Join the DLIS community every month on Zoom to hear from a spectrum of MLS/MLIS degreed professionals in a variety of roles, working across industries. Ask your questions career questions, discuss, engage, and network.
Industry speakers = bringing information science professionals to you!
The series intent is to help DLIS students build perspective on how to develop a career in library and information science by hearing from working professionals across sectors and at a variety of career stages. Gain insight on career opportunities and potential applications of the MLIS by hearing from speakers about their path to librarianship/information science, work history, professional advancement, and general advice for those entering the job market.
Last Wednesday of the month during the fall and spring semesters, 7 pm EST
It can be tough to know about the daily work of specific roles, or gauge areas of interest when you are earning your degree. Gain a better sense of what you can work toward and how you might approach the job market. In-person interaction can be challenging in a fully-online asynchronous program. This series is an opportunity to interact with professionals in real time, ask questions, and interact with fellow students and faculty.
Spring 2021 Speakers
- Jan. 27: George Bergstrom
- Feb. 24: Ashley Hamblin
- March 31: TBD
- April 28: TBD
No speaker for May
How to attend
Please RSVP by clicking here.You will then be sent a Zoom link for the video presentation.
January 27, 2021
George Bergstrom, Southwest Regional Coordinator – Professional Development Office, Indiana State Library
George Bergstrom is the Southwest Regional Coordinator (RC) in the Professional Development Office of the Indiana State Library. As a RC he is responsible for working with any library in his region on professional development as well as being their liaison to the state library and it’s services. With experience in both public and academic libraries he brings a unique perspective to professional development.
February 24, 2021
Information and Data Analyst, Idaho National Laboratory
Ashley Hamblin is the Data and Information Analyst for the Documents and Records team at the Idaho National Laboratory. Her job responsibilities include working on creating a universal data structure for all records and documents, managing data integrations between systems, improving search and creating data catalogs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in 2007 and had a career in nursing for several years. While working in public health she discovered an interest in digital health information and decided to pursue a master’s degree in information science. She graduated with a Master of Information Sciences and Master of Library Sciences with an emphasis in digital libraries from Indiana University in 2016. Previous experiences have included working as the metadata and taxonomy analyst for a publishing department, a circulation supervisor in an academic library, helping with a mass digitization effort of media at Indiana University, participating in a working group to create an ontology to describe archaeological artifacts, and creating and managing a relational database. While attending Indiana University, she discovered a passion for metadata, ontologies, and linked data and their future uses in discoverability.