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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.

Moderators: 
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. 

Panelists:
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.