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A panel of speakers
ON
"What Else Can You Do with a MLS Besides Traditional Librarianship?"

WHEN: October 23, 2001 (Tuesday), 5PM-- social half-hour; 5:30PM-- dinner; 6:30PM-- awards; 6:45 PM--- panel.

WHERE: Four Seasons Sports Country Club; less than 1.5 hours' drive from Lexington, Dayton, or Cincinnati; http://www.fiveseasonscc.com/crestview.html

COST: Presentation & dinner-- $20.00 for ASIS&T, SLA, AALL, GCLC, OPLIN, OCLC, MVAHSL members; $23.00 for non-members; $10 for student or retired members. PREPAYMENT REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE CATERER.

COST: Presentation only-- $3.00 for members; $6.00 for non-members; free for student or retired members.

PAYMENT DEADLINE: 5PM on 10/19/2001

Have you thought of becoming a webmaster when you get your MLS degree? Or maybe working for a publisher? What about using indexing to develop online products for a corporation? Or perhaps employed by a non-profit organization as a product support analyst? Come hear several Information Science practitioners share educational and career experiences that are not in traditional library settings. Also the SOASIST award winners for 2001 will be acknowledged, along with a drawing for a $100 gift certificate.

Presenters:
Sandy McIntyre Colby, MLIS, is a product support analyst for OCLC's CORC service (Online Computer Library Center Cooperative Online Resource Catalog) and was previously OCLC Institute's Educational Technology Specialist for the Online Library Learning web-based, library-concept-based courses. Sandy was formerly an Intranet Analyst with a Fortune 500 oil and gas company where she coordinated metadata efforts to accelerate access to internally generated electronic information, and served in a records manager capacity. Prior to her corporate experience, she held the position of Internet Administrator at the Louisiana Department of Education where she applied metadata and cataloging standards/systems to Internet/Intranet environments. She was also a newspaper and magazine writer for regional and national markets. She has conducted numerous library & Internet presentations and training for local and national audiences. Her writings include: "Workflow in a Technical Services Environment" for the Louisiana State Library. Sandy earned a BA in Journalism from Auburn University, an MLIS from Louisiana State University, and is a member of Beta Phi Mu. Contact information: 6565 Frantz Road, MC 750, Dublin OH 43017-3395. Phone: 614-764-4378. Fax: 614-718-7527. E-mail: colbys@oclc.org . Web site: http://www.oclc.org

Mary E. Marshall is Director of Sales and Marketing for Greenwood Electronic Media, a division of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. Previous positions include product development and marketing positions with LEXIS NEXIS, K.G. Saur Verlag, OCLC and EBSCO. These positions range from being an individual contributor to bottom line responsibility for a market segment with over $50 million revenue. Her work included creating the new reference product line, establishing market identity, performing due diligence, and implementing downsizing of functional areas. Educational preparation combined with the first career as a librarian provided the foundation for this business career. Following graduation from the University of Denver with an MLS, she worked as a school librarian and ultimately as director of media services for Boulder Valley Schools in Boulder, Colorado. Mary also worked as a science cataloger at the U.S. Air Force Academy when humans actually typed original cataloging records. Following the completion of an MBA from the University of Colorado with an emphasis on sales and marketing, she worked with the Bibliographic Center for Research, a regional network for OCLC beginning a new career on the business side of library and information services.

Patricia Neff, MLIS, is a Product Manager responsible for development and maintenance of legal indexing, taxonomies, and search products at LexisNexis, where she specializes in developing editorial standards and tools. A former globetrotter across the North, South, East, West and Australia, Patricia has worked in a variety of academic, special, and public libraries, more recently as director of technical services at two law school libraries and as a library systems and training consultant at Innovative Interfaces, Inc. She holds a MA in Management from Antioch University McGregor, a MLIS in Library & Information Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB in Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages & Literatures from UC Berkeley. Patricia is the current chair of the SOASIST Awards Committee and will serve as Chapter Assembly Representative in 2002. Contact information: LexisNexis, 9443 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Phone: (937) 865-6800. E-mail: patricia.neff@lexisnexis.com. Web: www.lexisnexis.com.

Linda Newman is Technical Research & Development Manager for the University of Cincinnati Digital Press (UCDP), which is located in the Archives Department of the University of Cincinnati Libraries. She provides software development, management of an NT Server, and web design and web coding. She provided all programming for a 32-bit Windows application, called CUrator, which the UCDP uses for its research publications on cd-rom (see http://www.ucdp.uc.edu) . CUrator is a tool for the organization, description, and visual presentation of documentary resources. High resolution images are presented via a database offering 85 fields for physical and bibliographic description as well as notes, and links can be made to associated documents in various formats including maps, charts and texts. There are multiple searching capabilities, as well as the ability to conduct searches across multiple databases. Prior to joining the UCDP full-time in December of 1997, she was Assistant Director of the Library Systems Department, where her primary responsibility was management of the Libraries' multi-building LAN, with both staff and public networked applications. Linda earned a BA in Philosophy from Denison University, and an MLIS from the University of Kentucky, and is a member of Beta Phi Mu. Contact information: Blegen Library, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 45221-0113. Phone: 513-556-1957 Fax: 513-556-2113. Email: Linda.Newman@uc.edu. Web: http://www.ucdp.uc.edu and http://www.archives.uc.edu .

DIRECTIONS to Four Seasons Country Club on their Web site: http://www.fiveseasonscc.com/crestview.html

AGENDA:
5:00 - 5:30: REGISTRATION and social half-hour.
5:30 - 6:30: DINNER
6:30 - 6:45: Annual business meeting and SOASIST 2001 award winners acknowledged.
6:45 - 7:45: Panel of speakers.

Optional dinner: filet mignon-chicken duet, chef's choice of vegetable and starch, soup of the day, fresh garden salad, rolls, chocolate marble cheesecake, and coffee, tea, or milk.

PREPAYMENT REQUIRED with check made out to "SOASIS" by 5 p.m., Friday, 10/19/2001, sent to Patricia Carter, B6F1 room 82, LexisNexis, 9595 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Please indicate (1) association affiliation noting student/retired as appropriate, and (2) the name of your employer. Questions may be addressed to: patricia.carter@lexis-nexis.com ; (937) 865-6800 x6099.

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