Professional Development

Through my experiences, I’ve recognized the advantage of taking time to collaborate and converse with the people in other areas of librarianship. I look forward to staying a member of both local and national organizations and attending conferences (general and specific) to further my knowledge and participation in the LIS field.

I value the opportunity to participate in thoughtful discussions through the use of Social Media tools (blogs, Twitter, listservs, etc.). I also monitor ALA and WebJunction’s lists of free webinars and register for appropriate sessions.

Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)
–Member 2010-Present
* Attended 2013 annual conference
* Session leader at conference: Family Reading Programs in Libraries
* Actively monitor the organization’s listserv
* Comment and converse on blog posts frequently

Minnesota Library Association (MLA)
–Member 2011-Present
* Attended 2012 & 2013 annual conference
* Participate in the Small and Rural Libraries Roundtable
Chairperson 2014
* Session leader at 2013 conference: Family Reading Programs in Libraries

Traverse des Sioux Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Committee
— Member November 2011-2013
— Regional Legacy Coordinator April 2013-February 2014

Minnesota Summer Reading Program and Youth Service Committee
— Traverse des Sioux representative May 2011-Present

Student Chapter American Library Association (sALA)
–Secretary, 2010-2011
* Inform students about news from ALA through Facebook and Twitter
* Organized and facilitated Banned and Challenged Books Panel
* Created agendas for meetings and posted minutes

Association of Library and Information Science Students (ALISS)
–Member, 2009-Present
* Info Desk volunteer at the iConference (volunteers coordinated by ALISS)
* Volunteer for the Annual ALISS Book Sale
* Attended and participated at Open Meetings with students and faculty

–Member, 2009-Present
* Volunteer for the iYouth Conference: Young Minds, Fresh Perspectives


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