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2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting
Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World
November 6-11, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Leadership Development Program

Sunday, Nov. 8., 5:30-6:30pm (free, but meeting registration is required) 

“The Leadership Kaleidoscope: Opportunities in a Multi-faceted Society”

Discover new perspectives on the benefits and challenges of taking on a leadership role. Take this opportunity to hear the voices of a panel of leaders from every corner of ASIS&T. Seasoned leaders team up with the Society’s next generation to reflect on their experiences. Do our leadership styles differ? What makes a SIG successful, or a chapter, or a student chapter? What opportunities can ASIS&T offer? What kinds of leadership opportunities fit your style and your goals? Most importantly, how can YOU find your path to leadership in ASIS&T and in your career?

Each panelist will discuss how being involved in ASIS&T has provided opportunities and helped to develop leadership skills.

Candy Schwartz, Professor, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Candy has served as President of ASIS&T and has held most other offices except Treasurer at ASIS&T. She also serves as the SIG/CON Archivist.

Joe Janes, Associate Professor at the Information School of the University of Washington. Joe has been a member of ASIS&T for 25 years, and has served on a variety of juries, program committees, and supervised the student chapter at Michigan in the ‘90s. 

Allison Brueckner, Principal of the cAliCo Information Consulting and Sim Manager, Art Gallery Owner, and Virtual Reference Librarian in Second Life®. She serves as sim manager for ASIST Island in SL™. Allison has served ASIS&T as Chapter Advisor, Chair of the Leadership Development Committee, Director-at-Large, and member of Special Interest Group Digital Libraries (SIG-DL).

Cassidy Sugimoto, Doctoral Candidate, UNC-Chapel Hill. Cassidy is currently serving as the Deputy Chapter Assembly Director, Communications Officer for SIG-ED, and past-Chair of the Carolinas Chapter of ASIS&T.

Amber Billey, Chair for the ASIS&T student chapter at Pratt Institute from January - August 2009. Amber earned her MLIS from Pratt Institute with certificates in Archives and Museum. She was instrumental in the founding of the ASIS&T student chapter at Pratt Institute

Aaron Louie, Associate Director of User Experience, ZAAZ. Aaron served as Chair of Pacific Northwest Chapter, 2007-2008 and currently serves on the Chapter Structure Task Force.