact_us.php

Please RSVP online at: http://www.doodle.com/ih2kkyvuxnse4pv2 with your name and institution (in the format of “First name Last name, Institution name”).

About the Speaker: Susanne Markgren is the Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College, State University of New York, where she manages the ILS and the electronic resources and also does reference, collection development, instruction, and web design. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Manhattanville College. Her prior library experience (before, during, and after library school) includes working in many different areas in many different types of libraries including: an academic medical library, a large university library, two public library systems, a seminary library, and internships at a government library and a theater library. She has served as a mentor in ALA’s NMRT Career Mentoring program, and is on the executive board of the Greater New York Metropolitan chapter of ACRL. She holds a BA in History and English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published articles in Library Administration & Management, C&RL News, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, LISCareer.com, and Info Career Trends Newsletter, and written chapters for Our New Public, A Changing Clientele: Bewildering Issues or New Challenges for Managing Libraries? and Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning: Issues and Trends. She has reviewed publications and web resources for CHOICE, Library Journal, and Public Services Quarterly and has doled out advice as a co-author of “Career Q&A with the Library Career People” since 2003. Susanne is married and has two young daughters.

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