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Wednesday, November 6 • 2:00pm - 3:10pm
“For some of us are out of breath:” a discussion for newly appointed leaders in collections and technical services

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Have you been appointed head, assistant/associate director, supervisor, manager, or similar for the first time within the last two years? Feeling out of breath from juggling all of your new responsibilities? Or do you anticipate becoming a leader in the near future and want a glimpse behind the curtain? Join a lively discussion with librarians who have also recently stepped into collections and technical services leadership roles and are right there with you. Panelists will each touch on a different challenge and/or benefit of taking on a library leadership position and then invite attendees to enrich the subject by contributing their own perspectives and experiences. Attendees can expect to hear tips, tricks, and advice about topics such as training, mentorship, advocacy, communication, workload, staffing, emotional labor, and navigating campus politics. The lively discussion format will not only allow attendees to actively participate in and contribute their own ideas to the session, but will also help facilitate networking for participants who are having difficulty finding peer librarians with similar responsibilities now that they are in a new role. Bring your business cards and come prepared to share your struggles and triumphs with the room as we strive to make it a little less lonely and overwhelming at the top.

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Ann Roll

Associate Dean of Collections and Scholarly Comm, California State University Fullerton
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Erika L. Johnson

Associate Dean for Collection Services, University of San Francisco
As Associate Dean for Collection Services, my areas of responsibility include oversight of the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, Periodicals, and Systems departments. Before joining USF in 2014 as Head of Acquisitions & Collection Management, I was... Read More →
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Jessie Copeland

Director, Resource Services, Emory Libraries
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Sarah McClung

Head of Collection Development, UCSF
Sarah McClung, MIS, is the head of collection development at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has worked in academic health sciences libraries for over a decade and, in her current role, she oversees the overall development and management of the UCSF Library’s... Read More →

Thea Allen

Director for Resource Management, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Lane Medical Library

Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:10pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott Hotel 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401